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Sunset Overlook zoning debated

Sunset Overlook was dealt a blow in its battle to continue operating the way it wants, as the Columbia Plan Commission voted...

HSS opening Columbia office

A pillar of Monroe County is expanding, as Human Support Services is opening an office in Columbia on Thursday. 

Big hope for little Russell

Community members will soon have the opportunity to support the family of Russell Brafford, a sergeant with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department whose young...

Oak Hill residents show artistic flair

One hall at Oak Hill senior care center in Waterloo recently received an upgrade, as it is now home to a pop-up resident art...

Papenberg to receive Chamber recognition

Even those who don’t know Brad Papenberg know his work and probably know his face.  He is a regular feature of Gibault and Ss. Peter...

WFD assists in horse rescue

Several members of the Waterloo Fire Department volunteered their heavy lifting efforts late Monday morning following a freak accident involving a horse trailer on...

Making a difference in Romania

When she was 40 years old, Cindy Getchman made a life-changing decision: she went on a mission trip to the Republic of Moldova.  While there,...

New Queen of Hearts game in town

Thursday nights in downtown Waterloo just became more exciting, as a new Queen of Hearts drawing is taking place at Hopskeller Brewing Company. The raffle...

House explosion lawsuit filed

A local plumber who suffered severe burns during a September 2017 house explosion near Burksville is suing a Red Bud drilling contractor for its...

Fallen father’s Ford passed on

When the Walsh family walked into Mertz Ford in Millstadt on Saturday, they were greeted by the cheers of about 100 people. It was Triston...

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...

Columbia on ‘safest cities’ list

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Columbia at ninth on its latest list of “Safest Cities in Illinois.” Columbia is the only...

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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