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COVID cases rise in Monroe County

The coronavirus continued its recent spread in Monroe County, with 32 new cases reported over the past week.  There are 66 cases active in the...

Waterloo bus driver teaches students

A local bus driver for the Waterloo school district has used her sphere of influence to teach a valuable lesson to some students on...

Columbia School District unveils new logo

After months of anticipation and weeks of buildup on social media, the Columbia School District released its new logo last week.  “The design is strong,”...

Coronavirus cases continue across the region

Monroe County’s coronavirus case total has risen by 20 since June 23, and it saw potentially its 13th death from the virus last week.  With...

Schools plan for fall return

With every region of the state currently in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan, one of the most pressing questions on the minds...

Region enters Phase 4

Every region in Illinois is scheduled to move to the fourth phase of the state’s reopening plan Friday, which, barring changes, will bring the...

Teacher sues after Facebook fiasco

A Columbia Middle School teacher filed suit in Monroe County court earlier this month after a false Facebook post that attributed racist comments to...

Culler: teaching in Columbia was ‘dream come true’

A Columbia teacher who has affected almost three decades of youngsters is now retired, as Jeanie Culler called it quits at the end of...

Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

Retiring teacher livened up classroom

The self-described “oldest teacher in the building” is now retired from Waterloo High School, as math teacher Stephen Livengood stepped down after 22 years...

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...

Mueller elected state FFA president

The Illinois FFA held its annual convention over the weekend, with the proceedings taking place online due to COVID-19.  At this first virtual convention, Valmeyer...
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