Schedule For Waterloo’s Santa Float

Waterloo’s Santa Float will once again bring holiday cheer through the streets of the city. Santa and his elves will be driving through town bringing Christmas music and handing out goodie bags to the children who approach the float. The dates this year are each evening after 5 p.m. from Dec. 16 – 23. The float … Read More

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IDNR Fire Burns Out Of Control In Rural Fults

(6:05 p.m.) After nearly three hours of battling a blaze along a steep bluff in rural Fults, firefighters have gotten the out of control "controlled burn" under control. Volunteer firefighters from Maeystown and Prairie du Rocher trudged up and down the bluff to put out hot spots.  Bluff Road has reopened between … Read More

Large Field Fire In Rural Millstadt

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No Injuries In Columbia Rollover Accident

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Deer Hunter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack While Hunting In Maeystown

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