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County talks economic development

The Monroe County Board discussed a broad range of subjects during its regular Monday session at the Monroe County Courthouse. The board took up a...

Durbin: farmers treated unfairly

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) released a statement earlier this month accusing the...

Class project makes life easier for CMS student

A Columbia High School construction class made the TV news over the weekend for its efforts in building a specialized bed for a young...

Gibault seniors ‘serve as Jesus served’ in Ecuador

Several Gibault Catholic High School students took their senior service project to new heights – 8,000 feet above sea level in the Ecuadorian Andes...

Ceremonial county board meeting turns back time

History sure has a way of repeating itself. The new county of Monroe established its first county seat of government in the then-economic engine of...

Columbia veteran honored with trip to D.C.

Fred Harres’ spirits soared to new heights when he traveled to Washington, D.C., last Tuesday via the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight for veterans. The...

Brinkmans learning as they go with large hog operation

By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Every day, Bruce Brinkman spends about two hours walking around his farm outside of old Valmeyer checking on and feeding...

Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man

Spider-Man prepares to fire his web shooters in front of the Waterloo water tower.  Many residents...

Woman gets 7 years for serious injury crash

The Waterloo woman convicted of aggravated DUI following a crash last July in Columbia that seriously injured a New Athens girl was sentenced Thursday...

VFW project honors Keim

Mark Keim For years, Mark Keim and Stan Darter would go every Friday to the Waterloo VFW where...

Columbia Legion honors WWII veterans

Pictured, from left, are World War II veterans Charles Lepp, Robert Brown, Norman Wessel, Roy Trexler and Norman Schmidt during a...

Hamilton is new Waterloo postmaster

Pictured is new Waterloo postmaster Adam Hamilton with his wife Jessica and daughter Kinsley.  Almost a year...

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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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