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About Alan Dooley

Alan is a photojournalist -- he both shoots pictures and writes for the R-T. A 31-year Navy vet, he has lived worldwide, but with his wife Sherry, calls a rambling house south of Waterloo home. Alan counts astronomy as a hobby and is fascinated by just about everything scientific.
  • It’s fall harvest time in Monroe County

              Farming has been described as gambling without going to a casino, and this year has certainly raised the stakes for many area farmers.  The results for any given year are important to...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Submarine crew visits namesake city

    It was a homecoming of sorts last week for Columbia’s namesake submarine. Three crew members from the USS Columbia visited for a three-day stay. Commander Dave Edgerton, Lieutenant Ian Sugg and Electrician’s Mate-Nuclear Petty Officer Second Class...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Group discusses four-lane highway to Murphysboro

    Representatives of three of the four counties impacted by possible plans to expand a highway route from Waterloo to Murphysboro met last Tuesday in Waterloo.  The proposed highway would connect to the Route 3 bypass in Waterloo,...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Bulldogs drop season opener to Herrin, 28-21

    The season opener for Waterloo High School ended with a disappointing 28-21 loss at home to Herrin. Things started off promising for the Bulldogs with a quick score in the first quarter. A 56-yard run by junior...

    • Posted August 26, 2017
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  • MCSD trying to stay one step ahead of crime

    Monroe County is changing, and the sheriff’s department has taken notice. “It’s not the Monroe County of 25 years ago,” Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told the Republic-Times while addressing recent crime numbers. The population has increased...

    • Posted August 22, 2017
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  • County hears assessment arguments

    About 25 residents of the Brellinger subdivision in Columbia descended on the Monroe County Board meeting Monday to express dissatisfaction with their 2016 property tax assessments. The concerned residents, led by Brian Estes, addressed their concerns and...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Levee project has goal in its sight

    A regional effort 10 years in the making to strengthen river levees protecting the metro-east should achieve a major goal by next year, attendees of last Wednesday’s Columbia Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting were told. Featured speaker...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • Wiegand ends long career of road care

    The rural roads of eastern Monroe County have been the life and livelihood of recently retired Road District 1 Commissioner Marvin Wiegand for most of his adult life. While he has farmed and had other jobs —...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • Local wheat crop looks promising

    The first of the “big three” field crops in Monroe County is  being harvested in earnest and heading to market. This is so-called “winter wheat,” which was planted in the late fall, and emerged early in the...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • State’s attorney asks for additional staff

    New Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann appeared before the Monroe County Board of Commissioners Monday to request additional funding for his office’s budget for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends Nov. 30. Hitzemann, who...

    • Posted April 19, 2017
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  • MCEDC hosts inaugural annual meeting

    A brisk wind from the west greeted many of the approximately 100 attendees of the first annual meeting of the Monroe County Illinois Economic Development Corporation as they walked out on the fifth story balcony of 11...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Disaster drill prepares Monroe County for the worst

    Emergency personnel were faced with the following scenario as part of a training exercise Saturday morning: A tornado struck between Columbia and Waterloo, laying down a path of destruction 600 feet wide and a mile long, ending...

    • Posted April 8, 2017
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