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Monday, November 30, 2020

Vaccines offer hope for brighter future

As strange as it may seem given that cases of and hospitalizations with the novel coronavirus are worse than they have ever been in...

County set to OK budget

The Monroe County Board held a special meeting Nov. 9 at the courthouse to review a tentative budget for the coming fiscal year that...

Mayor: Waterloo, do your part

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head both here and beyond, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith implored residents to do their part...

Columbia police chief retiring

Columbia Police Chief Jerry Paul told the Republic-Times this week that he is officially retiring on Jan. 31, 2021.  Paul, 53, has served as chief...

Columbia residents squawk about chickens

(Editor’s note: Portions of this article from last week were inadvertently cut from the print edition, so we are running the segment about backyard...

Election went ‘pretty smooth’ in Monroe County

It may have taken days for America to find out who won the presidential election and a few senate races, and there are legal...

Where does leftover campaign money go?

In our Oct. 21 edition, the Republic-Times reported on the campaign donations and expenditures for five key local, state and federal races.  The election is...

Final election results

The Republic-Times reported election results as of press time last Tuesday night, though few of the races except those in Monroe County were final.  This...

Waterloo police pension fund on the rise

The Waterloo City Council learned at its Nov. 2 meeting that more tax money may need to be levied to fund police pensions going...

COVID case spike continues

Monroe County has continued to see rising coronavirus cases in recent days.  The county has had 1,345 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with...

Republicans win big in Monroe County

Republicans’ dominance of Monroe County government will continue, as both GOP candidates won their elections here Tuesday.  Republican George Green of Maeystown beat Democrat Duane...

Monroe County nixes Bluff Road bike lane

Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger reported at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board that the county will not apply for a grant to...