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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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  • New domestic violence advocate introduced

    The Monroe County Board met the county’s new domestic violence advocate during its regular meeting on Monday when Rita Hubbs was introduced to the commissioners. Hubbs has previously performed similar work in Randolph County. Violence Prevention Center...

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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  • Waterloo family epitomizes sacrifice of war

    In 1940, war raged in Europe. Across the Pacific, Japan was trying to establish an empire. America teetered on the brink of both wars, which would come together to create the second World War in 23 years....

    • Posted November 9, 2016
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  • Historic train thunders through county

    Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” No. 844 steam locomotive gave new meaning to the old term “railroad time” as it arrived in Prairie du Rocher at exactly 9:45 a.m. last Wednesday morning. The train had left Kirkwood, Mo.,...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Family ends 60-year run at Hecker Feed Service

    The towering grain elevators and blue-and-white Hecker Feed Service sign have been a way of life in the village for 60 years. Call it a sign of the times, but the owners have decided to call it...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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