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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.
  • Hart-Teufel | Engagement

    Dr. Amanda Marie Hart of Smithton and Anthony John Robert Teufel of Cincinnati are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Frank and Ann Hart of Smithton. She is a graduate of Gibault...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Mindfulness | The Happy + Healthy Life

    Have you ever been on auto-pilot driving down the road and realized you don’t remember half of your trip? Have you ever had a conversation and five minutes later forgotten what they said? Have you ever been...

    • Posted August 20, 2019
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  • Police Blotter | 8/14/19

    (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 August 20, 2019
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  • I-255 crash near Columbia

    The Columbia Fire Department assisted Illinois State Police and other emergency personnel with a rollover crash that occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday on I-255 eastbound. Eastbound rush hour traffic was backed up to the Jefferson Barracks...

    • Posted August 19, 2019
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  • Judith Gundlach | Obituary

    Judith A. Gundlach (nee Strobl), 74, of Columbia, died Aug. 14, 2019, at her residence surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 3, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla. Judy graduated from Barnes School of Nursing. She enjoyed playing...

    • Posted August 19, 2019
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  • Friess running again for state representative

    David Friess announced Monday that he will once again run for state representative in the 116th district. The 51-year-old Republican from Red Bud ran against Jerry Costello II in the 2018 election, garnering 46.5 percent of the...

    • Posted August 19, 2019
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  • Charm | Pet of the Week

    Charm is a playful and athletic girl who also likes to cuddle and give kisses. She enjoys swimming in the doggie pools, playing fetch, and tug. Charm plays well with male dogs if properly introduced and is...

    • Posted August 16, 2019
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  • Tony Kossina | R-T Athlete of the Week

    The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Millstadt Green Machine shortstop Tony Kossina. The Mon-Clair League veteran went 7-for-16 (.438) with a .500 on base percentage, five runs, five RBIs and three stolen bases while playing rock...

    • Posted August 16, 2019
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  • Millstadt Green Machine | R-T Team of the Week

    The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Millstadt Green Machine baseball team of the Mon-Clair League. Millstadt entered the eight-team Mon-Clair League Playoffs as the sixth seed last week but upset Waterloo, Cape Girardeau and Belleville...

    • Posted August 16, 2019
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  • Rose M. Roscow | Obituary

    Rose M. Roscow (nee Schilling), 80, of Waterloo,  died August 14, 2019, in St. Louis. She was born November 22, 1938, in Waterloo, daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary C. (nee Mathews) Schilling. She was...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Propane tank leak in Waterloo

    The Waterloo Fire Department responded about 11:40 a.m. Thursday to a propane tank leak at the former Wayne One Stop gas station in the 600 block of South Market Street. Waterloo police assisted with traffic control and...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • I-255 road work in St. Clair County

    The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Thursday that I-255 in St. Clair County between Collinsville Road and Mousette Lane will have various lane restrictions beginning this Sunday, Aug. 18, weather permitting.  These restrictions will take place daily...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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