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Robyn is a reporter, staff photographer and proud alumna of Eastern Illinois University. Writing and music are her two biggest passions, and she can typically be found doing something pertaining to the two.
  • Couple finds sweet way to help environment

    A Waterloo couple has found a pretty sweet way to help the environment – a way most people wouldn’t think of. Pamela and Don Laidley are beekeepers and sell honey in their business, The Picky Bee. “For...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • Millstadt Market Place ready for new opportunities

    It’s the dream of any business owner in a small town: keep the people shopping locally. For one Millstadt man, the goal is just that. Lee Vogel, who may be most known in the region for being...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • Disc golf coming soon to Konarcik Park

    Disc golf is rumored to have gotten its start as early as the 1900s, but in 2015, it will be played for the first time in Waterloo. Disc golf, also known as Frisbee golf or “frolf,” will...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Jase Charles Tojo | Obituary

    Jase Charles Tojo, 2, of Renault, died March 17, 2015 in Renault. He was born Dec. 8, 2012 in St. Louis, Mo., son of Sydney Tojo. He is survived by his mother; sister Dixie Ann Tojo; grandmother...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Bessie M. Purcell | Obituary

    Bessie M. Purcell, 95, a longtime resident of Monroe County, died March 18, 2015 in Waterloo. Bess was born on Nov. 15, 1919, to Eugene and Rosalie Nutt, nee Baca, in Beeville, Texas, and grew up in...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Ray Norman Nitzsche | Obituary

    Ray Norman Nitzsche, 70, of Chillicothe, died March 12, 2015 in Peoria. Ray was born on Sept. 23, 1944, in Walsh, son of the late Otis Wilsey and Gladys Frances Nitzsche, nee Wesbecher. He married Mitze Ann...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Gary L. Pirtle | Obituary

    Gary L. Pirtle, 75, of Glen Ellyn, died March 12, 2015. He served our nation for 45 years. The first 20 years he was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He served across the globe including...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • Death Notices | 3/18/15

    Robert C. Nobbe Robert C. Nobbe, 87, of Waterloo, died March 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. Visitation took place March 17 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo and March 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo....

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • Barbara F. Huetsch | Obituary

    Barbara F. Huetsch, nee Skirtish, 95, of Columbia, died Feb. 23, 2015 in Columbia. She was born Aug. 15, 1919 in Farmington, W. Va. Barbara was a member of the Senior Citizens Center in Columbia, and the...

    • Posted March 16, 2015
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  • Griffin John Wild | Birth

    Brian and Sarah Wild of Waterloo announce the birth of their son, Griffin John Wild. Griffin was born at 9 a.m. Jan. 28, 2015 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds,...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Eggemeyer – Land | Engagement

    Emilie Eggemeyer of Springfield and Douglas Land of Decatur have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lee and Karen Eggemeyer of Waterloo. She is a graduate of Waterloo High School, Southeast...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • Clock collecting a timeless hobby for Waterloo man

    Hobbies are a way to pass time, and Waterloo’s Gerry Mudd took that idea literally. His wife, Susan, said he needed a hobby after being diagnosed with cancer in 2006 — something that wasn’t too strenuous, but...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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