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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.
  • Death Notice | 12/13/2017

    Helen Bernice Shoffner Helen Bernice Shoffner, 81, of Waterloo, formerly of Columbia, died Dec. 6, 2017. She was cremated, according to her wishes. There will be no public services.

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Fonzie | Pet of the Week

    Fonzie is a two year old german shepherd mix. Fonzie is a fun happy dog who enjoys taking walks. He keeps his kennel clean at the shelter and seems to get along with other dogs. Unfortunately, Fonzie...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Sophia Bonaldi | Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Columbia High School basketball player Sophia Bonaldi. The junior guard is leading the Eagles (3-5) in scoring at 17 points per game this season, including 38 percent shooting from three-point...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs Hockey | Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs hockey club of the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association. The Raging Bulldogs are off to a 8-0-1 start to the 2017-18 campaign after finishing one win...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Structure fire in Dupo

    The Columbia Fire Department assisted Dupo, Prairie du Pont and Cahokia firefighters in responding about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to a structure fire at a single-story home in the 200 block of Lime Street. Smoke was seen shooting...

    • Posted December 7, 2017
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  • Florence Haberl | Obituary

    Florence E., nee Metter, Haberl, 93, of Columbia, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Waterloo. She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Columbia, daughter of the late Albert and Cora (nee Baltz) Metter. Mrs. Haberl was a member...

    • Posted December 7, 2017
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  • 2017 Candy Cane Classic Bracket

    To view or print a full-sized version of the bracket, click here.

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Mary Louise Esker | Obituary

    Mary Louise (McCulley) (Sutton) Esker, 89, of Waterloo, died Dec. 1, 2017, in Carbondale. She was born Feb. 2, 1928, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Jewell W. and Amelia J.R. McCulley (nee Hendrick).  She is...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Thomas R. Brown | Obituary

    Thomas R. Brown, 70, of East Carondelet, died Nov. 28, 2017, at his home.  He was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Clinton, Tenn., son of the late Wilburn T. and Viola Brown (nee Turner). He married Patricia...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Bruneel-Stafford | Wedding

    Lauren M. Bruneel and Jeffery J. Stafford of Kirkwood, Mo., were married Dec. 2, 2017, with Chris “Doc” Hartshorn officiating. The maid of honor was Kelly Oge. Bridesmaids were Krista Dirnberger, Megan Edgar and Megan Stafford. The...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Police Blotter | 11/29/2017

    (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 December 6, 2017
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  • Monday afternoon fire calls

    Local fire departments were busy Monday afternoon handling two separate calls. At about 3:15 p.m., the Prairie du Rocher and Maeystown fire departments responded to an out-of-control prescribed burn conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources...

    • Posted December 4, 2017
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