All Is Well – Girl Found Safe At Campground

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(photo - The Mathes family discusses with Eureka firefighter Jamie Lamprecht and K-9 Cleo how they located the missing Mt. Vernon teen.)The Mt. Vernon teen whom had went missing yesterday at Camp Wartburg has been located. She was discovered this morning by the Joyce and Tim Mathes family, who live in a farmhouse … Read More

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Search Continues For Missing Girl

(11:50 p.m.) The search continues overnight for the missing 13-year old girl. She was last seen at 11 a.m. at Camp Wartburg after being dropped off by a cab. The cab had transported her from her home in Mt. Vernon to the rural Waterloo camp. The cab driver reports after she got out of the cab with her bags, she … Read More

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Waterloo Man Dies In Rt. 156 Motorcycle Accident

Robert Hyatt of Waterloo died from injuries sustained in a two-motorcycle accident on June 22 at 7 p.m. on Rt. 156 near the D Road turn-off. A second biker, Craig Crosson of Waterloo, received a head wound and is recovering at a hospital. Hyatt, 58, and Crosson, 49, were traveling westbound on Rt. 156 from … Read More

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WHS Named State’s Top Ag Program

The Waterloo High School Agriculture Department was has been named the state’s Outstanding High School Agriculture Program. WHS Ag teachers Tim McDermott and Carrie Koester accepted the honor during the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers conference. The award is based on an agriculture … Read More

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Fults Tourney Is No More

As the legendary baseball quote goes.... Say it ain't so, Joe! Area sports fans will longer be spending a summer weekend watching softball, drinking beer and having a good time with friends in downtown Fults' Field Of Dreams. The popular Fults Softball Tournament is no more. After 16 years of thrills and spills, … Read More

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Katelyn (nee Erickson) and Chris Hodges of Waterloo announce the birth of a daughter. Meadow Marie Hodges was born May 22, 2015 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 … Read More

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