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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.
  • Ward found guilty of sex crimes

    After three days of trial, a Monroe County jury found 55-year-old Glenn Patrick Ward of Broseley, Mo., guilty of 15 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Each of the 15 counts are identical. They...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • CHS Volleyball | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia High School volleyball squad, which recently took first place in the Roxana Summer Tournament. The Eagles are coached by Elysia Sepich and will try to improve on last...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Lexi Touchette | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Columbia High School softball player Lexi Touchette. The recent CHS graduate was named to the Illinois Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Softball Second Team last week after leading the Eagles...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Police Blotter | 6/12/19

    (Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and charges may sometimes be dropped...

    • Posted June 18, 2019
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  • Carroll Crosley | Obituary

    Carroll Lee Crosley, 90, of Columbia, died June 18, 2019 at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis. He was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Farina., son of the late Harry and Frieda (nee Bauman) Crosley . He was...

    • Posted June 18, 2019
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  • Alma Scarlet | Obituary

    Alma Earlene Scarlet, 80, of Waterloo, died peacefully June 17, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born on April 26, 1939 in Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Charles Lottie...

    • Posted June 18, 2019
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  • Bernice E. Schneider | Obituary

    Bernice E. Schneider (nee Weber), 91, of Waterloo, died June 16, 2019, in Waterloo. She was born May 10, 1928, in Maeystown, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (nee Hoffmann) Weber. Bernice was a member of...

    • Posted June 17, 2019
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  • Todd Brand | Obituary

    Todd Allen Brand, 36, formerly of Waterloo, died June 13, 2019, in Valdosta, Ga. He was born July 9, 1982, in St. Louis. He is survived by his parents Linda (Keith) Lowery and Allen (Gina) Brand; sister...

    • Posted June 17, 2019
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  • Fatal train vs. tractor crash in Fults

    Several emergency agencies responded shortly after 8 p.m. Friday to a fatal crash involving a train and a farm tractor with multiple train cars derailed in the area of Fults Road at Bluff Road in rural Monroe...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Dale Heusohn | Obituary

    Dale Alfred Kenneth Heusohn, 64, of Columbia, died June 13, 2019 in Columbia. He was born March 12, 1955, in Red Bud, the son of Ardell Mueller (nee Brandt) and the late Leon “Cotton” Heusohn. Dale was...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Willie | Pet of the Week

    Hi! My name is Willie! Do you want a companion who will love you and stay by your side? That’s me, that’s me! I love everyone and everything, and I would make a great sidekick in all...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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  • Dustin Crawford | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo High School baseball player Dustin Crawford. The sophomore righthander went 12-2 with a 1.51 ERA this season for the Bulldogs, including seven complete games, and also hit .293. He...

    • Posted June 14, 2019
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