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Monday, March 8, 2021

Wednesday brush fire in rural Columbia

Columbia Fire Department responded to a brush fire in the 6000 block of Triple Lakes Road around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Waterloo and Prairie du...

Clifftop buys another nature preserve

Clifftop announced its purchase of the Storment-Hauss Nature Preserve located on Reed Road, just one-half mile east of their Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve...

Republicans win big in Monroe County

Republicans’ dominance of Monroe County government will continue, as both GOP candidates won their elections here Tuesday.  Republican George Green of Maeystown beat Democrat Duane...

Monroe County nixes Bluff Road bike lane

Monroe County Engineer Aaron Metzger reported at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board that the county will not apply for a grant to...

Columbia balks at chickens

The Columbia City Council cried fowl at Monday’s meeting concerning the keeping of domestic chickens within city limits. At the Sept. 21 meeting, Columbia Director...

Columbia schools continue hybrid approach

The Columbia School Board decided at a special meeting last Wednesday to continue using its hybrid model of attendance for at least the near...

Coalition discusses alcohol use

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities listened to a guest speaker talk about how drug and alcohol use have been impacted by the...

Local bean harvest wrapping up

Soybeans are the final of three main field crops grown across Monroe County every year.  What are termed first crop beans have been harvested in...

Cat rescue in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday to 440 Monroe Street for a report of a cat stuck in a tree.  Pictured,...

Steady rise in COVID cases locally

Monroe County has had 1,110 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic begin, with 185 of them active at last count.  There have been 218 new...

Saturday night injury crash on I-255

Emergency personnel responded just before 6 p.m. Saturday to a single-vehicle crash on I-255 eastbound near the Columbia exit. A white Jeep SUV went off...

Motorcycle crash between Columbia and Waterloo

Emergency personnel responded about 6 p.m. Friday for a crash involving a motorcycle and deer on Route 3 northbound near Hope Christian Church between...
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