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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.
  • 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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  • Assessments up slightly

    Monroe County property tax assessments for 2016 are completed, according to county assessor Carl Wuertz. The assessments appear in this week’s Republic-Times. Wuertz said Monroe County’s equalized assessed valuation for the 18,700 property parcels in the county...

    • Posted April 5, 2017
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  • MCEDC hosts first annual meeting

    An estimated 100 area leaders from businesses and government offices came together Thursday afternoon at 11 South in Columbia for the inaugural annual meeting of the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation. The MCEDC, incorporated last April, is...

    • Posted March 31, 2017
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  • Corned beef a tasty St. Pat’s tradition at Schneider’s

    Corned beef is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day delicacy. And although many partake in this festive occasion, few give much thought to the process of actually “corning” the meat. The term “corn” does not imply that corn...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Chamber award winner is truly ‘from home’

    The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has named Glen Lutz as the latest recipient of its coveted Community Service Award. By day, Lutz is a senior vice president at First National Bank of Waterloo. He’s heavily engaged in...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Family is main ingredient in sausage making process

    There’s both an art and science that go into making tasty sausage, and it requires no small amount of manpower. All three ingredients come together in a Matzenbacher family tradition annually here in Monroe County, as they...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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