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The Republic-Times has been Monroe County's hometown newspaper for 126 years. Serving Columbia, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Hecker and every town in between, we strive to provide the news that matters most to you in the timeliest manner possible. For more information on subscribing to the Republic-Times, call 939-3814 or visit the "Subscribe" page on this website.
  • Clara M. Janson | Obituary

    Clara M. Janson, 99 years, of Columbia, passed away on April 20, 2019 at Oak Hill Care Center, Waterloo. She was born November 3, 1919, in Burksville, daughter of the late Peter and Catherine, nee Toenjes, Rick....

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Emery D. Fulford | Obituary

    Emery D. Fulford, 83, of Waterloo, died April 19, 2019, in St. Louis. He was born May 29, 1935, in Russellville, Ark. He is survived by nieces and nephews Linda Bilzing, Victoria (Jim) Eugea, Michael Bilzing, and...

    • Posted April 22, 2019
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  • Motorcycle crash south of Waterloo

    Route 3 was briefly closed south of KK Road in Monroe County following a two-motorcycle crash involving serious injury shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Waterloo Fire Department and Monroe County EMS assisted as Survival Flight medical...

    • Posted April 21, 2019
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  • Early morning trailer fire in Dupo

    Multiple departments battled a mobile home fire early Sunday morning in Dupo. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the blaze. The Dupo Fire Department was requested to respond to 113 Oak Street shortly before 1:30 a.m., after...

    • Posted April 21, 2019
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  • Vehicle strikes house in Waterloo

    An 85-year-old Waterloo man went to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a house at 301 W. Third Street shortly after...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Patricia A. Shatlain | Obituary

    Patricia A. Shatlain, 73, of Waterloo, IL, died April 17, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. She was born August 25, 1945, in E. St. Louis, IL. She is survived by her children Tracy (Brian) Beer and Robyn Cooke...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Betsy | Pet of the Week

    Betsy is very sweet and loves attention and being petted. She has had sleepovers in foster homes and is learning about noises in the house and manners. Car rides, belly rubs, and throwing toys around are things...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Jeanette E. Roth |Obituary

    Jeanette E. Roth, nee Knippenberg, 80, of Waterloo, IL, formerly of Millstadt, IL, died April 16, 2019, in St. Louis, MO. She was born February 8, 1939, in St. Louis, MO. She is survived by her children...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Columbia approves budget

    The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to approve an $18 million annual budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  Revenue is up $666,472 from last year’s report.  Major expenses for the upcoming year include Phases 2 and...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Police Blotter | 4/10/2019

    (Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and charges may sometimes be dropped...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Sandra Henderson | Obituary

    Sandra Jean Henderson, nee Jung, 70, originally from Waterloo, passed away Feb. 23, 2019 in Danville, Calif. She was born Nov. 11, 1948 in Red Bud, daughter of the late Gene Jung and Leone (nee Vogt) Jung....

    • Posted April 16, 2019
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  • Boil order lifted

    A boil order issued for all Fountain Water District customers south of Route 156 in Monroe County was lifted Thursday afternoon. The order came after a major water main break was reported Tuesday morning. The Fountain Water...

    • Posted April 16, 2019
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