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Pandemic can worsen mental health

For many people, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an untold amount of uncertainty and stress to their daily lives.  This, in turn, can drastically impact...

Waterloo retiree is CASA volunteer

In her retirement, Waterloo resident Susan Martin strives for balance.  She aims to balance contributing to her family, church and community.  One way she does that...

Dealing with domestic violence during a pandemic

The idea behind Illinois’ stay at home order is to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying in a safe place.  But for...

Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

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...
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