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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.
  • Bluff Road crash in Valmeyer

    Emergency personnel responded about 7 a.m. Saturday to a vehicle crash on Bluff Road at Ziebold Road. The driver was able to safely exit the vehicle and sustained only minor injuries, initial reports indicated.

    • Posted August 19, 2017
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  • Eclipse glasses for local students safe to use

    With a recent recall notice issued by Amazon for some solar eclipse glasses sold online, the Monroe-Randolph Regional Office of Education assured parents that glasses provided to local schools for student and staff use on Aug. 21...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Tackling concussions is total team effort

    With another high school sports season set to begin, student-athlete safety is of chief concern to coaches, administrators and athletic trainers. Concussions have received the most attention over the past few years, including a policy implemented in...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • Swimming gives new purpose to Columbia man

    In competitive swimming, the keys are to stay within yourself and keep pushing the entire time. For longtime swimmer John Traube, 47, of Columbia, those lessons also apply to his life now probably more than ever. Traube...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Local teams bounced from Mon-Clair playoffs

    The Mon-Clair League playoffs began this past Saturday and will conclude with the championship series this weekend in Belleville. Unfortunately, neither of the two teams playing for the title will be the Waterloo Millers, Valmeyer Lakers or...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Wicked Smoke brings Memphis BBQ to Waterloo

    Waterloo’s newest restaurant was inspired by two former residents who desired to share their love of Memphis-style barbecue back home. Lance Kingston and Chrissy Sperduto opened Wicked Smoke Bar-B-Que at 951 N. Illinois Route 3 in Waterloo...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Rollover crash east of Waterloo

    Emergency personnel responded about 10:30 p.m. Friday to a vehicle rollover on Floraville Road just east of Martini Road near Baxmeyer Construction east of Waterloo.  Police said a 2003 Honda Element driven by Aisha L. Walker, 36,...

    • Posted August 4, 2017
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  • Piranhas end summer swim season

    The Waterloo Piranhas youth swim team enjoyed a successful summer despite not winning a meet. The Piranhas ended their season with a fourth place finish at the Kaskaskia Conference meet that took place July 22. Greenville took...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • It’s playoff time in the Mon-Clair League

    With the regular season now complete, Mon-Clair League teams are just hoping to survive and advance in this weekend’s playoffs. The Waterloo Millers, fresh off their 42nd Monroe Division title, claimed the top seed overall with a...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Burglary at Columbia Taco Bell

    The Columbia Police Department received assistance from an Illinois State Police crime scene unit in investigating a burglary that was reported early Tuesday morning at Taco Bell, located at 200 Columbia Centre. Police were called to Taco Bell...

    • Posted August 1, 2017
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  • Demo derby excites capacity crowd

    The Monroe County Fair auto demolition derby delighted thousands at the fairgrounds once again, featuring four classes of car crushing action Friday night. The bone stock division started off the evening, and the first crowd-pleasing moment came...

    • Posted July 29, 2017
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  • Injury crash at fairgrounds

    A woman was transported by ambulance to Red Bud Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained when her tan 2007 Buick struck a post at the west entrance gate to the Monroe County Fairgrounds at around...

    • Posted July 27, 2017
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