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CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen...

Wiegand ends long career of road care

The rural roads of eastern Monroe County have been the life and livelihood of recently retired Road District 1 Commissioner Marvin Wiegand for most...

This year’s corn harvest among best ever

By ALAN DOOLEY Following on the heels of a great wheat harvest this past spring, positive results are coming in for this year's corn crop...

Schimpf reviews historic session

State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) recently took stock of the historic legislative session that concluded in Springfield...

Violence Prevention Center solution a topic of county board

The demise of the local Violence Prevention Center office was a major issue addressed during Tuesday's meeting of the Monroe County Board. Liz Mudd, who...

County board receives good news on levees

The Monroe County Board heard good news on work to restore flood protection to the three-county area adjacent to the Mississippi River. This concerned potential...

New MCSD K-9 Unit Ready To Protect And Serve

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department recently welcomed the first of two new K-9 units to its force, and the team has already hit the...

More COVID cases in Monroe County; new death reported

Monroe County saw more people contract the coronavirus in recent days, bringing the overall county total to 126 cases since the pandemic...

Elmore not running against Costello

Monroe County Board Chairman Bob Elmore of Waterloo said this week he will not be running against 116th District State Representative Jerry Costello II in...

Reitz replacing Costello

The vacant 116th district state representative seat most recently held by Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton) is now...

Disease fatal to bats detected in Monroe County

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday the presence of White-Nose Syndrome, a disease fatal to several bat species, in four Illinois counties...

Main Street Abbey plan OK’d

The Columbia City Council gave the green light on Monday to Gregg Crawford’s Main Street Abbey Re-Development Plan, making the project officially a go. “He...
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