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Fults Phil Does Not See His Shadow… Precocious critter predicts early spring

The morning of February 2 was cloud covered over the den of Fults Phil. Monroe County’s weather prognosticator scampered out just after 7 a.m. With the sun blocked the critter did not see his shadow, so he rumbled about his front yard for a while; there was no shadow to be found. “I declare we’ll……

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WHS Inducts Sports Hall Of Fame For The Class Of 2019

The Waterloo High School athletic department honored the 2019 inductees into the Sports Hall Of Fame. The honorees are John Louer (’62 basketball, track, cross country), David Niebruegge (deceased, ’64, basketball, track, baseball), Denny Davis (’73, baseball, basketball, track, cross country), Dave Maag (’76, track), Michelle Davis (’88, softball, volleyball and cheerleading), Coach Kevin Dooley……

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Max Geiler Wins Gardner Spelling Bee

Fifth grader Max Geiler won first place in the Gardner Elementary Spelling Bee. His winning word was ‘Privilege’. Students competing in the spelling bee are, left to right, first row, Tommy Brennan (fourth), Samantha Juelfs (second), Max Geiler (first), Megan Huebner (third) and Claire Arnold (fifth); and second row, Mallory Thompson, Alivia Cochran, Jesse Jonesmith,……

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Monroe County Border Wall

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Two Hospitalized After Ambulance Overturns On Icy Rt. 3

A quickly dropping thermometer mixed with freezing rain Feb. 10, resulted in extremely treacherous driving conditions that Sunday morning. By 5:30 a.m., all of Monroe County, especially the roadways, were covered in a sheet of ice. The 911 dispatcher’s phone was soon ringing off the hook with reports of vehicles losing control. There was only……

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Cod Fish Shortage – National Emergency Declared

Monroe County officials are hoping to avoid a catastrophe – residents being forced to opening tins of sardines during Lent. It appears the ravages of Global Warming is now effecting Monroe County’s most cherished dining experiences. The warming North Atlantic has resulted in an extremely low catch this season for cod. “Our nets have come up……

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Suit Filed Against Sunset Overlook

Neighbors Complaining About Noise Level Disgruntled neighbors say they are getting an earful from a popular wine and dine spot on the north end of Columbia. Several citizens living near Sunset Overlook have filed a lawsuit against the establishment because of continued noise complaints. A delegation of those involved in the lawsuit were present at the……

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Russ Thomas Wins Poker Championship

Waterloo’s Russ Thomas is the 2019 winner of the World Series of Poker. Rounding out the leader board were Mike Dunn, second; and Tim Huels; third. This year’s all-day poker match was once again held at an undisclosed location in Monroe County. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If…

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Valmeyer Shed Burns

A storage shed and its contents were destroyed in a fire Jan. 13 at the home of William Charlton of Valmeyer. Firefighters from Valmeyer, Waterloo and Maeystown worked together to put out the blaze and prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes. The property is located at 402 S. Cedar Bluff in downtown Valmeyer……

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The Wind Turbines Blow

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