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Welfare of horses a priority for Columbia woman

By EDEN STRATTON For the Republic-Times Nancy McLean, who lives a peaceful existence on her Columbia-based farm, was initially skeptical that her work would make a...

Red Bud author’s message: It gets better

Fifteen years ago, a young Jess Anderson submitted a story idea to her English teacher. Now, she has turned this fictional world into her...

The celebration will go on in Hecker

After more than a year delay, Hecker is moving forward with its 125th anniversary celebration while simultaneously looking back at village history.  The celebrations honor...

COVID cases steadily lower

As the pandemic continues to wane this summer, Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner is happy to report the number of new COVID-19...

Sandheinrich scares up short film awards

COVID-19 restrictions gave many an opportunity to learn a new skill or become reacquainted with a forgotten pastime. Waterloo native Connor Sandheinrich decided to...

Black vultures a problem for cattle farmers

Calving season poses its own challenges for livestock raisers, but a new problem has been plaguing cattle farmers around Monroe County: black vultures.  Black vultures...

Pickleball discussed in Columbia

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Advisory Board had something unexpected at its June 22 meeting: an audience. The first meeting of the newest board members...

Meetings set for Cornerstone Laine

The fate of a proposed women’s drug and alcohol recovery residence in Waterloo will be known soon.  The meeting dates for the Waterloo Planning Commission...

Masons give HNS surprise donation

Last week, Monroe County House of Neighborly Service was presented with a pleasant surprise at the Waterloo Masonic Lodge #787 fellowship dinner prior to...

Wheat harvest going well

Agriculture is the heart of the economy across Monroe County’s 398 square miles.   Farmers had been rushing to bring in the first of the...

Waterloo Mural Contest winners chosen

The City of Waterloo announced winners of its first ever Waterloo Mural Contest. Waterloo Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Deutch said there were 16 total entries...

Illinois Caverns reopens

For the first time in more than a decade, Illinois Caverns State Natural Area south of Waterloo was open to visitors last Wednesday. Members of...
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