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About Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
  • Large shed fire in old Valmeyer

    Four departments responded Sunday night to the scene of a large shed fire in old Valmeyer in the 200 block of School Street near the railroad tracks. The fire was called in about 9 p.m. by a...

    • Posted December 10, 2017
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  • Rough weekend for boys hoops squads

    The early season woes continue for most of the local high school boys basketball teams, as evidenced this weekend. Waterloo and Gibault dropped two games each and Columbia lost at home. Valmeyer bucked the trend, however, to...

    • Posted December 10, 2017
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  • Saturday morning crash on Route 158

    Route 158 was closed to traffic in Columbia shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday following a vehicle crash at Centerville Road with road blockage and minor injuries. Columbia police, fire and EMS responded to the scene as well...

    • Posted December 9, 2017
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  • Ice Eagles, Raging Bulldogs keep winning

    The Columbia Ice Eagles and Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs stand atop the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association standings this season as both remain unbeaten. The two rivals will clash for the first time this season Dec. 21 at...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Hawks, Eagles hooping it up

    The Gibault and Columbia girls basketball teams are playing well ahead of next week’s Candy Cane Classic in Waterloo. The annual tournament begins Monday night at Gibault and continues through Dec. 16, with the host Hawks competing...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • R-T All-Local Soccer Team

    Monroe County has pretty much become the soccer capital of Illinois, with five straight state tournament appearances among Gibault, Columbia and Waterloo, including three titles. With such an abundance of talent, it becomes difficult to narrow down...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Saturday morning incident resolved peacefully

    Waterloo police received assistance from neighboring agencies in handling a delicate situation involving a woman threatening to do harm to herself and possibly in possession of a weapon early Saturday morning at a mobile home in the...

    • Posted December 2, 2017
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  • Rollover crash in Valmeyer

    The Valmeyer Fire Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Monroe County EMS responded about 6:05 a.m. Friday to a single car rollover crash with injuries on East Woodland Ridge halfway up the hill from Bluff Road in...

    • Posted December 1, 2017
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  • Search for possible J.B. Bridge jumper

    The Columbia Fire Department responded about 6 a.m. Friday to assist Mehlville Fire Department and St. Louis County Police Department personnel in the search for a possible jumper off the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255. Columbia firefighters...

    • Posted December 1, 2017
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  • Columbia cruises past Waterloo for first win

    Monroe County rivals Columbia and Waterloo clashed on the basketball court Wednesday night at the inaugural Mascoutah Tip-Off Classic, with the Eagles coasting to a 63-36 win. Waterloo took its only lead of the game with a...

    • Posted November 30, 2017
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  • Wednesday evening crash in Columbia

    Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel responded about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash on Admiral Parkway (Route 3) at Valmeyer Road. Police said a 2003 Ford F250 driven by Steven Short, 65, of Hillsboro,...

    • Posted November 30, 2017
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  • New coach to lead Dupo boys hoops

    The Dupo High School boys basketball team has a new head coach who hopes to usher in a winning spirit following years of disappointment for the program. Steve Roustio takes over a Tigers squad that finished 6-21...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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