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Smokey And The Bandit – 2020

Can Bandit Darvil and Cletus “Snowman” Snow drive to the Charmin factory in Texarkana, pick up 400 cases of toilet paper and make it back to Monroe County in 28 hours?? Local Schnucks managers Big and Little Enos know their shelves are bare and need the cases of the hard to obtain two-ply to sell……

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School Teachers Get A Double Bonus

They get two weeks off during the Corona Virus outbreak at the beginning of spring… And the toilet paper scarcity means their trees won’t be T.P.’d during Prom Week.   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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World’s Sports Focus To Be On Maeystown This Sunday

With all major professional and collegiate sports are on hiatus during the corona virus pandemic, one major tournament will still take place this weekend – and it will take place right here in Monroe County. The 43rd annual World Championship of Kloepper will be held this Sunday, March 15, at the Maeystown Sportsman’s Club. League……

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Illinois’ School Closed Through End Of Month

Governor Working With Legislators To Reduce Economic Burden From Pandemic On Friday, the Illinois governor announced several measures in an attempt to minimize the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19) as well as to ease the economic burden on citizens dealing with the pandemic. Governor J.B. Priztker along with the State Board of Education have……

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Columbia Police Officer Passes Following Battle With Cancer

Columbia Police Officer Jared Reddick died today, March 8, following a battle with cancer. He had served the past 10 years with the Columbia Police Department. “Jared was an outstanding officer within our community and a valued colleague to all first responders,” said Police Chief Jerry Paul. “We ask that the public keep Jared and……

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JV’s Celebrates 35 Years

The stately brick building at 117 N. Main has been serving drinks in downtown Waterloo since the 1800s. For the past 35 years, Jeff and Denise Vogt have been the proprietors of JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill. Jeff “J.V.” took over the reins from John Pottoff (John’s) in 1985; folks have been meeting up for……

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Monroe County March Madness

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Pirates Tops At Scholar Bowl – Three-Peat!!!

For the third year in a row, the scholar bow team at Valmeyer Junior High School has won first place at the Cahokia Conference Tournament. The Pirates defeated the Eagles of Columbia Middle School in the title game held March 7 at VJHS’ home turf – the Valmeyer High School gym. Caleb Seboldt starred for……

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Keeping Active Is Key To Longevity For Centenarian Klein

Don’t bother asking Marcella Klein the secret to reaching 100 years old. It turns out, for her it runs in the family. Klein’s father also made it to 100, eventually living to 102 years old. But if you do ask Klein her secret, you might get a bit of an odd response. Marcella says the secret……

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Looking Forward To Warm Spring Days

Hi folks. I am pretty sure most of us are weary and bored of these long winter months. We tend to close our blinds and curtains early in the evening and put on our comfortable pajamas and watch TV. A lot of retired seniors move south, understandably so. We also tend to put on weight……

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