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Pandemic pause for civic clubs

As businesses and individuals have coped with financial hardship from the coronavirus pandemic, the same is true...

MASC performing drive-in play

Entertainment options have been severely limited by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but a Monroe County favorite is...

Columbia man writes first book

Columbia native and active U.S. Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Charles Moore found himself in the middle...

COVID mitigations lifted in region; 3 more deaths at Oak Hill

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the metro east region – which includes Monroe County –...

COVID data leads to questions

The Illinois Department of Public Health does not know where many people contracted the novel coronavirus in the metro east region, according...

Fair winds, Admiral Trost

Monroe County residents may not know much about Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, but they have almost certainly...

Oak Hill outbreak results in 8 deaths

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said, as of Monday, a total of eight residents at Oak Hill Senior Living &...

State offers guidance for safe Halloween during COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday issued guidance to help residents celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines include following...

COVID experiences shared

While many questions still surround the novel coronavirus, we know that it affects people differently.  Two Monroe County residents...

Monroe County’s Pumpkin Man

Nathan Johanning is a man of many talents, and one is a passion to grow pumpkins. 

A farm for everyone

What began as a vision six years ago has come into focus with sights on the future...

First walk to fight suicide set

Monroe County is set to host its first ever Out of the Darkness Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention...