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Illinois Caverns to reopen this year

After being closed for more than a decade, one of Monroe County’s two most famous cave systems is set to reopen to the public...

Crash victims remembered

Hugs, tears and a somber mood among the dozens of people in attendance pervaded a candlelight vigil held Friday at the intersection of Bluff...

Wagner questions positivity rate

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner is again questioning state data related to the novel coronavirus, with the target of his criticism this...

Waterloo service website goes live

The website that makes volunteering easier in Waterloo is now live. Spearheaded by local attorney Amanda Chase in partnership with the city, waterloohasheart.com includes a...

Millstadt Union Fire Department turns 150

In 1736, Benjamin Franklin organized a volunteer “bucket brigade” in Philadelphia to more effectively respond to fires in the entire city – not just...

Vaccine clinics this week; COVID death count lowered

The Monroe County Health Department announced on Tuesday the dates for three more clinics for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  The county will administer...

Getting physical at the Baebler Farm

Baebler Educational Farm just added another attraction thanks to Waterloo High School senior Gabe Lewis.  Lewis recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing...

Young volunteer glad to serve

The few thousand people who have received at least one of their COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Monroe County Fairgrounds may have noticed many...

The ‘horrid’ tales of Long COVID

For millions of people who contract the novel coronavirus, the recovery process lasts only a few days or a couple of weeks at most.  But...

Monroe County to stop reporting COVID deaths

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported two more deaths from the novel coronavirus Thursday, but said it would be the last time...

Waterloo parents saving the last dance

With the pandemic closing schools last spring and making large indoor gatherings inadvisable this spring, the two most recent classes of Waterloo High School...

Organizers ‘hopeful’ of Monroe County Fair

The main questions circulating among the community these days deal with whether or not there will be a Monroe County Fair in 2021 and...
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