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Scam averted in Millstadt

The Millstadt Police Department responded Wednesday to Central Bank, 3 E. Washington Street, for an elderly female that was being scammed over the phone....

Man runs from early morning traffic stop

A man believed to be wanted for questioning in recent Monroe County burglaries ran away from an early Thursday morning traffic stop near Columbia....

Virus claims 100th life

Monroe County reached a grim milestone last Thursday when it recorded its 100th death associated with the novel coronavirus.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John...

Illinois updates reopening plan

Gov. JB Pritzker announced an updated version of his Restore Illinois reopening plan that should get the state closer to pre-pandemic life sooner while...

Gas crisis discussed in Waterloo

A gas committee meeting took place in Waterloo Thursday morning to discuss ways to tackle an exorbitant natural gas rate charged to the city...

Business as usual in Columbia

The first meeting of the Columbia City Council with Gene Ebersohl as interim mayor was business as usual. In an administrative action, the first agenda...

Demi finds a home

Helping Strays was hoping for a Christmas miracle for Demi, a longtime resident. While it started closer to New Year’s Day and wasn’t finalized...

Schimpf on the campaign trail

It was delayed by a week due to snow, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf made his first campaign stop in Waterloo on Feb....

Valmeyer School District seeks rule change

For the second consecutive municipal election, voters in Valmeyer have the opportunity to vote on a referendum.  This time, the Valmeyer School District is seeking...

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

Assessments up slightly this year

The Republic-Times is publishing 2020 property tax assessments for Monroe County in this week’s paper. For a list of locations that sell the newspaper,...

Can the coroner also be mayor?

Monroe County Coroner Bob HillColumbia City Clerk Wes Hoeffken A question on some voters’ minds ahead of the April consolidated election may be whether Columbia...
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