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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Vaccinated residents entered into $10M lottery

If you are among those who received COVID vaccinations, you could win cash or a scholarship through a new promotion announced Thursday by Gov....

Bear sightings continue out of area

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple reports of a large bear seen roaming through...

Stolen vehicle evades police

A gray Ford Explorer with license plates that returned stolen from out of the area sped away from a Columbia police officer about 12:15...

Grant sought for Country Club Lane fix

Residents who live in subdivisions off Country Club Lane returned to the Waterloo City Council on June 7 to follow-up on concerns expressed about...

COVID vaccines available

The Monroe County Health Department is offering single-day admission Six Flags tickets (Chicago and Rockford locations only) to all individuals ages 18 and under...

startUP biz plans still buzzing

The school year has wrapped up for this year’s class of Monroe County startUP students just like it has for pupils in traditional classes,...

CHS grad taking over as music director

A Columbia High School graduate is returning to his alma mater to take over for a mentor.  Kristian Avise-Rouse, a 2016 CHS graduate, is succeeding...

Splash pad comes more into focus

The Waterloo Park Board met last Wednesday and unveiled more detailed plans for a splash pad to be constructed next year at William Zimmer...

Cheers to this Waterloo veteran

A Waterloo resident and Navy veteran appears on the bottle of one of the most popular brands of bourbon in the country.  Joshua Perschbacher was...

Longtime school nurse retires

Virtually all areas of education have changed over the last few decades, but perhaps none have seen as noteworthy a progression as school health...

Longtime teacher thankful for great career

Kim Buettner had a bit of a circuitous route to her career in the Waterloo School District.  She started working in the district in 1985...

Crash on Route 3 at Columbia’s south end

Emergency personnel responded to a multi-vehicle crash about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 3 at South Main Street in Columbia that tied up rush...
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