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  • Columbia cares for its community at Christmas

    The Columbia school district and Columbia Police Department are teaming up once again to bring Christmas cheer to children in need. The organizations are doing that through the nonprofit Columbia Caring for Our Community Foundation.  It only...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • ‘It’s been an honor:’ MCSD deputy retires

    After 25 years as a member of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Larry Gardner retired on Thursday.  “It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Monroe County for the last 20-plus years,” the longtime deputy said...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Ziebold recognized for giving

    George Ziebold’s 44 years of service with Rotary International reached something of a culmination recently.  Ziebold was recently inducted into the Arch Klumph Society, which recognizes Rotarians who have donated more than $250,000 to the organization over...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • The long wait for tax bills is over

    After several months of delays, the property tax bills for Monroe County are in the mail. They should arrive in mailboxes later this week, though they were delayed once more by post offices being closed to honor...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Local celebrity celebrates 40th in style

    No one was mad Monday night at Hopskeller Brewing Company in Waterloo, as local celebrity John Reed’s 40th birthday bash was a good time for all.  Hundreds of people attended, packing the two-story brewery, which opened specifically...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Wagner named one of state’s top students

    McKendree University senior Andrew Wagner was worried he was in trouble.  He had received an email telling him James Dennis, president of the university, wanted to have a meeting with him. Once he arrived at the president’s...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • WHS grad canoes entire Mississippi River

    Waterloo High School graduate Erik Elsea fulfilled a childhood dream this year when he canoed down the entire Mississippi River.  His trip also raised money for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief charity that provides temporary shelter and...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • Waterloo man runs 100-mile ultramarathon

    About 10 years ago, Nathan Rau of Waterloo started running with the express purpose of staying in shape.  “I hated every step,” Rau recalled. “Over time, it just became something I really started to love.” Rau’s love...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • End of an era for retiring county clerk

    After 21 years of serving the citizens of Monroe County as its county clerk, Dennis Knobloch is retiring. “The timing was right more than anything,” said Knobloch, who turns 65 on Thursday. “I would be more than...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • ‘Widows’ | Movie Review

    Steve McQueen has made challenging films about difficult subjects with his first three movies, which focused on a politically motivated hunger strike, sex addiction and slavery. After his last effort, “12 Years a Slave,” won best picture...

    • Posted November 16, 2018
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  • Güd Run Club gives back to community

    To those who know him, Taylor Sebestik is something of a running guru. In addition to running himself, Sebestik coaches the cross country and track teams at Waterloo Junior High School.  So, friends and coworkers would come...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Local schools fare well on state report card

    The Illinois State Board of Education recently released the 2018 Illinois Report Cards. This annual resource, available at IllinoisReportCard.com, provides a plethora of data on public schools throughout this state. New this year, the state gave each...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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