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The man behind Columbia’s council race

William Wilson The Columbia City Council aldermanic race on April 2 features three challengers tied to an outspoken...

Sunset Overlook zoning debated

Sunset Overlook was dealt a blow in its battle to continue operating the way it wants, as the Columbia Plan Commission voted...

Budget address breakdown

Gov. JB Pritzker delivered his first budget address to the Illinois General Assembly last Wednesday, proposing a budget that relies on revenue sources that...

Papenberg to receive Chamber recognition

Even those who don’t know Brad Papenberg know his work and probably know his face.  He is a regular feature of Gibault and Ss. Peter...

Waterloo OKs grants to new businesses

The Waterloo City Council last week approved Downtown Beautification Grants for three new businesses planning to open on Main Street. Through this grant program, the...

Shorty’s ready to bring the flavor

Anthony Hassler and Brandon Bauza met several years ago while working in the aviation industry in St. Louis. They worked together for five years, and...

Mixed opinions on minimum wage hike

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday that would increase the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2025.  It passed along...

Fallen father’s Ford passed on

When the Walsh family walked into Mertz Ford in Millstadt on Saturday, they were greeted by the cheers of about 100 people. It was Triston...

Columbia hotel facing bed bugs claim

A man claiming he was bitten by bed bugs during a stay at Hampton Inn in Columbia this past November has filed a lawsuit...

Yo-Toppings nearly ready for debut

Waterloo will soon welcome another business to its ranks, with its offerings being something the town has never seen.  Scheduled to open the first week...

Tattoo magic in Hecker

Last March, Mark Bertram of Waterloo tripped and fell into a fan belt on an air conditioning unit at work.  In the accident, he lost...

One Nation Nutrition supplements its supplements

A One Nation Nutrition franchise recently opened in downtown Waterloo, and it has more than those only vaguely familiar with the supplement stores may...

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Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Tractor, bicycle collide in Waterloo

A 21-year-old New Athens man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after the bicycle he was...
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