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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mayor: Waterloo, do your part

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head both here and beyond, Waterloo Mayor Tom Smith implored residents to do their part...

COVID fatigue changes attitudes

November marks the eighth month since the novel coronavirus pandemic began causing shutdowns across the country, upending life as we knew it.  In the months...

Virus forcing schools to pivot

Local schools are making tough decisions as the COVID pandemic affects students, teachers and staff.  Waterloo Superintendent of Schools Brian Charron notified parents Saturday that...

COVID case spike continues

Monroe County has continued to see rising coronavirus cases in recent days.  The county has had 1,345 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with...

Clifftop buys another nature preserve

Clifftop announced its purchase of the Storment-Hauss Nature Preserve located on Reed Road, just one-half mile east of their Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve...

Coalition discusses alcohol use

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities listened to a guest speaker talk about how drug and alcohol use have been impacted by the...

Steady rise in COVID cases locally

Monroe County has had 1,110 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic begin, with 185 of them active at last count.  There have been 218 new...

Former Gibault teacher giving back to school

Mike Schaefer has not worked at Gibault Catholic High School in months, and he only worked there for just under two years, but his...

Mitigations return to region Wednesday

As coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge in many parts of the country, the metro east, including Monroe County, will again see Illinois impose...

Bluff Road bike lane considered

Monroe County hosted hearings this week to gather public feedback on a proposed project that would construct a bike lane along Bluff Road from...

Tailgate Fest rocked like no other

In a year when people have been cooped up more than normal, Monroe County Tailgate Fest proved a welcome diversion last Saturday night.  “It was...

Pilot in fatal crash was not medically certified

The man who died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed and caught fire last month in Red Bud shouldn’t have been flying, an...
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