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Music connects teacher to the blind

At the first concert for his current job, Bryan Mueller got emotional as his youngest group of students performed.  “I was almost in tears at...

Teachers talk remote learning

As the Waterloo and Columbia school districts return to having some students physically present, the Republic-Times spoke with four teachers about how remote learning...

Columbia School Board OKs budget

The Columbia School Board unanimously approved its budget for the 2020-21 school year at its regular September meeting Thursday night.  The budget shows the district...

Waterloo School Board OKs budget

The Waterloo School Board unanimously approved the school district’s 2020-21 budget at its meeting Monday night.  The budget shows the district having $31,670,873 in revenue...

Waterloo schools shift to in-person

The Waterloo School District announced Tuesday afternoon that it would resume in-person learning beginning Sept. 24.  In a letter sent to parents late Tuesday afternoon,...

No new mitigations for region

The metro east will not face any additional mitigations to slow the spread of coronavirus in the region, according to St. Clair County Board...

Columbia schools reopening to students

The Columbia School District Board of Education unanimously voted at a special meeting Monday night to resume in-person learning beginning Sept. 28. The board approved...

Old school history in Monroe County

Anyone who has driven on the section of KK Road between Burksville and Burksville Station has, maybe unwittingly, driven through the location of the...

Monroe County records another COVID death

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported Tuesday that another Monroe County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the Illinois Department of Public...

School enrollment fluctuates

Monroe County’s schools saw fluctuating enrollment this year, with the majority of schools seeing slight decreases in enrollment.  Waterloo The Waterloo School District has 2,666 students...

April 2021 election process starts

As November’s presidential election heats up, the April 2021 consolidated election process is beginning in Illinois.  Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said anyone interested in...

Indoor dining and drinking to close in metro east

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that all indoor service at bars and restaurants in the metro east will be prohibited effective...