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Gov. Doesn’t Budge – Grand American Moves Across The River In 2020

Despite the best efforts of a bipartisan group of Southern Illinois politicians, the ATA Grand American Trap Shooting Championship will not take place this year at the Sparta World Shooting Complex in Sparta. Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered the event not take place during the covid-19 pandemic. Both State Rep. Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville) and State Senator……

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Monroe County’s Farmer’s Market

For those looking for locally grown, freshly picked vegetables and fruits, the Monroe County Farmer’s Market is open two days per week. Saturday – Waterloo Family Video – 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Thursday – Columbia Schnucks – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. This past Thursday, Lehr Produce of Columbia had available strawberries, cucumbers, green……

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Protests March Forward Seeking Racial Equality At Local And National Level

Racial equality marches continue in Columbia and Waterloo as they do throughout the United States. Two more protests took place this week in both towns. Sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd death in Minneapolis, it seems the protestors will continue to demonstrate their First Amendment rights until they what they see as……

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Pedestrian Injured In Rt. Accident West Of Red Bud

A man standing in a driveway in front of rural Red Bud home along Rt. 3 was struck by a vehicle involved in a June 17 collision on the highway. The man, Red Bud resident James Cowell, 73, received non-life-threatening injuries. According to the report, at 8 p.m., Cowell, 73, was standing next to his……

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Lots Of Fender Benders – No Serious Injuries

There were a few fender benders this past week in Monroe County. There were some folks who were injured and transported to the hospital, although none of the injuries were listed as serious. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can…

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No Fair!

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Juneteenth Party In Columbia

Several area teens celebrated Juneteenth by soaking in the sun at a pool party at a Columbia residence. They made sure to keep the gathering to only 10 people to follow state covid guidelines. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you…

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Outdoor Video Gambling

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Pro-Test

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Waterloo Dairy Queen Employee Tests Positive For Covid-19

Health Department Believes Risk Is Very Minimal For Recent Customers An employee of the Waterloo Dairy Queen has tested positive the week of June 18. Co-workers who were in close contact with this person are being quarantined. The restaurant is closed at this time until it has been thoroughly cleaned. It will re-open once the……

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