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Valmeyer Fire Department celebrates 75 years

By ROBYN DEXTER and COREY SAATHOFF For the Republic-Times The Valmeyer Fire Department marked its 75th anniversary Saturday night with a ceremony at St. Mary’s Parish...

Powerful anti-heroin message continues in county

“Addiction is actually a survival mechanism. But heroin is 500 times as powerful as turkey!” That was just one message some 900 students heard Thursday...

County board considers resignations, appointments

Monroe County Board Chairman Terry Liefer’s final full meeting was Monday, as Liefer prepares to retire Nov. 30 after 12 years as a county...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in...

Columbia approves budget

At Monday night’s meeting of the Columbia City Council, aldermen approved a budget for the fiscal year that begins May 1. The total budget is...

County board meetings on the move

The semi-monthly public meetings of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners were on the move Monday. The Feb. 4 meeting began at its new...

Political campaign sign controversy continues

Tensions were high during Tuesday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board, as local Democratic party leader Jeannine Belt sat down across the table from...

Fire destroys vacant rural Waterloo farm house

The Waterloo, Maeystown, Valmeyer and Columbia fire departments responded along with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Monroe County EMS to a fully engulfed...

County talks coronavirus effect

The final hour of Monday’s Monroe County Board meeting was devoted to the coronavirus, with the board...

Group hopes to save old Millstadt water tower

While the fate of Millstadt's old "tin man" style water tower remains in limbo, a grassroots citizens group has formed in hopes of saving...

Columbia Lakes housing plan

Local developer Joe Koppeis attended Thursday's Columbia School Board meeting to present information about a possible future building development in Columbia Lakes. In 2011, both the city council and school...

I-255 lane closure Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the southbound left lane of I-255 at milepost 12.8 south of Cahokia in St. Clair County...