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By on September 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

Pictured are this year’s Waterloo High School homecoming court members, front row, from left, Sam Ellis, Kim Nalley, Maddie Thaggard, Mariah Isaacs, Quin Rudloff, Alexis Wheeler, Taylor Krekorian and Jordan Kemling; back row: Thomas Boxley, Tree Quirin, Ethan Ruff, Austin Campbell, Justin Kretchmer, Haley Schlecht, Clayton Augustine, Max Jennings, Jackson Jennings and Shane Biffar. The WHS Homecoming Dance takes place Saturday night in the gym, with coronation at 9 p.m. Homecoming Week activities include a Powder Puff football game tonight on the turf field, and a parade down Main Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, followed by a bonfire. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

SHOUT OUT: Birthdays! Mark Lengacher, Shawn Kennedy, Sharon May and Susan Stanglein (Sept. 25); Ellen Heavner (Sept. 26); Debbie Ruggeri and JoAnn Baker (Sept. 27); and Barb Reinholz, Jacob Frank, Robin Lengacher, Mike Fausz and Becky Huffman (Sept. 30).

Kudos to the kids at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School! Here is an email we received about the recent seventh grade trip to Springfield. “The tour guide in the capitol building, who was also the guide supervisor, told us this class was ‘truly unique’ in that they were perfectly behaved, listed attentively and asked pertinent questions. He said they were a ‘breath of fresh air,’ and he would remember to assign himself to our group again next year. The security officer of the Museum of Science and Natural History asked what our secret was. He commented that this group of kids was the finest he had seen in a long time. They were ‘orderly, respectful, and he wished every student group would be just 1/10th as good as this group of kids.'”

Congrats also to the SPPCS baseball team, which heads into this weekend’s state tournament with a 14-1 record after an SIJHSA regional championship win. The Falcons begin state tournament play on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Coulterville.

GET OUT: A display honoring Columbia men who served in the Civil War can be viewed at the Monroe County Welcome Center (Shoemaker School) off Route 3 in Columbia this Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and also Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The Friends of Maeystown will peel apples and stir apple butter at the 1859 Maeystown Preservation Society Rock Mill this Friday and Saturday in preparation for the Oktoberfest on Oct. 14. Those willing to peel apples or stir are asked to call 458-6660.

Columbia’s FestiFall takes place Sunday at Metter Park from 1 to 6 p.m., with plenty of food, music, crafts and fun.

Also on Sunday, the Maeystown Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its annual Fall Meat Shoot and Raffle starting at noon on the club grounds, 4309 Baum Road. Food and drinks will be available.

The Valmeyer American Legion is hosting a barbecue fundraiser Oct. 6 on the Rural King parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will support hospitalized veterans.

A “Fair Trade Market” featuring the sale of crafts from skilled artisans around the world takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Christ Community Lutheran Church in Columbia. There will be a kids activity area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 7, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo hosts its Wurstmarkt and Country Store from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to a pork sausage dinner, there will be country fresh meat for sale. For advance meat sales, call 939-6480.

With proceeds to benefit the Valmeyer Junior High School boys basketball team, a Chicken and Drink Dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Valmeyer. The band Country State of Mind will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Children ages 6 and under are admitted for free. The ticket includes chicken, chippers, and draft soda and beer. For advance tickets, call Amy Juelfs at 458-6880.

Have a spooktacular time at the Waterloo Sportsman’s Club’s 23rd annual Haunted Trail and Hayride. It takes place on the club grounds for three Fridays and Saturdays in October beginning next week. For more information, call 458-9927 or visit online at

This Saturday, stop by the second annual Dupo/East Carondelet Lions Club Charity Vehicle Show, located at the Dupo Community Park and Bluffview Elementary School. The event will benefit the Fisher House at Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital.

The 36th annual DuBois Center Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a variety of craft booths, demonstrations and food.

And don’t forget the Waterloo PumpkinFest, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, on the courthouse grounds.

HELP OUT: Helping local patients, the group Banking on a Cure is selling delicious butter braids, caramel rolls, cookie dough and frozen cookies in time for the holidays. The last date to order is Oct. 16, with a delivery date of Oct. 24. To order, call Cathy Hoffmann (939-8322), Charlotte Henerfauth (939-7896) or Judy Wild (458-6838). Here’s what we do at my house – buy a butter braid now, take it out of the freezer before Santa comes on Christmas Eve, and pop it in the oven Christmas morning for an extremely tasty treat to fuel Santa’s helpers.

Mouse races will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Prairie du Rocher American Legion Hall, 509 Henry Street, to benefit local veterans programs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with races at 7 p.m. Cost is $5, which includes your first betting chip. Call 618-973-0153 for more information.

The addresses of service personnel are sought to send packages to those serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be bringing items to their October dinner at Turner Hall. Anyone with an address is asked to forward it to Joan Mueller, 328 S. Columbia Ave., Columbia, IL, 62236. Call Joyce Rose at 281-4280 with any questions.

St. James Parish in Millstadt will host its annual Schlachtfest pork sausage dinner and fall festival this Sunday. In addition to eat-in and carry-out dinners, there will be quilt and cash bingo from 2 to 5 p.m., as well as raffles, booths and games for all ages.

The Humane Society of Monroe County is hosting its capital campaign kickoff event this Friday at Maverick Technologies in Columbia. A social gathering starts at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m.

TRIVIA TIME: A Trivia Night at Ss. Peter & Paul School to benefit the Holy Name Society will be Oct. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person for tables of six to eight. Gold Rush raffle tickets will be given away as attendance prizes, and can also be purchased with the $15,000 grand prize drawing immediately following the trivia. For questions or to make reservations, call 939-8467 or 939-6793.

SCHOOL DAZE: The Waterloo High School Class of 1992 is celebrating its 20-year reunion at Sal’s Wartburg Inn this Saturday at 7 p.m. The class will also have a float in the WHS Homecoming Parade on Thursday, and will have a section at the WHS football game on Friday. Call Becky Karsten at 939-5173 for details about any of the events.

The Waterloo, Columbia and Dupo high school homecoming dances are all taking place this Saturday night. Who will be crowned queen and king at each school? Read next week’s Republic-Times newspaper to find out. The CHS Homecoming Parade takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m., while the DHS Homecoming Parade is Thursday at 6 p.m.

Power Haus is starting up a Day-Off School Program for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. For dates and details, visit Facebook/MetroEastPowerHaus or call 939-9783.

BIZ BUZZ: Attention, ladies: If you or someone you know needs to get her annual mammogram, Reliance Bank in Columbia will host Belleville Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Vehicle outside its branch location at 180 Admiral Trost Road on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 281-6500 to schedule an appointment.

Plans are moving ahead for a new Dollar General store to be built at the former site of Diehl’s Florist at 717 North Market Street in Waterloo. City zoning administrator Jim Nagel said Monday night that early plans call for a 9,100-square-foot building similar to the Dollar General that recently opened in Columbia.

FOUND DOG: Signs were posted in downtown Waterloo recently for a found dog. It is a small male beagle with an orange collar. If he is yours, please call 618-210-9911.

SAVE THE DATE: A Traditional Country Music Fun Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Oct. 20-21, at Columbia City Saloon. A dozen or more acts from all over the country will perform, including Waterloo native Shanna Fredrick, a former singer in Dixie Express, who will do a Patsy Cline tribute. Visit for more info.


Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn't cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer. email: