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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Good Samaritan dies at crash site

Many were stunned at the news of Roger Muertz’ sudden passing, but none were surprised that he was trying to help someone. Muertz, 57, of...

Services set for teens killed in crash

The Dupo school community is mourning the deaths earlier this week of three teens in a crash near Valmeyer. Emergency personnel responded about 2:25...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in Waterloo that injured one man. Waterloo Police Chief Jeff Prosise...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the Waterloo Walmart, 961 N. Market Street, after a vehicle came to rest next to the...

Toddler dies following choking incident

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded about 10:40 a.m. last Wednesday to the report of a male toddler believed to be choking at Carrot...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing stated...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

Fire destroys new Sugar Spring Ranch

The owners of a new wedding venue vow to rebuild following a devastating fire. “We’re not quitters. We’ll definitely be back,” Sugar Spring Ranch owner...

Columbia mayor resigns after federal indictment

Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson resigned Monday after being indicted in federal court last week in connection with his insurance dealings with the city.  “It is...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

Court sides with Sheri Coleman family in lawsuit against ministry

An appeals court on Tuesday sided with attorneys for the family of slain Columbia mother Sheri Coleman in remanding to Monroe County Circuit Court...
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