Friday Night Football Finals

Columbia 62 - East Alton / Wood River 0 ​Pinckneyville 41 - Red Bud 6 Waterloo 28 - Herrin 27   ​Waterloo trailed 21-0 in the first half, but came back for a 28-27 victory. The Bulldogs scored a touchdown with under a minute to play - QB Aaron Laskowski connected on fourth down receiver Kerstan Panzau​ for … Read More

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Monroe County Keeps Cool In Summer Heat

Monroe County is in the middle of yet another sweltering summer in the Midwest. High temperatures this week have been in the mid to upper 90s. Meteorologists predict a slight cool-down for this weekend.  (Picture - Cows keep cool in a lake along Country Club Lane in Waterloo. The animals are owned by Eric, … Read More

Morani Chosen As Columbia’s New Columbia Administrator

By Joe Leicht The Columbia City Council on Aug. 18 tapped a Southern Illinois native with a resume thick with municipal-management experience to serve as its next city administrator. James "Jimmy" Morani, who most recently was village administrator for New Baden, was unanimously voted in as retiring City … Read More

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Past, Present And Future Of Local Sports Was The Topic

Highly respected local sports coaches gathered Aug. 14 at the Waterloo VFW for the Hometown Teams' "Back To The Future Of Sports" panel discussion. The coaches talked about how local sports have changed, both the positive and negative aspects. The panel consisted of (left to right in the picture) Rich "Fish" … Read More

Columbia To Have DUI Checkpoints Through Labor Day

The Columbia Police Department is advising motorists to not drive impaired, especially during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Beginning today, Aug. 15, and running through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, the CPD will be taking part in a "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" traffic safety campaign. Columbia officers along … Read More

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Stephanie and Justin Kadlec of Red Bud announce the birth of a son. Judsyn Joseph Kadlec was born June 29, 2014, at St. Elizabeth in Belleville. He was 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 18 inches … Read More

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