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Waterloo bus driver teaches students

A local bus driver for the Waterloo school district has used her sphere of influence to teach a valuable lesson to some students on...

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...

Teacher sues after Facebook fiasco

A Columbia Middle School teacher filed suit in Monroe County court earlier this month after a false Facebook post that attributed racist comments to...

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...

Monroe County tops 100 coronavirus cases

It took roughly 10 weeks from the first reported case, but Monroe County passed the century mark of coronavirus cases last week.  There are now...

Protests make way to Monroe County

Over 50 individuals gathered in front of Columbia City Hall last Thursday to protest racism and police brutality.  This event, which involved predominately younger people...

Churches preach safety upon reopening

One of the most contentious aspects of measures across the country intended to slow the spread of coronavirus has been the prohibition of religious...
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