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Church completes pioneering project

St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia recently finished installing solar panels on its buildings, making it the first house of worship in Monroe...

Churches, USDA give away food

For the second time this year, two Waterloo churches recently gave away boxes of food.  First Baptist Church and Redeemer Church partnered to distribute approximately...

Food pantries in need of restock

Monroe County’s food pantries are working to restock before Christmas after helping families during one of the busiest holidays, and years, in recent memory. “It’s...

COVID experiences shared

While many questions still surround the novel coronavirus, we know that it affects people differently.  Two Monroe County residents who had relatively mild cases of...

Monroe County records another COVID death

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported Tuesday that another Monroe County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the Illinois Department of Public...

Ss. Peter & Paul pastor ready to serve

Father Linus Umoren has only been on the job since Aug. 16, but he can already tell he will enjoy serving as pastor at...

Gibault grad becomes sister

A 2007 Gibault Catholic High School graduate recently became a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, joining a community she was...

‘God’s timing’ brings new pastor to Valmeyer

Steve Boorsma, the new pastor of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, is a man who readily admits his faults, being a...

Father Osang moving on

After 12 years serving at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Father Osang Idagbo is moving to a new role as pastor...

Catholic schools going in-person

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Belleville Jonathan Birdsong announced over the weekend that Catholic schools in the area will offer in-person...

Father Nick welcomed in Columbia

Nicholas Fleming was not a practicing Catholic for most of his life. He attended a Catholic grade school before going to public high school, and he...

COVID cases spike in and around Monroe County

Monroe County just experienced its largest single-week jump in coronavirus cases since late March and early April, with more than 50 new cases reported...
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