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Fire destroys large shed near Columbia

The Columbia, Millstadt and Waterloo fire departments battled a large pole barn blaze at 148 Hill Castle Drive near Columbia early Tuesday morning. The...

Tackling vaccine myths

As America continues work on its largest vaccination effort ever, a number of concerns, misconceptions and myths persist about the COVID-19 vaccine.  It is reasonable...

Longtime school custodian retires

For Faye Mudd, serving in the Waterloo School District has been a lifelong passion.  “I’ve worked for the school ever since I was little bitty,”...

Local gambling totals drop

It took a pandemic, but the amount of money played at video gambling terminals in Monroe County dropped for the first time in four...

startUP class creates unique event

It is taking place later than planned after being pushed back due to the COVID pandemic, but the annual fundraiser for the Monroe County...

More stolen vehicles in Columbia

Columbia police are investigating the theft of two vehicles and several reports of other vehicles entered early Monday morning. Surveillance footage indicates the incidents took...

Furnace fire east of Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded about 12:20 p.m. Monday to a fire inside a furnace at 6822 Quail Ridge Lane east of Waterloo. Initial...

COVID deaths rise to 85

Monroe County reported five more COVID-related deaths in recent days, putting the death toll at 85. On Tuesday, Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner...

Missing teen and baby found safe

A 15-year-old and her 9-month-old baby were found safe in Washington, Mo., after the New Haven Police Department in Missouri issued an Endangered Person...

Two-car crash on I-255

Emergency personnel responded shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday to a two-car crash on I-255 westbound near the Fish Lake Overpass east of the J.B....

Church completes pioneering project

St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia recently finished installing solar panels on its buildings, making it the first house of worship in Monroe...

County mulls 911 system change

In the wake of last week’s temporary failure of the 911 call system, Monroe County Public Safety Director Kevin Scheibe sought approval from commissioners...
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