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CMS Eagles Conference Co-Champs

The Columbia Middle School eighth grade softball team finished the 2019 season as co-champions of the Cahokia Conference. The eighth grade Lady Eagles had 12 wins to six losses. The team is, left to right, first row, Bridget Whaley and Paige Froessl second row, Manager Karmyn Dearda, Sam Augustine, Jay Brister, Christina Wright, Brianna Bean,……

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WHS Marches At Edwardsville Ambush Classic

The Waterloo High School marching band competed Sept. 21 in the Edwardsville Tigers Ambush Classic.   Video by Matt Heinen 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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Columbia’s Marching Eagles – 2019

The Columbia High School Marching Eagles are performing at the halftime of varsity home football games. 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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Marching Bulldogs’ 2019 Show

The award-winning Waterloo High School marching band is performing their 2019 show during the five home football games. The season’s remaining games are Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. This year’s featured song is Gustav Holst’s The Planets. (Acclaimed Boston Pops Conductor John Williams shows his homage to this song when composing the original Star Wars……

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Eagles Soar Over Wesclin – Improve To 4-0

The Columbia Eagles have soared to a 4-0 record as the 2019 season approaches the halfway mark. Friday night CHS dominated a visiting Wesclin team 51-3. The game was put out of reach early for the Eagles as they pulled away with a 35-0 first-quarter lead. Early in the second quarter Columbia tacked on a……

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Marching Bulldogs Have Strong Showing In Murphysboro

The Waterloo High School marching band had a solid showing at this year’s Drums At Appletime field competition. The Marching Bulldogs began the day by being named the first place marching band at the Murphysboro Apple Festival Parade. In addition, WHS earned first place parade honors for Drum Majors, Drum Line and Auxiliary. The day’s……

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Bulldogs Clip The Eagles

Waterloo’s volleyball team improved to 7-3 with a two-set home victory Thursday night over Columbia (6-5). Junior setter Kati Casey is having a strong season with 163 assists and 57 points.                                 To access more content, login or subscribe to the…

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Red Bud Beats Valmeyer

The Red Bud Musketeers’ volleyball team traveled to Valmeyer this week to take on the Pirates. The Red Bud ladies played a strong game and made quick work took home a two-set match win – 25-15 and 25-10. RBHS improved to 4-6, while Valmeyer’s record fell to 2-5. On Thursday, the Musketeers dropped a home……

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Columbia Defeats Carlyle

The Columbia High School volleyball team improved to 6-4 with a two-set home victory Tuesday night over Carlyle (2-3). Solid serving, tight defense and quality passing led to set wins of 25-12 and 25-11. The Eagles were led by Mackenzie Murphy (12 kills, 1 block) and Maci Brown (10 points including 4 aces). CHS next……

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Burning Semi-Trailer Closes Westbound I-255 Heading Into Missouri

4:20 p.m. All lanes have reopened and traffic is running back to normal. 3:31 p.m. One lane of westbound traffic has reopened. Cars are currently backed up to Dupo and Columbia (Rt. 3), so motorists should expect delays. 1:30 p.m. A semi-trailer carrying caught fire at 1:30 p.m. along the westbound lanes of I-255 at……

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