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  • Mercy clinic nears completion

    Work is almost done on a Mercy Clinic South clinic in Columbia, with the facility set to open in early September.  “There has long been a challenge with getting in to see quality primary care providers in...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Wightman recounts cave discovery

    In 1949, a classmate of Paul Wightman named Cletus Meyer told Wightman about a large sinkhole with a cave at the bottom on the property of his uncle, Joel Fogelpole.  “So I said, ‘how soon can we...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Schimpf reviews historic session

    State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) recently took stock of the historic legislative session that concluded in Springfield on June 2.  In a session that saw the General Assembly raise the minimum wage, OK a constitutional amendment, legalize...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Family of crash victim ‘can feel the prayers’

    A Waterloo family is grieving after 23-year-old man died Friday night, though community support is making the process easier.   Jonah Matthews, a 2014 graduate of Waterloo High School, died when a train struck the tractor he...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Sun Basket leaving Valmeyer

    Sun Basket, the meal kit delivery service located at Rock City in Valmeyer, announced last week that it will be closing that location Aug. 7.  According to multiple employees, the company informed its workforce on Thursday.  Its...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • startUP grads building businesses

    In addition to Entrepreneur of the Year Jacob O’Connor, four Monroe County startUP graduates are continuing their business ventures now that the class is completed.   The students, who come from three different schools, have ideas ranging...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Hart leaving ‘best job ever’

    Russ Hart initially did not want to be the principal of Gibault Catholic High School.  He was content serving as principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Freeburg.  But the school in Waterloo needed to interview more...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Free summer lunch programs start

    Those who cannot always afford to eat lunch during the summer have a number of free options for sustenance, as summer lunch programs are starting across the area.  Waterloo, Valmeyer and Prairie du Rocher In Waterloo, House...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Couple looking to save Millstadt mill

    A fourth-generation Millstadt couple has begun work to save a mill and grain elevator that has stood in the town since before it was incorporated in 1878.  Jim and Melissa Helfrich bought the mill in 2017 because...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Pickett ‘leaving (CHS) a better place’

    After 16 years of teaching special education students and leading Columbia High School’s student council to national recognition, Linda Pickett is retiring.  “I think I’ve done everything I could possibly do with this job,” Pickett  said. “I...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • WJHS helps student with rare disease

    Waterloo Junior High School recently finished a T-shirt sale fundraiser to benefit an organization that helps people with a rare disease. One of those people is WJHS student Ayden Isaacs.  Mike Isaacs, Ayden’s father, credited WJHS employees...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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  • Pritzker’s agenda passes

    Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker scored several victories over the weekend, as the General Assembly passed numerous bills that were integral parts of his agenda.  In a historic final weekend, lawmakers passed a budget, approved a capital plan,...

    • Posted June 5, 2019
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