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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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  • County corn crop considered average

    With an estimated two-thirds of the crop harvested in Monroe County, the 2016 corn harvest is being considered average by most. The large number of trucks seen hauling grain may say otherwise, but the harvest probably peaked...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Hills and Hollows race adds patriotic flair

    A large cadre of runners and walkers competed in the 12th annual Hills and Hollows Half Marathon and 5K in Valmeyer on Saturday, with an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers cheering them on. The annual event is held...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Prairie du Rocher levee issue heading in right direction

    Federal, regional and local officials gathered Wednesday in Prairie du Rocher to discuss issues related to the levee protecting the village and the process underway to have it accredited. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S....

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • Veteran runs for those who can’t

    A hero will be in the throng of runners who travel from near and far to participate in the Melvin Fisher Hills and Hollows Half Marathon this Saturday in Valmeyer. Sid Busch is not a household name...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Monroe County 1960-80: what might have been

    (This is the next monthly installment of our series looking into the 200-year history of Monroe County in honor of its Bicentennial. This article examines the years 1960 to 1980.) The 1960s and 1970s were marked by...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Prairie du Rocher racing against time with levee process

    Prairie du Rocher and the 16.4-mile levee that protects it from Mississippi River flooding are under pressure again. This time, it’s not the water level. Rather, it is the timeline for the process of getting the risk-reduction...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Beloved police dog still has her partner’s back

    This is a story about a dog.  Not just any dog. It’s another chapter in the story of Sari, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jim Lansing’s loyal K-9 for a decade. It is a story about how...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Monroe County 1940-1960: wars, a bridge and parks

    (This is the next monthly installment of our series looking into the 200-year history of Monroe County in honor of its Bicentennial. This article examines the years 1940 to 1960.) The two decades from 1940 to 1960...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • The future is now at Reinhardt dairy farm

    Farming has traditionally been a labor-intensive, sun-up to sun-down – and then some – occupation.  It has been plagued by heat, cold, rain and snow.  And much of it has been repetitive – even sometimes boring, plain...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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