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Monday, November 30, 2020

Waterloo Speaks out against racism

A week after a similar gathering in Columbia, Waterloo is the latest in a growing list of cities that have seen a protest against...

Retiring teacher livened up classroom

The self-described “oldest teacher in the building” is now retired from Waterloo High School, as math teacher Stephen Livengood stepped down after 22 years...

Schmersahl ‘grateful and blessed’ for career

When she first joined the Columbia School District, Linda Schmersahl was hired as a substitute teacher for a kindergarten teacher who was on sick...

Waterloo city clerk retires

After 13 years of serving Waterloo, Barb Pace has retired as city clerk. Pace said the decision to step down was mainly due to her...

Mueller elected state FFA president

The Illinois FFA held its annual convention over the weekend, with the proceedings taking place online due to COVID-19.  At this first virtual convention, Valmeyer...

Sunset Overlook back in business

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved several amendments to zoning language in the city’s municipal code. The amendments create a legal means for...

County talks protest, COVID-19

The Monroe County Board discussed Saturday’s peaceful protest, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and finances during its Monday meeting.  Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing told commissioners...

Zen Dog offers virtual training experience

As many business owners did in late March, Tara Oster simply closed up shop, hoping the coronavirus pandemic would only force her to close...

Structure fire in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday to the report of a structure fire in the 2800 block of Overview Drive. Initial reports...

Three-vehicle crash in Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 3 at Park Street in Waterloo shortly before 9 p.m. Monday. Waterloo police...

Fire at Crown Linen in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded Monday evening to a fire at Crown Linen Service, located at 322 E. Industrial Drive off Rueck Road. Fortunately, a...

No Grand American in Sparta this year

The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the 121st Grand American World Trapshooting Championships, traditionally held...