Big Hearted Guitarist Dies Following A Fall At His Home

Lifelong Monroe County resident and popular St. Louis area rock guitarist Stephen Jaycox, 32, passed away at his rural Fults home on Friday, April 13. He died after falling down a flight of stairs leading to his basement, reports the Monroe County coroner’s office. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday, April 15, … Read More

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Busy Day For Emergency Responders

photo - Waterloo firefighter Blake Novack carries a pup to safety from inside a Waterloo home filled with natural gas.  Thursday morning was a busy time for emergency responders throughout the county.  9:30 a.m.: There was a report of the smell of anhydrous ammonia from a nurse tank setting in a farm field off … Read More

School Board Expels Student For Maximum Term

photo - Concerned parent Kelly Yochum, right, inquires about school safety procedures during an April 9 special meeting of the Columbia School Board. School Superintendent Gina Segobiano, left, are among the officials sitting around the meeting table. By Bethany Prange The Columbia School Board voted … Read More

Columbia High School Excels At State Music Contest

Columbia High School band and chorus students had a strong showing at the IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest held recently at Alton High School. The musicians sang or played prepared instrumental solo and ensemble events for adjudication by area music professionals. Following the performances, the participants … Read More

Passing Motorist Pulls Man From Burning Car

Bob and Bernice Reinhold consider Brenda Chandler a hero. Brenda thinks she was just at the right place at the right time. But thanks to Brenda’s timely actions, Bob Reinhold is alive and well, after becoming stuck momentarily in his burning car. The incident took place at the Reinhold’s residence along LL Road … 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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