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First National Bank Of Waterloo Announces Board Of Director Updates

First National Bank of Waterloo is announcing several recent changes to its board of directors. Gary Hemmer has been elected Chairman of the Board and CEO with Alice Jost as the vice chairman. Ricks Parks will serve as president. Rounding out the board are Tyler Dinkelaker, Lee Eggemeyer, Dennis Lutz, David Mehrmann, Daniel Nester, George……

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Monroe County Restaurants Coping With State Virus Compliance

By Joe Leicht Monroe County residents – like others across the bi-state area – are missing the ambiance of their favorite eateries and trying to get used to eating out of cardboard boxes and cartons, as the state is now well into its third week of mandated restaurant closure. Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an order……

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News From The Monroe County Electric Co-Op

Because of the COVID-19 situation, the Monroe County Electric Co-Op has closed its doors to foot traffic for the time being. The company is complying with President Trump’s extension of the isolation protocol through the end of April. Their employees will be available to serve you by telephone at 939-7171 or 1-800-757-7433. The company asks……

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Red Bud Chamber Meets At Opera House

The Red Bud Chamber of Commerce held their March meeting on the seventh at Opera House Bistro. Highlights include: Chamber President Twyla Schulte thanked Mary Koenitz of Creative Concepts for providing the table centerpieces. Chamber Director Brad Mayberry mentioned 64 new members joined the organization in 2019. Directors wrapping up their three-year terms are Matt……

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Waterloo Chamber Provides Helpful Info. For Local Businesses

While the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is providing information to those navigating things times. The following is information that may assist local businesses. Financial Assistance Small Business Loans: Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state’s eligibility for disaster assistance loans for……

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Sandra M. Bereitschaft Foundation Purchases Van For Senior Center

As a direct result of the generous grant from the Sandra M. Bereitschaft Foundation, Millstadt Township Senior Services was able to replace their 2003 van with a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Foundation purchased the used van from Mertz Motors in Millstadt. The minivan will be used to deliver Meals On Wheels and help take……

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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……

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After A Fulfilling Career, Cindy Heusohn Retires From First National

After 37 years of employment, Cindy Heusohn has retired from First National Bank of Waterloo. She started her FNB career in 1983 as a teller at the main facility in downtown Waterloo. She helped open the North Banking Center (N. Market) in 1986 and returned to the main facility a few years later as a……

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Downtown Columbia Renovations Enter New Phase

With the warm spring days fast approaching, work on Columbia’s downtown beautification project has resumed. This month Baxmeyer Construction crews have dug up sections of Main Street in order to upgrade the town’s pipes and infrastructure. Drivers should expect daytime road closures along Main Street at various times while the work proceeds. Detour signs will……

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Oak Hill Working To Reduce Risk Of Corona Virus

Monroe County’s nursing home, Oak Hill, is taking all necessary precautions to lower the risk of the corona virus spreading to its Waterloo facility. “Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern,” said Oak Hill Director Kim Keckritz. She added that at this time, there are no any……

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