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School board delays decision on assistant superintendent hire

The Waterloo School Board delayed a decision on hiring an Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations during its special meeting held Wednesday night. Last...

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...

Columbia mayoral, clerk candidates face off in debate

Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson and challenger Brad Oberkfell squared off in a debate last Tuesday that was sponsored by Progress for Columbia and endorsed...

School board plans for budget, retirement

Waterloo School Superintendent Jim Helton painted a gloomy picture once again for school district finances during a presentation to the Waterloo School Board on...

Columbia moves closer on Brockland

During a Committee of the Whole meeting of the Columbia City Council Monday night, the proposed new Brockland auto dealership on Old State Route...

Columbia courting Brockland auto dealership

Columbia could soon be home to yet another auto dealership, if the price is right. Bob Brockland Buick-GMC has been in discussions with the City...

Group hopes to save old Millstadt water tower

While the fate of Millstadt's old "tin man" style water tower remains in limbo, a grassroots citizens group has formed in hopes of saving...

Sequestration may hurt schools, services

That nasty term "sequestration" reared its ugly head March 1, as the deadline for Congress to prevent across-the-board cuts to federal spending passed without...

Monroe County levees discussed with Corps

County officials and local levee district commissioners met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood safety personnel in Fairview Heights last Wednesday. The meeting was...

Disease fatal to bats detected in Monroe County

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday the presence of White-Nose Syndrome, a disease fatal to several bat species, in four Illinois counties...

Explore Waterloo biking, walking trail plan presented

A regional planning group last Tuesday presented to city officials its 20-year, eight-phase plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian transportation in Waterloo. The "Explore Waterloo" project for alternative transportation was developed...

West named to Southern Illinois Gun Task Force

Monroe County will be represented on U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart's new Southern Illinois Gun Task Force, which was formed in the wake of President...
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