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Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
  • Waterloo OKs grants to new businesses

    The Waterloo City Council last week approved Downtown Beautification Grants for three new businesses planning to open on Main Street. Through this grant program, the city matches improvements dollar for dollar up to $5,000 (50/50 split) and...

    • Posted February 14, 2019
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  • Defending champ Ice Eagles unperched

    Columbia’s quest for a second straight Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association league title ended abruptly last Tuesday at the hands of top seeded Collinsville. The Ice Eagles dropped the do-or-die second game of the best-of-three series in...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Who will be the last hoops team standing?

    Local basketball squads are either trending up, treading water or falling flat this regular season, but all records are 0-0 at the start of upcoming regional play.  How these teams respond to the postseason challenge is up...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Commitment pays off for Eagles

    This season is looking to be one for the record books for the Columbia High School girls basketball squad. Head coach Scott Germain’s Eagles tied a school record with their 22nd victory of the season Thursday night...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Holmes surprised with scholarship at Arkansas

    Columbia native Jonathan Holmes, a junior walk-on with the University of Arkansas basketball team, was surprised with a scholarship during a special presentation following practice on Thursday. With the mid-season departure of true freshman Jordan Phillips to...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • Potential thieves caught in Columbia Lakes

    Columbia police are asking residents of the Columbia Lakes subdivision to check their vehicles and property in case they may be victims of theft after two people were apprehended in that area early Friday morning in possession...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • Season over for Raging Bulldogs

    A hockey season that began with title hopes came to an early end Monday night for the Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs. Meanwhile, the Columbia Ice Eagles were in a must-win match Tuesday night against top seeded Collinsville. Freeburg-Waterloo...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Waterloo taking control of its water

    Waterloo made big waves toward producing its own water Monday night, approving engineering contracts associated with the future construction of a $17 million water treatment facility west of town. “This is the first step in moving forward...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Dog rescued from icy pond near Columbia

    The Columbia Fire Department was praised for its quick response following the successful rescue of a dog that had fallen into a large icy pond late Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m in the 6700...

    • Posted February 4, 2019
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  • Eagles bowl to 6th at state

    The Columbia High School boys bowling team completed its best season in program history by placing sixth overall at this weekend’s IHSA state tournament played at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon. The Eagles, who advanced to state...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Gibault honors legendary ’99 team

    Nearly 20 years later, Gibault’s heartbreaking loss at the buzzer to Rock Falls in the 1999 Class A state basketball final remains a sore subject for some. “To this day, I’ve never watched the tape of that...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • House explosion lawsuit filed

    A local plumber who suffered severe burns during a September 2017 house explosion near Burksville is suing a Red Bud drilling contractor for its role in the incident. Dan Krebel of Red Bud  and his wife, Terri,...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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