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Monroe County reports 12th coronavirus death; Cedarhurst worker tests positive

Monroe County reported another death related to coronavirus on Saturday in addition to a new case.  There are now 97 confirmed cases of COVID-19 here,...

WWII vet recalls POW ordeal

When he was in his 70s, Bob Teichgraeber of Collinsville went through some items he kept from his service during World War II.  Among those...

Gibault grad researching COVID

A Columbia native is part of a team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis that is on the forefront of researching the...

Monroe County Fair canceled

Calling it a "difficult decision," the Monroe County Fair Association announced Tuesday night the cancellation of the 2020 Monroe County Fair due to the...

Monroe County sends message as state modifies reopening plans

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution at its meeting on Monday “asking for relief from Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois...

Columbia nurse answers the call

A Columbia woman recently returned from a trip to New York City. This was not a pleasure trip for Kylie Underwood. She spent about a...

Waterloo man uses art to make ends meet

Matt Dossett is one of millions of Americans who has not yet received his $1,200 stimulus check and has not been approved for unemployment...

CDC offers reopening advice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released six “decision trees” last week aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid...

Monroe County coronavirus case count at 89

The coronavirus continued its slow spread through Monroe County in recent days.  The county now has 89 confirmed cases of the virus, while the death...

Reopening concerns at forefront

Last week’s regional reopening plan for Illinois by Gov. JB Pritzker has been met by both praise and criticism from local leaders. “I commend Gov....

Columbia bakery makes mornings warm

While it is seeing decreased sales like virtually every other restaurant, Dear Diva Desserts is still finding a way to help those in need...

Area woman helps Waterloo during pandemic

Anna Nations, a field market access manager with medical device manufacturing company Boston Scientific, is a member of her company’s COVID Relief Project Team.  As...
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