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New trail caters to pedestrian safety along Route 3

The Illinois Department of Transportation is paving the way to safety for bicyclists and pedestrians with a 10-foot-wide shared use trail along Route 3...

Tuesday morning fire heavily damages Columbia home

Fortunately, Columbia resident Allan Middendorf had fallen asleep on his couch Monday night rather than making it to bed. "He said he worked pretty crazy...

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....

Seeing the country, one park at a time

There are 59 national parks in the United States, each one as unique as the next. Some are famous for their trees, others for...

‘Every day a birthday’ for 100-year-old

Next week, a longtime Waterloo resident will celebrate her 100th birthday. Lena Woodcock, who turns 100 on July 24, has seen a lot in that...

Outpouring of support results in new service dog

The loyal support from the community has paid off in the matter of a disabled local woman in need of a new service dog. Valmeyer...

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...

Special Christmas for one local veteran

The second of four veterans to benefit from funds raised during a special concert organized this past summer was awarded a surprise Christmas gift...

Columbia Cycling Club gives back to county

The Columbia Cycling Club, a group of dedicated cyclists, recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Monroe County Humane Society. The cyclists are mainly...

Preliminary deer hunting totals released

Illinois deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 76,547 deer during the seven-day traditional firearm deer hunting season that closed Dec. 7. That figure compares...

Hoagland tries out for America’s Got Talent

At 8 years old, most youngsters are in second or third grade, going about their studies and participating in extracurricular activities or sports. But for...

Found english bulldog – Waterloo

Found dog alert: Do you know this handsome guy? This not-neutered male English Bulldog was found near Covered Bridge Dr. in Waterloo. He is wearing a...

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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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