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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

It’s Lenten fish fry season

Pictured right, Mike Glessner (front) and Bob Kelley handle fish prep duties during Friday's lunch service at the Waterloo VFW Post 6504 hall. The...

Another Bobcat Sighting in Monroe County

Within the last two weeks, there have been two confirmed bobcat sightings in Monroe County. What appears to be a dead bobcat was found along...

River cleanup March 15 in New Athens

Volunteers are needed for the first of two annual river cleanup days on the Kaskaskia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with...

Construction under way on new church

Construction management firm IMPACT Strategies announced Friday it has been awarded a contract to build a new 31,000-square-foot church for First Baptist Church in...

Library’s Lego Club builds fun for all ages

Morrison-Talbott Library in Waterloo has been reigning in dozens of kids each month with its most popular reoccurring event to date: Lego Club. Tammi Eschmann,...

BackStoppers trivia night draws quite a crowd

This past weekend, BackStoppers of Monroe County hosted its 10th annual trivia night fundraiser in Hecker, which seems to be more successful every year. Though...

New book details history of local rock shelter

Monroe County landowner Melvin Allscheid has published a booklet about a land formation he discovered nine miles south of Waterloo, now named the Allscheid...

Catholic parishes preparing for future

Over the past few years, the Diocese of Belleville has begun a process known as the Pastoral Plan for Parish Renewal and Restructuring for...

Songs4Soldiers helps third veteran

Songs4Soldiers is the organization that just keeps on giving. Thanks to money raised during a September 2013 concert in Columbia, the organization was able to...

Local church shares its mission in Uganda

It’s not every day Waterloo residents get to experience life in a third world country. But for eight members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in...

Gibault freshman singing her way to big things

At only 15 years old, Gibault Catholic High School student Morgan Ladyman barely made the age cut to try out for the popular TV...

Forum exposes harsh reality of local drug problem

Rocketing case numbers and harsh truths from both local and state figureheads were the topics of Thursday night’s community forum addressing the issues of...
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