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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.
  • Small fire at Garden Place in Waterloo

    The Waterloo Fire Department and Waterloo Police Department responded shortly after 9:20 p.m. Wednesday to a small fire at the Garden Place senior living community, 735 Columbia Avenue. No injuries were reported in the incident, and fire...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • WFD assists in horse rescue

    Several members of the Waterloo Fire Department volunteered their heavy lifting efforts late Monday morning following a freak accident involving a horse trailer on Route 3. A vehicle transporting two horses in a trailer from Ruma to...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Amazing season ends for the Eagles

    A record-setting season for the Columbia High School girls basketball team came to an end Thursday night in the Class 3A Waterloo Regional championship game.  The Eagles simply ran out of steam late and lost to Effingham,...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Swimmers making return to state

    Columbia’s Carter Nelson and Gibault’s Max Kostelac, both juniors, qualified for this weekend’s IHSA state swimming meet by virtue of solid performances Saturday at the Edwardsville Sectional.  Nelson won the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle events to...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Waterloo updates water plans

    Waterloo provided more insight into plans to build its own water treatment facility and leave Illinois American Water at the end of its current contract. News of these plans were first reported in the Feb. 6 issue...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Local hoops teams falter

    It was a rough weekend for local high school boys basketball teams. Columbia (18-10) lost at home to Freeburg (19-11) on Friday night, 51-40. The Eagles led 13-11 after the first quarter before the Midgets went on...

    • Posted February 17, 2019
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  • Waterloo OKs grants to new businesses

    The Waterloo City Council last week approved Downtown Beautification Grants for three new businesses planning to open on Main Street. Through this grant program, the city matches improvements dollar for dollar up to $5,000 (50/50 split) and...

    • Posted February 14, 2019
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  • Defending champ Ice Eagles unperched

    Columbia’s quest for a second straight Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association league title ended abruptly last Tuesday at the hands of top seeded Collinsville. The Ice Eagles dropped the do-or-die second game of the best-of-three series in...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Who will be the last hoops team standing?

    Local basketball squads are either trending up, treading water or falling flat this regular season, but all records are 0-0 at the start of upcoming regional play.  How these teams respond to the postseason challenge is up...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Commitment pays off for Eagles

    This season is looking to be one for the record books for the Columbia High School girls basketball squad. Head coach Scott Germain’s Eagles tied a school record with their 22nd victory of the season Thursday night...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Holmes surprised with scholarship at Arkansas

    Columbia native Jonathan Holmes, a junior walk-on with the University of Arkansas basketball team, was surprised with a scholarship during a special presentation following practice on Thursday. With the mid-season departure of true freshman Jordan Phillips to...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • Potential thieves caught in Columbia Lakes

    Columbia police are asking residents of the Columbia Lakes subdivision to check their vehicles and property in case they may be victims of theft after two people were apprehended in that area early Friday morning in possession...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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