Fire Destroys Old Leber Farmhouse

The Old Ray Leber Farmhouse off Old Baum Church Road in rural Foster Pond was destroyed in a fire late Saturday night, Feb. 18. No one had lived at the place for several months. A relative said a smokehouse was located on the side of the house, and that may have sparked the blaze.    Just after 11 a.m., … Read More

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Instagram Post Leads WPD To Begin Investigation

A picture posted on Instagram by a Waterloo school student may lead to felony charges. On Saturday, Feb. 4, Waterloo School Superintendent Brian Charron contacted the Waterloo Police Department. Charron stated he received images forwarded electronically by concerned parents. A WCUSD student posted the images of … Read More

Kempf Arrested After Theft From Parents’ Home

Adam Kempf, 34, has been charged with the theft of $40,000 in cash and property from the home of his parents along Andy Road in rural Waterloo. The theft was reported Jan. 31 to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Kempf is suspected of taking cash, two guns and jewelry, with a total estimated value of $40,000. … Read More

Arrests Made Following Columbia Car Break-Ins

Two young men have been arrested and charged in connection with burglarizing vehicles parked in the West Park area of Columbia. Cody Atkins, 19, of Columbia, and Carter Simmonds, 18, of Cahokia, were each charged with four felony counts of burglary. The two are awaiting an upcoming appearance at the Monroe County … Read More

Todd Sweet Sentenced To 100 Months

Todd Sweet of Monroe County has been sentenced to 100 months in prison (8 1/3 years) after pleading guilty this week to felony possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Sweet, 51, was taken into custody on these offenses in December 2012. While deer hunting on family-owned property along … Read More

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Andrew Phegley and Rabecca Woodhurst were married Oct. 1, 2016, at the Las Vegas Mini Castles in Las Vegas, Nev., They were joined in the poolside ceremony by family and friends.  Melyssa Devine was … Read More

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