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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Fast Fitness in the Loo moves

ved last weekend to a new location in Waterloo. It is now located at 405 Front Street. “Because our community mission has grown and it...

County sued over Oak Hill death

The daughter of a deceased former resident at Oak Hill in Waterloo is suing Monroe County, which owns the long-term facility, for negligence in...

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

Pandemic affects Monroe County housing market

No industry has been able to escape the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes real estate.  In the case of those who build,...

New YMCA leader settling in

It has been far from a normal few months, but Kris Fulford has still been able to acclimate to her new job as Monroe...

R-T absorbs Independent

The Monroe County Independent announced Wednesday that it has been sold and turned over to the Republic-Times, ceasing publication after 20 years.  "I am leaving the local news...

Local woman crazy about baking

Lauren Shields graduated from high school in June, but she had a small problem.  Shields eats only gluten-free food and could not find a cake...

Stock market frenzy: the long and short of it

The stock market has grabbed headlines in recent weeks, though not for normal reasons.  Rocked by unconventional fluctuations, many American investors and spectators have learned...

Cooperworks comes to Columbia

When people visit a doctor’s, veterinarian’s or dentist’s office, school or even a gas station, there is now a chance the furniture was made...

Local gambling totals drop

It took a pandemic, but the amount of money played at video gambling terminals in Monroe County dropped for the first time in four...

Second round of PPP underway

As of earlier this month, business owners can once again begin applying for Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration.  As part of...

Helping Strays hires full-time vet

The new year is off to a positive start at Helping Strays of Monroe County, as operations began Monday in a new surgical suite.  Performing...
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