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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...

I-255 project moving to south section

Work continues to move forward on schedule with the northern section of the I-255 rehabilitation project and preparations are now being made for a...

Monroe County up to 104 coronavirus cases

As all regions of Illinois lessened restrictions, Monroe County reported more cases of coronavirus – including three at a senior living facility and another...

Monroe County shows compassion, concern in wake of protests

The effects of a nationwide response to the recent death of George Floyd in Minnesota while in police custody has filtered down to Monroe...

Monroe County Fair canceled

The Monroe County Fair became the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic last Tuesday, as the fair board announced it was canceling this year’s...

Lions win chamber award

The Waterloo Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2019 winner of its highest honor.  After going to an individual – Brad Papenberg – last year,...

Waterloo man wins poetry contest

A Waterloo man recently won a national pandemic poetry contest organized by former National Public Radio host Garrison Keillor.  Steve Loomis was selected as one...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

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

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...
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