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Pottoff And Faus Are Country Club’s Top Golfers This Year

Karen Pottoff and Paul Faus are this year’s top golfers at the Waterloo Country Club. The 2019 WCC champions were among those honored during the club’s annual awards banquet on Nov. 9. Pottoff and Faus are both multi-time winners of the club’s highest golfing honor. Pottoff placed atop the club’s ladies league competition. She’s retained the title……

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Candidates Emerge As County Election Filing Opens

Monroe County voters will choices to make next November and possibly in March, as both Democrats and Republicans have in the past few weeks announced their plans to seek local office. As promised, Monroe County Democrats will offer March primary voters at least one candidate for county commissioner to oppose Republican candidate George Green. He……

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Holiday Hazzard

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Got My Fill At Thanksgiving

by Judy Krebel Thanksgiving is over and I am wondering how I could have eaten so much. Our family got together at Mark and Ann Laurent’s house in rural Prairie du Rocher. We make enough food for two gatherings.  For me, the best part of Thanksgiving is watching the cousins get reacquainted. I am always……

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Handling An Impossible Wish List From Your Little Darlings

by Bethany Prange Like many families these days, my husband and I have to make some adjustments to have a traditional Christmas morning with both our boys. Our older son, now 13, is only with us for a week at Thanksgiving. So when he was young, the Elf on the Shelf left a note saying……

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Naumanns Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

George and Irma Naumann of Columbia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  The former Irma Long married George on Aug. 20, 1949 in the original Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Columbia. The anniversary celebration began with 5 p.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Gary Hogan. A catered party followed with……

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Greer Emelia Mattingly

Ashley Kyle Mattingly of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter.  Greer Emelia Mattingly was born Oct. 22, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Greer was welcomed to the family by a sister, Sawyer.  Maternal grandparents are Steve Stroh and Jennifer Wagner.  Maternal great-grandparents are……

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Lesko – Gyore Are United In Marriage

Alan and Julie Lesko of Columbia announce the wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Lesko, to Jacob Gyore, son of Kevin and Lois Gyore of Waterloo.  Wedding vows were exchanged Sept. 14, 2019 at the SIUC Newman Center in Carbondale. Father Carl Scherrer officiated the double ring ceremony. Family and friends celebrated the occasion at the Great……

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William Michael and Elijah Lee Turner

Clayton and Danielle Turner of Waterloo announce the birth of twin sons. William Michael Turner and Elijah Lee Turner were born Oct. 17, 2019 at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. William weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Elijah weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents……

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Two New Veterinarians Are Key Part Of Riverstone Expansion

With more animals to care for than ever before, Riverstone Animal Hospital is expanding in size and scope, providing patients with the best care possible.  “We’ve been experiencing a lot of growth,” said Dr. Shannon Melliere, veterinarian and owner of Riverstone. “We’ve outgrown our starting space.” Melliere opened Riverstone at 1571 North Illinois Route 3……

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