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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...

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...
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