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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Coalition discusses alcohol use

The Monroe County Coalition for Drug-Free Communities listened to a guest speaker talk about how drug and alcohol use have been impacted by the...

Steady rise in COVID cases locally

Monroe County has had 1,110 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic begin, with 185 of them active at last count.  There have been 218 new...

Former Gibault teacher giving back to school

Mike Schaefer has not worked at Gibault Catholic High School in months, and he only worked there for just under two years, but his...

Mitigations return to region Wednesday

As coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge in many parts of the country, the metro east, including Monroe County, will again see Illinois impose...

Bluff Road bike lane considered

Monroe County hosted hearings this week to gather public feedback on a proposed project that would construct a bike lane along Bluff Road from...

Tailgate Fest rocked like no other

In a year when people have been cooped up more than normal, Monroe County Tailgate Fest proved a welcome diversion last Saturday night.  “It was...

Pilot in fatal crash was not medically certified

The man who died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed and caught fire last month in Red Bud shouldn’t have been flying, an...

Another death at Oak Hill; COVID cases at WHS

Monroe County has had 876 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with several new cases being reported daily as of late.  Monroe County Health...

Trick-or-treating is a go this Halloween

Halloween may look a little different this year for some as they look to take safety precautions amid the pandemic, but area municipalities are...

Pandemic pause for civic clubs

As businesses and individuals have coped with financial hardship from the coronavirus pandemic, the same is true for community organizations.  “Basically, we’re at a standstill,”...

MASC performing drive-in play

Entertainment options have been severely limited by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but a Monroe County favorite is returning in a new form the next...

Columbia man writes first book

Columbia native and active U.S. Navy Electronics Technician 3rd Class Charles Moore found himself in the middle of the Arabian Sea aboard the USS...
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