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Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

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...

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...

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...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid the...

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...

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...

Monroe County tops 100 coronavirus cases

It took roughly 10 weeks from the first reported case, but Monroe County passed the century mark of coronavirus cases last week.  There are now...

Churches preach safety upon reopening

One of the most contentious aspects of measures across the country intended to slow the spread of coronavirus has been the prohibition of religious...

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...

Pastor Neill retiring

In 2009, decades into his career, Steve Neill got a new opportunity.  He had served as associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Waterloo since...

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...
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