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Columbia comprehensive plan delay

A shortage of city staff has delayed the planned completion date for Columbia’s ongoing comprehensive plan process.  With the retirement of Sue Spargo as Columbia...

Road project, zoning topics for county

Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger talked about future projects for Route 3 between Waterloo and Columbia during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Monroe County...

Monroe County Board hears updates

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners dealt with a relatively light agenda  Monday morning.  With June 1 being the halfway mark of Monroe County’s fiscal...

Waterloo mayor on the mend

Last Monday, the Waterloo City Council conducted its first regular meeting since Mayor Tom Smith was hospitalized following a stroke.  Alderman Clyde Heller, the most...

Bill introduced after fire department shake-up 

The appointment of Jerame Simmons Sr., who was convicted of arson and later pardoned by Gov. JB Pritzker, to acting chief of the Prairie...

Columbia preps for roundabout

As an appropriate beginning to Public Works Week, Columbia City Engineer Chris Smith gave an update on the upcoming Quarry Road Roundabout/Resurfacing Project -...

Pergola request denied in Waterloo

A downtown Waterloo restaurant’s request earlier this month to build a detached pergola as part of renovation efforts failed to advance past the committee...

Columbia’s dead end dilemma 

As the City of Columbia continues to attract new people to the area, residents in at least one of the older parts of the...

ROE superintendent seeks new assistant

Regional Superintendent of Schools Kelton Davis addressed the Monroe County Board on Monday morning with a request to add another assistant superintendent position at...

Waterloo addresses e-cigs, recycling

Possession of an e-cigarette by a minor is now a fineable offense in Waterloo, per an ordinance amendment approved last week by the city...

IEPA turns on Columbia leaf issue

When the City of Columbia purchased a Titan Pro Plus Vacuum in September, the stated goal was to improve the city’s leaf and limb...

Waterloo clarifies biz definitions 

The Waterloo City Council approved amendments to definitions for two types of business in addition to giving the green light on projects and other...
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