Storm Blows Through County

photo - During Saturday evening's storm, lightning struck a tree at D Road and Schrader Lane in rural Hanover at 7:15 p.m. The county road district is working to remove the limb and re-open D Road. - photo by Christine Bira A swift-moving storm has brought strong winds, lightning and a deluge of much-needed rain … Read More

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Counterfeit Bills Passed In Columbia

The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance is identifying a person suspected of passing counterfeit money at a local businesses. According to the police report, on Sunday evening July 8, a person used counterfeit $20 bills to pay for merchandise at Marie’s Ice Cream Shoppe and McDonald’s. … Read More

Three Injured In Route 3 Head-On Collision North Of Red Bud

A Waterloo man along with a woman and her daughter from Red Bud were hospitalized following a three-vehicle accident on the Fourth of July. The wreck took place at 10:45 p.m., at the intersection of Rt. 3 and J Road, a couple miles northwest of Red Bud (inside Monroe County). Matt Notter, 22, of Waterloo was … Read More

Valmeyer Mid-Summer Baseball Classic Underway

photo - Waterloo centerfielder Ethan Ruff steals second in the Millers opening-game loss to Belleville. - photo by Bob Haentzler  The boys of summer are in full swing in the heart of old town Valmeyer. For 47 years local Mon-Clair Baseball League teams have squared off at Borsch Park for the Mid-Summer Classic. … Read More

Head-On Collision Sends Six To Hospital

Six young adults were rushed to area hospitals following a head-on collision Tuesday evening along LL Road Road in rural St. Joe. The injuries to the four to six persons involved are not believed to be life-threatening.  At 6:15 p.m., a 911 call was made to report a gold Silverado truck and a white Nissan Altima … Read More

Family News

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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