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Monday, June 21, 2021

April election candidates file

The 2021 municipal election will see some contested races in Columbia and a new city council member in Waterloo, at least based on initial...

Lawsuit filed against Sun Basket practices

A class action lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Monroe County Circuit Court against a business that formerly occupied Valmeyer’s Rock City cave...

Over $700M cut from state budget

Gov. JB Pritzker announced last Tuesday that he has ordered $711.2 million dollars be cut from this year’s budget as a “first step” in...

Mail causing paper delays

Your copy of the Republic-Times may be arriving a little later than normal as the United States Postal Service is seeing an abnormally large...

Columbia upping in-person learning

The Columbia School Board voted 5-2 on Thursday to approve a plan to have the most students back in school since the pandemic began...

Healthy housing, low closing costs in Monroe County

A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset measured stability, risk, ease of sale and affordability to determine the top housing markets.  The places that...

Vehicle fire with injury in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to a vehicle fire with injury on Palmer Road near the entrance ramp to southbound Route 3...

Field fire in Valmeyer

The Valmeyer Fire Department responded to a report of a field fire in the area of 5900 C Road at about 2:30 pm. Monday.

COVID crisis continues

Monroe County has now had 2,867 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began after reporting 238 since Dec. 15. It reported 261 the previous week.  There...

Burglary reports south of Columbia

Police are investigating multiple burglary reports in the area of Bluff Road south of Columbia. The first report came about 10:30 a.m. Friday in...

Thursday crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 2:45 p.m. Thursday to a vehicle crash on Route 3 just south of West Park Drive in Columbia. A vehicle went...

Gas line struck in Red Bud

The Red Bud Fire Department responded about 11:45 a.m. Thursday to the report of a gas line struck at 1157 Jacob Drive in Red...
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