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Friday, November 27, 2020

Schools plan for fall return

With every region of the state currently in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan, one of the most pressing questions on the minds...

Online auction to replace fair’s market

Before last year’s Monroe County Fair, Jacey Baum of Fults was preparing to show cattle like she had done every year since she was...

Millstadt veteran honored for service

James Eckert, a Korean War veteran, was supposed to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in April, but the coronavirus forced the...

Boat rescue on Mississippi River

Local fire departments were dispatched to the area of Outlet Road west of Maeystown shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report from the...

Charges filed in police chase

Dustin SchlemmerMaudarie Forbes The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Columbia and Dupo police attempted to stop a vehicle on the south end of Columbia late...

Death investigation in Columbia

Columbia police and EMS personnel responded shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday to the report of a deceased 29-year-old male found by a relative inside...

Two-vehicle crash south of Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 1:45 p.m. Monday to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of EE Road at Gilmore Lake Road south of Columbia....

Field fire south of Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded shortly after 4:35 p.m. Friday to a large field fire reported in the area of Route 3 and Crook...

More COVID cases in Monroe County; new death reported

Monroe County saw more people contract the coronavirus in recent days, bringing the overall county total to 126 cases since the pandemic began.  Forty-four of...

Prison sentence in fatal Columbia crash

A Missouri man was sentenced to prison this week in connection with a September 2018 crash in Columbia that claimed the life of a...

Region enters Phase 4

Every region in Illinois is scheduled to move to the fourth phase of the state’s reopening plan Friday, which, barring changes, will bring the...

Pole barn near Hecker destroyed by fire

The Hecker, Red Bud and New Athens fire departments responded shortly before 6:50 p.m. Wednesday to a fully engulfed large pole barn fire at...