Columbia School District Considers Rebranding Eagles’ Logo

By Monroe County Independent | January 20, 2020

by John Layton By this time next year, Columbia High School could have a newly refinished gym floor, as well as a new, unique Eagles logo. At its first regular meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 16, the Columbia Board of Education approved the low bid  from Best Gym Floor Art, a Pinckneyville-based company. The …

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Bulldogs On A Mission To Bone Up On “Loyalty”

By Monroe County Independent | January 16, 2020

Waterloo High School students have taken up the task to learn the words to Loyalty, the school fight song. The kids are planning on singing along when the pep band performs the tune during upcoming basketball games. Football Coach Dan Rose and Band Director Zach Smith are spearheading the effort.   To access more content, …

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NFL Placekicker Visits His Grade School

By John Layton | January 16, 2020

Millstadt Consolidated School alum Austin Seibert is the placekicker for the Cleveland Browns football team. During a mid-season visit home, Seibert stopped by his former school to visit with the second graders. His message was for each child to work and strive to accomplish your goals. After graduating from MCS, Seibert starred on the Belleville …

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ICS Builders Club’s Olivia Blaskiewicz and Advisor Kailey Walker begin the process of getting the ingredients ready to make meals for the school’s annual Kids Against Hunger program.

ICS Making Meals For Kids

The Immaculate Conception Builders Club is seeking funding to make over 15,000 meals as part...
Monroe County Electric Co-Op customers donated more than 400 cans of food to its Lite For A Bite program. The items were donated to the Western Egyptian Food Pantry. Getting ready to make the delivery are Co-Op employees, left to right, Darren Knobloch, Linda Schmidt, Shawn Segobiano, Shirley Reinhold, Cindy Myrick, Alisa Wood, Julie Rohr and Bob Gross.

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American Legion’s Traveling Caravan Heading To Columbia

Columbia’s Post 581 is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for the Illinois American Legion Membership Traveling Caravan. It will arrive in town on Saturday, Jan. 25. The caravan will make 19 stops through the state during the Legion’s annual membership drive. Columbia’s American Legion Post 581 has been selected as the location……

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