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Valmeyer Man Charged In Carbondale Stabbing

May 27, 2017
Christopher Russell of Valmeyer has been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred early Saturday morning, May 27, in Carbondale, according to The Southern Illinoisan newspaper. The victim was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Carbondale with non life-threatening injuries. A 911 call was placed at 1:37 a.m. for person stabbed at a... Read More

Local Attorney, Business Leader, Philanthropist Passes Away

May 18, 2017
Recent Obituary Floyd Edward Crowder, 84, of Columbia, died May 18, 2017 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Warnock, the son of the late William C. and Lula I. (nee Smith) Crowder. He was married to Judith (nee Easton) Crowder in 1969, at the Graham Chapel... Read More

Cropdusting Helicopter Crashes – Pilot Not Injured

May 7, 2017
The pilot of a crop dusting helicopter avoided injury after crashing along DB Road in rural Foster Pond. The pilot was working for a company out of Iowa spraying chemicals on a field across from the DB Clubhouse. Neighbors Karl and Sarah Krebel saw the helicopter hit a power line next to one of their... Read More

Current High Water Update For Monroe County Bottoms

May 2, 2017
photo - Water creeps up toward Rt. 155 on the west end of Prairie du Rocher. The flood gates were closed May 1.  Monroe County officials are in monitoring mode as far as the recent rainfall and resulting local flooding. As of Tuesday, the National Weather Service was predicting rain to continue, and the Mississippi River was... Read More

Prairie du Rocher Levee Gate Is Closing

May 1, 2017
(8 a.m.) The Prairie du Rocher levee gate will be closing about 12 noon today, Monday, May 1. The gate is located on Rt. 155 on the west side of town. Folks living between the village’s levee gate and Ft. Chartres will need to make necessary arrangements.   In addition, precautionary sandbagging will take place... Read More

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