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Explore Columbia trails plan gets council OK

By ANDREA DEGENHART and COREY SAATHOFF For the Republic-Times The Columbia City Council during its March 18 meeting incorporated the "Explore Columbia" bicycle and pedestrian transportation...

Monroe County among healthiest in the state

Monroe County ranks as the third healthiest county in Illinois, according to a recent study. The County Health Rankings are produced by the University of...

Assessments coming soon

In stark contrast to last year, Monroe County residents can expect to see 2018 property assessments in the Feb. 27 issue of the Republic-Times. The...

Rohlfing, Elmore post primary wins

The Republicans decided their local candidates for November in decisive fashion Tuesday night. In the race for Monroe County Sheriff, Neal Rohlfing easily defeated Joe...

County approves new fiscal year budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners launched its new fiscal year in a lengthy session on Monday, approving a budget by a 2-1 vote. The...

Schimpf reviews spring legislative session

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) accomplished five of his eight legislative priorities for the spring legislative session.  The other three items, including a proposal regarding...

Legal video gambling comes to Monroe County

Although hundreds of machines have gone live in Illinois bars, truck stops and fraternal halls since the state began its roll-out of video gambling...

Waterloo schools to change bus policy

The Waterloo School District is holding public meetings this week for parents concerned about a new bus policy slated for implementation next school year. The...

Sheriff: DEA involvement paying off

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing touted the benefits of his department’s involvement in the Drug Enforcement Agency task force during Monday’s meeting of the...

New Waterloo fire station plans unveiled

Details of the new Waterloo Fire Protection District fire station were shared with the public for the first time last Wednesday in a meeting...

Republicans gather for Fall Victory Dinner

The Monroe County Republican Central Committee hosted its annual Fall Victory Dinner at Turner Hall in Columbia on Thursday night, with candidates for various...

Concern locally over cannabis legalization

Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 1438 into law last Tuesday, making recreational marijuana legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1. 

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Successful search for injured woman at Fults nature preserve

Maeystown Fire Department, Monroe County EMS, Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Prairie du Rocher Fire Department personnel responded shortly after 2:30 p.m....

Bootsie’s temporarily closed

Pictured is a closed Bootsie's restaurant in Waterloo on Thursday morning. (Kermit Constantine photo) Bootsie's is apparently...

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...

Woman’s death after arrest under investigation

A 42-year-old woman died following a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Waterloo that resulted in multiple arrests on drug and burglary charges.
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