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KB Contracting keeps building

By ISABELLA SIMMONDS For the Republic-Times Mike and Taylor Thomas have had much success with their Waterloo businesses in the past three years and continue to...

Millstadt couple offers new gardening experience

A Millstadt couple have recently started a small farm to help educate about gardening, environmentalism and the importance of Illinois native flora and fauna. Kim...

Farm Bureau welcomes new manager

The Monroe County Farm Bureau recently hired a new certified manager. Erin Dierkes, a 22-year-old recent masters graduate, has stepped in to fill the position...

JV’s leaves lasting memories

Sunday night marked the end of an era in Waterloo as JV’s Downtown Bar & Grill celebrated its last hoorah. Jeff and Denise Vogt –...

Mayor Smith makes return

To the surprise of many, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith  returned to his usual seat in the council chambers at City Hall to preside over...

New exotic pet store open in Columbia

A new aquatics store has opened in Columbia, specializing in care for less-than-typical house pets. YGD Aquatics opened its doors on July 6. The owners,...

Former senior site to be revived

A new business will soon occupy the property at 228 Mueller Lane in Waterloo – although it will not be the one that was...

The impact of high gas prices

A gallon of gasoline has become increasingly precious for consumers as prices have skyrocketed over the past few months. The average regular gas price in...

Waterloo, RRR Bar reach agreement

Attorneys for the City of Waterloo and Uncle John’s RRR Bar reached an agreement late last week that resulted in the bar’s liquor license...

State aids mental health workforce

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed omnibus legislation meant to assist mental healthcare providers. Senate Bill 3617 seeks to address a variety of funding and...

Waterloo Chamber exec leaving

Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candace Gardner is leaving her position to accept a job with the Illinois Network of Childcare Resource and...

Green to gold, then back to green?

Over recent weeks, Monroe County and surrounding areas have seen the winter wheat crop ripening from green to gold.  But will it equate to green...
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