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Monday, November 30, 2020

Police pursuit passes through Columbia

Columbia police monitored a vehicle pursuit that made its way through Columbia from St. Clair County early Wednesday afternoon. An Illinois State Police Emergency Radio...

Monroe County Fair canceled

The Monroe County Fair became the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic last Tuesday, as the fair board announced it was canceling this year’s...

Lions win chamber award

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2019 winner of its highest honor.  After going to an individual – Brad Papenberg – last year,...

Longtime WHS art teacher retires

While the typical fanfare may not be accompanying teachers who retired at the end of this school year, their contributions have still been felt...

Oak Hill gets new administrator

The Monroe County Board approved a new administrator for the county-run senior care facility during Monday’s meeting at the courthouse.  Brian Koontz will take over...

WPD getting LPR cameras

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night approved the purchase of license plate recognition cameras for the Waterloo Police Department.  The four LPR cameras will...

Columbia talks business, zoning

As businesses and public buildings partially reopen in Columbia, the city council continues to conduct business, albeit through virtual meetings. The Columbia City Council passed...

Waterloo man wins poetry contest

A Waterloo man recently won a national pandemic poetry contest organized by former National Public Radio host Garrison Keillor.  Steve Loomis was selected as one...

Columbia School Board OKs roof work

The Columbia School Board decided how to address the parts of the roof at Columbia High School in need of immediate work, choosing an...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid the...

New cutting-edge laundromat in Columbia

The latest business to come to Columbia is taking a high-tech approach to a familiar type of business.  That new establishment is Columbia Laundry, located...

Monday crash in downtown Waterloo

The Waterloo Police Department and Monroe County EMS responded to a vehicle crash on South Market Street at Mill Street about 12:30 p.m. Monday....