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Big Delivery Finally Arrives At Ed-itor’s Doorstep

Down to three-fourths of a roll, the Ed-itor is glad to report a 24-roll box of toilet paper (Charmin Mega Rolls) were delivered. To his relief, he did not have to resort to using 2001 editions of The Independent to take care of his bathroom business. The Amazon order was placed March 10 before the……

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Downtown Waterloo Restaurants Can Use Their Fleet Of Vespas

Sunday afternoon humor… The governor’s mandated closure of restaurants and bars through at least March 30 has got local proprietors scrambling. How can they get their lunches and dinners to hungry folks demanding their menu items. Since they already have access to numerous scooters, the downtown Waterloo crew at Gallagher’s and Uncle John’s might consider……

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Smokey And The Bandit – 2020

Can Bandit Darvil and Cletus “Snowman” Snow drive to the Charmin factory in Texarkana, pick up 400 cases of toilet paper and make it back to Monroe County in 28 hours?? Local Schnucks managers Big and Little Enos know their shelves are bare and need the cases of the hard to obtain two-ply to sell……

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World’s Sports Focus To Be On Maeystown This Sunday

With all major professional and collegiate sports are on hiatus during the corona virus pandemic, one major tournament will still take place this weekend – and it will take place right here in Monroe County. The 43rd annual World Championship of Kloepper will be held this Sunday, March 15, at the Maeystown Sportsman’s Club. League……

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Man Spotted Riding Horse In Downtown Waterloo

All this week, folks in downtown Waterloo are reporting seeing a man riding a horse. One interesting sight was the horse tied to a utility pole while the (yet unknown) rider stopped in the County Courthouse. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a…

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Vatican Tests The Bounds Of Lenten Laws

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has been known to break from church traditions. His Holiness is challenging many established church And this Lent he is taking his biggest step yet. As lunch time rolled around at Vatican City on the first Friday of Lent – this 28th day of the 2020th year……

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Fults Phil Sees MANY Shadows

Expect Six More Weeks Of Schlick Ice With the bright sunlight warming the early February air over Monroe County, shadows abound from Columbia to Ames. And as fate would have it – it be Ground Hog Day! That means Monroe County’s favorite weather prognosticator, Fults Phil, wakes from hibernation, crawls out of his den and surveys……

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Monroe Countians Brace For Winter Storm Stumpf

This is Sunday Afternoon Humor – this is just a joke. Serious news stories with actual weather information will be provided as needed.) Near panic is breaking loose as local yokels, outschlanders and little whipperschnappers are all in winter storm mode. This storm has been designated as Winter Storm Stumpf as local weather watchers track……

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Trolley Coming To Monroe County

With the booming success of the Loop Trolley in the Delmar Loop, a streetcar line will soon make its way through the bustling boulevards of Monroe County. Valmeyer’s red caboose is being retrofitted into a circa-1950s passenger trolley. Tracks are being laid connecting the communities of Valmeyer, Waterloo, Hecker and Columbia. Future expansion is anticipated…….

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Clean Slate At CUSD

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