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The Republic-Times has been Monroe County's hometown newspaper for 126 years. Serving Columbia, Waterloo, Valmeyer, Hecker and every town in between, we strive to provide the news that matters most to you in the timeliest manner possible. For more information on subscribing to the Republic-Times, call 939-3814 or visit the "Subscribe" page on this website.
  • Dolores A. Wright | Obituary

    Dolores A. Wright, 87, of Columbia, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Integrity Health Care of Columbia, Columbia. She was born Aug. 20, 1930, in East St. Louis, daughter of the late August and Elizabeth Ritter (nee Carle)....

    • Posted August 17, 2018
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  • Belleville Rockies | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Belleville Rockies of the Mon-Clair League. The Rockies defeated the St. Louis Printers, 2-1 and 6-5, in 11 and nine innings, respectively, to sweep the Mon-Clair League championship series...

    • Posted August 17, 2018
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  • Cole Juelfs | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Valmeyer Lakers shortstop and recent Valmeyer High School baseball standout Cole Juelfs. He hit .341 with a .413 on base percentage and recorded a save with a 2.10 ERA on...

    • Posted August 17, 2018
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  • Aries and Ink | Pets of the Week

    Celebrate Aug. 17 as National Black Cat Appreciation Day with Helping Strays! Stop by the shelter to visit Aries, Ink, and a host of other black kittens and cats. To learn about the process of adding a...

    • Posted August 17, 2018
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  • Missouri man apprehended following pursuit

    A man wanted for attempted burglary in Missouri led officers on a pursuit Wednesday night across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255 into Monroe County and south on Route 3 through Columbia and Waterloo before his eventual...

    • Posted August 16, 2018
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  • Felony meth arrest in Waterloo

    A Smithton man was arrested for possessing more than 900 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop in Waterloo on Friday. Scott M. Reinhold, 36, is charged with a Class X felony in...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Curtis A. Crook | Obituary

    Curtis A. Crook, 63, of Waterloo, died Aug. 13, 2018, in Waterloo.  He was born June 25, 1955, in Red Bud, son of the late James E. and Elvera Crook (nee Losse). Curtis was a member of...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Janet Rosalie Asbury | Obituary

    Janet Rosalie Asbury (nee Campanella), 79, of Waterloo, died Aug. 12, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She born on May 30, 1939, in Willisville, daughter of the late  Samuel and Theresa Campanella (nee...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Ruth C.M. Matzenbacher | Obituary

    Ruth C.M. Matzenbacher (nee Schmidt), 92, of Waterloo, died Aug. 8, 2018, in Waterloo.  She was born June 12, 1926, in Waterloo, daughter of the late William and Amanda Schmidt Sr. (nee Kraft). She was a member...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Mary Louise Keller | Obituary

    Mary Louise Keller, 72, of Columbia, died Aug. 9, 2018, at Integrity Health Care, Columbia.  She was born Jan. 2, 1946, in East St. Louis, daughter of the late Francis A. and Geneva E. Bertrand (nee Kelley). ...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Merle A. “Butch” Mehrtens | Obituary

    Merle A. “Butch” Mehrtens, 93, of Waterloo, died Aug. 11, 2018, in Waterloo.  He was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Maeystown, son of the late Walter and Blanche Mehrtens (nee Vogt). Merle was a World War II...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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  • Death Notices | 8/15/2018

    Glen Casteel Jr. Glen Casteel Jr., 93, of Landmark Commons, Waterloo, Iowa, died Aug. 10, 2018. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Aug. 21, at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 21,...

    • Posted August 15, 2018
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