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startUP grads building businesses

In addition to Entrepreneur of the Year Jacob O’Connor, four Monroe County startUP graduates are continuing their business ventures now that the class is...

School board talks tennis courts, teachers contract

After years of weighing repair options, cost variations and public input, the Waterloo School Board said Monday night it may have found a solution...

Changes on horizon for Waterloo schools

Looking toward the future was a large theme of Monday’s Waterloo School Board meeting, with talk of technology updates and potential COVID protocol shifts...

WHS speech team advances 3 to state

The Waterloo High School speech team continued one of its best seasons in school history by placing fifth at the IHSA Belleville West Sectional...

Columbia names new assistant supt.

After a discussion during executive session, the Columbia School Board unanimously voted to promote Courtney Castelli to assistant superintendent.  Castelli, currently the Columbia Middle school...

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...

Two new COVID-related deaths in Monroe County

The coronavirus continues to rage throughout Monroe County and many parts of the country.  There have been 2,136 total coronavirus cases in Monroe County since...

CHS class covers music history

A new course at Columbia High School is giving students a perspective on history they normally would not get until college, if ever.  That class...

Schmersahl ‘grateful and blessed’ for career

When she first joined the Columbia School District, Linda Schmersahl was hired as a substitute teacher for a kindergarten teacher who was on sick...

Mini Mozarts instills early passion for music

Three little ones gathered in a circle around teacher Suzanne Haubein recently as she navigated them to the start of their music lesson. “OK,...

S4S helps young student find her voice

With the help of Songs4Soldiers, one Columbia student is continuing to find her voice. Fiona Dolan, a 7-year-old in the Columbia school district, has a...

Waterloo School Board plans for late tax revenue

The Waterloo School Board  discussed what actions it needs to due to the lateness of property tax revenue at its October meeting on Monday. The...
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