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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.
  • A true family tree at the courthouse

    A tree was dedicated May 4 at the Monroe County Courthouse in Waterloo. The tree — an Illinois White Oak variety — was donated to the county by Chip and Patty Bieber. It was grown on their...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Sign flap, dispatch disconnect for county board

    The Monroe County Board meeting opened Monday morning with strong words concerning the display of a sign by local resident Patrick Kelly.  Kelly has frequently voiced displeasure with difficulty clearly hearing discussions by county commissioners at meetings....

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Assessments coming soon

    In stark contrast to last year, Monroe County residents can expect to see 2018 property assessments in the Feb. 27 issue of the Republic-Times. The 2017 property assessments weren’t published until late June last year, which contributed...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • County board meetings on the move

    The semi-monthly public meetings of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners were on the move Monday. The Feb. 4 meeting began at its new time of 8:15 a.m., 15 minutes later than its original start time, and...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Schultheis settling in

    Monroe County’s newest county commissioner, Ron Schultheis, is settling into his role on the three-member board.  Although it isn’t his first role in county government — he has served terms on the Monroe County Zoning Board and...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • 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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