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Sunday, November 28, 2021

COVID caution this Thanksgiving

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported 78 active COVID cases locally and one hospitalization on Wednesday.  Late last week and early this week,...

Fire damages Waterloo golf course clubhouse

The Waterloo, Columbia and Hecker fire departments responded shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday to a fire at the clubhouse of Mystic Oak Golf Course,...

Wednesday crash near Waterloo City Hall

Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area of South Main Street and West Fourth Street near Waterloo City Hall. Initial reports indicated...

Columbia School Board talks taxes and more

This month’s Columbia School Board meeting prompted a handful of discussion topics, with potential district growth and Illinois Association of School Board resolutions taking...

ICS girls introduced to engineering

Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession, and the most recent census data shows females comprised only 27 percent of those in STEM careers...

Former Red Bud mayor gets probation

In a brisk federal court hearing Monday morning, the former mayor of Red Bud was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $1,000...

More than just a job fair at WHS

After the final bell of the day rang Monday, Waterloo High School’s cafeteria was full of students and businesses, each set up at their...

Five decades and counting for Butch’s Polka Kings

What started as a makeshift band for a Waterloo senior citizens dance 50 years ago has turned into one of the most sought-after bands...

Bitcoin – from bizarre to bankable

Bitcoin began to be produced electronically in 2009. The computer-based “cryptocurrency” has since become a global phenomenon.  While Bitcoin and other digital currencies remain a...

Bost talks infrastructure, redistricting

With his congressional district boundaries changing and recent passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan into law, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro)...

COVID balancing act for health department, schools

As state orders stress the importance of in-person education while also imposing many COVID restrictions, schools and local health departments are navigating how to...

Saturday night crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday to a two-vehicle crash on Quarry Road at Ghent Road near Old Route 3 in Columbia....
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