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CDC updates quarantine guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines for close contacts of someone with COVID-19 to provide options to reduce the time...

Columbia charity continues

The nonprofit Columbia Caring for our Community Foundation is continuing its mission to “provide food, clothing, holiday gifts and educational supplies to students in...

More local deaths as COVID crisis continues

Six more Monroe County residents died from COVID-19-related causes in the past week as the county passed 2,000 total cases.  The two newest deaths were...

Food pantries in need of restock

Monroe County’s food pantries are working to restock before Christmas after helping families during one of the busiest holidays, and years, in recent memory. “It’s...

Helping Strays hoping for Christmas miracle

Angie Berry and others at Helping Strays of Monroe County share the same Christmas wish: a home for Demi. Demi is a 4-year-old, 66-pound mixed...

Two new COVID-related deaths in Monroe County

The coronavirus continues to rage throughout Monroe County and many parts of the country.  There have been 2,136 total coronavirus cases in Monroe County since...

Vaccines offer hope for brighter future

As strange as it may seem given that cases of and hospitalizations with the novel coronavirus are worse than they have ever been in...

Columbia OKs virtual learning

The Columbia School Board voted to have all its students learn remotely for at least the week of Nov. 30 at its meeting last...

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...

First Frosted Flick Fest set

Dustin Row is looking to start a new Monroe County Christmas tradition this year with his inaugural Frosted Flick Fest set to take place...

Waterloo nurse wins March of Dimes award

A Waterloo nurse received an early holiday surprise recently when she learned she won the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in...

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...
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