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Valmeyer School District seeks rule change

For the second consecutive municipal election, voters in Valmeyer have the opportunity to vote on a referendum.  This time, the Valmeyer School District is seeking...

CHS grad is KSHE radio personality

Lauren Colvin can’t say for certain what led to her life-altering decision. But one day in college, as the Columbia High School graduate strolled through...

Waterloo addresses e-cigs, recycling

Possession of an e-cigarette by a minor is now a fineable offense in Waterloo, per an ordinance amendment approved last week by the city...

Castelli heading to Smithton

The Columbia School Board approved the resignation of assistant superintendent Courtney Castelli at Thursday’s meeting.  Castelli, whose resignation is effective June 30, has accepted a...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

COVID continues to run rampant

Monroe County recorded its second-highest ever daily number of cases Monday as the pandemic continues to run rampant in the area. The county has...

Kish retiring after half century

Mike Kish announced last week he is retiring after roughly 50 years of working at Immaculate Conception School in Columbia.  “I have absolutely no real...

Rave reviews for 5Kave

The first-ever 5Kave run in the Valmeyer caves at Rock City earned rave reviews and thousands of dollars for the Monroe County startUP program.  “It...

Longtime school custodian retires

For Faye Mudd, serving in the Waterloo School District has been a lifelong passion.  “I’ve worked for the school ever since I was little bitty,”...

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May. The changes include...

Waterloo School Board OKs in-person; turf work

The Waterloo School Board approved a plan at its meeting Monday night to bring the most students physically back to school since the pandemic began...

End of snow days in Columbia?

The Columbia School District may no longer have snow days after this year, depending on what Superintendent Chris Grode recommends after examining the issue...
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