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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Mask madness at school board meeting

Similar to its last meeting, COVID matters largely took center stage at Monday’s Waterloo School Board meeting.  But this time, the police were called. After addressing...

Food fight: Schools struggle with deliveries

Amidst mask requirements, remote learning and yet another state executive order, Monroe County schools are also facing school meal concerns in this continuing age...

Vaccine deadline extended

On Friday, Gov. JB Pritzker issued an executive order that extends the initial COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline for school personnel.  Under the order, all personnel...

All about masks in Columbia

Much to the disappointment of the crowd that occupied Parkview Elementary’s gym bleachers – some even holding signs urging for the district’s masking policy...

Meet Monroe County’s new FFA advisors

As students and teachers jump into the beginning of the school year, Monroe County is also seeing an unusual amount of new agriculture teachers,...

Waterloo faced with ‘complicated’ school year

As Waterloo Superintendent Brian Charron said at Monday’s school board meeting, “it is a very complicated year.”  With discussions on mask policies and school bus...

CCSI welders earn high marks

Every year, Career Center of Southern Illinois students have the chance to compete in the SkillsUSA competition.  This year, the welding students stood out, with...

FFA president cherished role

From the very beginning of her term as Illinois FFA president, Valmeyer High School alumna Lexi Mueller sought to make a positive impact.  COVID-19 may...

Mask mandate shifts school plans

Gov. JB Pritzker’s mask mandate last week forced many school officials across the state to revise back-to-school plans, including those in Monroe County.  In a...

Governor announces school, long-term care facilities mask mandate

With the Delta variant ramping up across Illinois and the need for in-person instruction being recognized by health departments across the state, Gov. JB...

Familiar face to lead ICS

David Gregson, a devout Catholic from Hecker, has found a new way to serve his parish: He will be fulfilling the role of Immaculate...

Red Bud teen places in national Skills USA event

Some of Michael Chausse’s earliest memories include marveling at Matchbox cars and tractors when he was 3 years old.  Now, the Red Bud High School...
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