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Friday, November 27, 2020

‘Dogs, Hawks renew rivalry for good cause

By JEREMY KOVARIK and SPENCER MICHELSON For the Republic-Times Throughout the early 2000s, the Gibault and Waterloo soccer teams were the fiercest of rivals. The two...

School enrollment down

The calendar says it is Aug.  25, but the weather feels like it's Sept. 25. Either way, school has started, and with it, enrollment...

Sales tax question going to voters

The Waterloo School Board on Monday night voted unanimously in favor of placing a resolution seeking a one percent sales tax on March 15...

Hartman honored for dedication to 4-H

The familiar 4-H symbol represents the organization’s four foundations: Head, Heart, Hands and Health. In Monroe County, it seems fitting to add a fifth...

Gibault grad displayed strength through adversity

When 19-year-old Zac Epplin passed away last Wednesday following a nearly two-year battle with a rare form of bone cancer, we all lost something. Zac...

Waterloo named Outstanding Ag Program

The Waterloo High School agriculture department was recently named the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers Outstanding High School Agriculture Program. Tim McDermott and Carrie...

Waterloo School Board discusses repairs, tax

Monday night’s Waterloo School Board meeting saw the acceptance of repair work costs and an update on the potential sales tax public vote, among...

School officials discuss pension reform penalties

Local school districts have been forced to pay penalties imposed as part of a 2005 pension reform law intended to limit raises for retiring...

After rocky start, Brendan enjoying the ride

By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Eager to come into this world, Brendan Bueschel arrived three months premature and only weighed one pound, four ounces. Brendan’s early...

Waterloo School Board weighing sales tax vote

The Waterloo School Board held its monthly meeting Monday night, discussing the possibility of putting a county-wide sales tax up to a public vote...

Robbie’s walk an inspiration at CHS

By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Sunday afternoon, 155 graduates walked across the stage in Columbia High School’s gymnasium to receive their diploma and officially move...

Parkview’s ‘Dr. B’ is ending on a high note

East or west of the Mississippi, Dr. Mike Beczkala’s reputation precedes him. Beczkala – principal of Parkview Elementary in Columbia and the unassuming maestro of...