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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.
  • Sheriff: DEA involvement paying off

    Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing touted the benefits of his department’s involvement in the Drug Enforcement Agency task force during Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board. “We have been a part of the DEA task force...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Wittenauer reflects on service

    Monroe County Commissioner Delbert Wittenauer reflected on 12 years of service with the county board following his recent retirement. He and his wife, Sandy, had recently returned from an annual vacation to Florida and the Republic-Times captured...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Hecker farm ushers in future of field drainage

    People driving on Route 156 near Hecker recently observed a growing accumulation of huge spools of large plastic tubing on the farm of Dale Haudrich.  “I have considered adding acreage to my farm interests,” Haudrich told the...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • County board bids adieu to outgoing officeholders

    Longtime Monroe County Commissioner Delbert Wittenauer sat for his final regular county board Session before retiring, wrapping up 12 years of service to Monroe County at the conclusion of fiscal year 2018.   A new budget year...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Structural issues may slow Annex remodel

    What started as a special meeting Tuesday morning to ask building occupants what remodeling work is required at the Monroe County Annex added a new focus quickly, as a discussion of structural problems emerged. The work comes...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • County board updated on various matters

    The Monroe County Board conducted what would be a four-hour meeting Monday, Aug. 20, hearing updates on various matters. The final matter of the day involved a number of citizens hearing about developer Joe Koppeis’ proposal to...

    • Posted August 23, 2018
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  • Wind farm issue blows back into county

    The phrase “free as the wind” has long symbolized something comforting without cost. The wind has cooled humanity, and smelled good too.  Wind-powered mills pumped water and ground grain into usable food. It enabled us not to...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Wind farm among several topics before county board

    Courthouse computer security, enterprise zones and road work were among topics discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board, but the matter drawing the most attention this week is a proposed wind farm in the bluffs....

    • Posted August 9, 2018
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  • Bison statue project completed with community support

    Some two dozen hardy citizens bravely thumbed their noses at soaring heat and oppressive humidity to gather at the bison statue on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn Saturday morning. They came to celebrate completion of Phase II...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Early wheat harvest puts beans ahead of schedule

    The winter wheat across Monroe County has been pushed to maturity and energetic harvesting by the heat that descended in May following an unseasonably cold April. The wheat harvest is running about 10 days ahead of schedule...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • County board hears school safety update

    Monroe Randolph Regional Superintendent of Schools Kelton Davis presented an update on school safety to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners at their regular Monday meeting. Among initiatives Davis identified are programs to identify and reach out...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • Rohlfing explains cost-savings to county board

    Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing at last week’s Monroe County Board meeting detailed a list of accomplishments, including financial figures, and clarified possible misunderstandings about changes that have taken effect since Rohfling took office in 2016. He...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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