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Monday, April 19, 2021

Columbia man charged with battery, threat to police officer

A local man who recently completed probation for prior felony convictions was charged with multiple new felonies last week after allegedly striking a police...

Monroe County at COVID warning level

Monroe County is among 13 counties in the state currently at a warning level for the novel coronavirus disease, the Illinois Department of Public...

Burglary arrest in Columbia

Columbia police arrested a Missouri man for an alleged burglary to a construction site on Wednesday. The alleged burglary occurred about 5 a.m. Wednesday at...

Car crashes into Dupo home

Fortunately there were no injuries sustained when a car crashed into a home on Main Street in Dupo on Monday night. The incident occurred shortly...

Examining COVID claims

As the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the world, it has had far-ranging and disparate effects.  One of those has been the spread of misinformation about...

Father Osang moving on

After 12 years serving at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Father Osang Idagbo is moving to a new role as pastor...

There’ll be a new Columbia mayor in 2021

Kevin HutchinsonWes HoeffkenBob Hill Columbia’s upcoming mayoral race added a contender Friday morning and lost one Monday night.  Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson announced that he will...

Sunset Overlook, EMA discussed in Columbia

The Columbia City Council unanimously approved a special use permit that was music to some people’s ears and just noise for others. The permit allows...

Valmeyer schools going in-person

The Valmeyer School District announced last week that its students will return to classes in-person later this month, albeit with a modified schedule.  Parents will...

Dupo schools to use hybrid model

The Dupo School District announced last week that it will use a hybrid model when school starts later this month. The “Return to Learning Plan”...

Prison transfers held up, costing county

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said the Illinois Department of Corrections has refused to accept inmates that have been...

Tax bills, police hires, cell tower topics for county

Monroe County Treasurer Kevin Koenigstein brought details of the 2019 property tax cycle to the regular meeting of the Monroe County Board on Monday. Real...
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