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Friday, July 23, 2021

Schools make COVID plans

Last week, the Illinois State Board of Education announced a highly anticipated statement regarding mask usage in schools. Many found the original statement confusing, but...

Pre-K returns in Valmeyer

COVID-19 caused schools across the country to change operations in order to keep children safe.  After a year with its Pre-K offering suspended, the Valmeyer...

Columbia schools returning to normal

From new district leadership to revised COVID-19 guidelines, the Columbia School Board is navigating returning to normalcy while the current fiscal wraps up. The board...

Waterloo School Board OKs new hires

The Waterloo School Board met Monday night for its regularly scheduled meeting with what Superintendent Brian Charron adequately dubbed a “heavy agenda” in tow.  The...

startUP biz plans still buzzing

The school year has wrapped up for this year’s class of Monroe County startUP students just like it has for pupils in traditional classes,...

CHS grad taking over as music director

A Columbia High School graduate is returning to his alma mater to take over for a mentor.  Kristian Avise-Rouse, a 2016 CHS graduate, is succeeding...

Longtime school nurse retires

Virtually all areas of education have changed over the last few decades, but perhaps none have seen as noteworthy a progression as school health...

Longtime teacher thankful for great career

Kim Buettner had a bit of a circuitous route to her career in the Waterloo School District.  She started working in the district in 1985...

‘Swiss Army Knife’ of ICS retires

The Swiss Army Knife of Immaculate Conception School in Columbia will soon not be lending her myriad skills to the school.  Sue Lewis is retiring after...

Columbia City Council honors Kish

The City of Columbia honored recently retired Immaculate Conception School Principal Mike Kish Monday night.  In recognition of “the significant impact Mike Kish has had...

Zahnow principal retires

One of the longest-serving members of the Waterloo School District has had her final day of school.  Zahnow Elementary School Principal Mary Gardner is retiring...

Columbia hires assistant superintendent

The Columbia School Board hired Alyssa Smith as the school district’s new assistant superintendent during its May 19 meeting.  Smith, who has most recently served...
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