Recent News

Scace And Wiggers Are WHS Homecoming Royalty

October 1, 2016
Seniors Delaney Scace and Ryan Wiggers were crowned the queen and king of the 2016 Waterloo High School Homecoming Dance. 

Barnfield And Dobbs Are RBHS Homecoming Royalty

October 1, 2016
Kelly Barnfield and Cameron Dobbs were named the queen and king of the 2016 Red Bud High School Homecoming Dance.   

Troy Woman Charged With Drug-Induced Homicide

September 28, 2016
Julie Nicole Goleaner of Troy, formerly of Columbia, turned herself into the Columbia Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 27. She has been charged with Drug Induced Homicide in relation to the Aug. 4 death of Jason Yaekel of Columbia. After completing the paperwork at the CPD, Goleaner, 36, was transported to the Monroe County Jail.... Read More

Kremer And Pelt Royalty Of CHS Homecoming Dance

September 24, 2016
Columbia High School held their 2016 Homecoming Dance on Sept. 24 at the CHS gym. Seniors Annie Kremer and Connor Pelt were crowned the queen and king.    

Shed Burns – Firemen Save Home

September 24, 2016
A storage shed burned down this evening, Sept. 24, behind a home in the 500 block of W. Bottom in Columbia (between the Baptist Church and the UCC). The Columbia Fire Dept. was dispatched at 6:40 p.m. and were soon on the scene. When they arrived the structure was fully engulfed in flames. In addition,... Read More

Rocher Gets Some Breathing Room

September 21, 2016
photo - FEMA representatives Roger Denick, left, and Ken Hinterlong, both out of Chicago, discuss the levee re-certification process to local officials gathered at the Prairie du Rocher American Legion. by Bethany Prange The village of Prairie du Rocher has roughly two years to submit a certification package for their levee, according to an announcement... Read More

FEMA Moves Up Rocher Deadline; Public Meeting Scheduled

September 9, 2016
by Bethany Prange The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently notified Prairie du Rocher officials that they are moving up the deadline for the village to re-certify the levee protecting the town from December 2017 to March 2017. Village officials think this may be a nearly impossible deadline to meet. This news comes as the village... Read More

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 3

September 2, 2016
A multi-collection point “Prescription Drug Take-Back” day is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at Waterloo and Columbia Schnucks locations. The Monroe County Coalition for Drug Free Communities partnered with the police departments of Columbia and Waterloo, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Monroe County Coroner’s Office to host this... Read More

Route 3 Road Widening Update:

September 2, 2016
IDOT has provided the following information regarding the Rt. 3 widening project through Waterloo. The crews are estimated to complete the project before the end of the year. Weather permitting, here is a schedule of work planned for the coming weeks: Sept. 6, 7, 8 - The contractor will mill Route 3 at North Market... Read More

Waterloo Man Charged After Fleeing Police During Schnucks Theft

September 2, 2016
Rural Waterloo resident Adam Kempf, 34, has been charged with numerous charges after fleeing from the police Aug. 30, after a theft of baby formula from the Waterloo Schnucks’. Kempf drove away from the scene after Waterloo police officers tried to stop him for questioning outside the grocery store just before their closing time. Waterloo... Read More