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Hecker turning 125

The Village of Hecker is preparing for its 125th anniversary in 2020. Monroe County Bicentennial co-chairman Mike Kovarik was at...

Obst reflects on service

The theme of this year’s Waterloo Homecoming parade is “Agriculture: Past and Present,” and by selecting Arlin...

Songs4Soldiers blasts ahead

Pictured, fireworks fly over the stage at last year’s Songs4Soldiers concert in Columbia.  For the last...

Floraville farm offers fresh hops

Pictured, part-time farmers Chris and Lisa Mollet of Floraville show off mature cones on one of the hops plants at...

Schilling joins 4-H Hall of Fame

Pictured, from left, Illinois 4-H Foundation Executive Director Angie Barnard presents Dorothy Schilling with a medal commemorating her induction into...

Woodcock receives state honor

Pictured, Richard Woodcock receives a plaque from Gov. JB Pritzker Aug. 9 at the Illinois State Fair recognizing Woodcock as...

County to revisit wind ordinance

The Monroe County Board plans to place a moratorium on the county’s wind ordinance at its next meeting to allow for revisions. 

FEMA decision looms for Prairie du Rocher

The 297-year-old village of Prairie du Rocher may soon be the recipient of some bad news because...

National park effort for Cahokia Mounds

Efforts to make the Cahokia Mounds a national park are nearing the finish line, with legislation recently...

More than a bridge in Maeystown

Being historic can be challenging. The Maeystown Historic District, which includes much of the...

Jonah’s legacy felt at fair

Pictured, the Matthews family presents a special showmanship award to Adam Doyle last Wednesday night at the steer show in...

Teen welder among top in U.S.

Franke (second from left) recently participated in the SkillsUSA National Championships. At a time when some individuals are...

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