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Monday, June 21, 2021

Gallagher’s to close temporarily

Gallagher’s Restaurant in Waterloo announced that it will be temporarily closing Jan. 1 to allow for renovations on its building.  “Our concept is to reinvest...

Vaccine on its way

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus, putting the pandemic’s end nearer than ever.  “The known...

Washy’s cancels large concerts

Washy’s Saloon in Waterloo canceled a controversial concert set for this Saturday after consulting with the Monroe County Health Department, then decided to stop...

An Eagle Scout project for the books

The COVID-19 pandemic was not enough to stop Ethan Ellis from completing his Eagle Scout project. In fact, the project created opportunity for a...

Keeper of Oak Hill honored

Throughout the year, numerous awards are presented for acting, writing, sports performances and other achievements. Often we wonder, “How’d they make that choice?” But the selection...

Birds Nest Design takes flight in Columbia

Connie Rutledge loves to research the history of the finds she offers at Birds Nest Design, so it is fitting that her store, located...

Churches, USDA give away food

For the second time this year, two Waterloo churches recently gave away boxes of food.  First Baptist Church and Redeemer Church partnered to distribute approximately...

Monroe County population rises

Monroe County is the only Illinois county in the area whose population has grown in recent years, according to data released by the United...

WHS turf field fix moves forward

The Waterloo School Board unanimously authorized entering into an agreement with the school district’s architect to work on the turf athletic field and track...

Saturday night crash on Imbs Station Road

The Columbia Fire Department responded shortly after 9:45 p.m. Saturday to a vehicle crash in the 1000 block of Imbs Station Road. A Jeep...

COVID deaths continue as Monroe County awaits vaccine

Monroe County’s death toll from the novel coronavirus is up to 55 following 10 more local deaths in recent days.  The uptick in deaths comes...

Friday evening crashes in Columbia

Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel were busy Friday night handling multiple crashes. The first crash occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Route 3...
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