Today's News - April 27, 2010
Vandals Strike Several Waterloo Buildings
Waterloo Police Department is investigating several reports of vandalism to
several downtown buildings. The incidents occurred either late Sunday night
or early Monday morning. The WPD received numerous reports that words
written in orange spray paint at SS. Peter and Paul Church and the grade
school, Superior Express and the Towne Car Wash. The words written included
Goon, Kill and the derogatory “N word” which was written on the side of the
Catholic church’s garage. There was also various illegible markings and
graffiti at those locations. The paint appeared to be the orange paint used
to mark property boundaries or utility lines. Waterloo police officers said
it is likely a random act by some juveniles. The officers said they are
investigating the matter and encourage anyone who saw suspicious activity
during that time period to report the information.
Open House For Retiring Columbia Teachers: The public is invited to an open house this Wednesday, April 28 to honor retiring Columbia School District teachers Patti French, Barry Krizan, Gena Ronshausen and Sue Watters. The event will be held at the high school cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In baseball on Monday, Columbia (13-10) defeated Dupo (7-14) by a score of 9-4, Waterloo (11-6) fell to Jerseyville 4-1, and Red Bud (11-7) topped New Athens 10-0. The Columbia softball team (17-3) shut out Dupo (9-8) by a score of 6-0. In girls’ soccer, Waterloo (12-2-1) defeated Jerseyville 8-0.
There is not much on tap in sports today as rain has canceled most games. Valmeyer’s baseball field is dry enough to play, according to Coach Cole Proffer. So the Pirate baseball team will play Lebanon. Gibault baseball players are raking the field and are hoping to get their game in against St. Pius. Rained out games includes the Red Bud Musketeers baseball team (11-7) at Columbia, the Waterloo softball team (5-8) at cross-town rival Gibault (16-3), Red Bud (9-8) softball at Columbia and Lebanon at Valmeyer (1-12). (There will only be home baseball at Valmeyer, not softball. The Columbia girls’ soccer team (9-3) was suppose to host Freeburg at Oerter Field, but because of wet field conditions, the game has been moved to Freeburg. The Gibault girls’ soccer team (1-13) has an away game at Alton-Marquette.
much-anticipated Monroe County Softball Tournament takes place on Thursday
at the Waterloo Jaycee’s WSA Ball Diamonds, with games beginning at 4:15
p.m. between Valmeyer, Waterloo, Columbia and Gibault. The championship and
third-place games will begin at 6 p.m.
The Immaculate Conception Grade School seventh grade girls’ math team earned a second place finish out of 28 schools April 24 in the Rosati-Kain Math Contest. An individual award was presented to ICS’ Jamie Heet, who placed second out of the 159 girls participating. The ICS team is coached match teacher Karen Weiler.
Mary S. Horrell, 79, nee Diewald, of Red Bud, died April 23, 2010 at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Feb. 1, 1931 in Ruma, the daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Tecklenberg) Diewald. She married Lloyd Horrell on July 7, 1951 in Red Bud. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Horrell is survived by her children, Donald (Judy) Horrell of Waterloo, John (Patty) Horrell of Red Bud, Judy Horrell of Valley Park, Mo. and Connie Horrell of Columbia; grandchildren Nick (Shannon) Horrell, Luke Horrell, Henry Horrell and Jack Horrell; and a sister, Josephine Riechmann of Valmeyer; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Diewald. Mrs. Horrell was a bookkeeper at Roger’s Redi-Mix for 30 years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud and St. Ann’s Altar Sodality. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. Funeral was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating. Mrs. Horrell was buried at the church’s cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oak Hill Employees Holiday Fund or masses.