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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...

Miles Cemetery again open for burials

By COREY SAATHOFF and ANDREA DEGENHART For the Republic-Times For the first time in 36 years, Eagle Cliff-Miles Cemetery west of Waterloo is open for new...

Sand boils detected near levee north of Valmeyer

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers received assistance Thursday from area fire departments and various Monroe County emergency management personnel in tending to several...

River reaches major flood stage, but no problems locally

The mighty Mississippi River reached its sixth-highest level on record in St. Louis Tuesday at 40.52 feet, the highest since flooding in 1995 (41.9...

Rain leads to slight flooding issues in and around county

The tornado sirens sounded throughout Monroe County on Friday night, as storms barreled through the region. Fortunately, no tornado touchdowns were reported locally. Due to...

Region on high alert for flooding along Mississippi River

Large amounts of precipitation throughout the Upper Midwest have resulted in higher water levels for the Mississippi River. That water is flowing south, causing...

A graduation to remember at WHS

"Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but memories last forever." Those words carry special significance for members of the...

Stitches in Time: quilts mark city milestone

Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith knew the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city needed a remembrance just as special as the event itself. He...

Remembering the ‘cow time’ protest 60 years later

The sight of picket signs and crowds of marching protestors evoke images of our country’s struggles during the turbulent 1960s. Many remember news reports...

End of an era for Dehne Bus Services

Nearly half a century of service to their community came to an end Tuesday, when past and current employees of Dehne Bus Services gathered...

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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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