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WHS grad on front lines of cancer research

A Waterloo High School graduate is putting her extensive education in biology to good use, joining the ongoing fight against cancer. Jordan Bartlebaugh, the daughter...

Expelled CHS student makes alarming post

Columbia High School principal Brian Reeves emailed parents Thursday after he discovered a student recently expelled for two years for earlier threats made another...

Columbia special ed concerns discussed

“I think we need to be very transparent on what we’re doing.” This call to discuss a sensitive issue regarding the Columbia School District’s special...

Katie Albert Travelogue

My name is Katie Albert. I am a Waterloo High School graduate, resident of Waterloo, and full-time student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville majoring...

Local schools rank among best in state

Two Monroe County school districts are ranked among the top 100 in the state of Illinois in a report recently released by backgroundchecks.org, a...

Waterloo, Columbia OK budgets

The Waterloo and Columbia city councils Monday night passed budgets for the 2018-19 fiscal year that begins May 1. Waterloo passed a $29 million balanced...

CHS student expelled for threats

The Columbia School Board unanimously voted Monday night to expel a student who allegedly threatened several Columbia High School students via social media last...

CHS parents want better communication following threat

A number of parents have criticized the Columbia School District’s efforts to keep their children safe following its response to an alleged threat from...

CEO students pitch business ideas to local sharks

At the Monroe County CEO’s first “Shark Tank” event last Wednesday in the Waterloo High School auditorium, four “sharks” carefully weighed the merits of...

Actions taken following threat by CHS student

Columbia police are investigating and Columbia school officials have notified parents following comments made by a Columbia High School student that are being treated...

Protest highlights students’ views on gun control

The cold weather last Wednesday morning didn’t stop dozens of Columbia High School students from huddling outside the school in remembrance of the victims...

Where does your food come from?

Valmeyer farmer Bruce Brinkman tills 1,100 acres of land along the bottoms, growing corn, beans, wheat and horseradish. The United States Department of Agriculture’s most...

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Train derailment in Dupo

Photo courtesy of FOX2 News Over a dozen area fire departments and other emergency personnel responded shortly after...

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...