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Monday, March 1, 2021

State’s attorney declines to prosecute Washy’s citation

Monroe County State's Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed a "motion for nolle prosequi" Thursday, declining to prosecute a citation issued by Illinois State Police to...

Gas line struck in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded about 1:15 p.m. Thursday to a report of a gas line struck in the 400 block of Stiening Street....

Fire call in Millstadt

The Millstadt and Columbia fire departments responded about 10:45 a.m. Thursday to a reported structure fire in the 3300 block of Terrace View Court...

Multiple brush fires despite Red Flag Warning

Despite a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service that prohibits outdoor burning due to high winds and dry conditions, area fire...

Red Flag Warning issued Wednesday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Monroe County and surrounding areas in effect from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday. This is...

Columbia man charged with stalking, perjury

A Columbia man was charged this week in Monroe County Circuit Court with multiple felonies stemming from actions involving a female victim. Oliver Romero,...

Trick-or-treating is a go this Halloween

Halloween may look a little different this year for some as they look to take safety precautions amid the pandemic, but area municipalities are...

Locals help bring movie to big screen

Jon FaheyTom GreenLes Stroud A new movie called “Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot” was released on all major streaming services last week, and several Monroe County...

Pandemic pause for civic clubs

As businesses and individuals have coped with financial hardship from the coronavirus pandemic, the same is true for community organizations.  “Basically, we’re at a standstill,”...

MASC performing drive-in play

Entertainment options have been severely limited by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but a Monroe County favorite is returning in a new form the next...

Income tax amendment questions

Election Day is 20 days away, and early voting is off to a strong start, but a few common questions remain about Illinois’s proposed...

Columbia man writes first book

Columbia native and active U.S. Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Charles Moore found himself in the middle of the Arabian Sea aboard the USS...
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