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Monday, January 18, 2021

Over $700M cut from state budget

Gov. JB Pritzker announced last Tuesday that he has ordered $711.2 million dollars be cut from this year’s budget as a “first step” in...

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...

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...

New county board seated

A new Monroe County Board was seated Monday morning at the courthouse, with Vicki Koerber being unanimously approved as chairman. Commissioner Dennis Knobloch was approved...

April candidate filings begin Monday

It has been just over a month since Election Day, and Monroe County is already gearing up for its municipal election.  Candidates for local office...

Columbia OKs handful of measures

The Dec. 7 meeting of the Columbia City Council was held with all members attending remotely due to an employee at City Hall recently...

Waterloo OKs land annexation, sidewalk project

The Waterloo City Council approved the annexation of nearly 20 acres into the city for a new development during Monday’s council meeting. The annexation agreement...

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...

End of the road for Elmore

Republican Bob Elmore’s term on the Monroe County Board ended Monday, and in his six years he oversaw a host of changes in the...

Judge Doyle ends ‘wonderful career’

One of the longest-serving elected officials in Monroe County will soon no longer be a part of public life, as Dennis Doyle retires this...

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...

Oak Hill COVID-free; county approves budget

Oak Hill Senior Living & Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo brought great news to the close of a special session of the Monroe County Board...
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