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Gibault grad becomes sister

A 2007 Gibault Catholic High School graduate recently became a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, joining a community she was...

Monroe County reports new COVID death, at warning level again

With word spreading Monday afternoon of possible new restrictions being imposed due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. JB Pritzker's office assured that current mitigation...

County critical of state actions

The COVID-19 pandemic once again took up a large chunk of the Monroe County Board meeting Monday morning.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner...

Farming waves of green

BY JOE BIRRITTIER During this time of year, it is not an uncommon sight to see farmers in their fields working the land to provide...

Eagle Scout project gives back

Donovan Wallace recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which helped address a problem he first noticed several years ago while playing baseball at Waterloo...

New COVID restrictions take place Tuesday

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday that the metro east region would have new restrictions put in place effective Tuesday to help slow the spread...

PdR national park effort gets boost

Good news for Prairie du Rocher and the surrounding community could not have come at a better time. Efforts by local politicians, leaders, residents and...

Monroe County at COVID warning level

Monroe County is among 13 counties in the state currently at a warning level for the novel coronavirus disease, the Illinois Department of Public...

Examining COVID claims

As the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the world, it has had far-ranging and disparate effects.  One of those has been the spread of misinformation about...

COVID cases continue

Monroe County recorded 75 COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the overall total to 291 cases and 13 deaths.  Eleven new cases were added...

Tracing tracks from Waterloo’s past

BY JOEY BIRRITTIER On June 15, hundreds of people gathered near the Monroe County Courthouse for “Waterloo Speaks” to protest racial inequality and police misconduct. The...

Fair set records in recent years

Editor’s note: This is the third and final entry in our series looking back through the history of the Monroe County Fair, which was...
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