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Budnick expansion ready to begin

Construction plans for Budnick Converting’s business expansion in Columbia were announced this week. Budnick Converting, located at 200 Weinel Boulevard, specializes in converting adhesive coated...

Valmeyer seeks new business

Valmeyer is attempting to use two types of incentives to attract new businesses to its village. In December, the village and a group of investors...

Female entrepreneurs on the rise

Across the nation, female small business owners are making strides, and they are even a few steps ahead in Monroe County. According to a 2017...

Dan & Neat’s keeps reeling in customers

Dan Miller and his wife Anita shared a love of fishing, but they found their hobby inconvenient at times due to the lack of...

Soaring over St. Louis: Dreams take flight for local men

In 1993, Brian Landgraf of Waterloo had a life-changing experience. In the midst of the Flood of ‘93, which devastated communities throughout the area, he...

Pickin’ and grinnin’ in New Athens

The Bluegrass Shack opened in New Athens more than 15 years ago with mixed expectations. “I never thought it would fail, and I don’t think...

High yields, flat prices for local corn harvest

From the seats of near-half-million dollar combines, this year’s corn crop in Monroe County looks extremely good. Once it arrives on the market, however, there’s...

Annbriar celebrating 25 years of tee times

In 1993, Annbriar Golf Course opened in Waterloo, bearing the name of the woman who originated it.  Ann Nobbe had the idea for something golf...

Enterprise zone viewed as ‘win-win’ for region

Jackson, Williams, Perry, Washington, Clinton, St. Clair and Madison counties all have something in common: they have at least one enterprise zone.  An enterprise zone...

Wind farm proposal fuels heated debate

About 100 residents came to the Monroe County Board meeting Monday to discuss a proposed wind farm south of Valmeyer. The matter first came up...

Wind farm issue blows back into county

The phrase "free as the wind" has long symbolized something comforting without cost. The wind has cooled humanity, and smelled good too.  Wind-powered mills pumped...

Stumpy’s in high spirits after 3 years

On July 18, 2015, Stumpy’s Spirits Distillery opened with a plan to be one of few craft distilleries that go from grain to glass.  That...

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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...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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