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Monday, November 23, 2020

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May. The changes include...

WHS student gets creative to help hospital

A Waterloo High School freshman is using his time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to keep up with his studies while also helping...

COVID-19 survivor ‘one of the lucky ones’

At the Valmeyer Music Boosters Dinner Theater on March 14, Donna Mueller fell backstage.  Over the next few days, she started feeling a little sore...

Virus milestones are ‘lonely’ and ‘isolated’

In an era of drive-by birthday parties and drive-thru visitations, it is clear the coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually all areas of life.  That includes...

Pandemic can worsen mental health

For many people, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an untold amount of uncertainty and stress to their daily lives.  This, in turn, can drastically impact...

Waterloo retiree is CASA volunteer

In her retirement, Waterloo resident Susan Martin strives for balance.  She aims to balance contributing to her family, church and community.  One way she does that...

Dealing with domestic violence during a pandemic

The idea behind Illinois’ stay at home order is to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying in a safe place.  But for...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

Flooding concerns eased, for now

With last year’s extended flood season still fresh in many minds around Monroe County and extended repeated winter and early spring rainfalls across the...

Aguiar reflects on ‘Biggest Loser’ experience

Despite snapping a bone in her leg because she was “being a little too competitive” during a challenge early in the season, Columbia’s Teri...

County board hosts first virtual meeting

The Monroe County Board conducted its first-ever “virtual meeting” Monday in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board chairman Bob Elmore met from his...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...