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Columbia Music Students Shine At State Contest

Columbia High School music students demonstrated their talents at the IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest held March 7 at Alton High School. The musicians sang or played prepared solo and ensemble events for adjudication by area music professionals. Topping the list was CHS piano man Patrick Birner. The judges named his performance the Best……

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Six From Troop 357 Earn Eagle Scout

Six young men from Boy Scout Troop 357 celebrated their Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on March 8. The boys, all Columbia High School seniors, are Adam Barnard, Curtis Crossley, Austin McCann, Ethan Sturm, Ben Valentine and Ryan Weatherford. As part earning the rank of Eagle Scout, each boy’s service project to better the community……

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Local fire departments train on confined space rescues

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Waterloo Fire Department Honors Ranks During Annual Meeting

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Fountain Creek Band Sends Another Into VHS Hall Of Fame

Mike Jarvis was the last piece of the puzzle to fall into place. Now every member of the former local rock group Fountain Creek are in the Valmeyer Music Boosters Hall of Fame. The band performed throughout Monroe County and the St. Louis area beginning in the late 1990s. Jarvis (VHS Class of 1979) went……

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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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Bulldogs Excel At FFA District Proficiency

The Waterloo FFA had a great showing at the District Proficiency Contest in Mt. Vernon. Students earning first place honors were Duncan VonYeast (Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance), Adam Doyle (Beef Entrepreneurship) and Madison Huebner (Diversified Horticulture). They advance to the state contest March 21 at the University of Illinois. Earning second place honors were……

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Columbia Music Students Shine At State Contest

Columbia High School music students demonstrated their talents at the IHSA State Solo and Ensemble Contest held March 7 at Alton High School. The musicians sang or played prepared solo and ensemble events for adjudication by area music professionals. Topping the list was CHS piano man Patrick Birner. The judges named his performance the Best……

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Sean Landgraf Fitting In Fine As New Red Bud Fire Chief

By John Layton Sean Landgraf was named the chief of the Red Bud Fire Department at the beginning of the year, and he’s wasted no time in settling into his new role. Landgraf, a 38-year-old Red Bud native, isn’t forgetting the past, though, as he took over the position from Kevin Miller, who was chief……

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Olive Grace and Ella Rose Gregson

Aaron and Megan Gregson of Waterloo announce the birth of twin girls born Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. Olivia Grace Gregson weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Ella Rose Gregson weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long. Maternal grandparents are Roger and Julie Schilling……

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