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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...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...

Dollar General coming to Valmeyer

In a rare turn of events, Valmeyer will soon welcome a new chain business because Dollar General plans to open a location in the...

County critical of state actions

The COVID-19 pandemic once again took up a large chunk of the Monroe County Board meeting Monday morning.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner...

Farming waves of green

BY JOE BIRRITTIER During this time of year, it is not an uncommon sight to see farmers in their fields working the land to provide...

New I-255 interchange in process

Work is still progressing on the planned I-255 interchange in Dupo, though there is still not an estimate on when actual construction might begin.  Dupo...

Boutique Bn open in Dupo

Dupo welcomed a new business recently, as Boutique Bn opened its doors for the first time.  That store offers a variety of goods, collectibles, antiques,...
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