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Flooding concerns eased, for now

With last year’s extended flood season still fresh in many minds around Monroe County and extended repeated winter and early spring rainfalls across the...

Aguiar reflects on ‘Biggest Loser’ experience

Despite snapping a bone in her leg because she was “being a little too competitive” during a challenge early in the season, Columbia’s Teri...

County board hosts first virtual meeting

The Monroe County Board conducted its first-ever “virtual meeting” Monday in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Board chairman Bob Elmore met from his...

Monroe County has 18 coronavirus cases; reports first death

Monroe County is now reporting 18 cases of coronavirus – including its first death – as the pandemic continues to change daily life for...

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...
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