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From WHS to CEO

When he was a teenager growing up in Waterloo, David Hoffmann’s first job was stuffing inserts for the Republic-Times newspaper on Saturdays. He soon moved...

Flu causing students to bug out

Local school officials are noticing more student absences attributed to the flu or flu-like symptoms recently, leading to more cautious behaviors among teachers and...

German students experience America

As is tradition, Columbia is currently home to 25 students from Gedern, Germany.  The partnership between Gedern and Columbia, which is in its 26th year,...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid the...

Columbia School Board debates project

The Columbia School Board held a special meeting last Tuesday night, the majority of which it spent discussing a proposed project later this summer.  The...

Schools take part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In the past few weeks, social media feeds like Facebook and Twitter have been full of people dumping buckets of ice water over their...

Family has student in each Waterloo school

One Waterloo family is experiencing the rarest of rare situations this school year. Parents Mark and Lindsay Springer have children attending five different schools within...

Kovarik’s spirit enlivened Gibault

Sev Kovarik spent 13 years at Gibault Catholic High School attending every event possible, coordinating with local newspapers, tracking down donors and enhancing the...

Columbia hears from teachers, parents

Dozens of community members attended Thursday’s Columbia School Board meeting, a dozen of whom addressed the board.  Most of those 12 expressed support and gratitude...

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...

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...

Waterloo schools to change bus policy

The Waterloo School District is holding public meetings this week for parents concerned about a new bus policy slated for implementation next school year. The...
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