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A tale of two trails: projects aim to unite history, tourism

Two local experts came together Saturday in Columbia to present stories of two local trails. Retired Columbia High School principal Dennis Patton told of a...

Hereford show plans to attract a crowd

The Allscheid and Stumpf families travel through every part of the state to enter their children in the annual Illinois Junior Hereford Association Preview...

CAP cadets flying right

Pictured, CAP Great Lakes Region Chief of Staff - Missions Col. Rickey Oeth and Sparta Superintendent of Schools Gabrielle Schwemmer present...

Memorial Day message: Freedom isn’t free

While speakers and guests at Memorial Day services around the county came from each branch of the Armed Forces and fought in every war...

Doctors leave local practice

Dr. Michael KirkDr. Sean LattimoreDr. Kenneth Hawn A trio of longtime doctors in Monroe County will no longer be...

Local Vietnam War casualty receives a worthy tribute

Army Staff Sergeant Robert F. Holden of Columbia would be 67 years old today had he survived the grueling Vietnam War. Even so, Holden's memory...

Surprise homecoming for local Air Force veteran

We’ve all seen the TV commercials showing military veterans returning home to be greeted by huge crowds, flags, fire trucks and horses. Well, these celebrations...

County fair gets underway

The 70th annual Monroe County Fair takes place July 23-30 at the fairgrounds located off Route 156 at the western end of Waterloo. “We have...

Proposed Columbia business district debated

A Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole meeting at which the potential establishment of a Columbia Centre Business District was on the agenda...

WHS awards assembly fun

Pictured, students dress as the Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and other characters as part of a Sesame Street skit during Friday's academic awards...

Joseph saves the day

Joseph McGee extinguishes a small pallet fire behind the Dupo fire house on Saturday. Joseph McGee...

I-255 construction work to begin

IDOT announced that there will be northbound and southbound lane restrictions on I-255 between I-70 and the Jefferson Barracks bridge in St. Clair and...

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