Kremer And Pelt Royalty Of CHS Homecoming Dance

The royal court of the 2016 Columbia High School Homecoming Dance.

Columbia High School held their 2016 Homecoming Dance on Sept. 24 at the CHS gym. Seniors Annie Kremer and Connor Pelt were crowned the queen and king.     … Read More

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Shed Burns – Firemen Save Home

A storage shed burned down this evening, Sept. 24, behind a home in the 500 block of W. Bottom in Columbia (between the Baptist Church and the UCC). The Columbia Fire Dept. was dispatched at 6:40 p.m. and were soon on the scene. When they arrived the structure was fully engulfed in flames. In addition, the heat … Read More


Rocher Gets Some Breathing Room

photo - FEMA representatives Roger Denick, left, and Ken Hinterlong, both out of Chicago, discuss the levee re-certification process to local officials gathered at the Prairie du Rocher American Legion. by Bethany Prange The village of Prairie du Rocher has roughly two years to submit a certification package … Read More

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FEMA Moves Up Rocher Deadline; Public Meeting Scheduled

by Bethany Prange The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently notified Prairie du Rocher officials that they are moving up the deadline for the village to re-certify the levee protecting the town from December 2017 to March 2017. Village officials think this may be a nearly impossible deadline to meet. This … Read More

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 3

A multi-collection point “Prescription Drug Take-Back” day is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at Waterloo and Columbia Schnucks locations. The Monroe County Coalition for Drug Free Communities partnered with the police departments of Columbia and Waterloo, the Monroe County Sheriff's … 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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