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Gibault Wraps Up Stellar 2019 Campaign

Gibault’s volleyball team put in a strong effort but came up just short in the Class 1A Lincolnwood Sectional title game in Raymond. The Hawks battled Greenfield for all three games – winning the first game 25-19, but then losing by scores of 25-19 in both games two and three to drop the best-of-three match…….

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Columbia Council Retains Eckert For Sunset Overlook License Hearing

by Joe Leicht While the mayors of many area small town control all the liquor licenses within their jurisdiction, Columbia Mayor Kevin Hutchinson will forgo this authority for the time being on one of the city’s drinking establishments – one that is embroiled in litigation. With no discussion at this Monday’s meeting, the Columbia City……

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WHS Inducts Students Into National Honor Society

Waterloo High School inducted several of their top students into the National Honor Society during a ceremony last week in the auditorium. The honored students are, left to right, first row, Aaron Eckart, Sami Wheat, Emma Stutsman, Anna Stiening, Madison Huebner, Winnie Blachfield, Deanna Schultheis, Claire Schultheis, Madeleine Hezel and Brooke Arendell; second row, Kyle……

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Columbia Schools To Present The Music Man

A classic Broadway musical is coming to Columbia. Students from Columbia Middle School and Columbia High School will soon star in The Music Man. The cast invites everyone to see about the “Trouble With A Capital T in River City.” Sing-along songs include Ya Got Trouble, Gary Indiana, 76 Trombones, ‘Till There Was You and……

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Waterloo Plays Wednesday For Sectional Title

The Waterloo High School gym will be packed Wednesday, Nov. 6, as the Bulldogs’ volleyball team plays for the sectional title. WHS (24-8-1) takes on the Annies of Centralia (24-5) at 6 p.m. In Monday night’s opening round, Waterloo defeated Charleston in two tight sets – 25-21 and 25-23.   To access more content, login…

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Gibault To Play For Volleyball Sectional Title

Gibault will play Wednesday in the title game of the Lincolnwood Sectional in Raymond. In Monday night’s opening round, the Hawks defeated the home Lancers in two sets. Gibault advances to Wednesday’s sectional title game against Greenfield. First serve is at 6 p.m. In their match, Greenfield upset a tough New Athens squad (30-6) that……

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Hippies Heading To City Hall

A group of hippies are planning to speak at tonight’s Waterloo City Council meeting in a last minute attempt to prevent the council from banning retail pot dispensaries. “If they had a problem with our decision, they should have spoken up months ago while we were debating the matter,” said Mayor Tom Smith. “It’s a……

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Waterloo Mayor Is Buds With Willie Nelson

While he is not presiding over city council meetings, riding in parades or handing out plaques, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith is reported to be a backup singer for Country Music legend and noted cannabis promoter Willie Nelson. Tom’s favorite Willie Nelson songs include: If you’ve got the money, honey, I’ve got the time… along with……

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Musketeers Fall In Playoff’s First Round

Team Has High Hopes For 2020  Red Bud edged their way into the playoff, but the boys ran into the top-ranked team in the Class 2A opening round game. The Musketeers (5-5) were matched against the Pana Panthers, a team that only lost one game in the regular season. The Panthers came out guns a blazing……

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For The Love Of Community Basketball Games This Friday

Second-Annual Charity Games Raising Funds For Two Local Families Two local grade school basketball teams will play games at Columbia High School this Friday, Nov. 8, while raising funds and awareness for two great causes. The second annual For The Love Of Community event pits the grade school boys and girls A-team basketball squads from……

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