Is This The Future Of The County’s Scenic Bluffs?

Koppeis To Defend "Wind Farm" Proposal At Aug. 20 County Board Meeting photo - An artist's rendition of what the bluffs may look like above rural Maeys Station after wind turbines are erected. Area commercial developer Joe Koppeis has his sights on placing 50 of the state’s biggest wind turbines atop one of the … Read More

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County Board To Hear Koppeis’ Plan To Build Wind Farm Along Scenic Bluffs

photo - Is this the future view of the scenic Monroe County bluffs? Developer Joe Koppeis is hoping to erect 50, 330-ft. wind turbines between Valmeyer and Fults. (pictured - an artist's rendition of what the bluffs may look like above rural Maeys Station.) Area commercial developer Joe Koppeis has his sights on … Read More

Plane Crashes On North End Of Columbia

(12:30 p.m.) A small plane has crashed near Red Roof Gas Station on the north end of Columbia. Four people, including one child, have been transported to area hospitals. The initial report is the plane was either trying to land or take off from nearby Sackman Airfield when it clipped a power line. The pilot then … Read More

First At Demo Derby 14 Years And Counting….

Courtney Sperduto, Art Juelfs and Steve Nason check their watches to countdown to the 7:30 p.m. start of the Monroe County Fair's demolition derby. They’ve been camping out at the 50-yard line since 7:30 a.m. For the 14th year in a row, Art Juelfs, Courtney Sperduto and Steve Nason are credited with being the … Read More

Belle Plew Crowned 2018 Fair Queen

Gathering on stage to end the pageant are, left to right, Illinois State Fair Queen Samantha Hasselbring, 2017 Little Miss Savanna Cissell, 2017 Fair Queen Alexis Hartman, Little Miss Kaleigh Halleran, Taylor Gummersheimer, First Runner-Up Kaylee Fisk, Emma Boehm, Bethany Brinkman, Queen Belle Plew, Noella Hosick, … 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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