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Columbia upping in-person learning

The Columbia School Board voted 5-2 on Thursday to approve a plan to have the most students back in school since the pandemic began...

School board delays decision on assistant superintendent hire

The Waterloo School Board delayed a decision on hiring an Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations during its special meeting held Wednesday night. Last...

COVID continues to run rampant

Monroe County recorded its second-highest ever daily number of cases Monday as the pandemic continues to run rampant in the area. The county has...

Modified stay at home order extended; Monroe County coronavirus case count at 63

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that he will extend a modified version of Illinois' stay at home order into late May. The changes include...

Four coronavirus cases in Monroe County; 2 deaths in St. Clair County; 6 Randolph...

Monroe County health officials reported a fourth positive coronavirus case on Saturday. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said it is a woman...

Columbia hires new superintendent

The Columbia School Board unanimously voted Thursday night to hire Chris Grode as the district’s new superintendent. Grode will take over July 1 from Victor...

April 2021 election process starts

As November’s presidential election heats up, the April 2021 consolidated election process is beginning in Illinois.  Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean said anyone interested 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...

Gibault gaming club fills a niche

For some people, high school’s social structure  can be trying as students struggle to find those they get along with.  A Gibault Catholic High School...

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...

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...

CHS student dies

The Columbia school district notified parents Thursday that a Columbia High School student died that day. The student was identified as Hope Alexis Campos.  “Our thoughts...
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