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Putting it in perspective(s): WHS students make agamographs

When viewing Waterloo High School student artwork at Morrison-Talbott Library, viewers see one image when standing at the front of the hallway. As they...

Waterloo School Board talks ESSER funding

At last week’s Waterloo School Board meeting, the board discussed pandemic-related funding and decided on next school year’s calendar.  John Schmieg, the district’s curriculum coordinator,...

CMS teacher receives recognition

Columbia Middle School’s Kathryn Jeck, a special education teacher, has been named 2022 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year, placing her in the running...

Columbia assistant principal kerfuffle

Despite a wave of support for Columbia Middle School’s assistant principal, the school board voted unanimously during Thursday’s meeting to post the position as...

‘Twos Day’ time capsules buried

Last week held a very special date, affectionately dubbed “Twos Day.” First graders at Immaculate Conception School in Columbia found a unique way to...

State success for WHS speech team

This weekend, the Waterloo High School speech team achieved high marks at the IHSA state competition. A total of 13 students, 11 being the sectional...

School mask issue to go to Supreme Court

After an appellate court declined to rule on a Sangamon County judge's decision that issued a temporary restraining order against school mask mandates, Gov....

Schools revamp services to address pandemic needs

Between “learning loss” and missed opportunities to socialize with peers, the COVID pandemic’s various disruptions to schools has caused administration, teachers, principals and other...

Community called to thank educators

Another pandemic school year means another tough time for educators.  Realizing this, three Waterloo elementary moms found a way to say “thank you.”  Lyndsay Chism, Kristen...

WHS speech team advances to state

This past weekend, the Waterloo High School Speech Team competed at Sectionals. Now, 13 team members will compete at state. The IHSA state meet...

Mixed bag on mask optional schools

As local schools are settling into a new “mask optional” policy, mixed reactions are surfacing.  The change was a result of Sangamon County Circuit Judge...

Ruling sparks school changes

With Sangamon County Circuit Judge Raylene Grischow having issued a temporary restraining order regarding Illinois COVID procedures in schools, districts across the state are...
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