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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fatal crash in Prairie du Rocher

A 16-year-old Red Bud High School student died in a crash involving a car and a train early Friday evening in Prairie du Rocher. The...

Roider found not guilty

After a week of trial proceedings and approximately 2.5 years in jail, Kyle M. Roider walked out of the Monroe County Courthouse early Friday...

Mixed reactions to Roider verdict

Festivities were in the air outside the Monroe County Courthouse on Friday. Carnival rides lit up the late afternoon sky, complemented by laughter and...

It’s back to masks?

A statewide indoor mask mandate went into effect Monday, but Monroe Countians may not be seeing many of their favorite shops around town masking...

Go big or go home: Dairy farmers reflect on industry changes

For the Parkers and the Reinhardts, dairy farming literally runs in their blood.  Both families have witnessed and adapted to changes in the industry over...

Hartman named Master Farmer

Three Illinois producers will be honored as 2021 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual recognition program, being held for the first time during...

Sunflowers for a cause near Hecker

On Route 156 near Hecker, passers-by admire four acres of sunflowers lining the road.  Now, the family farm is harnessing the flowers’ beauty to make...

Train visit sparks memories of times past

A piece of American history will be rolling through the Bottoms this Saturday afternoon as Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 steam engine makes...

Monroe County vax rate tops 50 percent

Monroe County’s vaccination rate just exceeded 50 percent, but Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said even more need to get the shot. “It’s...

Queen of Hearts helps SPPCS

The Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School Queen of Hearts raffle saw its third jackpot winner last week, leading the pot to start at...

Monroe County gains residents

Results from the 2020 census were released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, which Illinois and other states will use to redraw congressional...

Ogle’s legacy lives on

The Columbia City Council approved a preliminary plat for the Ogle Estates subdivision on Aug. 2.  While the development is a modest, 10-lot plan near...
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