Longtime Zahnow Teacher Geneva Pflasterer Passes Away

Geneva H. Pflasterer, nee Stumpf, 98, of Columbia, died Aug. 26, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born August 29, 1917, in Merrimac, the daughter of the late Emil and Leonora (nee Hartman) Stumpf. Geneva married Willis Pflasterer in 1943 in Nashville, Tenn. He died in 1996. Mrs. Pflasterer … Read More

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Valmeyer Man Dies In Rollover Accident

Jordon Anderson, 21, of Valmeyer has died from injuries sustained in a rollover accident last night, Aug. 21, on Rt. 156 going down the hill towards old town. Just after midnight, Anderson was driving a Honda car when he lost control near Duck Creek. The car went off the roadway and began to roll. Anderson was … Read More

Former Columbia Fire Chief Passes Away

Longtime Columbia Firefighter Al Holden passed away yesterday, Aug. 19, at his summer home in Branson West, Mo. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lawlor Funeral Home.Holden was a 39-year member of the Columbia Volunteer Fire Department. He served as chief for 15 years, and was also an assistant chief and second … Read More

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Columbia Hopes To Head Off FEMA Action On New Flood Plain Map

Photo - A recently released FEMA map shows their preliminary projections as to an overflowing Palmer Creek, at right, causing potential flooding in an industrial zone along DD Road and Ramsey Road.By Joe Leicht About eight years ago, county officials and residents were jarred by the news that the Federal Emergency … Read More

Ex-Wife Of Former Columbia Police Chief Files Suit

by Bethany PrangeCarla Edwards, the ex-wife of former Columbia Police Chief Joe Edwards, filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Columbia on Friday, July 29, 2016. Filed in the Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis Division, the civil suit alleges that in September 2015 the “Chief of Police of the City … Read More

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Jessica and Joshua Gregory of Hecker announce the birth of a son. Jagger Floyd Gregory was born Jan. 30, 2016, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 3Ž4 … Read More

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