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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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...

Wednesday night crash into creek south of Waterloo

A 17-year-old Waterloo man was fortunate to avoid injury in a Wednesday night crash near Wartburg. Police said that at about 8:45 p.m., the young...

Man bilks money from Valmeyer church

A man is charged with felony theft from a Valmeyer church. Court information alleges that Daniel M. Hatter, 44, who now resides in Winter...

Bost, Lenzi running for Congress

The race to represent this district in the U.S. House is between incumbent Republican Mike Bost of Murphysboro and Democrat Ray Lenzi of Makanda. Mike...

Election information central

With early voting open from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday at the courthouse and polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday...

Who will represent us in Springfield?

The candidates vying for a seat in the race for 116th District State Representative are David Friess (R-Red Bud) and incumbent Nathan Reitz (D-Steeleville),...
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