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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Saturday crash on Bluff Road

The Waterloo Fire Department assisted the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Monroe County EMS in responding to a two-vehicle crash with road blockage at...

Strong start to voting in Monroe County

Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean reported Saturday that there have been 837 early voters and 183 mail-in ballots turned in for the Nov. 3...

Thursday crash in Columbia

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded about 1:15 p.m. Thursday to a two-vehicle crash at 110 Columbia Center. A 79-year-old female reported a minor...

State offers guidance for safe Halloween during COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday issued guidance to help residents celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines include following the "Three...

COVID experiences shared

While many questions still surround the novel coronavirus, we know that it affects people differently.  Two Monroe County residents who had relatively mild cases of...

Monroe County’s Pumpkin Man

Nathan Johanning is a man of many talents, and one is a passion to grow pumpkins.  He satisfies that “inner need” on the family farm...

Corn harvest is above average

A generally above average corn harvest is underway across Monroe County and surrounding areas this fall. People driving through the area are seeing fields dried...

A farm for everyone

What began as a vision six years ago has come into focus with sights on the future at the Baebler Educational Farm. The 103-acre property...

Teachers talk remote learning

As the Waterloo and Columbia school districts return to having some students physically present, the Republic-Times spoke with four teachers about how remote learning...

Columbia School Board OKs budget

The Columbia School Board unanimously approved its budget for the 2020-21 school year at its regular September meeting Thursday night.  The budget shows the district...

Clearwave does right by local homeowner

When Clearwave Communications was working in a Waterloo woman’s front yard in late July, something went wrong.  As the company was laying new fiber optic...

First walk to fight suicide set

Monroe County is set to host its first ever Out of the Darkness Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention this Saturday,...
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