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Monday, November 30, 2020

Coronavirus cases continue across the region

Monroe County’s coronavirus case total has risen by 20 since June 23, and it saw potentially its 13th death from the virus last week.  With...

Longtime librarian closes book on career

“A library isn’t one person. What makes a library great is all the people involved.” Those are the words of Elaine Steingrubey, one person who...

Farmers report average wheat harvest

Throughout Monroe County, it has been difficult to miss the scurrying work of farmers in giant machines as they rush to finish harvesting winter...

Online auction to replace fair’s market

Before last year’s Monroe County Fair, Jacey Baum of Fults was preparing to show cattle like she had done every year since she was...

More COVID cases in Monroe County; new death reported

Monroe County saw more people contract the coronavirus in recent days, bringing the overall county total to 126 cases since the pandemic began.  Forty-four of...

Region enters Phase 4

Every region in Illinois is scheduled to move to the fourth phase of the state’s reopening plan Friday, which, barring changes, will bring the...

Longtime bank president retires

A mainstay of Monroe County’s community will be at least somewhat less visible soon, as First National Bank of Waterloo President and CEO Gary...

Waterloo biz sees bump in equality line

As America has been absorbed with several weeks of protests against and conversations about racism and police brutality, the renewed focus on these topics...

Wedding venue near Columbia approved

The Monroe County Zoning Board of Appeals approved at its meeting last Wednesday night the final step to allow a wedding venue in rural...

Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

Sunset Overlook back in business

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved several amendments to zoning language in the city’s municipal code. The amendments create a legal means for...

Zen Dog offers virtual training experience

As many business owners did in late March, Tara Oster simply closed up shop, hoping the coronavirus pandemic would only force her to close...