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Home Extension Ladies Donate 93 Bras To Violence Prevention Center

By Monroe County Independent | November 17, 2019

The ladies of Home and Community Education (HCE) found new uses for old bras lying around their homes. During their Women Supporting Women potluck, participants submitted their creative entries in a “Best Use Of An Old Bra” contest. The winners were Carol Hoffmann, lunch box; Lucille Ohms, wine bottle carrier; Marlene Kolbe, winter scene; and …

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Pieper, Vogel, Tallis And “Mubba” Honored At Mon-Clair Banquet

By Monroe County Independent | November 17, 2019

The boys of summer gathered Sunday at Columbia’s Turner Hall for the annual Mon-Clair Baseball League Banquet. The adult summer baseball program has been a fixture in southern Illinois sports more than 60 years. The day’s top honor went to Dennis “Boog” Pieper, the perennial leader of the Valmeyer Lakers. Pieper received the league’s Lifetime …

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Standoff At Big Al’s Dirty Laundry Peacefully Ends

By Monroe County Independent | November 12, 2019

A four-hour standoff with police ended peacefully just after 7:30 p.m. With his hands in the air, a 30-year-old man walked out of Big Al’s Dirty Laundry and turned himself over to authorities. Without further incident, the Matthew Lane of Columbia was handcuffed at 7:33 p.m., read his rights and placed into the back seat …

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