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Thursday, April 22, 2021

‘Simply Simmer’ gaining popularity

A Columbia woman is gaining renown online by recreating famous fictional locations like Central Perk from “Friends” or the titular workplace in “The Office”...

Coronavirus maintains its grip: 74 cases, 11 deaths in county

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 74 positive cases and 11 deaths in Monroe County, with much of the attention placed on local senior...

Local pushback on Pritzker’s order

Gov. JB Pritzker Paul Schimpf John Wagner Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that he plans to extend Illinois’ stay at home order until the end...

Millstadt club helps out

The Millstadt Commercial Club recently found a way to help both restaurants in the town and vulnerable members of the village.  It did that by...

Reopening plans proposed

As data appears to show social distancing and stay at home orders have slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal and state officials...

Health care providers fight the good fight

Jay PickettMarla SmithToni Michels For all those at essential businesses, going to work during a pandemic can be fraught with anxiety about making ends meet,...

Law enforcement surprises Hopkins twins

More than 70 police squad vehicles with lights and sirens drove through Waterloo on Friday.  These cars, from numerous law enforcement agencies including those in...

Locals get creative to stay busy

During Illinois’ stay at home order, a challenge many people face is boredom.  Parents have children to occupy, not to mention themselves, as they stay...

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...
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