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Vaccines, then and today

Younger readers of this article may not be familiar with polio or smallpox.  The last case of polio to originate in the United States was...

New deaths, more than 300 active COVID cases in Monroe County

After two weeks of rising deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, Monroe County stabilized in that regard over the last week.  There were three more...

Vaccine comes to Monroe County

Monroe County received its first shipment of the novel coronavirus vaccine this week, with the first 100 doses arriving Wednesday. It began administering the first...

Remembering lives lost to COVID

Gene RiceMaurice SchneiderLeola Schueler Over 320,000 Americans have died from the novel coronavirus in 2020, a staggering total that cannot describe the incalculable loss felt...

Healthy housing, low closing costs in Monroe County

A recent study by financial technology company SmartAsset measured stability, risk, ease of sale and affordability to determine the top housing markets.  The places that...

COVID crisis continues

Monroe County has now had 2,867 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began after reporting 238 since Dec. 15. It reported 261 the previous week.  There...

Vaccine on its way

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus, putting the pandemic’s end nearer than ever.  “The known...

An Eagle Scout project for the books

The COVID-19 pandemic was not enough to stop Ethan Ellis from completing his Eagle Scout project. In fact, the project created opportunity for a...

Keeper of Oak Hill honored

Throughout the year, numerous awards are presented for acting, writing, sports performances and other achievements. Often we wonder, “How’d they make that choice?” But the selection...

Churches, USDA give away food

For the second time this year, two Waterloo churches recently gave away boxes of food.  First Baptist Church and Redeemer Church partnered to distribute approximately...

COVID deaths continue as Monroe County awaits vaccine

Monroe County’s death toll from the novel coronavirus is up to 55 following 10 more local deaths in recent days.  The uptick in deaths comes...

Waterloo Santa Float set to ride Dec. 14-23

With COVID-safe modifications approved by the Monroe County Health Department, the Santa Float will again make its way through Waterloo, bringing gifts and holiday...
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