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Monday, June 21, 2021

2020 Year in Review

The year 2020 was definitely memorable, but mostly for the wrong reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone’s way of life and altered the course...

Judge Hitzemann begins term

After serving as Monroe County State’s Attorney for four years, Chris Hitzemann is just over three weeks into his first term as the county’s...

Vaccines, then and today

Younger readers of this article may not be familiar with polio or smallpox.  The last case of polio to originate in the United States was...

Columbia talks property, trail futures

The rumor mill has been churning in Columbia of late as demolition of three houses in the 1000 block of South Main Street, opposite...

Vehicle fire in Waterloo

The Waterloo Fire Department responded at about 10:15 a.m. Sunday to a fully involved vehicle fire in the parking lot near Pizza Hut, which...

New deaths, more than 300 active COVID cases in Monroe County

After two weeks of rising deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, Monroe County stabilized in that regard over the last week.  There were three more...

Santa Float mishap results in injury

A mishap on the Waterloo Santa Float resulted in injury last Tuesday night. The incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. on Paula Drive. People...

Saturday night house fire in Columbia

The Columbia Fire Department responded shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday to a structure fire at 2405 Lakeshore Drive, located near Micah's Way in the...

Christmas Day battery in Columbia

A Belleville man was arrested in connection with a battery that occurred about 4 p.m. Christmas Day in the 200 block of Gardner Street...

Vaccine comes to Monroe County

Monroe County received its first shipment of the novel coronavirus vaccine this week, with the first 100 doses arriving Wednesday. It began administering the first...

Remembering lives lost to COVID

Gene RiceMaurice SchneiderLeola Schueler Over 320,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus in 2020, a staggering total that cannot describe the incalculable loss felt...

Jail expansion plans discussed

A $14 million Monroe County Jail expansion was chief among items related to the sheriff’s department discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Monroe County...
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