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Columbia Woman’s Club hits century mark

By EDEN STRATTON For the Republic-Times There are few groups in Southern Illinois that carry as long a history as the Columbia Woman’s Club.  A group founded...

Teen returns from dog agility world championship

A New Athens teen recently returned from a trip to Finland for the Junior Open Agility World Championship. Deltin Cinotto started participating in dog agility...

COVID levels rise nearby

While Monroe County remains in the medium category for COVID-19 community spread, neighboring St. Clair and Randolph counties are now listed as high.  The Centers...

A dream comes true for Dell

The 75th annual Monroe County Fair’s first day concluded with the crowning of its new fair queen and little miss Sunday night. Sophia Dell, the...

Korean War vet takes Honor Flight

Korean War veteran Marvin Ries was recently treated to an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in recognition of his past service to the country. The...

Stem cell donor happy to help out

Monroe County resident Corey Blackwell recently donated stem cells to a needy recipient in Washington, D.C. Blackwell participated in the donation procedure through Be The...

COVID levels up again locally

After being listed as “low” last week, Monroe County is now in the medium category of COVID community spread by the Centers of Disease...

The importance of giving blood

When her lively, limber pre-teen complained she was too tired to join fellow cheerleaders to root for the school basketball team, Christy Muertz was...

‘Saint walking this earth’ – Waterloo woman dies in crash

The community was saddened by the tragic death of a Waterloo mother of two last week. Emergency personnel responded shortly before 10 p.m. last Tuesday...

JV’s leaves lasting memories

Sunday night marked the end of an era in Waterloo as JV’s Downtown Bar & Grill celebrated its last hoorah. Jeff and Denise Vogt –...

Monroe County Fair turns 75

The earliest newspapers in Monroe County make mention of a “county fair” as early as 1871. Until 1948, the gathering was a loose affiliation of...

Chalk-A-Lot fest set for Sept. 10

Ready, set, chalk! Chalk-A-Lot, a street arts festival, is coming to downtown Waterloo on Saturday, Sept. 10.  This event is sponsored by the Monroe County Arts...
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