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WHS grad canoes entire Mississippi River

Waterloo High School graduate Erik Elsea fulfilled a childhood dream this year when he canoed down the entire Mississippi River.  His trip also raised money...

Waterloo man runs 100-mile ultramarathon

About 10 years ago, Nathan Rau of Waterloo started running with the express purpose of staying in shape.  “I hated every step,” Rau recalled. “Over...

End of an era for retiring county clerk

After 21 years of serving the citizens of Monroe County as its county clerk, Dennis Knobloch is retiring. “The timing was right more than anything,”...

Waterloo plans for the future

To help city leaders manage future growth and public services, Waterloo has updated its comprehensive plan for the first time in more than 20...

Monroe County thankful for its veterans

On Nov. 11, 1918, World War I, known at the time as the “war to end all wars,” ended with an armistice.  One hundred years...

Waterloo singer to star in Netflix series

Lexi Krekorian, the Waterloo singer who goes by the artist name Alexandra Kay, used to work with a man named Scotty in St. Louis. He...

Scout builds dog path at Helping Strays

The arduous journey toward earning the rank of Eagle Scout is almost over for David Broske, who recently completed his Eagle Scout project. Broske, a...

Louis Mund: The man who keeps on giving

The legacy of local philanthropist Louis Mund lives on even after his death, as proceeds from the wealthy man’s estate and land sales are...

New task force aims to ‘break the chain’

Law enforcement officials, pastors, a county commissioner, a doctor, mental health experts, an educator and EMS representatives gathered Friday to take steps to reduce...

Traffic light timing change on Columbia’s Route 3

The Columbia Police Department, led by Chief Jerry Paul, has been on a mission to curb and combat traffic crashes on the Route 3...

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...

Columbia hoops rivalry renewed ‘For Love of Community’

What was once a heated Columbia hoops rivalry will reignite once again for a very special cause later this month. The Columbia Middle School and...

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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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