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MASC Postpones Upcoming Show

Monroe Actors Stage Company has postponed the opening of the fourth show of its season, “Watch On The Rhine.” The political thriller was to have opened at Waterloo’s Capitol Theater on Friday, April 17. Due to the current health crisis, the opening has been postponed until Friday, June 12 if state regulations permit. For more……

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State Senator Schimpf Provides Covid Information

State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) reminds Southern Illinois residents that he and his district staff continue working during the statewide stay-at-home order. While the offices are physically closed, you can call the Murphysboro office at 618-684-1100, the Mt. Vernon office at 618-242-8115, the Capitol office at 217-782-8137, or contact by email at senschimpf58@gmail.com. The staff is……

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Post Office Adapts Package Delivery Procedures

During the current outbreak, the United States Postal Service has adapted its delivery procedures to promote social distancing. The move comes despite the fact the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and Surgeon General have seen no evidence of COVID-19 being spread through mail or packages. In order to protect carriers, the process for……

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Spring Planting Is Underway

Farmers have been essential employees since time began. Local ag men and women were out in the field this past week getting in the spring planting while the sun was out. The seeds were then watered thanks to Saturday’s rain. We may be stuck inside, but humans and animals all rely all farmers to get……

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Missing Rural Waterloo Youth Has Been Found

A search took place over several hours today to locate a missing eighth grader in a wooded area near his home along  Dusty Trail in rural Waterloo (off LL Road between Waterloo and Red Bud). The young man was finally found just after 3 p.m., at a friend’s house in St. Louis. William Duffin had……

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State Senator Schimpf Continues Working For His Constituents

State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) reminds Southern Illinois residents that he and his district staff continue working during the statewide stay-at-home order. While the offices are physically closed, you can call the Murphysboro office at 618-684-1100, the Mt. Vernon office at 618-242-8115, the Capitol office at 217-782-8137, or contact by email at senschimpf58@gmail.com. The staff is……

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Commissioner Schultheis Given Fitting Send-off

Monroe County Commissioner Ron Schultheis, 68, died March 30, 2020, at Barnes Hospital following an extended illness. With the coronavirus eliminating the opportunity for a traditional Quernheim’s visitation, his daughters Leanne and Andrea had a creative idea to make sure family and friends had the chance to give “Whitey” a fitting send off. The girls,……

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Clifftop’s Hard Work Yields Grant For White Rock Nature Preserve

Local conservation organization Clifftop has once again been rewarded for the work they and their volunteers do to protect and preserve local natural areas. The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) recently awarded Clifftop a Community Stewardship Challenge Grant to help with the upkeep at White Rock Nature Preserve and Land and Water Reserve on……

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Updated Law Increases Farmland Assessments

Farmland assessments, recently sent out, showed many Monroe County farmers an increase in assessed values compared to last year. A press release from Brenda Matherly, the assistant director of local government at the Illinois Farm Bureau, explains the reason why: A change to the Illinois Farmland Assessment Act was made in order to keep farmland……

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Monroe County 4-H Tops In Livestock Judging

The Monroe County 4-H Livestock Judging Team took home several top honors at the DuQuoin Livestock Judging Contest on March 7. The Senior Teams brought back both the first and second place honors. The first-place team was Cassie Allscheid, Krista Allscheid, Josh Middendorf and Adam Doyle, and second place went to the team of Austin……

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