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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

R-T absorbs Independent

The Monroe County Independent announced Wednesday that it has been sold and turned over to the Republic-Times, ceasing publication after 20 years.  "I am leaving the local news...

Local woman crazy about baking

Lauren Shields graduated from high school in June, but she had a small problem.  Shields eats only gluten-free food and could not find a cake...

Stock market frenzy: the long and short of it

The stock market has grabbed headlines in recent weeks, though not for normal reasons.  Rocked by unconventional fluctuations, many American investors and spectators have learned...

Cooperworks comes to Columbia

When people visit a doctor’s, veterinarian’s or dentist’s office, school or even a gas station, there is now a chance the furniture was made...

Local gambling totals drop

It took a pandemic, but the amount of money played at video gambling terminals in Monroe County dropped for the first time in four...

Second round of PPP underway

As of earlier this month, business owners can once again begin applying for Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration.  As part of...

Helping Strays hires full-time vet

The new year is off to a positive start at Helping Strays of Monroe County, as operations began Monday in a new surgical suite.  Performing...

Bise ends long career of service

nsider the face of Shelby’s Auto Repair, and Liefer Garage before it, has retired.  Candy Bise’s last day as the service advisor at the Waterloo...

Business relief beyond PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program is the largest and has received the most news coverage, but it is far from the only government program that...

Vaccine prep for long-term facilities

As the  vaccination of health care workers for COVID-19 continues, residents and employees of long-term care facilities in Monroe County will soon have the...

Family Video closing all stores

Family Video is closing its 100 Plaza Drive location in Waterloo. Family Video announced the closing of all remaining locations Jan. 6.  All stores have...

New deaths, more than 300 active COVID cases in Monroe County

After two weeks of rising deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, Monroe County stabilized in that regard over the last week.  There were three more...
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