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Columbia Chamber hosts candidate forum

School board candidate Tyson Search speaks at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Tuesday night.

Horner heading to Swansea

Beth Horner The Columbia school district is losing one of its highest-ranking administrators, as assistant superintendent Beth Horner...

Waterloo School Board amends grading scale

Dawn Ivers Following months of passionate discussion, the Waterloo School Board voted to amend the school district’s grading...

CHS Flight Crew helps students soar

Pictured are all the members of the Columbia High School Flight Crew. They are, front row, from left, Grace Grant, Emily...

Columbia School Board race has 2 slates

The eight remaining candidates vying for four spots on the Columbia School Board are divided into two camps.  Each...

Columbia hears from teachers, parents

Dozens of community members attended Thursday’s Columbia School Board meeting, a dozen of whom addressed the board.  Most of those 12 expressed support and gratitude...

Dupo teacher abruptly resigns

Award-winning chemistry teacher Michael Avara recently resigned from Dupo High School. Avara won a Teacher of the Year award for the 2018-19 school year at...

Technology gets second chance in Waterloo

The Waterloo school district recently reached the end of a two-year process of giving back to the community by inexpensively selling or donating old...

Columbia school district addresses issues

The Columbia school district sent a letter to the community Thursday in response to various recent criticisms.  “This document provides the Columbia community accurate information...

First teen court session held

The teen court for Monroe and Randolph counties held its first session Jan. 26, with two teens being prescribed remedies for crimes they committed. “We...

Columbia School Board, ROE at odds

The Columbia School Board discussed a number of issues at its January meeting on Thursday, many of them charged.  The Republic-Times has already reported on...

County schools pay teachers less than the state average

The average pay for a teacher in Monroe County is substantially less than the state average, according to an analysis by the Republic-Times. Data from...

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Bootsie’s temporarily closed

Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Tractor, bicycle collide in Waterloo

A 21-year-old New Athens man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after the bicycle he was...

Sports Year in Review

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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