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Saturday, February 27, 2021

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...

Columbia food truck owner opens restaurant

A few years ago at his daughter’s first birthday party, Bryan Scott needed to make a meal that children and adults would enjoy.  As he...

No new mitigations for region

The metro east will not face any additional mitigations to slow the spread of coronavirus in the region, according to St. Clair County Board...
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