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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

‘Tis better to give

With Thanksgiving over, many local groups are now focusing their efforts on preparing for the next big holiday. Monroe County House of Neighborly Service is...

COVID caution this Thanksgiving

Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner reported 78 active COVID cases locally and one hospitalization on Wednesday.  Late last week and early this week,...

Five decades and counting for Butch’s Polka Kings

What started as a makeshift band for a Waterloo senior citizens dance 50 years ago has turned into one of the most sought-after bands...

Chilly weather could mean more COVID cases

Monroe County Health Department reported 62 active cases on Friday, a decrease from Wednesday’s 78. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said last week's...

Funding campaign for new pool underway

Waterloo Citizens for a Pool hosted a town hall meeting last Tuesday night to address community questions and concerns, as well as to officially...

Services honor the ‘strength of our nation’

After COVID-19 caused unique Veterans Day celebrations last year, Monroe County and surrounding areas were back to in-person Veterans Day tributes last week.  This is...

Supply chain issues threaten feast

Between higher costs and bigger birds, holiday dinners may look different this Thanksgiving.  Like many others in the meat industry, Schneider’s Quality Meats in Waterloo...

Halloween cause of case climb?

As of Friday afternoon, Monroe County is reporting 85 active cases and one hospitalization.  This is up from from 30 active cases earlier last week.  “It’s...

Funds sought for new Millstadt library

The Millstadt Library District Board recently learned its application with the State of Illinois for a construction grant resulted in an award of more...

Drug-free coalition talks trends

At November’s Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities meeting, the group discussed recent trends in alcohol and substance use, along with the importance of...

A happy place for Elsa

With an electric fireplace, day bed topped with fluffy pillows and cuddly blankets, a special reading space and her very own mini fridge, local...

Disabled vets have a place to play

After serving in the Army for many years, veteran Richard Melching Sr. found himself in a new battle –  he was struggling with severe...
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