State And IHSA Issue Guidelines For High School Sports

By Monroe County Independent | July 29, 2020

There will be high school sports this school year, but everyone is going to have to make some adjustments. Like everything these days, there will be new restrictions, guidelines and rule interpretations that all athletic directors, coaches, players and fans will need to follow. One highlight is the IHSA moving the fall contact sports of …

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Covid Outbreak At Columbia Senior Care Facility

By Monroe County Independent | July 28, 2020

Covid Outbreak Amongst Integrity Employees 15 Employees Test Positive But No Residents So Far On Monday, Integrity Healthcare of Columbia reported 15 employees (including contracted personnel) have tested positive for covid-19. Monroe County Health Department Director John Wagner stated at this point, no residents have been diagnosed with the virus. Wagner also reports that only …

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Waterloo Board Backs Charron’s School Plan

By Monroe County Independent | July 24, 2020

As the fall semester begins in the Waterloo School District, students will be learning from home via an online service. There will be some in-person learning that adheres to Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. A board meeting was held Friday morning allowing Superintendent Brian Charron and the school board to come to an agreement …

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Deacon Nick Is Now Father Nick

Deacon Nick is now Father Nick Fleming. Immaculate Conception parish in Columbia will need to get used to his new moniker. The newly ordained priest conducted his very Mass as a priest at the 11 a.m. service Sunday, July 19. Per covid guidelines, the church was limited to 100 mask-wearing participants, all spaced appropriately. Father……

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