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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Students learn gripping account of Holocaust

Columbia High School students sat unusually silent and uncharacteristically still for 40 minutes on Friday as they listened to Vera Emmons tell the story...

Mayor: Waterloo, do your part

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head both here and beyond, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith implored residents to do their part...

IDOT to change Columbia’s Route 3 traffic lights

The Illinois Department of Transportation said Friday it has completed its Signal Coordination and Timing Study along the Route 3 corridor in Columbia and...

Random act of kindness

It started with a simple question posted on a social media site: "What if we could honor the 26 lives lost in Newtown with...

Scrutinizing vaccine claims

(This is the second part of an ongoing series focused on examining misconceptions, concerns and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine).   As more people continue to...

Fallen police officers’ legacies live on

“Fifty two years ago, my grandfather, Sgt. Alfred Descher of the Columbia Police Department, was killed in the line of duty. Until now, his...

Flu season underway

While the world is focused on the novel coronavirus that the World Health Organization recently declared a “public health emergency,” flu season is still...

Waterloo woman bikes 200 miles through Louisiana

Not everyone would jump at the chance to cycle 200 miles through Louisiana, but Lucy Atchley of Waterloo thought it sounded like the perfect...

Tyler’s Travels: Hecker man returns from ‘land down under’

Hecker native Tyler Haudrich always wanted to study abroad while in college, but never had the chance. So, he made it happen on his...

K-9 unit honored at Columbia City Council

The Columbia City Council on Monday gave kudos to Columbia Police Officer Zack Hopkins and his K-9, Daggo, who took second place overall at...

Kidney transplant recipient thankful for support

Mike Goodsell’s battle with kidney failure leading up to his transplant was unlike any other. Diagnosed several years ago with a hereditary condition known as...

Waterloo native returns from second tour in Afghanistan

Waterloo native and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee John Osterhage returned last week from a second tour of duty in Afghanistan.  Osterhage has...
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