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  • Monday crash in Columbia

    Emergency personnel responded about 1:10 p.m. Monday to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 at South Main Street in Columbia. A traffic signal was reportedly damaged in the crash. There was road blockage, but none of those...

    • Posted February 19, 2018
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  • Sunday house fire west of Waterloo

      The Waterloo and Valmeyer fire departments responded shortly after 4:20 p.m. Sunday to a structure fire at 3582 State Route 156 between Trout Camp Road and Old Orchard Lane west of Waterloo. Heavy smoke was seen...

    • Posted February 18, 2018
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  • Two local swimmers make state

    Two local swimmers qualified for state by virtue of successful performances Saturday at the IHSA Springfield Sectional. Columbia High School sophomore Carter Nelson placed first in both the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events to advance to...

    • Posted February 17, 2018
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  • Albert continues study abroad journey through Italy

    Buonasera from Florence! As expected, this last month been quite a whirlwind of excitement The first leg of this adventure was a two-day stopover in London, where I met other students that would be studying in Florence....

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • Ross Schrader | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo High School basketball player Ross Schrader. The 6-foot-4 senior forward scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs in a 51-47 win at rival Gibault last Tuesday night, putting him...

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • SPPCS Seventh Grade Volleyball | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School seventh grade volleyball team. The Falcons won the Millstadt seventh grade girls volleyball tournament, which took place Feb. 2-3. Pictured, front row, from...

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • Tammy | Pet of the Week

    Tammy is a cute, little gal who appears to have had a hard life thus far involving several litters of puppies. She’s kept her happy-go-lucky personality, though, and is just tickled by any attention she receives. She...

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • Lafore charged with murder

    A Waterloo man already facing involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the Jan. 6 stabbing death of a man near Red Bud is now also being charged with murder. On Thursday, Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • WHS speech team advances 3 to state

    The Waterloo High School speech team continued one of its best seasons in school history by placing fifth at the IHSA Belleville West Sectional on Feb. 10. WHS advanced three events through to the state level of...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • Large field fire south of St. Joe

    The Maeystown, Waterloo, Red Bud and Prairie du Rocher fire departments responded shortly after 3:15 p.m. Thursday to a large field fire at the Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve in the area of MM Road between Kaskaskia...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • Woman charged with theft of homeowners association funds

    A Waterloo woman is alleged to have stolen more than $73,000 in funds over a period of nearly six years through her capacity as a local homeowners association official. Emily Brand, 39, of 20 Station West, was...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Makenzie Marie Huber | Birth

    Quinn and Amanda Huber of Fairview Heights announce the birth of their daughter Makenzie Marie Huber. She was born Jan. 22, 2018, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20.5 inches...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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