Tom Coulter


Summer 2019 reporter and assistant city editor. Reach me by email at or on Twitter at @tomcoulter_

Roughly three-quarters of Susan Wilson’s patients come from surrounding Mennonite and Amish communities. About 30 people from those communities, many towing babies delivered by Wilson, packed a Cole County courtroom for the bench trial Thursday morning.

Susan Wilson, a midwife for the clinic involved in the trial, said it is crucial for neighboring Mennonite and Amish communities, as many of them don't want give birth in a hospital. Roughly three-quarters of her clinic's patients come from those communities.

The Columbia City Council has selected Interim City Manager John Glascock to take the job permanently.

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