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Columbia teaching couple retires

Columbia couple Becky and Dave Touchette are retiring after 34 years and 32 years in the Columbia school district, respectively. Becky is originally from Missouri...

Valmeyer school tax issue on ballot

Valmeyer voters in the June 28 election will decide whether or not to increase the property tax limiting rate for its school district. The proposition...

Texas shooting prompts school safety discussion

Local school and law enforcement officials have raised safety concerns following a mass shooting on May 24 that resulted in 19 young students and...

Longtime Waterloo teacher retires

By ISABELLA SIMMONDS For the Republic-Times Kathy Reifschneider was fortunate enough to spend all her 35 years as an educator in the Waterloo school district –...

‘Rift’ a topic for Columbia School Board

With recent controversy surrounding the employment of a district administrator still on the minds of many teachers and staff, one Columbia Middle School teacher...

Focus on fall for Waterloo schools

As students prepared to close out the school year, the Waterloo School Board looked to the future during its May meeting.  Much of the conversations...

WHS alumna explores uncharted research 

Chemistry started as Samantha Kruse’s favorite subject at Waterloo High School and has since evolved into the field in which she is pioneering research. Kruse,...

School ordinance violations examined

When his son, a student at Waterloo High School, received a citation and related fine for possessing an e-cigarette as a minor at school,...

Pollinator garden created for cancer warrior

A tribulation that struck three Waterloo Junior High School families has led to a special garden at the school in honor of sixth grade...

WHS Hot Rodders zoom to nationals

Even though the pandemic put a glitch in their plans, Waterloo High School students finally got their chance to compete in a Hot Rodders...

Ackerman, Columbia School Board settle

Months after the Columbia School Board unanimously voted not to extend the current middle school assistant principal’s contract, new information has come to light.  Still,...

All about variety at WHS art show

This week, the Waterloo High School library is doubling as an art gallery for the annual art show. In the process, WHS art students whose...
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