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Learning To Keep My Balance Is A Chore

by Stella Linnemann As seniors, we tend to lose our balance easier. It’s more difficult to look up and not get dizzy. We also trip more frequently. That one fall can result in all kinds of injuries. One lesson I have learned is not to wear flip flops. Flip flops are dangerous and so are……

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Sidewalk Beautification Underway At Peterstown House

The walkway in front of Waterloos historic Peterstown House is getting a facelift. The cobblestone bricks will be replaced with a safer, easier to maintain stamped concrete (to look like bricks). The bricks that have been removed are being repurposed to be used at the site’s shed. The Peterstown House Society is working with the……

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Modoc Ferry Reopens

The Mississippi River ferry from Modoc to Ste. Genevieve is once again operating daily. Transports were delayed this year before of the high river levels. The Mississippi River is now at 20.66 feet. It runs Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is……

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Rich Woodcock Named County Fair Person Of The Year

Rural Waterloo farmer Richard Woodcock was named the 2019 Illinois County Fair Person of the Year. He was honored by Governor J.B. Pritzker during an Aug. 9 ceremony at this State Fair in Springfield. For more than 40 years, Rich has served Monroe County Fair Board. A fixture in the sheep barn, he has also……

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Learning About The Amish Way Of Life In Lancaster County

photo – Great-Grandkids Luke, Hunter and Macie Engbring enjoy a ride this summer in an Amish wagon in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Country. By Lucy Engbring It should be easy for our grandchildren to have something to write about their summer vacations when they return to school this fall. It’s been a very busy summer. All the……

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Kids Get In A Few More Celebrations Before School Begins

photo – Those attending the Krebel family reunion at the Maeystown Sportsman Club are, left to right, first row, Delores Krebel Patterson, Ardelle Krebel Restoff, Mary Krebel, and Kay and Jim Vogt; and second row, Laura Domijan, JoAnn and Steve Krebel, Barb Ruby, Denny Krebel, Jim and Brenda Krebel, Terry and Roselyn Mathews, Ron and……

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4-H Project Delivers Sweet Corn To Local Nursing Homes

Thanks to the generosity of a farm family and the hard work by a local youth group, Waterloo senior citizens are enjoying freshly-picked corn on the cob. The Hartman family of Glendell Farms donated the acreage to grow sweet corn for a 4-H project. The local 4-H picks the corn and delivers it to local……

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Waterloo’s Sydney Nonn Attends Space Camp In Alabama

This summer Sydney Nonn of Waterloo attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving. This program is specifically designed for trainees who have……

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Friends From WHS Class Of ’45 Attend Muni Concert

Lifelong friends Jeanette Rehling Gregson, Arline Luhr Mehrtens and Melba Reitz Ryan attend the Aug. 6 Waterloo Municipal Band Concert. The ladies are classmates from the Waterloo High School Class of 1945. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase…

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