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Monday, January 18, 2021

Cancer warrior giving back

After receiving support from the community and various organizations when she was battling Hodgkin’s  lymphoma, Valmeyer High School junior Jessica Hicks is looking to...

Columbia woman on ‘The Biggest Loser’

Teri Aguiar won the Miss Missouri contest when she was 26 in 1999 and currently works as a flight nurse.  She also won the Miss...

What to expect in 2020

Monroe County will once again have a full plate in 2020.  Elections, new state laws and their ramifications, business happenings and several high-profile court cases...

Coalition gets cannabis lesson

In its first five days of legalization, over $10.8 million worth of adult-use recreational marijuana was sold in more than 271,000 transactions statewide, including...

Jacobs retires after 42 years

A pillar of the local agricultural community has stepped down. Pam Jacobs retired Dec. 31 as county extension director with the University of Illinois...

Out with the 2010s

As this decade comes to a close, many people are taking time to reflect on what happened in their lives.  The Republic-Times asked a few...

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...
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