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Families help environment during pandemic

Several families in Monroe County have started doing what they can to help the environment during the coronavirus pandemic using what they call their...

Program provides food for kids

As area school districts are working to ensure children are fed during the week while schools are closed, a program based in Maeystown is...

Lessons learned from the Spanish Flu

A little over a century ago, the world was facing a flu pandemic. Locally, the response was strikingly similar in nature to measures implemented...

Four coronavirus cases in Monroe County; 2 deaths in St. Clair County; 6 Randolph...

Monroe County health officials reported a fourth positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said it is a woman...

Going bald for cancer warriors

Waterloo’s Shaved Head Challenge raises $40,000 Faced with likely economic hardship on the horizon due to COVID-19, local residents still found money to donate to...

Gov. Pritzker’s stay at home order

Below are the specifics of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker's stay at home order issued Friday, March 20. All first responders, emergency management personnel, law enforcement...

County talks coronavirus effect

The final hour of Monday’s Monroe County Board meeting was devoted to the coronavirus, with the board approving two measures related to the virus...

Residents urged to ‘flatten the curve’

As the entire country adjusts to life with coronavirus, many people have many questions.  At a time like this, it is critical that individuals get...

Assessments up overall

The Monroe County 2019 property assessments have been out for three weeks now, and the Republic-Times has heard from several readers that their property...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

Election volunteers honored to serve

As of Thursday, 349 local residents had voted early at the Monroe County Courthouse ahead of the March 17 primary and another 179 had...

Columbia centenarian celebrated

Longtime Columbia resident Maurice Schneider was treated to several surprises last week for the celebration of his 100th birthday. Schneider was born March 6, 1920,...