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Monday, April 19, 2021

Virus claims 100th life

Monroe County reached a grim milestone last Thursday when it recorded its 100th death associated with the novel coronavirus.  Monroe County Health Department Administrator John...

Demi finds a home

Helping Strays was hoping for a Christmas miracle for Demi, a longtime resident. While it started closer to New Year’s Day and wasn’t finalized...

Reflecting on a year of COVID

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that all gatherings of 50 or more people must be canceled, closing schools and many businesses...

Recovery residence planned in Waterloo

Two Monroe County residents are planning to give back in the wake of personal tragedy.  Adrian and Leisa Martinez’s daughter, Chloe, died in 2019 due...

10-digit dialing coming soon

Harrisonville Telephone Company said this week that beginning April 24, all customers in the 618 area code should start dialing the area code plus telephone...

COVID death count at 100 in Monroe County

Monroe County reached a grim milestone Thursday when it recorded its 100th death from the novel coronavirus. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner...

Pandemic affects Monroe County housing market

No industry has been able to escape the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes real estate.  In the case of those who build,...

Former queens take over pageant

The 1995 and 2009 Monroe County Fair Queens are teaming up as co-directors of the pageant following longtime director Yvonne Fehrenz’s retirement.  “The fair is...

Vaccine clinics this week; COVID deaths added

For the first time in roughly three weeks, Monroe County has scheduled vaccine clinics for residents to get their first shot after its supply...

Centenarian ‘grateful for every day’

Ruth Stumpf celebrated her 100th birthday recently with a party at Magnolia Terrace in Waterloo. She is now the oldest resident at the assisted living...

Vaccine volunteers selflessly serve

Even with the limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine that Monroe County is receiving, vaccine clinics that take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds are...

New deaths reported as COVID cases keep falling

The death toll from the novel coronavirus is now at 93 in Monroe County after two more deaths were reported Sunday. The details of those...
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