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Heat could test power capability

Monroe County residents may expect rolling blackouts or brownouts as energy-intensive summer months coincide with a potential shortage of power in the region. Concerns come...

After 60 years, saddle club rides on  

By ISABELLA SIMMONDS For the Republic-Times The Prairie du Rocher Saddle Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special ride on June 11. To recognize the milestone,...

Waterloo proud of its German heritage

Waterloo’s annual Porta Westfalica Festival is returning for its 40th celebration following two years of absence due to COVID-19. The festival will take place Tuesday,...

Pickleball in Columbia a work in progress

The conversion of one tennis court into four pickleball courts at Metter Park in Columbia has received a “somewhat mixed” reaction from local enthusiasts,...

Waterloo mayor on the mend

Last Monday, the Waterloo City Council conducted its first regular meeting since Mayor Tom Smith was hospitalized following a stroke.  Alderman Clyde Heller, the most...

Dupo EMS milestone muted by struggles

Dupo EMS is celebrating 50 years of service to the community in 2022, but it has never been in a worse position. That’s according to...

Lawsuit filed in toddler’s death

The parents of a 17-month-old boy who died after choking at a Columbia child care center in January filed a 32-count lawsuit in Monroe...

Supper Club hosting refugee cooks

Local group Waterloo Listens is partnering with Welcome Neighbor STL to put together a dinner featuring food from Afghan refugees. The dinner will take place...

End of the trail for Camp Vandeventer

After 100 years of providing camping, leadership training and memories for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  in the area, Camp Vandeventer at 3464 Trout...

Media literacy vs. ‘fake news’

(Editor’s note: Continuing our series on media literacy, this article will explore the need for consumers to be informed about the reliability of information...

Pollinator garden created for cancer warrior

A tribulation that struck three Waterloo Junior High School families has led to a special garden at the school in honor of sixth grade...

Black vultures a problem for cattle farmers

Calving season poses its own challenges for livestock raisers, but a new problem has been plaguing cattle farmers around Monroe County: black vultures.  Black vultures...
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