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

Brad Wild Injured In Four-Wheeler Accident

Brad Wild of Valmeyer continues to recover from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10 in rural Valmeyer. He is in the ICU at Barnes Hospital. Wild sustained a serious head wound but is expected to make a full recovery. His family and friends thank everyone for their continued … Read More

Valmeyer / St. Louis Spikes To Play Monday For Baseball Championship

The Valmeyer Lakers and St. Louis Spikes are tied at one game a piece in the best of three Mon-Clair Baseball League Championship Series. Valmeyer won the first game 9-7, but dropped the night cap 5-2.    The deciding game three will be played Monday evening at Belleville's Whitey Herzog Field. First pitch is at … 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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