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Fatal train vs. tractor crash in Fults  The Republic-Times

Several emergency agencies responded shortly after 8 p.m. Friday to a fatal crash involving a train and a farm tractor with multiple train cars derailed in the area ...



Pep Zone – Waterloo High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

WATERLOO, Il. — This week the Scott Credit Union Pep Zone headed across the river into Illinois to Waterloo High School. The Bulldog spirit was roaring on ...



WHS Band Parents Flea Market  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo High School Band Parents host their 10th annual flea market May 4-5 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The event runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 ...



Man charged in Waterloo shooting death  The Republic-Times

Dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles, Kyle Roider ambled into a Monroe County courtroom Monday morning with two words to say about a crime that ...



Waterloo teen focused on change  Record-Courier

ATWATER — If money could talk, a student's donation to his school would speak pretty loudly. Noah Hughes, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Waterloo Middle ...



Monroe County startUP hosting hoops tourney  The Republic-Times

Monroe County startUP students are in full-court press mode, as they are organizing a 3v3 basketball tournament for later this month. “I'm really excited for the ...



Waterloo mourns after 17-year-old student unexpectedly dies  Belleville News-Democrat

A 17-year-old honors student from Waterloo died unexpectedly Tuesday at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Max Paul was a senior at Waterloo High School.



WHS Legacy Society to induct newest class  The Republic-Times

Five former Waterloo High School students dedicated to making the world around them a better place have been chosen as the exceedingly worthy fifth class of ...



Waterloo OKs grants to new businesses  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo City Council last week approved Downtown Beautification Grants for three new businesses planning to open on Main Street. Through this grant ...



Mater Dei rides long ball to extra-inning win over Waterloo  STLtoday.com

WATERLOO • Backed against the proverbial wall and down to his final strike, Mater Dei first baseman Grant Muntan knew what he was going to see.



State champions Schwartz, Stepney lead locals into IHSA sectional competition  Belleville News-Democrat

Waterloo, Illinois High School senior Jenna Schwartz and Belleville West senior LaQwasia Stepney are among the top athletes who will compete in IHSA Girls ...



WATERLOO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME: Class of 2018 to be inducted Oct. 6  Finger Lakes Times

WATERLOO — The Waterloo Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1993, making it one of the oldest institutions of its kind in area sports.



State urges Waterloo to cut 6 staff positions, 3 buses  Record-Courier

The state is recommending that Waterloo eliminate staff and reduce busing as part of a performance audit. To save $429300 annually, the Ohio Auditor of State's ...



Police Blotter | 3/27/2019  The Republic-Times

Editor's note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that ...



Public Archaeology | Monroe County History Museum  The Republic-Times

April 13, 2019,1:30 P.M. – “Public Archaeology: One Volunteer's Perspective” by Sedona Kolmer, a senior at Waterloo High School. Sedona will be sharing ...



Waterloo High School Girls Soccer | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Waterloo High School girls soccer team coached by Chad Holden. The Bulldogs (8-1-3) have won five straight ...



Waterloo addresses e-cigs, recycling  The Republic-Times

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 council. This step ...



Contentious times for Columbia School Board  The Republic-Times

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



Boil order lifted  The Republic-Times

A boil order issued for all Fountain Water District customers south of Route 156 in Monroe County was lifted Thursday afternoon. The order came after a major ...



Former New Athens school counselor found dead in her Florida home; Illinois man arrested  Belleville News-Democrat

Police say retired guidance counselor school employee who lived in Waterloo, Illinois and worked in New Athens, Illinois was found dead in her Naples, Florida ...



Waterloo falls to Carbondale after three-day delay  STLtoday.com

WATERLOO • All Dan Rose could do was watch as Carbondale's Jakeba Burleigh sprinted around the left side of his team's defensive line and took off.



Waterloo Schools look at next step after failed levy  Record-Courier

Waterloo school officials will examine alternatives, after the district's 8.75-mill levy was turned down by voters Tuesday by a 2-to-1 margin. Victoria Brock ...



Community mourns death of high school student athlete  fox2now.com

WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) – Bad news travels fast in small towns. The town of Waterloo has a little more than 10000 residents; most of them have either read about ...



Columbia Chamber hosts candidate forum  The Republic-Times

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum Tuesday night for those seeking election to the Columbia City Council and Columbia School ...



Police Blotter | 9/26/2018  The Republic-Times

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Police Blotter | 2/27/2019  The Republic-Times

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Death investigation in Columbia  The Republic-Times

The death of a 34-year-old man found unresponsive late Wednesday morning inside his Columbia residence is under investigation. The Monroe County ...



Apartment fire in Columbia  The Republic-Times

The Columbia Fire Department was joined by multiple neighboring departments in battling an apartment complex fire at 205 Agnew Street off Bottom Avenue ...



Waterloo football heads in new direction  The-review

At first glance, the Waterloo Vikings' 4-6 overall record in 2017 may not have raised many eyebrows across Portage County. Beneath the surface, though, were ...



Waterloo man dies in crash on I-255 near Dupo  The Republic-Times

Emergency personnel responded about 9:30 a.m. Thursday to a vehicle crash on I-255 near the Dupo exit that resulted in the death of a young Waterloo man.



Summer reading with a purpose in Waterloo  The Republic-Times

During their time at Waterloo Junior High School, reading teachers Andy Mayer and Melissa Meyers, and special education teacher Sarah Renner have ...



Police Blotter | 3/20/2019  The Republic-Times

Police Blotter (Editor's note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is ...



Police Blotter | 10/24/2018  The Republic-Times

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Costello, Friess running for state representative  The Republic-Times

Illinois State Representative, 116th District Incumbent Jerry Costello II of Smithton, a Democrat, is being challenged on Nov. 6 by David Friess of Red Bud, ...



Tuesday evening injury crash in Columbia  The Republic-Times

A Waterloo man was arrested for felony DUI following an early Tuesday evening injury crash in Columbia. Emergency personnel responded at 5:30 p.m. to a ...



New Waterloo athletic director hits the ground running  The Republic-Times

Mitch North has been a Bulldog most of his life, just not of the orange-and-black variety. Even so, the Sparta native said he hopes to build off the strong ...



Waterloo Baseball | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Waterloo High School baseball team coached by Mark Vogel. The Bulldogs are 19-10 on the season following ...



Woman arrested in Top Shooters burglary  The Republic-Times

A woman from Effingham has been charged with the late January burglary of Top Shooters Sports Bar in Columbia. Micheala D. Verdeyen, 53, of Effingham, was ...



Police Blotter | 10/31/2018  The Republic-Times

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Candidates speak to farmers  The Republic-Times

The Monroe County Farm Bureau and Country Financial held an ice cream social and “meet the candidates” event last Wednesday at the fairgrounds. Hundreds ...



Witness harassment postpones jury trial  The Republic-Times

The jury trial involving a Columbia man charged with sexual abuse was postponed and additional charges were filed following an incident that occurred shortly ...



Large fire near Red Bud  The Republic-Times

Six departments battled a large fire at the former recycling center just north of Red Bud city limits near the Monroe County line off Route 159 on Wednesday ...



Softball | Balanced lineup leads to big sectional final victory for Waterloo  Record-Courier

ATWATER — Amber Cieplinski blasted a drive just shy of the fence, scorched a ball over the wall and had two hard grounders en route to a four-hit performance.



Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 20  Western Illinois University News

MACOMB, IL – The 37th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 on ...



Teen airlifted after fall from vehicle  The Republic-Times

A teenager was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of head injuries sustained when he fell off the hood of a moving vehicle on Remington Road at ...



Police Blotter | 11/7/2018  The Republic-Times

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Don't Stop Believin'  The Republic-Times

A freak accident on a hunting trip last year forever changed the lives of a local family, and the community is rallying to help however it can. On Sept. 2, 2017 ...



Republicans continue hold on Monroe County government  The Republic-Times

Republicans maintained their strong presence in Monroe County on Tuesday night, as Jonathan McLean won the race against Democrat Jason Jones Sr. for ...



IDOT to change Columbia's Route 3 traffic lights  The Republic-Times

The Illinois Department of Transportation said Friday it has completed its Signal Coordination and Timing Study along the Route 3 corridor in Columbia and is ...



Waterloo High School Student Dies in Crash  FOX2now.com

WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) - One student is dead and four others injured after a terrible crash late Monday night in a rural area just outside Waterloo, Illinois.



WHS grad on front lines of cancer research  The Republic-Times

A Waterloo High School graduate is putting her extensive education in biology to good use, joining the ongoing fight against cancer. Jordan Bartlebaugh, the ...



Police Blotter | 10/10/2018  The Republic-Times

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22 Iowa athletes nominated for 2019 McDonald's All American Games  kwwl.com

Des Moines (KWWL) — More than 800 students across the country were honored this week, when the 2019 McDonald's All American Games nomination list ...



CHS, WHS girls bowling squads advance to sectional  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo and Columbia high school girls varsity bowling squads each placed high enough at their respective regionals on Saturday to advance to the ...



Neff selected in MLB draft  The Republic-Times

Gibault Catholic High School graduate Zach Neff was selected in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Neff ...



Police Blotter | 7/18/2018  The Republic-Times

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Waterloo and Columbia Cheer | Teams of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo High School varsity and junior varsity, Waterloo Junior High School and Columbia High School varsity cheerleaders are this week's ...



Vogel reaches coaching milestone  The Republic-Times

With a 7-2 victory last Wednesday at home over Mississippi Valley Conference foe Civic Memorial, longtime Waterloo head baseball coach Mark Vogel moved ...



Columbia man charged with sex assault, battery  The Republic-Times

A Columbia man was charged last week with felony sex and domestic battery crimes involving a female victim. Austin D. Zimmerman, 27, of Columbia, faces ...



2018 Monroe County Fair Schedule of Events  The Republic-Times

By Republic-Times on June 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Pin It. For a printable schedule, click here. Pin It. Republic-Times. The Republic-Times has been Monroe ...



Waterloo's baseball coach wins his 500th game  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports news: Waterloo High School Bulldogs baseball coach earns 500th IHSA career coaching win game played in Waterloo, Il. in Southern Illinois near ...



Police Blotter | 1/2/2019  The Republic-Times

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WHS Athletic Hall of Fame class chosen  The Republic-Times

The 2016 Waterloo High School Athletic Hall of Fame class was announced last week. A ceremony honoring the newest class of inductees will take place at ...



Sighs of relief after Columbia plane crash  The Republic-Times

A picture perfect Saturday afternoon took a terrifying turn when a small aircraft crash landed about 12:30 p.m. off Palmer Road near Southport Drive in Columbia.



Southern Illinois teacher & administrator salary records  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern Illinois teacher administrator education public salary records in Breese IL Waterloo IL Red Bud IL Troy IL Carlyle IL near St Louis MO news.



Ann L. Knewitz | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

CARBONDALE — After leaving the world a better place, Ann Lois Knewitz, 86, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed peacefully on Jan.



Wolf pens autobiography  The Republic-Times

Harry Wolf is known today for the 73 years — and counting — he's been entertaining around the country and across the ocean in the Waterloo German Band.



Memorial Day services set  The Republic-Times

This year's Memorial Day services in and around Monroe County will remember those who died in the *service* of protecting our country. In Waterloo, the program ...



New café brewing educational experience  The Republic-Times

Traditionally, Columbia High School Transition Program students don their smiles and go to work serving administrators, students, staff and faculty at their Flight ...



Sparta native Dane Walter hired as Waterloo boys basketball coach  Belleville News-Democrat

Dane Walter, a 2007 Sparta High School graduate who has been coaching boys basketball at Morrisonville High the last three years, was hired Monday night as ...



Serious injury crash near Red Bud  The Republic-Times

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 10:40 p.m. July 4 to a serious multi-vehicle crash with injuries on Route 3 near J Road about three miles north of ...



Police Blotter | 9/5/2018  The Republic-Times

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Police Blotter | 6/13/2018  The Republic-Times

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Valentine embodies spirit of service  The Republic-Times

When he's not at his shop overseeing a crew of skilled mechanics, Ken Valentine is out in the community, providing leadership to area youth and raising ...



Bulldogs hope to reverse playoff curse  The Republic-Times

Getting to the playoffs is typically not a problem for the Waterloo High School football program. The Bulldogs have reached the playoffs seven of the past 10 ...



High school students cook up success in culinary competition  Belleville News-Democrat

The Platinum Chef Team Challenge is an annual competition that pegs area high school culinary teams against one another during a day of cooking at Red Bud ...



Rohwedder ready to serve Waterloo Chamber  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce welcomed a *fresh* face into its executive director position this week, and she looks forward to the excitement of the new ...



What to expect in 2018  The Republic-Times

Much excitement is in store for 2018, not the least of which are the 2018 elections, the myriad of businesses slated to open in Monroe County and the ...



Obituary | Michael Paul “Mike” Kiefer  The Republic-Times

Michael Paul “Mike” Kiefer, 52, of Troy, died March 17, 2019, at his residence. He was born Dec. 30, 1966, in Belleville, son of the late John Kiefer Jr. and Ruth ...



Plew crowned Queen; Halleran is Little Miss  The Republic-Times

As if a request were put in for the perfect weather to usher in the Monroe County Fair, Mother Nature delivered with cool temperatures and fair breezes for the ...



Police Blotter | 4/25/2018  The Republic-Times

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Waterloo, Columbia among safest cities in Illinois  The Republic-Times

Monroe County continues to rate among the safest places to live in all of Illinois, as evidenced by a new list announced Monday giving high marks to both ...



Wind farm issue blows back into county  The Republic-Times

The phrase “free as the wind” has long symbolized something comforting without cost. The wind has cooled humanity, and smelled good too. Wind-powered ...



Columbia parents concerned about dual credit  The Republic-Times

A few Columbia High School parents expressed disappointment with the suspension of a dual credit course during Thursday's school board meeting. The public ...



WHS Varsity Cheer | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Waterloo High School varsity cheerleading squad. The Bulldogs advanced to this weekend's IHSA state ...



Smith taken in junior hockey league draft  The Republic-Times

Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs goalie Trevor Smith, a junior at Waterloo High School, was drafted last Wednesday evening in the eighth round of the North ...



Wicked Smoke brings Memphis BBQ to Waterloo  The Republic-Times

Waterloo's newest restaurant was inspired by two former residents who desired to share their love of Memphis-style barbecue back home. Lance Kingston and ...



Are you ready for election day?  The Republic-Times

As the Nov. 6 election draws closer with each passing day, Monroe County Clerk Dennis Knobloch provided information on early voting and registration ...



Gaming revenue rolling in  The Republic-Times

Five years on from the passage of the Illinois Video Gaming Act, Illinois municipalities and county boards that passed ordinances approving gaming are seeing ...



Waterloo man dies of gunshot wound  The Republic-Times

A 19-year-old Waterloo man died from an apparent gunshot wound Thursday night near his home. Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill identified the deceased as ...



Smooth sailing for bass fishing brothers  The Republic-Times

The Wagner brothers have accomplished a lot. They both graduated from Waterloo High School and were accepted into the College of Engineering at Southern ...



Broskes continue cause of serving animals  The Republic-Times

When her boys were both little, Angie Broske of Waterloo recalls bringing them in to volunteer at Helping Strays. “I wanted to get (them) thinking about doing ...



Missouri homicide suspect arrested in Waterloo  The Republic-Times

Two people wanted in connection with a homicide over the weekend in Franklin County, Mo., were taken into custody early Monday morning in Waterloo.



Historic church, school renovated and ready  The Republic-Times

Nearly a decade ago, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia member Alberta Spradling attended a church meeting that would impact her life for years. She and ...



Experience to guide WHS girls soccer  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo High School girls soccer team returns a solid core of players from a team that went 12-5-4 last season and won a regional championship. “We feel ...



Police Blotter | 12/13/2017  The Republic-Times

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Columbia High School Cheer | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia High School cheerleading squad, which won its seventh Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association title ...



Waterloo man seriously injured in Mascoutah bus crash  The Republic-Times

A 47-year-old Waterloo man is asking for privacy as he begins a long road to recovery following an April 25 crash between a Mascoutah School District bus and ...



CUSD special ed under fire  The Republic-Times

After facing challenges with Columbia School District's special education programs, several parents decided to address their concerns during Monday night's ...



Democrats have candidate for county clerk  The Republic-Times

Jason Jones of Waterloo, a Democrat, will run against Republican candidate Jonathan McLean in November for the Monroe County clerk seat being vacated by ...



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