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Monroe County coronavirus cases rise to 47 after nursing home outbreak; now 5 deaths

A coronavirus outbreak at a senior living facility in Columbia has led to a steady rise in cases and four more deaths for Monroe...

Schools, churches, bars and restaurants closed as coronavirus closes in on area

(For the latest article that appeared in the March 18 Republic-Times, click here.) Local churches are the latest to close amid COVID-19 concerns. The Roman...

End of the trail for Camp Vandeventer

After 100 years of providing camping, leadership training and memories for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  in the area, Camp Vandeventer at 3464 Trout...

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...

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May. The changes include...

Teacher sues after Facebook fiasco

A Columbia Middle School teacher filed suit in Monroe County court earlier this month after a false Facebook post that attributed racist comments to...

Indoor dining and drinking to close in metro east

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that all indoor service at bars and restaurants in the metro east will be prohibited effective...

COVID continues to run rampant

Monroe County recorded its second-highest ever daily number of cases Monday as the pandemic continues to run rampant in the area. The county has...

Coronavirus case at Waterloo Burger King; regional reopening plan unveiled

Monroe County is up to 83 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Tuesday, one of which is an employee at Burger King in Waterloo....

Columbia woman on ‘The Biggest Loser’

Teri Aguiar won the Miss Missouri contest when she was 26 in 1999 and currently works as a flight nurse.  She also won the Miss...

Monroe County Fair canceled

Calling it a "difficult decision," the Monroe County Fair Association announced Tuesday night the cancellation of the 2020 Monroe County Fair due to the...

Monroe County shows compassion, concern in wake of protests

The effects of a nationwide response to the recent death of George Floyd in Minnesota while in police custody has filtered down to Monroe...
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