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Saturday, November 28, 2020

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 life.  That includes...

Pandemic can worsen mental health

For many people, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an untold amount of uncertainty and stress to their daily lives.  This, in turn, can drastically impact...

Waterloo retiree is CASA volunteer

In her retirement, Waterloo resident Susan Martin strives for balance.  She aims to balance contributing to her family, church and community.  One way she does that...

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 place.  But for...

Dog bites Amazon driver

Columbia EMS and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department responded shortly before 9 a.m. Monday to 29 Lake Court north of New Hanover after an...

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 cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

Thursday fire call south of Waterloo

Waterloo Fire Department and Monroe County EMS personnel responded Thursday shortly before 2 p.m. to a call for a kitchen fire at a residence...

Schools adapt to remote learning

Gov. JB Pritzker announced March 27 that all schools in the state, which have been closed since March 17, will start using remote learning...

Flooding concerns eased, for now

With last year’s extended flood season still fresh in many minds around Monroe County and extended repeated winter and early spring rainfalls across the...

Waterloo City Council meets outside

Monday night, the Waterloo City Council conducted it first meeting during the state’s “shelter in place” order under the stars in the parking lot...

Columbia attorney gives back

March 18 marked the 57th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that greatly expanded the need for one of the most overlooked...

Liefer joins county legal team

Monroe County State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann recently announced that he hired Lucas Liefer to take over the assistant state’s attorney job vacated by Ryan...