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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Reopening plans proposed

As data appears to show social distancing and stay at home orders have slowed the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal and...

Health care providers fight the good fight

Jay PickettMarla SmithToni Michels For all those at essential businesses, going to work during a pandemic can be fraught...

Law enforcement surprises Hopkins twins

More than 70 police squad vehicles with lights and sirens drove through Waterloo on Friday. 

Locals get creative to stay busy

During Illinois’ stay at home order, a challenge many people face is boredom.  Parents...

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

A Waterloo High School freshman is using his time at home during the coronavirus pandemic to keep...

COVID-19 survivor ‘one of the lucky ones’

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.  She aims to balance...

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

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in...