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Downtown Waterloo Kids

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The Persimmons Were Right!

Local folks were not surprised a lick that we received one of the biggest snowfalls in recent memory. Monroe County Ol’ Timers predicted the heavy snow already this past fall – when their persimmon seeds were spoon shaped. According to the Farmer’s Almanac – Spoon = Heavy snow that will need shoveling. (Fork = Mild……

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Self-Return Lane

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Friends In Florida

Longtime friends getting together in Florida are Chet Barker, Ernie Johnson, Roger Esker, Louise Esker and Nancy McCormick. – photo by Barbara Barker 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.

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Dawn Wahlig Named State Bank’s Employee Of The Year

The State Bank of Waterloo recognized employee anniversaries during a Christmas gathering on Dec. 8. The bank also marked 125 years in business on Jan. 4, 2019. Dawn Wahlig was named the 2018 Employee of the Year and honored for her 15 years of employment. She is an administrative assistant. Angie Schneider and Rebecca Rice……

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Leo Francis Pigulski

Amy (nee Lenhardt) and Frank Pigulski of Bowie, Md., announce the birth of their first child, a son. Leo Francis Pigulski was born Nov. 30, 2018, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Gina Lenhardt of Waterloo. Maternal……

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Keller – Gill Exchange Wedding Vows

Alexis Keller and Justin Gill were married Oct. 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio. Pastor Emil Gretarsson officiated the ceremony. Family and friends gathered for a reception at the Embassy Suites, Canton, Ohio. The matron of honor for Alexis was Lynae Coon. Bridesmaids were friends, Kristin Grimm, Sara Studeny, Abby Salvino, Chantiera……

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Colton Joseph Cherry

Thomas and Ashley Cherry of Arnold, Mo., announce the birth of their first child, a son. Colton Joseph Cherry was born Nov. 2, 2018, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Greg and LouAnn Oberto of Waterloo and Kathy……

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