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Friday, February 26, 2021

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...

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...
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