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Local schools fare well on state report card

The Illinois State Board of Education recently released the 2018 Illinois Report Cards. This annual resource, available at IllinoisReportCard.com, provides a plethora of data on...

Birrittier reflects on FFA officer experience

Joey Birrittier’s FFA career began unremarkably.  As a freshman at Waterloo High School, his guidance counselor told him to sign up for an elective class....

WHS color guard leader hangs up her whistle

Abbey Hoerr found one of her passions in high school as a member of the Waterloo High School color guard team.  “It was great,” Hoerr...

Echoes of patriotism christen grain bin

More than 467,000 people have viewed a video of The Bethel College Choir singing in an empty grain bin on YouTube.  Among those viewers was...

Waterloo School Board plans for late tax revenue

The Waterloo School Board  discussed what actions it needs to due to the lateness of property tax revenue at its October meeting on Monday. The...

Valmeyer joins Jessica’s fight

Valmeyer High School sophomore Jessica Hicks’ night began with a surprise: a ride in a fire truck. “That was really fun,” Jessica said with a...

Columbia’s Parkview is Blue Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that Parkview Elementary in Columbia has been named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. Parkview is one...

Columbia school board OKs budget

The Columbia school district’s Board of Education approved its budget for the 2018-19 school year during its September meeting last Tuesday. The budget predicts the...

Queen of Hearts winner to spend jackpot wisely

Waterloo resident Julie Washausen won the Queen of Hearts raffle last Tuesday at Stubborn German Brewing Company, winning $92,390 on the 45th week of...

Waterloo School Board OKs budget

The Waterloo Community Unit District 5 Board of Education unanimously approved the district’s 2018-19 budget at Monday’s board meeting. “This is our best guess of...

Rising trend of e-cig use causes concern

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last Wednesday actions it described as “historic” related to the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes to...

ROE supports economic innovation

Regional Superintendent of Schools Kelton Davis has endorsed innovative economic development projects like the controversial wind farm that local developer Joe Koppeis has proposed...

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Train derailment in Dupo

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Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 40-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Valmeyer school district responds to Confederate flag controversy

The Valmeyer school district responded after an image of a student displaying a half American/half Confederate flag during a sporting event Wednesday...