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Columbia FFA opens greenhouse

Just before the start of Friday’s football game, Columbia High School FFA members and contributors cut the ribbon on the brand new greenhouse. Carrie Koester,...

Two local students score perfect on ACT

Two students attending high schools in Monroe County recently earned perfect ACT scores. Sam Schrader, a senior at Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo, and...

Waterloo schools to receive large state reimbursement

After several years of waiting, the Waterloo School District learned last week they will be receiving $20.1 million promised by the state as part...

School enrollments mixed across the area

After the bell has rung and students are seated in their classrooms across the area, district officials have totaled up the enrollment numbers for...

Waterloo school officials bracing for more cuts

Waterloo School Superintendent Jim Helton presented a bleak review of school district finances during Monday’s meeting of the Waterloo School Board. He said the issues...

School district amends bus policy

The Waterloo School Board on Monday night took steps to amend the district's student transportation  policy, offering a more flexible option than the strict...

An Eagle Scout project to remember in Dupo

Inspired by a fellow student, 17-year-old Matt Neumann of Columbia orchestrated a largescale project that will benefit students of one local high school for...

Retiring teachers gave their all to ICS

The halls of Immaculate Conception School in Columbia will be lacking two familiar faces when school starts up again following the retirements of Joan...

Local FFA members shine again at state level

For the third year in a row, an FFA student from Monroe County has earned the prestigious honor of being named a state FFA...

Waterloo School District office moving

The Waterloo School District central office is moving to a new location, it was learned last week. During a special meeting held last Tuesday afternoon,...

Sisters leave a legacy at Gibault

Two familiar faces will be missing from Gibault Catholic High School when classes resume this fall. But the spirit and dedication of longtime teachers...

A graduation to remember at WHS

"Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but memories last forever." Those words carry special significance for members of the...

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The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

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Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

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Inmate dies at county jail

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