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Waterloo Man Seriously Injured In Head-On Accident In Mascoutah

April 25, 2017
Lifelong Waterloo resident George Buchanan was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Tuesday, April 25. Just before 8 a.m., Buchanan, 47, was driving a Weir Auto Parts Center of Red Bud box truck in Mascoutah when it was hit head-on by a school bus. Buchanan’s left arm and left side were seriously injured. The... Read More

Board Approves 45 mph Zone On Stretch Of Bluff Road In Columbia

April 18, 2017
By Joe Leicht Responding to accident numbers and potential for accidents, Monroe County Superintendent of Highways Aaron Metzger recommended the county board pass an ordinance creating a 45 mph speed zone on Bluff Road in Columbia between Bottom Road and Old Bluff Road. The previous limit was 55 mph. "There are a lot of accidents... Read More

No Serious Injuries Following Fiery Crash On North End Of Columbia

April 17, 2017
A pat on the back is due to Eric Done for his act of bravery during a fiery crash April 17 on the north end of Columbia. After witnessing an accident, Done got out of his vehicle, raced to a burning van and was able to quickly remove a newborn baby from its car seat. Done... Read More

April 4 Consolidated Election Results

April 4, 2017
2,346 votes cast of the 25,633 Registered Voters Contested elections listed City of Waterloo – Ward 2 303 Ballots Cast (17% of 1,804 Voters) Jim Trantham                      207 (68%) Emily Whelan                       95 (32%) Waterloo School Board 1,724 Ballots Cast (12% of 13,931 Voters) Top 3 are elected to four-year terms Johnny Caupert                981     57% James... Read More

Locals Doing Their Part To Give Lydia A Fighting Chance

March 29, 2017
Monroe Countians gather at Waterloo’s Stubborn German to present the Boyer family with donations totaling nearly $52,000. – photos by Bethany Prange  By Bethany Prange One by one, the men and women inside Stubborn German Brewing Company on March 28 stepped up to Josh Boyer, handed him an envelope and offered him a handshake or... Read More

Cleanup Begins After Fire Damages Millstadt’s West End Bar and Restaurant

March 28, 2017
The cleanup is underway at the Millstadt West End Bar and Restaurant. An early morning kitchen fire on March 28 heavily damaged the kitchen and back seating area. Millstadt, Columbia and Smithton firefighters were dispatched at 6:45 a.m., and thanks to the firefighters quick work, the fire was under control at 7:30 a.m. No one... Read More

Traffic Stop Nets Four People Charged With Transporting Meth

March 28, 2017
The Waterloo Police Department arrested four people early Monday morning after more than 600 grams (one pound) of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine was discovered during a traffic stop on the north end of town. At 1 a.m., the Waterloo Police Department pulled over a vehicle in the 1400 block of Route 3. There... Read More

Millstadt’s West End Damaged By Kitchen Fire

March 28, 2017
An early morning kitchen fire heavily damaged Millstadt’s West End Bar and Restaurant (West End Tavern). Just before 7 a.m., heavy smoke was seen billowing out of the back of the two-story structure. Firefighters from Millstadt, Columbia and Smithton responded to the blaze. The majority of the damage was confined to the back kitchen area.... Read More

Airplane Flips Over After Landing At Columbia Airfield

March 19, 2017
A quiet, Sunday morning flight got a bit interesting for the pilot after landing at Sackman Field off Bluff Road on the west end of Columbia. The pilot was not injured in a minor accident on Sunday, March 19.  After making a smooth touchdown just after 10 a.m., plane continued down the runway to reduce... Read More

Car Stolen And Vehicles Broken Into On North End Of Columbia

March 14, 2017
Three vehicles were broken into and one car was stolen overnight on the north end of Columbia. The Columbia Police Department is investigating this latest string of burglaries.  According to the initial report, the incidents took place between 10:45 p.m. Monday, March 13, and 7:39 a.m., Tuesday, March 14. Three vehicles parked in the 600... Read More