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Monday, November 23, 2020

Waterloo phone booth returns

A staple of downtown Waterloo that returned this week was heralded as a Christmas gift to the community. Harrisonville Telephone Company confirmed Thursday that the...

The gift of life

Ashlea Moravec knew something was amiss as early as 2004. After she gave birth to her first child, there were signs of kidney problems.  Nothing came...

Hear the train a comin’ at Oak Hill

Joe Berry has a passion for trains, both the full-size version and ones that can fit in his hand. The Columbia man, with help from...

Camp Wartburg adds rec center

Since Lutheran Children Family Services bought Camp Wartburg in 1996, the facility has grown significantly.  Several features have been added including a dining hall and...

The singing superintendent

At a recent Waterloo School Board meeting, the board discussed adding guitar classes to Waterloo High School’s music program.  Board president John Caupert jokingly suggested...

Puppies named after officer who took action

A local woman brought her 7-week-old labradoodle puppies into the Waterloo Police Department on Friday afternoon, but it was more than a social  call.  The...

Rau-Athon raises over $1,000

A Thanksgiving tradition that started in 2012 with only about 25 people raised more than $1,000 this year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Over...

A decade of singing in Valmeyer

A group created to help celebrate a community milestone is now commemorating one of its own, as the Valmeyer Community Chorus is celebrating 10...

HSS stops cardboard recycling

Human Support Services announced last week that it will no longer accept cardboard for recycling, at least for now.  “It’s a struggle because we want...

New program forms future machinists

Southwestern Illinois College and Red Bud High School have joined to train for a well-paying profession in great demand.  RBHS has become an extension of...

Waterloo Santa Float set to ride

The ever-popular Santa Float will again make its way through Waterloo, bringing gifts and holiday cheer to all. The float runs Dec. 14-23 and will...

The legend of Red Lehr

When he was 5 years old, David “Red” Lehr made his onstage debut when he stepped on top of an orange crate to play...