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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Tattoo artist appears on TV show

Eric Catalano, the Hecker tattoo artist who became somewhat of an online sensation last year for his hyperrealistic fingernail tattoo, had another brush with...

Family Video provides nostalgic fun

As more people have been spending more time at home this year, one of the places they may have turned to get some entertainment...

COVID case spike continues

Monroe County has continued to see rising coronavirus cases in recent days.  The county has had 1,345 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with...

Local bean harvest wrapping up

Soybeans are the final of three main field crops grown across Monroe County every year.  What are termed first crop beans have been harvested in...

Steady rise in COVID cases locally

Monroe County has had 1,110 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic begin, with 185 of them active at last count.  There have been 218 new...

Columbia talks gambling, chickens

The Columbia City Council’s main item of business Monday night was clarifying guidelines relating to video gambling in the city. Monday’s meeting began with a...

Mueller promoted to state FSA office

A staple of the Monroe County farming community has become less visible in recent weeks, and for good reason.  Monroe County Farm Service Agency Executive...

Another death at Oak Hill; COVID cases at WHS

Monroe County has had 876 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with several new cases being reported daily as of late.  Monroe County Health...

Locals help bring movie to big screen

Jon FaheyTom GreenLes Stroud A new movie called “Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot” was released on all major streaming services last week, and several Monroe County...

Gambling in Monroe County down only slightly

While businesses across multiple industries are coping with staggering losses due to the pandemic, video gambling took only a slight dip in Monroe County...

COVID mitigations lifted in region; 3 more deaths at Oak Hill

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the metro east region – which includes Monroe County – will return...

Oak Hill outbreak results in 8 deaths

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said, as of Monday, a total of eight residents at Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation in...