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St. Paul Lutheran Columbia Food Pantry Accepting Donations

The Coronavirus epidemic is impacting local food pantries. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbia is experiencing a growth in the number of less fortunate citizens in need of food distributions. Their food bank has shifted its operation for drive-through pick up of pre-packed boxes of food and hygiene items. With the increased demand, they are……

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Sandra M. Bereitschaft Foundation Purchases Van For Senior Center

As a direct result of the generous grant from the Sandra M. Bereitschaft Foundation, Millstadt Township Senior Services was able to replace their 2003 van with a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. The Foundation purchased the used van from Mertz Motors in Millstadt. The minivan will be used to deliver Meals On Wheels and help take……

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80 Tables Participate In Backstoppers Trivia Night

The Heckerdome was the place to be Saturday night, March 7, as the Monroe County chapter of Backstoppers held their annual trivia night. A capacity crowd filled the ‘Dome with 80 tables of players taking part this year.                                  ……

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Columbia’s Snow Angels Help Kids With Cancer

A sum of $24,000 is a nice haul, by any measure. But it’s only the tip of the iceberg for a group of caring Columbia residents that has been doing the ultimate makeover to help support children with cancer for 17 years. At its most recent fundraiser, the Columbia Snow Angels raised more than $24,000……

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Grade School Volleyball Teams Dig Blue For Officer Mitch Ellis

Grade school volleyball teams from Valmeyer and Dupo dedicated a recent match to Mitch Ellis of Hecker. Ellis, a St. Louis County police officer, died in a vehicle accident last October on his way home from work. Ellis was the uncle of three Valmeyer Junior High students – Kohler triplets Gracie, Ben and Sam. Gracie,……

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WHS Spanish Students Help Guatemala City

WHS Spanish III students have been reading the Guatemala-based novel Esperanza. While learning the culture, geography and history of the country, the students discovered Zone 3, Guatemala City’s garbage dump. The poorest of poor Guatemalans live around the dump and spend their days scavenging the landfill for recyclable items to sell, earning less than a……

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Monroe County Co-Op Gives Support To Local Senior Sites

Monroe County Electric Cooperative (MCEC) continues to strive on their Commitment To Community pledge. The Co-op recently showed their support area food programs and pantries. In 2019, MCEC, including directors and employees, donated over $6,500 to five area Senior Sites – Waterloo, Columbia, Millstadt, Smithton and Red Bud. These sites provide affordable meals to the……

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ICS Builders Club Fights World Hunger

What started as an idea from a member of the Columbia Kiwanis Club 11 years ago has turned into 151,848 meals for kids across Central American countries. The ICS Builders Club with the support of the Columbia Kiwanis Club, Columbia Key Club, Marcia and Jerry Albrecht, and ICS parents and teachers have supported Overseas Missions…….

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Former Coroner Deanna Stumpf Passes

“Dee” Was A Community Minded Citizen Who Helped Found Local Ambulance Services Former Monroe County Coroner Deanna “Dee” Stumpf of Columbia died Jan. 23 at Bethesda Southgate Nursing Center in St. Louis. She was 81. Throughout her life Dee gave back to Columbia as well as Monroe County. Mrs. Stumpf, a Republican, was elected as……

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ICS Making Meals For Kids

The Immaculate Conception Builders Club is seeking funding to make over 15,000 meals as part of the Kids Against Hunger project. The is the school’s 11th year conducting the drive. Olivia Blaskiewicz is organizing this year’s event planned for Feb. 8 at the ICS cafeteria. ICS volunteers prepare the rice-based meals and place the contents……

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