The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of domestic violence in progress at the Midwest Petroleum gas station on Route 3 near Red Bud shortly before 5:40 p.m. Monday afternoon. Before deputies arrived, the suspect had fled at a high rate of speed north on Route 3 through Columbia and eventually traveled west […]
Marilyn M. Luchtefeld (nee Rickert), 81, of Waterloo, died May 21, 2022, in Waterloo. She was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Belleville. She enjoyed water coloring painting, cooking for her family, and sewing. She is survived by her husband Lawrence Luchtefeld; children Scot (Stacy) Luchtefeld and Rebecca (Albert) Hassard; grandchildren Brittany (Ryan)...
Police are investigating after a van was stolen Saturday morning in downtown Columbia and found a short time later with its catalytic converter cut out. Columbia police responded to Three Tails Parlor & Pantry at 225 N. Main Street at about 10:30 a.m., after a white cargo van with Missouri plates had just been stolen […]
Police are investigating following an early Saturday morning break-in at Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, 500 Admiral Weinel Boulevard. Police said that shortly after 2:50 a.m., five subjects broke a window to enter the dealership and steal vehicle keys from the office before exiting the business. No vehicles were reported stolen from the...
The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo High School baseball standout Evan Davis. The junior infielder/pitcher leads the Bulldogs in hitting this spring at .500 with a .578 on base percentage, 26 RBIs, 21 runs, 14 doubles, five triples and seven stolen bases to go along with a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA and three […]
The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Waterloo High School girls track squad. The Bulldogs qualified nine athletes for the IHSA Class 2A State Track Meet taking place this weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Marah Johnston won the 100 meter hurdles and Molly Grohmann won the high jump at last week’s Salem […]
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning to the 5700 block of Goeddeltown Road in rural Waterloo after a person was struck by a vehicle. Initial reports from the MCSD state a party bus was unloading at a location on Goeddeltown Road. Once all passengers exited the vehicle, one person who […]
Business goes on at Ott’s Tavern in Millstadt despite damage caused when a car crashed through the front of the 150-year-old building early Friday morning. “It’s not a new drive-through window,” Ott’s posted on its Facebook page following the incident, which took place during the early morning hours after the establishment had closed.
A Monroe County jury returned a verdict in favor of awarding total damages of $2.23 million to Dan and Terri Krebel as the result of injuries Dan sustained during a September 2017 house explosion on Lemen Road near Burksville. The defendant in the case was Diewald Utility Services of Red Bud. The initial filing in […]
The Hecker, Red Bud and Waterloo fire departments responded about 8:45 p.m. Thursday to a barn fire due to a lightning strike at 6658 Goeddeltown Road just west of Hecker. Flames were seen shooting from the structure, and an explosion took out one of the walls. Initial reports are there were no implements inside the […]
The Columbia Fire Department responded along with other agencies to a large tree that fell on a portion of Route 3 at Mark Drive in Columbia about 12:20 p.m. Thursday. Police also responded to assist with traffic control and crews worked to remove the large tree from the roadway. The road was reopened to traffic […]
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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, and high winds caused damaged in several locations in and around Monroe County shortly thereafter. Damage reports began coming in around 5:30 p.m. The hardest-hit area was Hecker, where Monroe County Emergency Management Agency personnel said there was possible evidence of a...
Emergency personnel responded shortly after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 at North Main Street in Columbia. Only minor injuries were reported, and none of those involved required medical transport. The Columbia police, fire department and EMS agencies responded to the crash.
Emergency personnel responded shortly before 8:40 p.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash in the 500 block of South Market Street near Casa Romero in Waterloo. There did not appear to be serious injuries as a result of the crash. The vehicles involved were light-colored sedan and a dark-colored truck. Waterloo police, fire department and EMS […]
The best time to welcome a furry family member is usually not while caring for a 16-month-old child with another on the way, but that’s exactly what Kathy Hopkins, wife of Columbia Police Department Sgt. Zack Hopkins, agreed to in late 2013. Just after Thanksgiving that year, the Hopkins house became the off-duty home for […]
A sexual assault case from 2010 in Monroe County was finally closed earlier this month. Adam C. Piat, 35, formerly of Waterloo, was sentenced in Monroe County Circuit Court on May 4 to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, to be served at 85 percent and with credit for 4,089 days served for […]
The Waterloo City Council gave the go-ahead on a couple of requests and project plans during its regular meeting on Monday night. Alderman Jim Trantham was the only council member absent from the proceedings. The council approved 4 percent managerial raises for collector/budget officer Shawn Kennedy, public works director Tim Birk, community...
Even though the pandemic put a glitch in their plans, Waterloo High School students finally got their chance to compete in a Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Competition, six of which secured their team’s spot at the national level. As WHS auto shop teacher Tony Biffar explained, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow was started by a group […]
From a potential community pool to the long-awaited splash pad, Waterloo Park District Board’s May meeting held a consistent theme: water. Pool discussions With Waterloo Citizens for a Pool president Amy Grandcolas in attendance, park district board member Gina Pfund, a pool proponent, continued to ask the park board to work with WCP – this...
A tribulation that struck three Waterloo Junior High School families has led to a special garden at the school in honor of sixth grade cancer warrior Elsa Wiemerslage. The unique garden, located behind the school between two extension buildings, is called a pollinator garden and will soon showcase over 70 native plants in bloom. “The […]
Emergency personnel responded about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 near Alan Street. Traffic was backed up temporarily in the southbound lanes of Route 3 in Waterloo as personnel tended to the crash. Initial reports are that no serious injuries were sustained in the incident. Responding agencies included the Waterloo Police...
Monroe County baseball bragging rights go to Columbia this year, as the Eagles edged Waterloo and blasted Gibault to win the county tournament in Valmeyer on Saturday. Columbia (21-7-1) picked up a 3-1 victory over Waterloo in its opening game, then won 12-0 over Gibault (14-17) for first place. Waterloo (15-15) scored first against the […]
Norma May (nee Frisch), 94, of Waterloo, died May 17, 2022, at her home in Waterloo. She was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Kirkwood, Mo. Norma was married to the love of her life, Roy, on Oct. 7, 1947 – 74.5 years ago. They worked side by side as he established and developed his business. […]
The Waterloo Fire Department responded about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a mobile enclosed lawnmower trailer on fire in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue. The blaze was quickly extinguished by firefighters.