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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Girl Scout to host ‘Unplug and Go Outside’ Day

In a day and age where kids of all ages are constantly plugged in to various electronics, a local Girl Scout is encouraging youngsters...

Columbia boy aims to become Eagle Scout at age 12

A young Columbia boy is seeking to educate the community about youth safety through his September Eagle Scout project. At only 12 years old, Preston...

Cardmakers seek to help veterans, military personnel

For the past several years, a group called the Women of Monroe County have been participating in Operation Write Home, an organization that sends...

Wessel reflects on 50 years of helping with the county fair

Half a century ago, in 1964, the future of the Monroe County Fair looked anything but bright.  In fact, the year before, there had...

Schreder returns from second tour in Afghanistan

Sgt. Michael E. Schreder of Waterloo was honored at Monday night’s Waterloo City Council meeting upon his return from Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. Schreder...

Songs4Soldiers plans ‘bigger and better’ benefit

After the success of last year’s inaugural Songs4Soldiers benefit concert, founder Dustin Row of Columbia has big plans for this year. The event has expanded...

Monroe County under heat advisory

The St. Louis National Weather Service office has issued a heat advisory for Monroe County and Randolph County effective until 7 p.m. Sunday night....

Court sides with Sheri Coleman family in civil case

An appeals court sided with attorneys for the family of slain Columbia mother Sheri Coleman last week in remanding to Monroe County Circuit Court...

Authors bring heroes together ‘Under One Flag’

The 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is a couple of weeks away, and a local photographer has helped gather...

Drug-free coalition awarded $15,000 grant

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities was recently awarded a grant for $15,000 to help with start-up projects. The grant money, which came from...

Eagle Scout completes school garden project

A local Eagle Scout sought to beautify the community he lives in for a long time, not just a few months. And he did just...

Local bank president rides for a cause

Most of Waterloo probably knows Gary Hemmer as the president and CEO of First National Bank of Waterloo. But for the past 15 years, Hemmer...
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