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Local schools take different stances on vax/testing mandate

The Columbia school district is citing the Health Care Right of Conscience Act as a means to keep personnel who do not submit to...

Waterloo man sentenced for fraud

A Waterloo man was sentenced to prison on Thursday on a federal fraud charge. Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, was ordered to serve 18...

Man in custody after crash, search in Columbia

A Millstadt man was apprehended after evading police for nearly 24 hours following a Tuesday night crash in Columbia. Emergency personnel responded about 9:10 p.m....

Mask madness at school board meeting

Similar to its last meeting, COVID matters largely took center stage at Monday’s Waterloo School Board meeting.  But this time, the police were called. After addressing...

Oak Hill director resigns

After weeks of closed sessions on personnel matters dealing with the county-owned senior living facility, the Monroe County Board said Thursday morning it has...

Black SUV flees police in Columbia

Police are on the lookout for a black GMC Acadia with no license plates that sped away from a traffic stop attempt in Columbia...

Oak Hill director situation in limbo

A familiar face is back as administrator of the county-owned senior living facility while the status of her successor is unclear. Following a nearly two-hour...

CHS Homecoming to be on Main Street

There’ll be dancing in the streets in October as a result of the Columbia City Council approving a special use permit for Columbia High...

Waterloo hires new building inspector

The City of Waterloo announced the hiring of Brad Yearian as its new building inspector/code administrator during Monday’s city council meeting. Yearian, 47, a Waterloo...

Cases hold steady, for now

With a steady total of 20-25 cases per day, Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said he is hoping the county is at...

Change in weather notifications

From now on, Monroe Countians will witness a change in phone alerts during particularly severe thunderstorms.  As Kevin Scheibe, Monroe County Public Safety Director for...

COVID testing rolls out at schools

With Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive order mandating school personnel be fully vaccinated or submit weekly test results going into effect Monday, the Regional Office...
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