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Lawsuit filed in toddler’s death

The parents of a 17-month-old boy who died after choking at a Columbia child care center in January filed a 32-count lawsuit in Monroe...

Wedding day turns tragic near Red Bud

A young man from Herrin died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday evening near Red Bud. The Red Bud fire and police departments, Monroe County...

Columbia teaching couple retires

Columbia couple Becky and Dave Touchette are retiring after 34 years and 32 years in the Columbia school district, respectively. Becky is originally from Missouri...

Paper shortage due to ‘perfect storm’

From increased prices to expanding lead times on projects, a paper shortage is proving to have widespread effects on many who rely on the...

Man falls from bluff near Dupo

Emergency personnel rescued a man who fell from the bluff in the area of McBride Avenue and Falling Springs Road near Dupo late Monday...

Three shot, one fatally, after burglary interrupted near New Athens

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department said one man died and two more were injured following a shooting when a burglary was interrupted late...

Waterloo proud of its German heritage

Waterloo’s annual Porta Westfalica Festival is returning for its 40th celebration following two years of absence due to COVID-19. The festival will take place Tuesday,...

Coffee drive-thru coming to Waterloo

Scooter’s Coffee, a Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise, is bringing new locations to Waterloo and O’Fallon. This expansion is the result of a four-unit franchise agreement...

Waterloo mayor on the mend

Last Monday, the Waterloo City Council conducted its first regular meeting since Mayor Tom Smith was hospitalized following a stroke.  Alderman Clyde Heller, the most...

Late night theft at Red Bud bar

Randolph County and Monroe County police agencies were on the lookout for two subjects on sports motorcycles following a late Tuesday night theft at...

Pickleball in Columbia a work in progress

The conversion of one tennis court into four pickleball courts at Metter Park in Columbia has received a “somewhat mixed” reaction from local enthusiasts,...

Young entrepreneur keeps going

A recent Waterloo High School graduate has started filling a new niche in Monroe County: mobile car detailing. Jack Schnepel’s company DeeDash offers its customers...
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