Goodbye, 2021: A look back to the year that was

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Many of us could have used somebody to hold our hand during 2021. Hokulaa Roback, 7, got comfort from mom while getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at St. Joseph High School.

As we bid a perhaps not-so-fond farewell to 2021, the novel coronavirus pandemic continued to be the most important story of the year, as it had been in 2020 — locally, statewide, nationally and worldwide.