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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.
  • Audit: county is fiscally sound

    Monroe County is being well-managed fiscally and was found to have no material fiscal problems for 2017, per an annual audit report discussed during Monday’s county board meeting. Sean Williamson and Keith Slusser from Fick, Eggemeyer and...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Monroe County Health Department relocating

    The Monroe County Health Department will relocate later this year from its current office at 901 Illinois Avenue in Waterloo to a large office building at 1312 Jamie Lane, which is next door to the driver services...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • County board discusses Route 3, enterprise zone

    Obey the traffic laws, or else. That was the message Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing sent during Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board. These words came as the county and its citizens are still reeling from...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Entrepreneurs learn importance of business plans

    Businesses don’t just happen. At least not successful ones. That was the message a small but hardy cadre of potential business entrepreneurs took home from a Monroe County Economic Development Corporation program in its “Start-up Southwest Illinois”...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Annex, Route 3, fee collection among county board topics

    The Monroe County Board conducted a shorter-than-normal session Monday, concluding its agenda and hosting two comments in little more than one hour. An executive session was first conducted with Monroe County Health Department administrator John Wagner.  While...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • County owed $770,000 in fees, fines

    The Monroe County Board approved increases in fees to help fund increased courthouse security during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The changes resulted from a study conducted last year by consulting firm Bellwether. The study’s purpose was...

    • Posted February 21, 2018
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  • County board approves solar power ordinance

    The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a comprehensive solar power ordinance at their Monday session. The rule applies to both individuals with small solar arrays and companies operating large photovoltaic systems. Developments of all sizes will...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • County OKs fee changes, hears ROE update

    The Monroe County Board lost no time starting its new calendar year, meeting in public session Tuesday morning at the courthouse. Continuing a review of fees for services by county departments, the board unanimously approved fee changes...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • End-of-year updates for county board

    The Monroe County Board ended the calendar year with positive fiscal news.  The Republic-Times reported Oct. 18, the Board of Commissioners approved a $24,000 contract with the Bloomington firm of Bellwether Management Services to analyze fees for...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Bicentennial history book finally arrives

    On New Year’s Day 2016, bell-ringing ceremonies throughout the county heralded the coming year and set off a year-long observance of the 200th anniversary of Monroe County, which was founded on Jan. 6, 1816 – more than...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • County approves budget

    The Monroe County Board on Monday morning gave final approval for the fiscal year 2018 budget, which actually began Friday and runs through Nov. 30 of next year. Jim Schmersahl of the accounting firm Schmersahl, Treloar &...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • County nears budget approval

    The Monroe County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous preliminary approval to the county’s fiscal year 2018 budget during its Monday meeting. The 52-page document detailed expected revenues and expenditures of approximately $7.7 million for the budget year...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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