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Friday, December 4, 2020

Vehicle flees from traffic stop in Dupo

Charges are pending after a vehicle sped away from a traffic stop in Dupo on Monday night. Police said that about 9 p.m., an officer...

Shots fired report in Dupo results in seizure of drugs, firearm

Dupo police responded about 5 p.m. Sunday to a report of possible shots fired and a man loading a firearm in the area of...

Boat breaks down on Kaskaskia River

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department and other agencies assisted conservation police shortly after 1:05 p.m. Sunday in attempting to locate and retrieve an occupied...

Saturday injury crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 12:45 p.m. Saturday to a three-vehicle crash on Route 3 southbound at Veterans Parkway near McDonalds in Columbia. Police said...

Bus route change for local riders

To streamline services and meet the changing needs of its customer base, the St. Clair County Transit District announced bus route changes, including one...

Monroe County sends message as state modifies reopening plans

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday “asking for relief from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois...

Waterloo graduation kerfuffle

The Waterloo School Board spent the majority of its meeting Monday night hearing public comments on graduation plans. Graduation was supposed to be May 17,...

VHS seniors saluted with parade

Twenty-six years after the Valmeyer High School Class of 1994 held its graduation ceremony in front of a vacant, flood-ravaged high school, the Class...

CHS graduation goes virtual

At left, Emma Groetecke gives her valedictorian speech. At right, valedictorian Caleb Bahr picks up his diploma during the Columbia High School virtual commencement. While...

Martin out of state’s attorney race

Former Monroe County Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan Martin has withdrawn as a Republican candidate for the state’s attorney position up for election in November. “Due...

Columbia nurse answers the call

A Columbia woman recently returned from a trip to New York City. This was not a pleasure trip for Kylie Underwood. She spent about a...

Westfall retires from CPD

Officer Shawn Westfall of the Columbia Police Department retired Tuesday after 31 years of service, with 25 of those spent in Columbia.  A ceremony was...