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  1. Train derailment in Dupo  The Republic-Times
  2. Train derailment leads to huge fire and evacuations; smoke seen for miles  KMOV.com
  3. Train derails and catches fire in Illinois, triggering evacuations as smoke is seen for miles  NBC News
  4. Fire erupts after train derails in Illinois | Top Stories  WAND
  5. Massive blaze as train carrying flammable liquid derails in Illinois  sbDirtySouthSoccer
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Columbia High School Athletic Director Joe Iorio announces retirement  Belleville News-Democrat

Columbia, Ill. High School Eagles IHSA athletic director Joe Iorio has announced his retirement after 14 years.



Centralia native Brooks Demijan hired to take over Columbia basketball program  Belleville News-Democrat

Centralia, IL. native Brooks Demijan has been hired as the new Columbia High School Eagles boys basketball coach.



New asst. principal, SRO in Columbia  The Republic-Times

The Columbia school district will have two high-profile new faces after Thursday's school board meeting. The board hired a new assistant principal for Columbia ...



Columbia basketball coach Mark Sandstrom resigns after successful 14 year run  Belleville News-Democrat

Citing personal and family reasons, Columbia High School boys basketball coach Mark Sandstrom announced his resignation Tuesday after 14 years in the ...



Columbia rolls into state semifinals for first time since 2008  STLtoday.com

COLUMBIA, ILL. — The Columbia High girls soccer team suffered a gut-wrenching super-sectional loss to eventual Class 1A state champion Quincy Notre ...



Columbia high school football teams prepare for season ahead  Columbia Missourian

As Missouri prep football's "dead week" comes to a close, catch up on what Columbia's high school teams are bringing to the table this season.



Multi-talented Horner is Columbia’s jack-of-all trades on the football field  Belleville News-Democrat

Columbia, Illinois high school Eagles defensive back Sam Horner has been named as the Belleville, Illinois News-Democrat small school football co-defensive ...



Huels named CMS principal  The Republic-Times

The Columbia School Board approved Angela Huels as the new principal of Columbia Middle School at its June meeting. Huels, who has worked as assistant ...



Columbia High School student who allegedly made 'hit list' of classmates is expelled  Belleville News-Democrat

A Columbia High School student who allegedly made a "hit list" of students and sketched out a plan to take action has been expelled from the school. The school ...



Football is family for Columbia coach, twin sons  Belleville News-Democrat

Twin brothers are coached by their father on the Columbia High School Eagles football team in Columbia, Illinois, in Southern Illinois. They are hoping to win an ...



Speedy Columbia looks to contend in Cahokia Conference after disappointing 2017  Belleville News-Democrat

sports news: The Columbia, Illinois High School Eagles football team is an IHSA member ,competes in the Cahokia Conference and opens its season Friday ...



Contentious times for Columbia School Board  The Republic-Times

A board member and the district superintendent provided some pre-July 4 fireworks during the most recent meeting of the Columbia Community Unit School ...



Columbia names new assistant supt.  The Republic-Times

After a discussion during executive session, the Columbia School Board unanimously voted to promote Courtney Castelli to assistant superintendent. Castelli ...



Luhr's legacy lives on  The Republic-Times

When the students opened the envelopes, their shock and gratitude was both visible and audible. Some wiped away tears, which they had been doing for the ...



Jones, others receive state soccer honors  The Republic-Times

Columbia High School girls soccer standout Kennedy Jones was selected to the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team last week and ...



Columbia High School Cheer | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia High School cheerleading squad, which won its seventh Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association title ...



Pep Zone: Columbia High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

COLUMBIA, Ill. _It's Friday and that means it's time for the Pep Zone! FOX 2's Chris Regnier joins us live from Columbia High School with more!…



Columbia parents concerned about dual credit  The Republic-Times

A few Columbia High School parents expressed disappointment with the suspension of a dual credit course during Thursday's school board meeting. The public ...



Meet the area’s new school leaders and see how much they earn  Belleville News-Democrat

Over 20 new superintendents and principals have started working this school year across the region. Here is a roundup of the top administrators: District: Aviston ...



Notebook: Columbia's Little stuns Mascoutah with 90-yard kickoff return; traditional powers play Thursday  STLtoday.com

COLUMBIA, ILL • Londyn Little made it rain Friday night in Mascoutah.



Columbia High School rallies for FOX2’s ‘Pep Zone’  fox2now.com

COLUMBIA, IL (KTVI) - Hundreds of high school students showed up for a pep rally at Columbia High School. FOX-2'S Anne-Elise Parks is there with the ...



Columbia High School Girls Golf | Team of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia High School girls golf team coached by Matt Duguay. The Eagles won their third straight Cahokia ...



CHS parents want better communication following threat  The Republic-Times

A number of parents have criticized the Columbia School District's efforts to keep their children safe following its response to an alleged threat from a Columbia ...



Ruemker crowned fair queen; Stumpf is Little Miss  The Republic-Times

The Monroe County Fair got off to an elegant start Sunday, as the 60th annual Monroe County Fair Queen Pageant headlined the first day of the eight-day event.



Columbia High School bowlers place 15th at state  The Republic-Times

The Columbia High School boys bowling team placed 15th out of 24 teams with a six-game score of 5,951 at the IHSA state tournament held Friday at St. Clair ...



New café brewing educational experience  The Republic-Times

Traditionally, Columbia High School Transition Program students don their smiles and go to work serving administrators, students, staff and faculty at their Flight ...



Football on the Defensive: Columbia schools fight declining national numbers  Columbia Missourian

National participation numbers in high school football are down, and they have been on the decline for years. That's true of Missouri, too. But the numbers of ...



CHS students get glimpse of Gedern  The Republic-Times

In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower created the Sister Cities International program to foster citizen diplomacy. “I have long believed, as many before me, that ...



Columbia High School triplets find a voice and a goal  Belleville News-Democrat

Fifteen-year-old triplets share classes and activities at Columbia High School, and they will share a car; but in many ways they are done being seen as one ...



A Baseball Life: Nelson Mathews  The Republic-Times

Now more than 50 years since he last played professional baseball, former major leaguer Nelson Mathews of Columbia looks back fondly on his career and the ...



Metro East student expelled for 'hit list' threat  KSDK.com

The school board in Columbia, Illinois, voted to expel a student for two years for threatening a shooting at Columbia High School.



German students experience America  The Republic-Times

As is tradition, Columbia is currently home to 25 students from Gedern, Germany. The partnership between Gedern and Columbia, which is in its 26th year, ...



Columbia School Board OKs attorney fees  The Republic-Times

The Columbia School District did not have a fee agreement with its current attorney prior to its May board meeting, Columbia School Board member Tammy ...



Holmes surprised with scholarship at Arkansas  The Republic-Times

Columbia native Jonathan Holmes, a junior walk-on with the University of Arkansas basketball team, was surprised with a scholarship during a special ...



No. 9 small school: Last year's lumps could propel Columbia back to prominence  STLtoday.com

Follow along each day for the countdown of the STLhighschoolsports.com preseason small-school rankings. The No. 1 team will be unveiled Aug. 23.



Columbia celebrates anniversary of two state championships  Belleville News-Democrat

The Columbia High School Eagles boys baseball team celebrated both its 1987 and 2007 IHSA state baseball championships with a reunion of both title ...



Rock Bridge boys tennis rolls through state tourney for fourth straight title  Columbia Missourian

The Bruins swept both SLUH and Joplin on Thursday to claim their fourth boys tennis state championship in a row.



Mother, daughter win same cheerleading state title — 20 years apart  Belleville News-Democrat

When the Columbia High School cheerleading team won a state title earlier this month, the moment was especially significant for one cheerleader and her mom.



Holmes to play football at Illinois  The Republic-Times

Columbia High School senior football and basketball standout Jordan Holmes announced Friday night via Twitter that he has committed to play football at the ...



Columbia OKs school resource officer  The Republic-Times

The Columbia School Board completed the first actionable step Thursday night toward having a school resource officer. The board approved an ...



Fatal crash closes northbound Route 3 in Columbia, IL  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

COLUMBIA, IL - A heartbreaking crash in Columbia, IL, left one person dead and seven injured Tuesday afternoon. Six of the injured were children, police said.



Tragedy strikes again on Columbia's Route 3  The Republic-Times

For the second time this year, a crash on Route 3 in Columbia has claimed the life of a local woman following a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 8:36 p.m. ...



Schools adjust to new Illinois accountability system  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern IL schools rank high in new state accountability system even if students math and English test scores declined on the 2018 college entrance exam, ...



Mixed feelings about school safety in Columbia  The Republic-Times

Some expressed confidence in the administration's ability to keep the schools safe. Others shared frustrations with a lack of initiative toward increasing security ...



LOCAL BRIEFS: Okwuegbunam named preseason All-American | Mizzou Football  Columbia Missourian

The Sporting News named Albert Okwuegbunam to its preseason All-America second team at tight end.



Eagles expecting to fight 'til the end  The Republic-Times

That's the motto of the Columbia High School softball program, which has enjoyed a string of successful seasons under head coach Rhonda Major. Last year's ...



CHS students hailed as heroes  The Republic-Times

Three Columbia High School students were out on the golf course at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis on an unseasonably warm January day when they ...



Eagles, 'Dogs to meet on volleyball court  The Republic-Times

The Columbia volleyball team is back to its winning ways, taking five matches last week to claim the Marissa Invitational Tournament title. This week, the team ...



One of the metro-east’s most successful volleyball coaches resigns  Belleville News-Democrat

Kelly Landgraf, who guided the Columbia Eagles volleyball program to a 163-23-1 record over the last five seasons and 225 wins overall, has resigned as ...



Woman dies in crash on same stretch of road in Columbia that killed mother of six  Belleville News-Democrat

A 37-year-old Columbia woman was killed in a two-car crash on Illinois 3 in Columbia Sunday night. Police say Stacie Thoma was driving a 2002 Buick sedan ...



LOCAL BRIEFS: MU football recognized in SEC preseason polls  Columbia Missourian

Missouri was picked to finish third in the SEC East by the media.



Cheerleading success continues in Monroe County  The Republic-Times

The Columbia High School cheerleading squad performs during Friday's preliminary round at the IHSA state meet. (Roger Larsen photo ...



New book documents historic trail  The Republic-Times

Retired Columbia High School Principal Dennis Patton has released his new book titled “The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail.” The book, which is now available, is the ...



Friends partner in Columbia business venture  The Republic-Times

Three young men are breathing new life into the miniature golf course on the J.B. Golf Tee campus at 2400 Ramsey Road in Columbia. Brothers Chase and ...



Eagles set sights on exciting season  The Republic-Times

All the ingredients are in place for the Columbia High School boys basketball squad to have success this season. Now, all the Eagles need to do is play.



New CHS volleyball coach ready to lead  The Republic-Times

Columbia High School has named Dustin Cutts as the new head coach of its varsity volleyball program, replacing Kelly Landgraf, who resigned this past fall.



NOTEBOOK: Odom talks recruiting, transfer portal, injuries  Columbia Missourian

MU football coach Barry Odom met with local reporters Wednesday to discuss recruiting, the transfer portal, injury reports and other topics as the Tigers continue ...



St. Teresa girls soccer shuts out Carlinville, wins first sectional title in program history  Herald & Review

LITCHFIELD — It was St. Teresa keeper Makenzee Velchek's worst nightmare.



Kuykendall seeks reduction in murder sentence  The Republic-Times

A status hearing was held last Wednesday morning at the Monroe County Courthouse regarding Jordan Kuykendall, who is serving a 40-year sentence at ...



Dedication drives CHS grad to walk on at Arkansas  The Republic-Times

A former Columbia High School hoops standout is having the time of his life at the University of Arkansas as a freshman walk-on. Jonathan Holmes, who ...



The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America  Architectural Digest

For most students, summer has ended and schools across America are back in session (to the delight of some, to the chagrin of others). So what better time to ...



Waterloo and Columbia Cheer | Teams of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Waterloo High School varsity and junior varsity, Waterloo Junior High School and Columbia High School varsity cheerleaders are this week's ...



High school football playoff quarterfinal scores — Live!  Belleville News-Democrat

Find live local high school football coverage for all southern Illinois games including up-to-the-minute scores, schedules and more. Stay connected with ...



SOMSD 2020 Leaders: 'Intentional Integration' Involves More Than Simply Placing Children  The Village Green

Facing starkly disproportionate integration numbers across its elementary schools, the South Orange-Maplewood School District is working to integrate those ...



Community demands change on Illinois 3 after crash kills mom of 6  Belleville News-Democrat

Columbia IL demands change from IDOT & police in a dangerous intersection on Illinois 3 at Veterans Parkway after a fatal crash killed a mom of six in Southern ...



Columbia talks drones, dope  The Republic-Times

Columbia Police Chief Jerry Paul addressed the Columbia City Council Committee of the Whole on Monday night with requests to change the way local law ...



MU wrestling's Mauller places fourth in USA Junior Freestyle World Trials  Columbia Missourian

Current Missouri wrestler and former Tolton standout Brock Mauller took fourth place at the USA Wrestling United World Wrestling (UWW) Junior Freestyle World ...



FCA unites student-athletes in faith  The Republic-Times

When Gibault's Logan Doerr scored the key goal during Friday's sectional title game against Triad, his achievement came from rigorous training and endurance ...



Ohio State Football: Brian Hartline currently top recruiter for 2020  Scarlet and Game

One of the most important things for any college coach to be successful is to be a great recruiter. Two Ohio State assistant coaches are among the best.



Twelve from the metro-east are playing pro baseball. Here’s an update on their progress.  Belleville News-Democrat

Jake Odorizzi and Trevor Richards already have made their way to Major League Baseball, but 12 others from Southern Illinois are still toiling away in the minor ...



Franke arrested just days after release  The Republic-Times

A 19-year-old Columbia man who was placed on probation last week and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device that prevents him from contact with ...



Citizens demand change along Route 3 in Illinois where a mom of 6 was killed  KSDK

A group called "Citizens Demanding Change on Illinois Route 3" have come forward to talk about the dangers of the roadway.



Keep your eyes on these lucky 13 high school football stars  Belleville News-Democrat

sports news Following are 13 of the top high school football players who compete in iHSA conferences and as independents near Belleville, Illinois in southern ...



Monroe County education news: Columbia marching band takes top honors  SuburbanJournals

Teacher honored for excellence. Sandra K. Malsberger, a first-grade teacher at Millstadt Primary Center, in the Millstadt School District, was honored Nov.



HHS makes top 100 schools in Illinois second year in a row  Belleville News-Democrat

For the second year in a row, Highland High School has been ranked in the top 100 schools in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. "Not bragging, but no other ...



McKendree Sweeps Division I Opponents Southern Illinois and Saint Louis  Swimming World Magazine

(O'FALLON, Ill., Oct. 20) – The McKendree University swimming and diving program hosted four teams in a meet on Saturday afternoon. The men's team swam ...



Charles Brenner | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Charles J. “Chuck” Brenner, 75, of Menomonie, passed away on the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019, at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie ...



Student may face charges after making threats against Collinsville Middle School  Belleville News-Democrat

Collinsville School District said a threat was made against a middle school via social media in Southern Illinois. Police deemed the threat was not credible; there ...



Battle's coaching star on the rise: defensive coordinator Nick Reichert  Columbia Missourian

He's in just his third year as a coach and his first at Battle, but Nick Reichert has already earned the respect of the people with whom he is trying.



Man charged with felony stalking is returned to jail days after being released  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

COLUMBIA, IL. - A 19-year-old man charged with felony stalking is back behind bars just days after being released from jail. According to Chris Hitzmann, the ...



Plew crowned Queen; Halleran is Little Miss  The Republic-Times

As if a request were put in for the perfect weather to usher in the Monroe County Fair, Mother Nature delivered with cool temperatures and fair breezes for the ...



St. Louis Area High School Sports Scores  fox2now.com

Want to check the latest high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, hockey volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, water polo, field hockey or wrestling scores ...



Kuykendall motion for sentence reduction dismissed  The Republic-Times

Sora Kuykendall, formerly Jordan Kuykendall, was in a Monroe County courtroom Wednesday morning to appear in front of Judge Heinz Rudolf regarding a ...



Neff selected in MLB draft  The Republic-Times

Gibault Catholic High School graduate Zach Neff was selected in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Neff ...



New coroner ready to serve  The Republic-Times

Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill may have been on the job for just a month, but he's been preparing for his new role for years. After serving as the county's chief ...



Columbia Teen Died From Multiple Stab Wounds  fox2now.com

COLUMBIA, IL (KTVI) - Erin Schneider was due in court to push an order of protection when police found her murdered. In court documents filed by her mother, ...



It’s Lent, which means it’s fish fry time. Here’s where to find them in the metro-east.  Belleville News-Democrat

Events throughout the metro-east and Southern Illinois in this week's What's Happening calendar of events.



Gedern visitors enjoy stay in Columbia  The Republic-Times

Delegates from Gedern, Germany arrived in their sister city of Columbia on Oct. 6. Some came for the first time while others, for the 14th. Regardless, everyone ...



Here's how schools keep students on track while they wait for delayed state test results  Belleville News-Democrat

The 2017 standardized test results from Illinois Science Assessment released include students' scores and if they met state science standards. OFallon High ...



Monroe County 1960-80: what might have been  The Republic-Times

(This is the next monthly installment of our series looking into the 200-year history of Monroe County in honor of its Bicentennial. This article examines the years ...



VIDEO: CHS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team Wins State Championship, Heads for Nationals  The Village Green

The CHS Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team (ranked #1 in the state and #10 nationally) beat Westfield (#2 in NJ and #11 nationally) in the NJ High School State ...



American Legion Baseball kicks off its 53rd year in Highland  Belleville News-Democrat

Sports News: American Legion Post 439 in Highland, IL will field three baseball teams this summer — one senior and two junior teams — in Southern Illinois ...



Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19  STLtoday.com

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...



CHS senior graduates from Army boot camp  The Republic-Times

Morgan Hutchinson had a busy summer. While her friends worked and played, Morgan participated in the U.S. Army split training option, which means she spent ...



Woman gets 7 years for serious injury crash  The Republic-Times

Katherine Brinkley Nikki Warnecke. The Waterloo woman convicted of aggravated DUI following a crash last July in Columbia that seriously injured a New ...



Kennedy Jones | Athlete of the Week  The Republic-Times

The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Columbia High School girls soccer standout Kennedy Jones. The sophomore transfer from Ursuline Academy in St.



Two years ago, students took a state-mandated science test. Schools just got the results.  Belleville News-Democrat

Schools just get 2016 Illinois science test results Belleville IL East St Louis IL southern Illinois St Louis MO state assessment education news.



Community rallies to support local family  The Republic-Times

Around this time last year, Mike Dailey of Columbia was unconscious in the intensive care unit at St. Anthony's Medical Center with a fractured skull, bleeding in ...



Local MLB draftees sizzling this summer  The Republic-Times

Three former Monroe County high school baseball standouts who were drafted by Major League Baseball teams are showcasing their talents at various levels ...



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