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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Valmeyer school district measure fails by 1 vote

Every vote counts, especially in Valmeyer.  An April 6 referendum regarding a residency requirement to serve on the Valmeyer School Board failed by one vote.  That...

Shortage causing school bus troubles

The Waterloo School District is gradually returning to pre-pandemic normalcy, but one aspect of the education process continues to feel the effects of the...

Schools plan for federal funds

Monroe County’s school districts are preparing to spend the third and largest wave of federal funding aimed at helping students cope with the pandemic.  Gov....

Castelli heading to Smithton

The Columbia School Board approved the resignation of assistant superintendent Courtney Castelli at Thursday’s meeting.  Castelli, whose resignation is effective June 30, has accepted a...

Rave reviews for 5Kave

The first-ever 5Kave run in the Valmeyer caves at Rock City earned rave reviews and thousands of dollars for the Monroe County startUP program.  “It...

Collmeyer warmed hearts

Known as one of the most generous members of the community, Wayne Collmeyer died Friday from injuries sustained while volunteering late last year. Collmeyer’s children,...

Valmeyer School District seeks rule change

For the second consecutive municipal election, voters in Valmeyer have the opportunity to vote on a referendum.  This time, the Valmeyer School District is seeking...

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

WHS Speech Team set records

The Waterloo High School Speech Team set records collectively and individually last weekend at the Illinois High School Association state tournament last weekend.  Coached by...

Kish retiring after half century

Mike Kish announced last week he is retiring after roughly 50 years of working at Immaculate Conception School in Columbia.  “I have absolutely no real...

End of snow days in Columbia?

The Columbia School District may no longer have snow days after this year, depending on what Superintendent Chris Grode recommends after examining the issue...

Waterloo School Board OKs in-person; turf work

The Waterloo School Board approved a plan at its meeting Monday night to bring the most students physically back to school since the pandemic began...
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