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Pandemic Dominates The News In 2021

The COVID Pandemic that first made headlines in 2020 wasn’t done with us in one year. It continued to affect our lives in 2021. 

County residents died  before – and after  – vaccines became widely available. While the vaccine was highly anticipated by some as a way to return to a more normal life, nearly 50 percent of eligible County residents are still not fully vaccinated.

Students are in their second school year of wearing masks. Some have had temporary remote learning because of COVID exposure at school or other places.

The 2020-21 school season for indoor sports did not start until February 2021. Seasons were shortened, fans were restricted, and post-season play was eliminated. The 2021-22 indoor sports seasons began at the usual schedule, and fans returned to the gyms.

Many people continue working at home  due to COVID.

The St. Libory American Legion, a noted wedding venue, reopened in April, after being closed for 13 months. 

The Legion observed its 100th anniversary in 2021, which was delayed a year.

The Senior Center did not resume dining-in until August, 17 months after COVID restrictions began.

Read the full story in this week’s issue

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