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Underused government office here to help

Since 2014, Southwestern Illinois workNet has helped employers hire skilled workers and individuals become those workers.  The program, which is funded by a grant through...

WFD honors 9/11 first responders

Members of the Waterloo Fire Department went to Clayton, Mo., on Sunday to pay tribute to firefighters who died following the terrorist attacks on...

Dannehold farms honored for longevity

Illinois has recognized the history of a local farming family by designating their two farms Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms.  The farms, which are located at...

‘The Flood’ takes stage in NYC, back home

Members of Monroe Actors Stage Company had the idea in March to put on a second production of “The Flood.”  The play was created by...

Don’t Stop Believin’

A freak accident on a hunting trip last year forever changed the lives of a local family, and the community is rallying to help...

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...

Mueller joins Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame

Ron Mueller of Waterloo became the latest Monroe County resident to be inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame last week.  Mueller was inducted...

‘He died too young’: Remembering Richard Daugherty

On Sept. 7, 1968, Richard Daugherty of Waterloo was buried at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Cemetery.  According to that week’s issue of the...

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...

Illinois American Water to begin annual maintenance

Illinois American Water will begin its an annual maintenance program Aug. 20, which includes testing and flushing fire hydrants in addition to a temporary...

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...

After tragedy, Webb family keeps clogging

The lives of the Webb family changed forever on Feb. 27, when their SUV was struck by a dump truck on Route 3 in...

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Train derailment in Dupo

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A 40-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Valmeyer school district responds to Confederate flag controversy

The Valmeyer school district responded after an image of a student displaying a half American/half Confederate flag during a sporting event Wednesday...