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Pursuit ends in crash near Columbia

Columbia EMS, police and fire personnel were called around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to westbound I-255 near the Fish Lake overpass just east of...

Police reform bill a topic at county board

The Monroe County Board met the morning of March 1 at the courthouse in Waterloo, with the state’s recent passage of a criminal justice...

Lawmakers talk vaccine with Columbia Chamber

State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and state Rep. David Friess (R-Red Bud) spoke at a virtual Columbia Chamber of Commerce meeting last Friday, mainly...

WHS Speech Team set records

The Waterloo High School Speech Team set records collectively and individually last weekend at the Illinois High School Association state tournament last weekend.  Coached by...

New YMCA leader settling in

It has been far from a normal few months, but Kris Fulford has still been able to acclimate to her new job as Monroe...

Centenarian ‘grateful for every day’

Ruth Stumpf celebrated her 100th birthday recently with a party at Magnolia Terrace in Waterloo. She is now the oldest resident at the assisted living...

Columbia mayor resigns after federal indictment

Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson resigned Monday after being indicted in federal court last week in connection with his insurance dealings with the city.  “It is...

Vaccine volunteers selflessly serve

Even with the limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine that Monroe County is receiving, vaccine clinics that take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds are...

Kish retiring after half century

Mike Kish announced last week he is retiring after roughly 50 years of working at Immaculate Conception School in Columbia.  “I have absolutely no real...

Heine finds balance

Columbia Police Department Deputy Chief Karla Heine knew she was going to be a police officer as early as sixth grade.  “I was always interested...

Man in custody after fleeing I-255 traffic stop

A man was apprehended in Dupo late Monday morning after the vehicle he was driving fled from a traffic stop attempt on I-255 northbound...

Unlocked vehicles entered in Columbia

Police are investigating after three vehicles were unlawfully entered in the 1300 block of North Glenwood Drive in Columbia early Sunday morning. All of...
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