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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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  • Urgent care returning to Monroe County

    Monroe County will soon be home to an urgent care medical facility again. Gateway Urgent Care is scheduled to open on the first floor of the new, five-story 11 South medical office building on Sand Bank Road...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Monroe County ushers in the 21st Century

    (This is the final installment in our year-long series recounting the rich and colorful history of Monroe County from the first settlement to today in honor of its 200th anniversary.) Monroe County rang in 2016 with a...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Koerber settling in as new county commissioner

    Asked how it felt to be the first female county commissioner in Monroe County’s 200-year history, Vicki Koerber said she first became aware of the possibility after the primary election this past spring. “I’m honored. I’m humbled,”...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • New group energizing economic development

    If anyone claims they can spend an hour with Edie Koch, the new executive director of the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation, and not come away excited, they are just plain wrong. She has a strong vision...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • County board considers resignations, appointments

    Monroe County Board Chairman Terry Liefer’s final full meeting was Monday, as Liefer prepares to retire Nov. 30 after 12 years as a county commissioner. Newly elected State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann, circuit clerk Lisa Fallon, commissioner Vicki...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Kaskaskia Trail Chorus celebrates 50 years in style

    The Kaskaskia Trail Chorus celebrated its 50th year during its annual show performed before another packed house at Turner Hall in Columbia on Saturday night. The story of a half century of music was told in words,...

    • Posted November 16, 2016
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