Valmeyer Repeats As State Baseball Champs

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The Valmeyer Junior High School baseball team are once again the Illinois Class S State Champions. Behind a strong pitching performance by ace Corey Peterson, the Pirates short-gamed Aviston 11-0 on Oct. 17 in a game played in Coulterville. Peterson picked up the complete-game victory, going five strong innings. … Read More

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Rural Columbia Man Dies In Douglas Road Accident

The St. Clair County coroner has released information regarding an accident yesterday in rural Millstadt...    Ronald E. Parres, 72, of rural Columbia, died yesterday, Oct. 16, in a multi-vehicle accident on Douglas Road (1/2 mile east of Route 158). The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m., and the St. Clair County … Read More

Columbia PD To Have Extra Halloween Patrols

A holiday filled with revelry is around the corner, so that means locally that the Columbia Police Department will be conducting extra street patrols. The CPD will participate over the Halloween weekend in IDOT’s "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" traffic safety campaign. The roads and streets will be especially … Read More

Despite Rain – Events Still A Go In Monroe County

Despite today’s rain, this evening’s Peace Walk in Hecker will still take place. The organizers, the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, will conduct the event at the Hecker Community Center’s pavilion or in the dance hall. The gathering is being held today, Oct. 9, in honor of October being … Read More

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Waterloo Police Investigating Rural King Thefts

The Waterloo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals suspected of thefts this September from Rural King. A male and a female are accused of retail theft from the Waterloo Rural King on Sept. 16 and Sept. 27. One person is a white male with black hair, a mustache and a … 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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