Semi Hauling Grain Overturns In Route 3 Accident

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A semi-tractor hauling a full load of corn slid on its side down an embankment in a Rt. 3 accident today involving three vehicles on the south end of Columbia. Just after 4 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was in the southland turn lane of Rt. 3 attempting to turn left onto South Main. The initial report is that the Jeep … Read More

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MASC Performs Guys And Dolls This Weekend

Local acting troupe MASC performs this weekend (Sept. 25, 26 and 27) the popular Broadway musical “Guys And Dolls.” Performance are at the Capitol Theater in Waterloo on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students.   … Read More

Vicki Koerber To Run For County Commissioner

Current Monroe County Coroner Vicki Koerber has thrown her hat into the ring to run as a Republican candidate for County Commissioner. She will face Mark Altadonna in the primary election to be held March 15, 2016. Altadonna recently retired after serving many years as the president and CEO of State Bank of … Read More

Burglars Target Unlocked Cars In Columbia

Columbia police officers are investigating numerous overnight burglaries. The contents of several vehicles were taken, including change, cash and other easy to grab items. “All the vehicles so far were left unlocked,” said Columbia Deputy Chief Jerry Paul.The areas hit by the burglars include the Heritage Heights … Read More

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Sheriff’s Department Continues To Seize Illegal Marijuana Plants

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department continues to find more illegal cannabis plants growing in the middle of cornfields along the Monroe County bottoms. A week or so ago, deputies uncovered three plants in rural Maeys Station. The farmer called it in while combining. Then on Saturday, 12 more plants were … Read More

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Katelyn (nee Erickson) and Chris Hodges of Waterloo announce the birth of a daughter. Meadow Marie Hodges was born May 22, 2015 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 … Read More

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