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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...

Program provides food for kids

As area school districts are working to ensure children are fed during the week while schools are closed, a program based in Maeystown is...

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...

Historic church, school renovated and ready

Nearly a decade ago, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia member Alberta Spradling attended a church meeting that would impact her life for years. She...

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...

Drug coalition planning events

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug Free Communities, which returned from summer break Monday at the Monroe County YMCA, welcomed a fresh face. Coalition secretary...

Four coronavirus cases in Monroe County; 2 deaths in St. Clair County; 6 Randolph...

Monroe County health officials reported a fourth positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said it is a woman...

ICS breaks ground on new school

Exactly six years to the day after breaking ground for a new church on Palmer Road in Columbia, Immaculate Conception Parish reached another milestone...

Groups offering free lunches this summer

Jan Dudley of House of Neighborly Service strode into the Republic-Times recently, thrilled to say the organization gave out 150 meals during the first...

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...

Rockford brings church orchestra to life

Bob Rockford, the now 10-year orchestra director at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, has built a reputation in the music world. With...

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...
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