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Henerfauth Earns A 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Monroe County 4-H’s Logan Henerfauth is a recipient of an Illinois 4-H Foundation scholarship. The Valmeyer High School senior is member of the Backyard Bandits 4-H Club, 4-H Federation and is a 4-H Teen Teacher. Henerfauth’s project work concentrates on welding, sheep, poultry and rabbits. In addition to 4-H, he is active in Valmeyer FFA,……

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Columbia School Board Plans For Summer Renovation

At a special meeting that was live streamed on Facebook Wednesday, March 24, the Columbia school board approved an energy savings contract with Trane U.S. Inc. in the amount of $2,840,802. The board members may not have all been together physically, but they came together to approve the contract, and all other items for action……

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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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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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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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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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Muertz Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

Valmeyer Grade School student Kaylee Muertz won the 2020 Regional Superintendent Art Festival’s t-shirt design contest. “Kaylee’s design was truly “magical” and such a great asset to our Art Festival,” said Kelton Davis, the Monroe – Randolph County Regional Superintendent of Schools. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If…

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