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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 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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  • 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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