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  • MAR Graphics keeps it all in the family

    By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Next March, MAR Graphics in Valmeyer will celebrate 65 years of business. These years have seen countless changes in the industry and their company, but the business has always stayed in...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Two crashes in Columbia

    Columbia fire, police and EMS, along with Monroe County sheriffs and county EMS, were working two simultaneous crashes in Columbia at 6 p.m., Thursday. At about 5:55 p.m., a crash was reported at Ghent and Quarry roads,...

    • Posted June 11, 2015
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  • Brinkmans learning as they go with large hog operation

    By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Every day, Bruce Brinkman spends about two hours walking around his farm outside of old Valmeyer checking on and feeding his hogs. In August 2013, the Brinkman family held a ribbon-cutting...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • Smithsonian display coming to Valmeyer in 2016

    Illinois Humanities announced this week that the Valmeyer Community Heritage Society will host “Water/Ways,” a new Museum on Main Street exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution examining the monumental significance of water in the human experience from a...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • After rocky start, Brendan enjoying the ride

    By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Eager to come into this world, Brendan Bueschel arrived three months premature and only weighed one pound, four ounces. Brendan’s early arrival was further complicated by a grade four brain hemorrhage...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • Hot Rod Tour Passing Through June 9

    The 2015 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour will make its way through Monroe and Randolph counties on Tuesday, June 9. The 21st annual Power Tour will start in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday and end up in Baton...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • Outpouring of support results in new service dog

    The loyal support from the community has paid off in the matter of a disabled local woman in need of a new service dog. Valmeyer resident Violette Nast was finally able to bring home the newest member...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • Sacrifices Honored on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day was observed across Monroe County and the nation on Monday. It is a day that honors those who have lost their lives in military service to our country, and indeed cemeteries across this county are...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Police Blotter | 5/13/2015

    (Editor’s note: All 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.) Columbia Police May 6 Valencia...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • Robbie’s walk an inspiration at CHS

    By ETHAN MAY For the Republic-Times Sunday afternoon, 155 graduates walked across the stage in Columbia High School’s gymnasium to receive their diploma and officially move on to the next step of their life. This is a...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • Local Food Review | Gallagher’s Fried Chicken

    by Natalie Schweiger Being able to say you’ve enjoyed a Southern Style Dinner should be a requirement for anyone claiming to be American. This is the kind of meal that fills the belly and warms the heart...

    • Posted May 14, 2015
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  • Cary-Joost | Wedding

    Cary-Joost DeLaina Cary of Troy, Tenn., and Caleb Joost of Waterloo were married June 28, 2014, at Chapel Gardens of Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn., with Minister Ronnie Scherrifus of Newbern Tenn., officiating. The...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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