Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Campaign

Columbia police officers will be making extra traffic patrols Nov. 17 through Nov. 27 to enforce seat belt usage and driving sober. The CPD is taking part in both the "Click It Or Ticket" and the "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" traffic safety campaigns. “We will conduct both daytime and nighttime seat belt … Read More

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Construction Underway On Columbia’s Admiral Weinel Intersection

Columbia Traffic Alert: A stretch of Rt. 3 (Admiral Parkway) through Columbia will be tied up from Nov. 15 to Dec. 30. The Illinois Department of Transportation will be working on the southbound lanes at the Admiral Weinel Boulevard intersection (by Sonic). Drivers may want to come the back way past Hampton Inn … Read More

Columbia Woman Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision

One woman was seriously injured in a head-on collision Saturday evening on the north end of Columbia. Columbia resident Kimberly Rhodes, 28, is at St. Louis University Hospital being treated for leg trauma, amongst other wounds. According to the Columbia Police Department, just after 9 p.m., Allison Ramsey, 28, … Read More

Gall Road / Route 3 Detour Coming This Summer

by Joe Leicht The project to improve Route 3 at Gall Road likely will happen in the summer of 2018, Columbia City Engineer Christopher Smith told the council's Committee of the Whole on Oct. 9. Smith said the preliminary studies required by the Illinois Department of Transportation have been completed and the … Read More

Longtime Waterloo Business Owner Passes Away… Jack Toal Was Longtime Owner Of Toal Ford

Jack B. Toal, 93, of Waterloo, died Oct. 17, 2017, in Waterloo. He was born Oct. 1, 1924, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Leo R. and Hildegarde (nee Brown) Toal. Mr. Toal is survived by his children, Patricia (Rick) Tangeman, John (Cindy) Toal, James (Karla) Toal and David (Libby) Toal; grandchildren Kevin … 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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