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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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Garage Sales

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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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