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Lawsuit filed in toddler’s death

The parents of a 17-month-old boy who died after choking at a Columbia child care center in January filed a 32-count lawsuit in Monroe...

JV’s leaves lasting memories

Sunday night marked the end of an era in Waterloo as JV’s Downtown Bar & Grill celebrated its last hoorah. Jeff and Denise Vogt –...

Local stars in Super Bowl ad promoting bioplastics

During Sunday’s showing of America’s biggest football game, Monroe Countians were greeted with a familiar face asking viewers to imagine a future where plastics...

Quilts for Kentucky

After tornadoes tore through parts of Kentucky earlier this month, a local quilting guild stepped up to bring comfort to those who need it...

The importance of giving blood

When her lively, limber pre-teen complained she was too tired to join fellow cheerleaders to root for the school basketball team, Christy Muertz was...

CHS grad is KSHE radio personality

Lauren Colvin can’t say for certain what led to her life-altering decision. But one day in college, as the Columbia High School graduate strolled through...

Singing Cowboy survives scare

As co-founder of the Randolph County Cowboy Church, Terry Roberson is no stranger to sharing his faith.  Yet, a recent COVID scare inspired him to...

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...

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...

Monroe County Fair turns 75

The earliest newspapers in Monroe County make mention of a “county fair” as early as 1871. Until 1948, the gathering was a loose affiliation of...

COVID levels up again locally

After being listed as “low” last week, Monroe County is now in the medium category of COVID community spread by the Centers of Disease...

Stay safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and public health experts are urging Americans to treat the holiday differently than normal because of the coronavirus pandemic. Last Thursday, the...
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