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Locals travel to D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Monroe County, Columbia in particular, was well-represented Monday in Washington, D.C., as Barack Obama took the oath for his second term of office during...

County board talks EMS services

The Monroe County Board met Tuesday morning at the courthouse in Waterloo. Monroe County Ambulance Director Carla Heise briefed the board on plans to replace...

Clean-up under way following fuel spill in Hecker

An environmental contracting firm is working under the observation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to finalize clean-up of between 2,500 and 3,500 gallons of diesel...

River traffic still flowing, for now

Area rain and snow over the past weekend have brought a temporary reprieve for barge shippers on the middle Mississippi River. Combined with recently completed...

County board talks roads, bonds

The Monroe County Board opened the new year with its first meeting Monday morning. County engineer Aaron Metzger reported on several highway issues, including word...

New Illinois laws take effect in 2013

Jan. 1 not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also began the enforcement of more than 150 new laws in Illinois....

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...

Columbia approves tax levy increase

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved its tax levy for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2013, in the amount of $1.94...

County holds final meeting of year

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners conducted its final meeting of the year Monday morning at the courthouse in Waterloo. County highway engineer Aaron Metzger...

Dupo teachers, school board at impasse on contract

An impasse has been declared as part of negotiations between Dupo teachers and the district Board of Education on a new teachers contract. The...

Municipal election filing period begins Monday

Since September, those seeking re-election or mulling a possible candidacy for elected city, park district and school board seats have been picking up petitions...

County board OKs budget

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Friday to pass the fiscal year 2013 budget. The approved budget calls for approximately $6.6...

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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...

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Pictured is the aftermath of Monday's crash in downtown Waterloo that destroyed the iconic old telephone booth outside of the courthouse....
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