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Friday, April 3, 2020

Candidates announce for elected county offices

Three men -- two Republicans and one Democrat -- last week announced their candidacies for various Monroe County offices in the 2014 election. Tuesday marked...

Hirsch enters sheriff’s race

Kevin Hirsch, 56, of Fults, formally announced this week that he is seeking the office of Monroe County Sheriff this November as an Independent. Hirsch,...

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...

Rauner comes to county for Republican dinner

At about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, a dark SUV rolled up to the entrance of Turner Hall in Columbia, letting out Republican Governor Bruce Rauner,...

County moves on road projects

The Monroe County Board approved two road improvement projects at its meeting on Tuesday.   Monroe County Engineer Aaron...

City mulling future of Waterloo Commons

The Waterloo City Council is deciding whether to extend the length of a business district created as part of the relocation of...

Maeystown, Valmeyer fire departments receive grant

The Maeystown and Valmeyer fire departments were among 193 fire departments across Illinois to receive state grant funding for equipment. Governor Pat Quinn and Illinois...

Four-way stop approved at Moore and Illinois

The Waterloo City Council on Monday night voted to make the intersection of Moore Street at Illinois Avenue a four-way stop per the request...

Columbia church hopes to save 143-year-old school

In order to raise funds to save an old schoolhouse built in 1870, members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbia are hosting a...

Waterloo crosswalk project begins on Main Street

Waterloo city officials said work will begin this week on stamped brick-like crosswalks at the intersections of Main and Third streets and Main and...

Emergency Responders Band Together for Safety’s Sake

Early Saturday morning while most citizens were rising, planning shopping trips or rolling over for another hour of rest, emergency responders from throughout Monroe...

Courthouse generator plans approved

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved plans for installing a 400-kilowatt electric generator to sustain operations at the courthouse in an...
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