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Mr. BBQ opens Waterloo location

Kiwan Guyton of Millstadt began whipping up barbecue for the public last year when he opened Mr. BBQ’s Rib Shack & Catering at 106 N....

Inside the lost art of sorghum molasses production

Monroe County resident Bob Kelley and the Muench family from Randolph County have joined efforts to produce sorghum molasses for 25 years, and this...

R-T awarded Best Website, takes home other state awards

The Republic-Times newspaper, covering Monroe County and surrounding areas since 1890, won a handful of state awards this week. The Illinois Press Association handed...

Scott Credit Union coming to Columbia

Scott Credit Union announced this week that it plans to open a new branch at the 11 South building in Columbia later this year. The...

State Bank building Columbia branch

State Bank of Waterloo has applied to the FDIC for permission to open a branch in Columbia. The step is a formality, according to bank...

Man falls in sinkhole at Annbriar Golf Course

It was a typical Friday at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo when general manager Russ Nobbe received a phone call in the pro shop. “They...

Businesses take it day by day

In a time rife with uncertainty, few Monroe County residents feel that right now more than business owners. “I...

Local service dog trainer is rare breed

By SEAN MCGOWAN For the Republic-Times As the founder of Service Dog Academy, Mary McNeight, 39, brings nearly 10 years of experience in medical alert service...

Tattoo magic in Hecker

Last March, Mark Bertram of Waterloo tripped and fell into a fan belt on an air conditioning unit at work.  In the accident, he lost...

No cannabis biz for Valmeyer

Valmeyer has been busy in recent weeks attending to matters related to law enforcement.  The village board recently voted...

Breast cancer reconstruction aided by Waterloo man

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the owner of Eternal Ink tattoo shops in Hecker and St. Louis is making a name for...

Passing of the torch at Valmeyer tavern

By ALAN DOOLEY In a relay race, a baton is passed to the next runner.  In the business world, with the signing of legal paperwork,...
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