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Sunday, November 29, 2020

R-T wins top SIEA honors

Following news earlier this year of multiple Illinois Press Association awards, the Republic-Times learned this week that it won the top award in its...

COVID experiences shared

While many questions still surround the novel coronavirus, we know that it affects people differently.  Two Monroe County residents who had relatively mild cases of...

Monroe County’s Pumpkin Man

Nathan Johanning is a man of many talents, and one is a passion to grow pumpkins.  He satisfies that “inner need” on the family farm...

Corn harvest is above average

A generally above average corn harvest is underway across Monroe County and surrounding areas this fall. People driving through the area are seeing fields dried...

Clearwave does right by local homeowner

When Clearwave Communications was working in a Waterloo woman’s front yard in late July, something went wrong.  As the company was laying new fiber optic...

COVID death at Oak Hill; new cases at Integrity

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner confirmed Sunday that a resident of Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation in Waterloo has died of...

Baldwin power plant closing by 2025

The coal-fired power plant in Baldwin is set for closure by the end of the year 2025 or “sooner should economic or other conditions...

Urgent care clinic coming to Waterloo

Per signage placed recently on the building, an urgent care facility is coming soon to the space formerly occupied by Payless Shoe Source at...

End of the trail for Camp Vandeventer

After 100 years of providing camping, leadership training and memories for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  in the area, Camp Vandeventer at 3464 Trout...

HSS feeling pandemic’s effects

The coronavirus pandemic has been a fixture of life for over six months, and the toll it is taking on the mental health of...

COVID outbreak at Oak Hill; ISP visits Monroe County taverns

There has been a small coronavirus outbreak at Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation in Waterloo, and the Illinois State Police visited Monroe County...

Zoning board nixes cell tower plans

The Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals did not pass a proposal for a new cell tower in rural Columbia at its meeting last...