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Saturday, November 28, 2020

County gets creative on Veterans Day

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Monroe County from honoring its veterans in the ways it normally does on Veterans Day, residents still found safe...

Farm Girl Finds home in Waterloo

The sign on the door at Farm Girl Finds, 221 W. Mill Street, Waterloo, says that hours of the store are “by chance or...

Larry takes root in Valmeyer’s heart

Valmeyer’s newest resident has already begun making his presence felt thanks to word of mouth and an appearance on television.  That’s an especially impressive feat...

Tattoo artist appears on TV show

Eric Catalano, the Hecker tattoo artist who became somewhat of an online sensation last year for his hyperrealistic fingernail tattoo, had another brush with...

Pool group, park district somewhat simpatico

Waterloo Citizens for a Pool representatives spoke with the Waterloo Park District Board at the latter’s monthly meeting last Wednesday, and the two groups...

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...

Two-vehicle crash on I-255 in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash with one minor injury reported about 1:10 p.m. Saturday on I-255 eastbound under the Fish Lake overpass...

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...

Stolen vehicle, thefts in Columbia

Columbia police are investigating a stolen vehicle and thefts from unlocked vehicles in town early Wednesday morning. A white 2014 Buick four-door sedan was...

Vehicle thefts under investigation in Monroe County

Within the last three weeks, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department has taken reports of two stolen Ford F250 pickup trucks along with a camper...

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...

COVID fatigue changes attitudes

November marks the eighth month since the novel coronavirus pandemic began causing shutdowns across the country, upending life as we knew it.  In the months...