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New Staff Welcomed To Columbia School

By Monroe County Independent | August 20, 2019

The Columbia School District welcomed new teachers and staff to the district with a meet and greet prior to the Aug. 15 board of education meeting. The new teachers are, left to right, first row, Regan Rippelmeyer, Courtney Elbrecht, Derrick Rozycke, Samantha Kendall, Lindsay Rapini, Kaitllyn Kelley, Katie Jeck, Sarah Dahl, Alison Buettner and Jody …

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Waterloo’s Sydney Nonn Attends Space Camp In Alabama

By Monroe County Independent | August 20, 2019

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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Jonah Matthews Honored At This Year’s Monroe County Fair

By Monroe County Independent | August 6, 2019

The Monroe County community continues to show their support to a family who lost a son in a farming accident earlier this year. The family of the late Johan Matthews was on hand at the Monroe County Fair on Thursday, July 25 for the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale. They were presented a check for …

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Monroe County Farm Bureau To Honor Jonah Matthews’ Legacy

The Monroe County Farm Bureau Young Leaders lost one of our own in a tragic...
Attending the Waterloo Garden Club award presentation for the 2019 Yards Of Distinction are, left to right, first row, Chamber of Commerce Director Roberta Rohwedder, Large Yard winners Shannon and Jeff Stiening, Medium Yard winner Kraig Tomiser, Small Yard winners Jennifer and Dennis Bullock, Mayor Tom Smith and Large Yard runners-up Ann and Bruce Kohnz; and second row, Waterloo Garden Club President Steve Notheisen, Garden Club members Dan and Edna Krueger, Viv Horn, Carol Raeber and Ivan Horn.

Waterloo Garden Club Names 2019 Winners Of The Yards Of Distinction

The Waterloo Garden Club has selected this year’s winners of the Yards Of Distinction program....

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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... More on 4-H Project Delivers Sweet Corn To Local Nursing Homes »

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