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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Meetings set for Cornerstone Laine

The fate of a proposed women’s drug and alcohol recovery residence in Waterloo will be known soon.  The meeting dates for the Waterloo Planning Commission...

Changes for Illinois motorists on July 1

Beginning Thursday, Illinois drivers will see an increase in the state motor fuel tax rate and twice annually insurance verifications. On July 1, the Illinois...

Waterloo to build new water tower

As part of plans to construct its own water treatment plant, the City of Waterloo has made steps to build a larger new water...

Pre-K returns in Valmeyer

COVID-19 caused schools across the country to change operations in order to keep children safe.  After a year with its Pre-K offering suspended, the Valmeyer...

Former Columbia mayor gets probation

The former mayor of Columbia avoided a prison term Monday in federal court, sentenced to probation instead. Kevin Hutchinson pleaded guilty in March to lying...

Masons give HNS surprise donation

Last week, Monroe County House of Neighborly Service was presented with a pleasant surprise at the Waterloo Masonic Lodge #787 fellowship dinner prior to...

Judicial circuit changes coming

Area residents will see changes to their court system, the impacts of which and their time lines not immediately clear. A recent amendment to a...

Wheat harvest going well

Agriculture is the heart of the economy across Monroe County’s 398 square miles.   Farmers had been rushing to bring in the first of the...

Columbia police track down fleeing motorists

Columbia police are sending a message to drivers who plan to speed away from officers attempting to make traffic stops on I-255 or other...

Monday crash on Bluff Road

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 6:15 p.m. Monday to what was reported as a rollover crash on Bluff Road at Steppig Road. The driver...

Man arrested after fleeing Millstadt traffic stop

A young man was arrested for multiple felonies after fleeing a traffic stop attempt in Millstadt early Saturday morning. Millstadt police said that shortly...

Shots fired report Saturday night

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department is investigating a report of shots fired late Saturday night in the 6300 block of Littekin Lane west of...
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