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Mueller Named State Scholar

By Monroe County Independent | December 4, 2019

Valmeyer High School’s Alexis Mueller is among the state’s top academic students. The senior has been named an Illinois State Scholar, ranking in the top percentile of state high school students. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a …

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Nine Gibault Students Among State’s Top Academics

By Monroe County Independent | November 26, 2019

Nine Gibault seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars. The top-ranked students from the Class of 2020 are Kyle Barbour, Spencer Biske, Jacob Muehlher, Joshua Eichholz, Cassie Ellner, Hannah Janson, Kayla Huels, Kelly Papenberg and Hannah Gundlach. This represents 17.6 percent of the Gibault High School Class of 2020.* Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the …

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CHS German Teacher Earns Big Award

By Monroe County Independent | November 24, 2019

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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The Valmeyer Village Board recognized the Jaycees on their 50th anniversary. Jaycees President Valmeyer Jaycees President Kyle Kipping, second from left, accepts the honor from, left to right, Kyle Duffy, Howard Heavner and Tim Valentine.

Valmeyer Board Recognizes Jaycees On Their 50th Anniversary

The Valmeyer Village Board gave special recognition to the Valmeyer Jaycees in honor of the...
The HIKE drawing at Bethel 54 was conducted by, left to right, Grand Bethel Honored Queen Brooke Bishop, Bethel 65; Honored Queen Hailey Dell, Daughter Southern Illinois HIKE Chairperson and Supreme Representative to Paraiba, Brazil, Bethel 65; Senior Princess (Bethel 65) Bella Mogg; Recorder Leah Connelly, (Bethel B67; and Recorder Lilly Shaw, Bethel 65.

Job’s Daughters Raise Funds For Hearing Improvement Fund

Lucky raffle winners were chosen at the Nov. 4 meeting of Bethel 54 Job's Daughters...

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Home Extension Ladies Donate 93 Bras To Violence Prevention Center

The ladies of Home and Community Education (HCE) found new uses for old bras lying around their homes. During their Women Supporting Women potluck, participants submitted their creative entries in a “Best Use Of An Old Bra” contest. The winners were Carol Hoffmann, lunch box; Lucille Ohms, wine bottle carrier; Marlene Kolbe, winter scene; and……

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