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Columbia food truck owner opens restaurant

A few years ago at his daughter’s first birthday party, Bryan Scott needed to make a meal that children and adults would enjoy.  As he...

No new mitigations for region

The metro east will not face any additional mitigations to slow the spread of coronavirus in the region, according to St. Clair County Board...

New rules take bite out of dining

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced on Sept. 2 that “in excess” of 1,400 of the state’s coronavirus cases in the last 60...

Monroe County records another COVID death

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported Tuesday that another Monroe County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the Illinois Department of Public...

Arms of Love lift spirits at Garden Place

2020 has been quite a year so far, but probably most challenging for Garden Place Senior Living in Columbia. The facility was the site of...

May celebrates 75-year career

Waterloo is home to the longest-tenured agent in all of State Farm history, as Roy J. May extended his record service this year when...

Former FFA teacher owns floral biz

Carrie Koester is known to many in Monroe County as the former FFA teacher at Columbia and Waterloo high schools, but she may soon...

Indoor dining and drinking to close in metro east

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that all indoor service at bars and restaurants in the metro east will be prohibited effective...

New internet provider coming to Monroe County

Residents may have noticed workers laying new fiber optic lines throughout Monroe County in recent months. The Republic-Times confirmed with Clearwave Communications, an internet service...

Local businesses receive BIG grants

Illinois announced the recipients of $46 million worth of  emergency small business grants last Tuesday, with eight Monroe County businesses receiving money.  The grants were...

Surprise support for Stubborn German

The owners of Stubborn German Brewing Company in downtown Waterloo received an early Christmas present Thursday night when members of the Waterloo Masonic Lodge...

New Oak Hill director excited for opportunity

The path a self-described military brat followed to his role as administrator of Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation in Waterloo has varied directions...