IDOT Makes Traffic Signal Modifications In Columbia

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hoping that fine tuning the electric traffic signals along Rt. 3 will reduce the number of deadly accidents in Columbia. Two people have died this year in separate accidents at the intersection of Veterans Parkways and Rt. 3 (Admirals Parkway) in Columbia. Numerous … Read More

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Missing Columbia Farmer Found Deceased

After an all-day search, the missing rural Columbia farmer was found deceased underwater in a creek on his property. After last being seen at 7 a.m., Marvin Mueller, 71, was discovered by divers at 8:15 p.m. Searchers had located his cap along the waterway at about 8 p.m., and then focused on that area. He was … Read More

Search Continues For Marvin Mueller

6:30 p.m. A search is underway for a missing rural Columbia farmer. Marvin Mueller, 71, was last seen early this morning at his farm in the 2100 block of Steppig Road (in the bottoms off Bluff Road) a few miles south of the city of Columbia. He was wearing blue jeans and a green or grey t-shirt. Police are asking … Read More

Search Underway For Missing Columbia Bottoms Man

(3 p.m.) A search for a missing rural Columbia man continues. He was reported missing at about 11 a.m. today after the family became concerned about his welfare. He was last seen near his home in the Columbia bottoms along Steppig Road between Bluff Road and the Mississippi River levee. The man is described as a … Read More

Developer, Citizens Weigh In On Proposed Wind Farm

photo - During an Aug. 20 county commissioners meeting, developer Joe Koppeis, right, lays out his vision of a wind farm he would build along the bluffs between Valmeyer and Fults. He is joined at the head table by Garth Klimchuk, a principal partner at the North Renew Energy group based in … Read More

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Andrew Phegley and Rabecca Woodhurst were married Oct. 1, 2016, at the Las Vegas Mini Castles in Las Vegas, Nev., They were joined in the poolside ceremony by family and friends.  Melyssa Devine was … Read More

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