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Public meeting Oct. 12 on proposed new I-255 interchange

A public meeting is set for Wednesday evening, Oct. 12, to gather input on a proposed new Interstate 255 interchange near Imbs Station Road...

New group energizing economic development

If anyone claims they can spend an hour with Edie Koch, the new executive director of the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation, and not...

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...

Bulk ice facility coming to Columbia

The Columbia City Council last Monday night approved an ordinance to allow a special use permit for the operation of a bulk ice dispensing...

More local deaths as COVID crisis continues

Six more Monroe County residents died from COVID-19-related causes in the past week as the county passed 2,000 total cases.  The two newest deaths were...

Local gambling totals drop

It took a pandemic, but the amount of money played at video gambling terminals in Monroe County dropped for the first time in four...

Columbia bakery makes mornings warm

While it is seeing decreased sales like virtually every other restaurant, Dear Diva Desserts is still finding a way to help those in need...

Baldwin power plant closing by 2025

The coal-fired power plant in Baldwin is set for closure by the end of the year 2025 or “sooner should economic or other conditions...

Mueller promoted to state FSA office

A staple of the Monroe County farming community has become less visible in recent weeks, and for good reason.  Monroe County Farm Service Agency Executive...

Gallagher’s: from their family to yours

In the nearly nine years it has been open, Gallagher’s in Waterloo has built a relationship with the community – a true family relationship. The...

County talks economic development

The Monroe County Board discussed a broad range of subjects during its regular Monday session at the Monroe County Courthouse. The board took up a...

Integrity cited for failing to report COVID data

Integrity Healthcare of Columbia has received three citations from the Illinois Department of Public Health for failing a federal mandate to report data about...
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