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Lights to keep downtown Waterloo glowing

Positive feedback on the strands of Christmas lights over the streets around the courthouse has prompted the Waterloo City Council to illuminate downtown year-round. The...

Fourth of July festivities around the area

This Independence Day, revelers will have plenty of activities to choose from as communities around the Republic-Times coverage area pull out all the stops...

One Vote Matters in Valmeyer

Every vote counts. Case in point: just one vote decided the race between Kyle Duffy and Tim Valentine for an open seat on the Valmeyer...

Water/Ways set to impress in Valmeyer

The Monroe City School House Museum — owned by the Valmeyer Community Heritage Society — served as a one-room school house to the community...

CUSD special ed under fire

After facing challenges with Columbia School District’s special education programs, several parents decided to address their concerns during Monday night’s school board meeting. One of...

Valmeyer sued for 2017 fire

The owner of a large shed filled with vehicles in Valmeyer that was destroyed by a December 2017 fire has filed a lawsuit against...

German visitors enjoying a comfortable stay in Columbia

When the visitors from Columbia’s Sister City of Gedern, Germany, come to visit, it’s less like going on a holiday and more like visiting...

‘He was our light’ | Trooper Hopkins remembered

Oftentimes, after returning home from a shift with the Illinois State Police, Nick Hopkins would have a song on his lips that...

Sex assault victims can ‘Call for Help’

Every 98 seconds, another person in the United States becomes the victim of a sexual assault, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network states. Such...

Handicap accessible fishing pier opens at Lakeview Park

What was just a mere hope and dream last summer has turned into a reality for a local 18-year-old with cerebral palsy. Chris Douglas of...

Ss. Peter & Paul priest named in lawsuit

A Waterloo woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday in St. Clair County Court against the Diocese of Belleville after she allegedly faced 18 months of...

Local dog and handler hitting national stage

A local dog and handler will be making their way to Georgia at the beginning of April to compete in a Purina challenge as...

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Tractor, bicycle collide in Waterloo

A 21-year-old New Athens man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after the bicycle he was...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.

Train derailment in Dupo

Photo courtesy of FOX2 News Over a dozen area fire departments and other emergency personnel responded shortly after...

Valmeyer school district responds to Confederate flag controversy

The Valmeyer school district responded after an image of a student displaying a half American/half Confederate flag during a sporting event Wednesday...