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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.
  • Farmers upbeat about wheat

    Monroe County farmers are pleasantly surprised by the results of this year’s wheat harvest considering the circumstances. The wheat being harvested in recent days has been hampered by rain essentially since its planting last fall, Gateway FS...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • County board hears flood update

    The threat of flooding on the Mississippi and Kaskaskia rivers is by no means over, but the Mississippi is dropping steadily and is predicted to continue to do so. The St. Louis gage read 42.2 feet Monday...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Monroe County property auction

    Very few of us think our garages need more “stuff.”  Monroe County is no exception, according to Monroe County Clerk and Recorder Jonathan McLean. Virtually every county department is looking for more storage space for everything from...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • County board updates flooding plans

    The Monroe County Board of Commissioners met Thursday morning in an emergency session to update responses to ongoing flooding in the in the Bottoms. At the meeting, the commissioners signed a Proclamation of Disaster and Emergency Flood...

    • Posted June 6, 2019
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  • Wet weather delays local crops

    Farming is a gamble without having to go to a casino or gaming room.   It’s an educated gamble – farmers are smart.  But it is also a string of bets. In the case of field crops,...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • A true family tree at the courthouse

    A tree was dedicated Saturday 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 family...

    • 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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