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CHS German Teacher Earns Big Award

Columbia High School German teacher Taylor Nickerson earned the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence award from the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. Nickerson teaches German classes at Columbia High School. 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…

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Waterloo Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Charged With Stabbing On Osterhage Drive Twenty-six-year-old Trevor Hudson of Waterloo has been charged with attempted murder in connection with stabbing that took place last Friday, Nov. 22, in the 200 block of Osterhage Drive in Waterloo. A 911 was called was made at 3:30 a.m. by neighbors who heard a man yelling for help…….

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Waterloo Cheer Teams Take Home Top Trophies

The Waterloo High School gym was backed Saturday, Nov. 24 for the annual Waterloo Cheer Invitational. High school and junior high cheer teams from throughout Southern Illinois headed to the ‘Home of the Bulldogs’ to compete in an early season tournament. Both the Waterloo senior and junior high teams took home first place honors in……

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Eagles Take Second – Alton Catholic Takes Tourney Title

Columbia’s girls basketball team opened the 2019-20 season by hosting the CHS Tip-Off Classic. The Eagles won their first two early round games – 46-33 over Freeburg JV and 38-31 over cross-county rival Waterloo. The ladies would face the Explorers from Marquette Catholic from Alton. Tip-off was 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Explorers……

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One Person Injured In Sunday’s Columbia Rt. 3 Accident

A man was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for what appeared to be a minor injury (seemed like chest pain from their air bag) following Sunday morning’s accident in Columbia. Two, possibly three cars collided in the southbound lanes of Rt. 3 the Veterans Parkway intersection (McDonald’s). One of the vehicles plowed over……

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Hawks Earn Trophy In Dupo

Gibault High School took home the consolation trophy at this year’s Dupo Cat Classic. After losing their first game to Marissa, the Hawks went on to post victories over Valmeyer and Roxana. In Saturday’s consolation title game, Gibault beat Roxana 35-34 thanks to a last second bucket by point guard Maddie Davis. The Hawks next……

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Gibault Scholar Bowl Aiming For Tops At High Q

Gibault’s varsity scholar bowl team has advanced to the semifinals of Scholastic Hi-Q. The match is scheduled for Dec. 2 at SIU-Carbondale. If the Hawks won the semi-final game, the team will head to the title game later that day. In the early rounds, Gibault beat Cobden (440-240), Breese Central (335-225) and Fairfield (525-180). The……

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ICS Recognized For Fifth Straight Vianney Academic Challenge

There was a lot to celebrate following the Nov. 21 all school mass at Immaculate Conception Church. Vianney school representatives were on hand to present the church’s school students with high accolades. The Crusaders received a banner and a traveling trophy in honor of the school winning, for the fifth consecutive year the Vianney High School Academic……

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Rollover At The Roundabout

A Chevy pickup rolled Saturday morning, Nov. 23, as it went through the roundabout at the intersection of Rt. 156 (Park St) and Lakeview Drive (Maeystown Rd.) At 11:45 a.m., Matthew Glenn of Fults was driving his Chevy S10. While navigating the roundabout, he lost control of his vehicle and it slide off the roadway. The……

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Columbia Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault And Child Porn Possession

A 54-year-old Columbia man is sitting behind bars on several serious felony charges involving child pornography, sexual assault and videotaping a child. The Columbia Police Department was noticed by Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Nov. 18, 2019. The CPD immediately began investigating the case and charges were filed on Friday, Nov. 22…….

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