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CHS students hear cold, hard stories of addiction

She was a Mizzou student who struggled with heroin addiction and alcohol abuse. He had spent the better part of his life in prison because...

School board OKs tax levy increase

Members of the Waterloo Board of Education on Monday night addressed a nearly full room of community members regarding a proposed property tax increase...

Standardized testing changes cause score shift

For many years, local public schools have had high performance results on standardized testing by the Illinois State Board of Education’s standards. However, in 2013,...

Waterloo school board reviews tax levy

The Waterloo Board of Education reviewed the Capital Development Board state grant and the upcoming 2013 school tax levy in Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Jim...

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...

Intruder drills prepare schools for the worst

Intruder drills have been a part of keeping local schools safe for many years. But in light of attacks such as the tragedy last...

Columbia FFA opens greenhouse

Just before the start of Friday’s football game, Columbia High School FFA members and contributors cut the ribbon on the brand new greenhouse. Carrie Koester,...

Two local students score perfect on ACT

Two students attending high schools in Monroe County recently earned perfect ACT scores. Sam Schrader, a senior at Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo, and...

Waterloo schools to receive large state reimbursement

After several years of waiting, the Waterloo School District learned last week they will be receiving $20.1 million promised by the state as part...

School enrollments mixed across the area

After the bell has rung and students are seated in their classrooms across the area, district officials have totaled up the enrollment numbers for...

Waterloo school officials bracing for more cuts

Waterloo School Superintendent Jim Helton presented a bleak review of school district finances during Monday’s meeting of the Waterloo School Board. He said the issues...

School district amends bus policy

The Waterloo School Board on Monday night took steps to amend the district's student transportation  policy, offering a more flexible option than the strict...
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