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Appellate Court Rules Against Sunset Overlook

By Monroe County Independent | February 14, 2020

By Joe Leicht An appellate court ruled this week that the Sunset Overlook will have to follow the rules of C-1 business zoning. This includes no longer providing live music along with eliminating outdoor service of food and drink. Sunset Overlook, located along Bluff Road on the north end of Columbia, is owned by Pete …

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Columbia Cheerleaders Fly Home With 3rd Place Trophy

By Monroe County Independent | February 8, 2020

The Columbia High School cheer team is adding to their already substantial trophy case. Today, the Eagles finished in third place (medium school division) at the IHSA State Competitive Cheerleading Tournament in Bloomington. The results are: First: Antioch – 93.33 Second: Oak Forest – 93.29 Third: Columbia – 91.43 (This is the same order of …

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At A Crossroads, Rocher Charters A New Course

By Independent | February 5, 2020

Prairie du Rocher is not going down without a fight. The pending loss of accreditation for the levees protecting the village from the Mississippi River looms like a dark cloud over the nearly 300-year-old village. FEMA and Corps of Engineers have informed the village that unless the levees are improved to meet the government’s increasingly …

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