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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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...

American dreams realized

They came from 30 countries,  including South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Nepal, Honduras, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Burma, China, Peru, Belarus, New Zealand, Cambodia, Zambia, Ghana,...

Sheriff: DEA involvement paying off

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing touted the benefits of his department’s involvement in the Drug Enforcement Agency task force during Monday’s meeting of the...

Tough young girls keep fighting

Three Waterloo girls – Lydia Boyer, Elsa Wiemerslage and Audrey Stanley – have spent the last few years battling various ailments.  That fight continues for...

Monroe County startUP hosting hoops tourney

Monroe County startUP students are in full-court press mode, as they are organizing a 3v3 basketball tournament for later this month. “I’m really excited for...

Bound by blood: Family uses experience to help others

A Waterloo family is using their difficult experiences to help others in similar situations.  The Magee family is doing that through speaking and serving with...

What to expect in 2019

Monroe County is in store for a busy 2019.  In addition to any unexpected developments, residents have local elections, new businesses and updates in high-profile...

Wittenauer reflects on service

Monroe County Commissioner Delbert Wittenauer reflected on 12 years of service with the county board following his recent retirement. He and his wife, Sandy, had...

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