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New asst. principal, SRO in Columbia

Pictured is Columbia School Board president Scott Middelkamp with Columbia police officer Anthony Delaney, who will be serving as the...

Contentious times for Columbia School Board

A board member and the district superintendent provided some pre-July 4 fireworks during the most recent meeting of the Columbia Community Unit School District...

Gibault honors its veterans

A new feature at Gibault Catholic High School honors certain alumni similar to other accomplished students. 

Valmeyer FFA student competes in national contest

Pictured is Valmeyer FFA student Cadence Shipes at the recent National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Shipes was one of...

Columbia begins superintendent search

The Columbia School Board hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to assist in a search for its next superintendent, with one...
School News Monroe County

School enrollment mostly steady

School enrollment throughout the area this year varies between districts, but overall it remained relatively steady.  Waterloo

Dupo teacher abruptly resigns

Award-winning chemistry teacher Michael Avara recently resigned from Dupo High School. Avara won a Teacher of the Year award for the 2018-19 school year at...

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...

startUP grads building businesses

Brandon HallPreston OberkfellBryce VogtJeremy Zeidler In addition to Entrepreneur of the Year Jacob O’Connor, four Monroe County startUP graduates...

Columbia OKs school resource officer

The Columbia School Board completed the first actionable step Thursday night toward having a school resource officer. The board approved an intergovernmental agreement between the...

Smith ready to lead WHS band

New Waterloo High School Director of Bands Zach Smith knows he has big shoes to fill.

Monroe County Fair Schedule of Events

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Sports Year in Review

The year 2018 was a banner year for Monroe County athletes, all the way through. It began in January, when Waterloo junior Jenna Schwartz was...

Attempted murder charge in Waterloo stabbing

Trevor C. Hudson A 26-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge following an early Friday morning stabbing in...

DUI injury crash at Walmart

Pictured is the scene of the accident Friday. Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon Friday to the...

Inmate dies at county jail

The Illinois State Police is investigating the death of an inmate in the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning.
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