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West Nile virus positive bird collected in Monroe County

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed the first West Nile virus positive bird reported in Illinois for 2013 was collected in...

An Eagle Scout project to remember in Dupo

Inspired by a fellow student, 17-year-old Matt Neumann of Columbia orchestrated a largescale project that will benefit students of one local high school for...

Local World War II vet’s service is not forgotten

As the nation celebrated the anniversary of its birth last week, one local resident was finally able to enjoy the recognition he earned defending...

Prayer vigil held for slain Columbia teen

A prayer vigil was held Friday for slain Columbia High School student Erin Schneider, 17, who was found dead inside a home at 237...

Popular Waterloo Walmart greeter passes away

The Waterloo Walmart sadly announces the passing of longtime greeter John Petraitis of Cahokia, who died yesterday at the age of 68. He had...

A history lesson on Columbia’s farm in the city

As drivers pass by the Reichert Farm on North Main Street in Columbia each day, few realize what the farm symbolizes. Some may notice...

Ruggeri is new HSMC director

The Humane Society of Monroe County will be headed by a face familiar to Monroe Countians and animal lovers alike. Debbie Ruggeri has been...

Fishing pier for handicapped proposed at Lakeview

Although cerebral palsy confines 18-year-old Chris Douglas of Waterloo to a wheelchair, it doesn't stop him from enjoying one of his favorite activities. "He just...

Porta Westfalica Festival in Waterloo

It was a gorgeous night in downtown Waterloo as the community came out in large numbers to celebrate the annual Porta Westfalica Festival, and...

R-T awarded Best Website, takes home other state awards

The Republic-Times newspaper, covering Monroe County and surrounding areas since 1890, won a handful of state awards this week. The Illinois Press Association handed...

Waterloo family takes vacation from cancer

It’s difficult to imagine a family more ravaged by cancer than the family of Ron and Dora Wild of Waterloo. They've watched parents, siblings, cousins...

River receding, easing flood concerns in county

After reaching major flood stage last week, the Mississippi River continues a steady decline of more than one foot per day in St. Louis...

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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...

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...

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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