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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Longtime Columbia school secretary retires

Although she may not have been directly involved in educating children, anyone who knows the Columbia School District knows Jana Eytchison left an indelible...

Retiring teacher ‘loved every minute’ of career

A common theme among Columbia School District retirees this year is the departure of a core group of teachers from the youngest grade levels.  Another...

Integrity cited for failing to report COVID data

Integrity Healthcare of Columbia has received three citations from the Illinois Department of Public Health for failing a federal mandate to report data about...

Vehicle runs off road in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department and Waterloo police responded shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a vehicle striking three parked vehicles in...

Driver flees police in East Carondelet before crashing

During the evening of July 11, East Carondelet police pursued a driver who fled a traffic stop attempt. James A. Price, 25, of Olney, was...

COVID cases rise in Monroe County

The coronavirus continued its recent spread in Monroe County, with 32 new cases reported over the past week.  There are 66 cases active in the...

Fentanyl overdose in Waterloo

Monroe County EMS and police responded shortly before 4:15 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 200 block of Country Club Lane in Waterloo...

Fire call at Yo-Toppings

Waterloo Fire Department responded Thursday afternoon just before 4:30 p.m. for a report of smoke at Yo-Toppings, 624 N. Market Street in Waterloo. Fire personnel...

Barn destroyed by fire near Burksville

Three fire departments battled a fire to a large metal barn near Burksville about 8 a.m. Thursday. The Waterloo, Maeystown and Red Bud fire...

Coroner call in Columbia

The Monroe County coroner's office is handling the death of a 41-year-old man found deceased in the bathtub of an apartment at Hawthorne Place...

Doctors address mask concerns

As the number of coronavirus cases and the positivity rate of coronavirus cases jumps across America, wearing face coverings to help slow the spread...

County board hears criticism

Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County Board featured some testy exchanges between county officials and local residents that resulted in a stricter time limit...