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Ameren to build Valmeyer substation

At its meeting last Tuesday night, the Valmeyer Village Board discussed plans to sell land to Ameren to create an electricity power substation.  Valmeyer Village...

Bird flu effects may be felt locally

It sounds like something out of a horror movie: tens of thousands of turkeys, chickens and other birds being killed to prevent further spread...

Meet Oak Hill’s new director

Oak Hill has built a reputation for staying up-to-date on the latest developments in senior living and rehabilitation, and its new administrator hopes to...

Family pharmacy celebrates 125 years

Under its fourth-generation family owner, Wightman Pharmacy in downtown Waterloo has reached its 125th birthday.  While current owner Steve Wightman said a lot of things...

Spinner is new Helping Strays director

On Monday, Monroe County Helping Strays staff and volunteers welcomed Scott Spinner, its new executive director, on his first day.  While Spinner, who is succeeding...

‘Not your typical liquor store’ in Millstadt

It may look like a large residence on the outside, but Pour Decisions Wine, Spirits & Gaming is home to an extensive collection of...

HSS struggles to keep caregivers

One worker spends his nights caring for adults with intellectual disabilities, and his days working a job part-time to make ends meet.  Two others left...

End of an era for beauty shop

On April 1, the building at 208 S. Main Street in Waterloo will no longer be home to a beauty shop that served customers...

Monroe County celebrating Ag Week

From food to fuel, virtually all aspects of daily life are influenced by agriculture.  Throughout National Ag Week, which runs from March 20-26 with March...

COVID not over for landscapers

With test positivity rates and active COVID hospitalizations dropping in the region, many are eager to declare the pandemic over.  Yet, many in the landscaping...

Paint It Forward keeps memories alive

Refurbishing a family heirloom of a local in need inspired Paint It Forward, a new Farm Girl Finds initiative that gives room or furniture...

Ralph’s Recycling in Red Bud reimagines recycling, scrapping

One can bring aluminum cans, brass, copper, electronics or other scrapable items to Ralph’s Recycling at 3968 State Route 3 in Red Bud for...
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