Compelled to teach

After a 30-year career with the school district, Kara Lavoie stepped away from Gardner Elementary in Waterloo recently, leaving a legacy of passion for her students and positivity amongst coworkers.…

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Gas line struck in Columbia

Columbia Fire Department, Columbia EMS and Columbia police responded shortly before 7:50 a.m. Wednesday to a natural gas line that was struck during construction at the rear of the former…

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Father Carl saying goodbye

Pastors Carl Scherrer and Nick Fleming will both soon be stepping away from Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, signaling a changing of the guard for the Catholic parish. Scherrer leaving…

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Columbia preps for roundabout

As an appropriate beginning to Public Works Week, Columbia City Engineer Chris Smith gave an update on the upcoming Quarry Road Roundabout/Resurfacing Project – Phase II during Monday’s meeting of…

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To play or not to play?

Schools make winter storm decisions Last week’s snow and freezing rain led some Monroe County students to have essentially a five-day weekend, while others were learning from the comfort of…

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