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An Eagle Scout project to remember in Dupo

Inspired by a fellow student, 17-year-old Matt Neumann of Columbia orchestrated a largescale project that will benefit students of one local high school for...

An extra boost to strengthen Lydia

Lydia Boyer, 7, quickly stole the heart of ATI physical therapist Sam Kruse when she began working with the local cancer warrior at the...

School officials explain proposed sales tax

With the state of Illinois’ financial issues, local school districts have not only been forced to cut back, but have also had to find...

Tuesday night fire damages Columbia home

A fire damaged the downstairs area of a Columbia home Tuesday night. Fortunately, the occupants of the home and their dog escaped without injury. The...

Locals excel at Illinois State Fair

Following up on the success of this year’s Monroe County Fair, locals continued to make names for themselves at the Illinois State Fair, which...

Germans enjoy brief stay in Waterloo

Two years ago, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith visited Porta Westfalica, Germany, in the spirit of an ongoing partnership between sister cities. Fifteen German delegates from...

Neary crowned queen; Bieber is Little Miss

The 2016 Monroe County Fair concluded its opening day Sunday evening with the Neary is pictured third from right. Bieber is fourth from right. Lauren Heise was...

A history lesson on Columbia’s farm in the city

As drivers pass by the Reichert Farm on North Main Street in Columbia each day, few realize what the farm symbolizes. Some may notice...

Tour guides needed for sports exhibit

Volunteers are needed to serve as guides for the six-week "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian sports history exhibit from July 26 to Sept. 7 at the...

Songs4Soldiers honors its fourth veteran

Songs4Soldiers has honored its fourth veteran, Kevin Crook of Columbia. Crook deployed to Iraq in March 2005 as a pilot. In May 2006, he was...

Helping Strays facility now open

Last Tuesday marked the final day of open hours at the old Helping Strays animal shelter in Red Bud. “We were able to find thousands...

Fults man died doing what he loved most

Lonnie Gotto, 72, who perished as a result of burns suffered Jan. 25 while cutting a hole through a tank with an arc welder...
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