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Locals get creative to stay busy

Pictured, Betty Demski works in her miniature garden.  During Illinois’ stay at home order, a challenge many people...

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.

WHS student gets creative to help hospital

Pictured, Jack Schnepel (right) donates mask adapters April 15 to a member of the St. Luke’s Hospital team in Chesterfield, Mo.

COVID-19 survivor ‘one of the lucky ones’

Donna Mueller At the Valmeyer Music Boosters Dinner Theater on March 14, Donna Mueller fell backstage. 

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...

Pandemic can worsen mental health

For many people, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an untold amount of uncertainty and stress to their daily lives. 

Waterloo retiree is CASA volunteer

In her retirement, Waterloo resident Susan Martin strives for balance.  Susan Martin She aims to...

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...

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

Pictured is Garden Place Senior Living at 480 DD Road in Columbia.  A coronavirus outbreak at a senior...

Flooding concerns eased, for now

Monroe County Public Safety Coordinator Kevin Scheibe is pictured in the underground storage facility deep in the Rock City caves in...

Aguiar reflects on ‘Biggest Loser’ experience

Pictured, form left, Teri Aguiar and Biggest Loser coach Erica Lugo (Photo by: John Britt/USA Network) Despite snapping...

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...
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