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Gibault grad plays 3 sports at SWIC

If you think your life is a bit hectic, try spending a day in Trevor Davis’ shoes, high-tops or cleats. Davis, a 2017 graduate of...

Assessments out now

The Monroe County Assessor’s Office has released 2018 property assessments. The full assessment list is in this issue of the Republic-Times.  Monroe County Assessor Carl Wuertz...

Oak Hill residents show artistic flair

One hall at Oak Hill senior care center in Waterloo recently received an upgrade, as it is now home to a pop-up resident art...

Columbia hears from teachers, parents

Dozens of community members attended Thursday’s Columbia School Board meeting, a dozen of whom addressed the board.  Most of those 12 expressed support and gratitude...

Budget address breakdown

Gov. JB Pritzker delivered his first budget address to the Illinois General Assembly last Wednesday, proposing a budget that relies on revenue sources that...

Papenberg to receive Chamber recognition

Even those who don’t know Brad Papenberg know his work and probably know his face.  He is a regular feature of Gibault and Ss. Peter...

Police Blotter | 2/27/2019

(Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that...

Vehicle stolen outside Columbia gas station

Columbia police are investigating the theft of a vehicle Saturday morning from Red Roof Shell gas station on Southport Drive. At about 8 a.m., a...

Woman arrested in Top Shooters burglary

A woman from Effingham has been charged with the late January burglary of Top Shooters Sports Bar in Columbia. Micheala D. Verdeyen, 53, of Effingham,...

Purse stolen from YMCA; card used locally

Local police agencies are attempting to locate two women who allegedly stole a purse from a car in the Monroe County YMCA parking lot...

Dupo teacher abruptly resigns

Award-winning chemistry teacher Michael Avara recently resigned from Dupo High School. Avara won a Teacher of the Year award for the 2018-19 school year at...

Small fire at Garden Place in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department and Waterloo Police Department responded shortly after 9:20 p.m. Wednesday to a small fire at the Garden Place senior living...

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Tractor, bicycle collide in Waterloo

A 21-year-old New Athens man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after the bicycle he was...

Train derailment in Dupo

Photo courtesy of FOX2 News Over a dozen area fire departments and other emergency personnel responded shortly after...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 40-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Valmeyer school district responds to Confederate flag controversy

The Valmeyer school district responded after an image of a student displaying a half American/half Confederate flag during a sporting event Wednesday...