From The Ed-itor’s Desk…

How to prepare for driving Rt. 3 through Waterloo…

September 16, 2016

Decepticons Attack Valmeyer

July 19, 2016
Today's power outage is believed to have been caused by an attack by the evil Transformer Decepticons. Megatron is rumored to have been spotted filling up today at Mike's Convenience. At least the morning coffee guys swore that some strange outsider walked in earlier today.  Coming to the rescue was Optimus Prime, who was disguised... Read More

Monroe County’s Favorite Game Show…..

July 7, 2016

Justice Turns A Blind Eye To Local Ordinances

July 7, 2016
The Monroe County Democrats have sidestepped local zoning laws pertaining to political signage allowed to be posted less than 30 days before an election. Local officials have taken the pragmatic decision to just let it go.  Monroe County Political Sign Code….ORDINANCE 99-19Whereas, the Monroe County Regional Planning Commission and the Monroe County Zoning Board of... Read More

The Republicans have brought out the big guns to enforce the local political sign ordinance…..

July 6, 2016
Monroe County Political Sign Code….ORDINANCE 99-19Whereas, the Monroe County Regional Planning Commission and the Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals have recommended the following changes in the Monroe County Zoning Code; so. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County; Illinois that the Monroe County Zoning Code be changed... Read More

Have the Republicans altered the Constitution, or are they simply following a local sign ordinance on the books….

July 6, 2016

A little humor regarding the local Political Sign Ordinance making the headlines….

July 6, 2016

Pranksters Strike Waterloo

May 22, 2016
Residents driving or walking past the intersection of Market and Hamacher streets in Waterloo over the weekend reported seeing a strange object near the crossing guard shack. At first glance, the object appeared to be a body wrapped and tied inside a black plastic trash bag.  Several Waterloo-area residents reported the bizarre sighting to the Independent's... Read More

Hamster Sized Thunderstorm Clouds…

April 26, 2016
As Dave Murray predicted, there were hamster sized thunderstorm clouds rolling through the Metro East.....

The Editor should have picked a different career path…

April 22, 2016
Maybe I should have been a school administrator, so I could retire with a comfortable pension of more than $100,000 per year....  Here is a link to a Forbes study of school districts and the amount the state's pension system is paying out to retired administrators (Waterloo and Columbia are listed. Valmeyer is not since... Read More