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The Kaskaskia River: an economic engine

In the great fabric of federal government expenditures, $100,000 may be little more than pocket change. But that’s the critical amount the Kaskaskia Regional Port...

IDOT drops Gateway Connector project

The Illinois Department of Transportation has issued a notice abolishing the proposed Gateway Connector as a protected corridor, it was learned this week. A publication...

Family of crash victim ‘can feel the prayers’

Pictured is the Matthews family during a prayer vigil at their home Monday night in remembrance of Jonah Matthews. 

Waterloo, Columbia among safest cities in Illinois

Monroe County continues to rate among the safest places to live in all of Illinois, as evidenced by a new list announced Monday giving...

Disc golf coming soon to Konarcik Park

Disc golf is rumored to have gotten its start as early as the 1900s, but in 2015, it will be played for the first...

Immaculate Conception raising funds for new school

For the last 20 years, Immaculate Conception School faculty, administration and students prayed for their growth in enrollment to be met with a new...

Proposed Columbia business district debated

A Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole meeting at which the potential establishment of a Columbia Centre Business District was on the agenda...

Waterloo family epitomizes sacrifice of war

In 1940, war raged in Europe. Across the Pacific, Japan was trying to establish an empire. America teetered on the brink of both wars, which...

Couple finds sweet way to help environment

A Waterloo couple has found a pretty sweet way to help the environment – a way most people wouldn’t think of. Pamela and Don Laidley...

Santa Float brings holiday cheer to Waterloo

Each year, Waterloo celebrates Christmastime in a unique way. Sitting in a living room in a Waterloo home, music begins wafting up the street....

Valmeyer joins Jessica’s fight

Valmeyer High School sophomore Jessica Hicks’ night began with a surprise: a ride in a fire truck. “That was really fun,” Jessica said with a...

Local guitarist dies in home accident

A local man known for playing guitar in rock bands such as Dazed n Confused STL died in an accident inside his home over...

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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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