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Monday, March 1, 2021

County critical of state actions

The COVID-19 pandemic once again took up a large chunk of the Monroe County Board meeting Monday morning.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner...

Farming waves of green

BY JOE BIRRITTIER During this time of year, it is not an uncommon sight to see farmers in their fields working the land to provide...

New I-255 interchange in process

Work is still progressing on the planned I-255 interchange in Dupo, though there is still not an estimate on when actual construction might begin.  Dupo...

Boutique Bn open in Dupo

Dupo welcomed a new business recently, as Boutique Bn opened its doors for the first time.  That store offers a variety of goods, collectibles, antiques,...

New COVID restrictions take place Tuesday

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday that the metro east region would have new restrictions put in place effective Tuesday to help slow the spread...

Monroe County at COVID warning level

Monroe County is among 13 counties in the state currently at a warning level for the novel coronavirus disease, the Illinois Department of Public...

Schweizer brewing new beverage

Matt Schweizer, Hopskeller Brewing Company founder, operating partner and brewer, is best known for making beer. But he is now adding coffee to his brewing...

R’casa brings ‘something new to Columbia’

The timing turned out to be unfortunate for the newest restaurant in Columbia.  R’casa Tex-Mex Restaurant opened less than a week before the state’s stay-at-home...

COVID cases continue

Monroe County recorded 75 COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the overall total to 291 cases and 13 deaths.  Eleven new cases were added...

Tracing tracks from Waterloo’s past

BY JOEY BIRRITTIER On June 15, hundreds of people gathered near the Monroe County Courthouse for “Waterloo Speaks” to protest racial inequality and police misconduct. The...

New library director oversees change

It has been a year of change at Morrison-Talbott Library in Waterloo.  In addition to changes in service due to COVID-19, construction of a major...

Efforts continue for PDR, fort

Those who want to see Prairie du Rocher carry on for another 300 years received some help from U.S. Congressman Mike Bost when he...
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