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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Never fear, pumpkins are here

The words “phytophthora blight” sound like something out of a horror movie, and the vine infection pretty much is to pumpkin farmers and pumpkin...

From WHS to CEO

When he was a teenager growing up in Waterloo, David Hoffmann’s first job was stuffing inserts for the Republic-Times newspaper on Saturdays. He soon moved...

Waterloo man uses art to make ends meet

Matt Dossett is one of millions of Americans who has not yet received his $1,200 stimulus check and has not been approved for unemployment...

Columbia biz goes international

If you have been through airport security in America, there is a good chance you have experienced the results of a business that came...

Family ends 60-year run at Hecker Feed Service

The towering grain elevators and blue-and-white Hecker Feed Service sign have been a way of life in the village for 60 years. Call it a...

You could count on Ron

The Waterloo Post Office said “happy retirement” to three longtime rural mail carriers July 31, including a man who spent nearly 40 years on...

The future is now at Reinhardt dairy farm

Farming has traditionally been a labor-intensive, sun-up to sun-down – and then some – occupation.  It has been plagued by heat, cold, rain and...

Former missile site near Hecker up for auction

By Alan Dooley A former Cold War era U.S. Army anti-aircraft missile launch site will go on the auction block Saturday, July 12, at Hecker...

Vaccine clinic Monday as COVID cases dwindle

The number of active coronavirus cases in Monroe County was down to just nine on Monday. That is the fewest active cases since last...

Sexual harassment suit against construction firm

A former office manager at T. Fuller Construction in Waterloo has filed a lawsuit against the business and its owner for alleged sexual harassment...

Fast Fitness in the Loo moves

ved last weekend to a new location in Waterloo. It is now located at 405 Front Street. “Because our community mission has grown and it...

Mixed opinions on minimum wage hike

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday that would increase the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour by 2025.  It passed along...
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