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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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  • Twists and turns drive assistant state’s attorney on new path

    Recently appointed Monroe County Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Martin feels right at home. Although he was born in Cahokia, his family moved to Columbia when he was 3.  Much of his extended family is scattered across Monroe...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • County beefing up courthouse security

    A major change to enhance Monroe County Courthouse security is slated to start March 6, when single-door public access to and from the building begins. While it brings some inconvenience for the public, this change is focused...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Sheriff gives update on MCSD operations

    “If we had an unlimited budget, it would be simple,” Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told the Republic-Times Monday. “But we don’t. Our goal, therefore, is to provide the absolute best protection possible while not being wasteful,...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • MRTD back on the road

    Representatives of the Monroe Randolph Transit District updated the Monroe County Board Tuesday on the status of operations following a shutdown late last year due to lack of funds. The service has provided about 30,000 rides annually...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Waterloo girls, Columbia boys win Pack the Place showdown

    The annual “Pack the Place” high school rivalry showdown between the Columbia and Waterloo basketball teams took place Tuesday night at Columbia High School. The Waterloo girls avenged an earlier defeat to the Eagles, winning the first...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Evergreen Pointe growing quickly near Oak Hill

    If you haven’t driven past the Oak Hill senior care center recently, you’re in for a surprise next time you do. After weeks of earnest site preparation, excavation, concrete pad pouring and plumbing installation, suddenly, there’s a...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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