Small Fire At ICS – Classes On For Tuesday


There was a small fire this afternoon at Immaculate Conception Grade School on the south end of Columbia. The Columbia Volunteer Fire Dept. quickly arrived at the scene and put out the fire.   The initial report is there was some debris (possibly a bird's nest) on fire inside the school's chimney. … Read More

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Regional School Superintendent Addresses Issue Of Suicide…

A message regarding two incidents this school year at Waterloo High School... Submitted by Kelton Davis, the Regional Superintendent for Monroe And Randolph County Schools Suicide: What Are We Missing? Since the start of school this year the specter of suicide has struck our schools multiple times. Only weeks … Read More

​Four-Lanes Through Waterloo Opening Today

The day is here that many Waterloo folks have longingly waiting for…..   All four lanes of Route 3 (between N. Market and S. Market Streets) should be open today. Barriers will soon start to come down, opening the driving lanes of the newly-paved highway.   Over the next few weeks, drivers will need to keep an … Read More

Wife Of Former Columbia Police Chief Files Suit Against School District

Soon after settling her legal matters with the City of Columbia, earlier today Carla Edwards has filed a Federal lawsuit against the Columbia School District. Paperwork was filed this afternoon, Nov. 17, at the Federal Courthouse in East St. Louis. The nature of the complaint and the dollar amount has not yet been … Read More


3 Amigos Debuts Tonight At The Falls… Route 3 band goes acoustic….

This evening, Thursday, Nov. 10, is The Fall’s fifth annual
 Wines, Steins and One-Of-A-Kinds Expo.
 The event, running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., features craft beer, wine, delicious food samples and live music by 3 Amigos. Admission is $25. The 3 Amigos is an acoustic band consisting of three former members of the … 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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