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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Haunted Trail: 24 years of thrills and chills

The Waterloo Sportsman’s Club opened its Haunted Trail this past weekend in a blaze of glory, scaring more than 1,000 visitors during its opening...

Court rules against Sunset Overlook

Judge Julia Gomric entered an order in Monroe County Circuit Court last Wednesday against Sunset Overlook in a major victory for those...

Police Blotter | 4/1/2015

(Editor’s note: All information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded...

Monroe County reports 12th coronavirus death; Cedarhurst worker tests positive

Monroe County reported another death related to coronavirus on Saturday in addition to a new case.  There are now...

I-255 road work starts Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the northbound and southbound lanes of I-255 from Route 3 to the Jefferson Barracks...

Prosise ready to lead WPD

Waterloo’s new police chief is excited to be working in the top position of a career he’s...

Columbia OKs gaming restrictions

The Columbia City Council at last week’s regular meeting approved changes to the liquor code that will essentially prohibit gaming parlors from opening within...

Brush fires keep local departments busy

Waterloo Fire Chief Mark Yeager is urging the community to "use a little common sense" before conducting outdoor burnings in the wake of several...

Bicentennial Birthday Bash celebrates county’s history

A sold out gathering filled the Hecker Community Center on Saturday to celebrate Monroe County's 200th anniversary during a Bicentennial Birthday Bash. Attendees were treated...

I-255 lane restrictions begin next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that daily lane restrictions will be encountered on both eastbound and westbound I-255 at exit 6...

As river rises, so does community

The threat of flooding has brought community service and volunteer efforts to the fore in Monroe County...

Woman plans parrot sanctuary in county

Several months ago, Monica VanPelt of Columbia brought home an Eclectus parrot — a bird that can live beyond 50 years — and instantly...
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