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Red Bud’s Zeidat Earns Navy Certificate

A Red Bud High School grad is doing quite well as he serves the country in the U.S. Navy. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Zacharia Zeidat serves on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Zeidat earned his surface warfare specialist certificate on Oct. 17 from Cmdr. Aaron Erickson. The USS Gerald R. Ford is currently docked……

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9,452 Days!

Something happened Saturday night that the Ed-itor never thought would occur… Gage Wienhoff, youngest of the Ed-itor’s two nephews, treated Uncle Ed to dinner Saturday night, Oct. 19, at JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill. The two had a great meal – both ordering the barbecued pork steaks. When the bill arrived on the table, Gage grabbed……

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Toy Story’s Sheriff Woody and Jessie were among the colorful characters visiting the little ones attending the Waterloo Pumpkinfest. On closer examination, I don’t recall Woody smoking Pall Mall cigarettes in the Disney movies I watched…. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a…

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Haunted Trail Spook-tacular For 30 Years

Little ghouls and goblins have been flocking to the always-popular Haunted Trail at the Waterloo Sportsman’s Park. In its 30th year, the mile-long trail is entertaining for those looking for a Halloween thrill. Those wishing to attend have two more chances – Oct. 25-26, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15. The Waterloo……

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Kinzinger And McAlister Are WHS Homecoming Queen And King

Seniors Paige Kinzinger and Jackson McAlister are the queen and king of the 2019 Waterloo High School Homecoming Dance. They were crowned during an Oct. 12 coronation at the school gym. Queen Paige and King Jackson are joined on the royal court by retiring Queen Dawson Lane, retiring King Jacob Lattimore, freshmen Ashton Seymour and……

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Fults Folks Gather For Family Reunion At Cedar Bluff Park

The Fults family gathered for their annual reunion at Cedar Bluff Park on the south end of the village of Fults. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a subscription here.

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Eagles Win Soccer Regional

The CHS soccer team is headed to sectional play after defeating Anna-Jonesboro 2-1 in in the Class 1A Anna-Jonesboro Regional. Columbia plays host to the sectional. The Eagles’ opening round game is Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. In other local soccer… Gibault lost their opening-round regional game to Granite City. Waterloo begins regional play……

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Eagles Improve To 8-0

Columbia High School’s football team continues to roll through the season. The Eagles improved to 8-0 with Friday’s 48-0 win at Red Bud (4-4). Running back Donavan Bieber led the offense, carrying the ball for 129 yards with three touchdowns. Quarterback Nic Horner was 6 of 7 for 86 yards throwing two touchdowns. Receiver Londyn Little……

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Light Bulb – T-Shirt Sales Raises $100,000 For Hopkins Family

Ashley Hewitt spearheaded fundraising efforts that raised $100,000 for the family of Nick Hopkins, the State Police Officer Nick Hopkins who died in the line of duty this past August. Ashley Hewitt presented on Saturday a check for $100,000 to Whitney Hopkins for her and her children, Evelyn, Owen and Emma. Hewitt wishes to express……

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VHS Class Of 1950 Reunites

Those attending the Valmeyer High School Class of 1950 reunion are, left to right, first row, Alvin Scheibe, Dorothy (Mentel) Rick and Delores (Tebbendoff) Winkel; and second row, Donald Mehrmann, Arnold Juelfs and Arthur Ahne. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber…

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