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New buildings almost complete at Camp Wartburg

There are exciting new things going on at Camp Wartburg, one of which has been a labor of love for the Collmeyer family over...

CHS grad is owner of unique new shop

A 1999 Columbia High School graduate is spreading enthusiasm for sewing with a new shop she opened slightly more than a year ago in...

Local students part of magical season at Notre Dame

When you hear trumpets playing that instantly recognizable college football victory song during the BCS National Championship Game televised on Jan. 7, know that...

Route 3 bridge near Dupo to open Nov. 30

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the bridge on Route 3 near Dupo over the Union Pacific Railroad and Prairie Du Pont Canal...

Naber awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Jonathan Naber of Waterloo has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. Each year, about 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars...

Waterloo man turns hobby into 36-year second career

Even though it has been an enjoyable hobby these past 36 years, longtime Waterloo saw and tool sharpener Burton Stumpf is closing up his...

Waterloo Lions ‘Share the Feast’ again this Thanksgiving

The Waterloo Lions Club once again hosted a successful "Share the Feast" dinner this Thanksgiving, offering free meals in the Ss. Peter & Paul...

First season firearm deer totals released

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources last week reported that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 72,111 deer during the opening weekend of the...

Kueker joins Illinois Senior Hall of Fame

The Illinois Department on Aging presented awards to the 2012 Senior Hall of Fame class Oct. 24 in Springfield. The Senior Hall of Fame was...

Martyred Ruma nuns still remembered 20 years later

The top headline in the Nov. 4, 1992, issue of the Republic-Times read “Waterloo Nuns Killed in Liberia.” Despite an election, three of the...

The many (cowboy) hats of Colonel Edd Kueker

When Colonel Edd Kueker of Waterloo was once asked how long he could talk about the history of Monroe County and his western antique...

Baum praised as key to Valmeyer’s survival

Harold Baum was larger than life, bridging the gap between old and new Valmeyer -- figuratively and literally. "You just felt like he'd be around...