Menu

Monroe County Independent

Illinois’ School Closed Through End Of Month

Governor Working With Legislators To Reduce Economic Burden From Pandemic On Friday, the Illinois governor announced several measures in an attempt to minimize the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19) as well as to ease the economic burden on citizens dealing with the pandemic. Governor J.B. Priztker along with the State Board of Education have……

More on Illinois’ School Closed Through End Of Month

Columbia Police Officer Passes Following Battle With Cancer

Columbia Police Officer Jared Reddick died today, March 8, following a battle with cancer. He had served the past 10 years with the Columbia Police Department. “Jared was an outstanding officer within our community and a valued colleague to all first responders,” said Police Chief Jerry Paul. “We ask that the public keep Jared and……

More on Columbia Police Officer Passes Following Battle With Cancer

JV’s Celebrates 35 Years

The stately brick building at 117 N. Main has been serving drinks in downtown Waterloo since the 1800s. For the past 35 years, Jeff and Denise Vogt have been the proprietors of JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill. Jeff “J.V.” took over the reins from John Pottoff (John’s) in 1985; folks have been meeting up for……

More on JV’s Celebrates 35 Years

Monroe County March Madness

To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a subscription here.

More on Monroe County March Madness

Pirates Tops At Scholar Bowl – Three-Peat!!!

For the third year in a row, the scholar bow team at Valmeyer Junior High School has won first place at the Cahokia Conference Tournament. The Pirates defeated the Eagles of Columbia Middle School in the title game held March 7 at VJHS’ home turf – the Valmeyer High School gym. Caleb Seboldt starred for……

More on Pirates Tops At Scholar Bowl – Three-Peat!!!

Keeping Active Is Key To Longevity For Centenarian Klein

Don’t bother asking Marcella Klein the secret to reaching 100 years old. It turns out, for her it runs in the family. Klein’s father also made it to 100, eventually living to 102 years old. But if you do ask Klein her secret, you might get a bit of an odd response. Marcella says the secret……

More on Keeping Active Is Key To Longevity For Centenarian Klein

Looking Forward To Warm Spring Days

Hi folks. I am pretty sure most of us are weary and bored of these long winter months. We tend to close our blinds and curtains early in the evening and put on our comfortable pajamas and watch TV. A lot of retired seniors move south, understandably so. We also tend to put on weight……

More on Looking Forward To Warm Spring Days

Muertz Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Valmeyer Grade School student Kaylee Muertz won the 2020 Regional Superintendent Art Festival’s t-shirt design contest. “Kaylee’s design was truly “magical” and such a great asset to our Art Festival,” said Kelton Davis, the Monroe – Randolph County Regional Superintendent of Schools. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If…

More on Muertz Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Entertaining Kindergarteners Is No Job For Kids

by Bethany Prange A good friend and I were recently commiserating about the long-lost days of sleeping in on the weekends. My friend, a 40-something mom to an almost three-year-old, went on to bemoan the fact that on a recent Saturday, she awoke to a puzzle being shoved in her face by her all-too-chipper daughter…….

More on Entertaining Kindergarteners Is No Job For Kids

MCEC Board Petitions Are Available For Pick-Up

If you have ever wanted to be on the Monroe County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) board, you now have your chance. Petition of Nomination can be picked up between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MCEC headquarters south of Waterloo (6132 State Route 3). Completed petitions are due back April 19 by 4 p.m. The……

More on MCEC Board Petitions Are Available For Pick-Up

You Might Be Interested In
email peephole 100583618_1460586917476545_6942456459481317376_o (1)

Heck With Corona…

Watch out for flying objects when dining out along Waterloo's Main Street. Bikers and skateboarders will be out showing off...
photo by Curt Simshauser

Sun Sets On 2020 Monroe County Fair…

Monroe County's most popular and cherished tradition has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus. Monroe County Fair Board President...
email illinoisMissouri

Waterloo Driver’s License Facility To Re-Open June 2

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Illinois Secretary of State offices throughout Illinois will reopen in...