Schreder to run for sheriff

Dennis Schreder

Valmeyer resident Dennis Schreder announced Thursday he will run as a Democratic candidate for Monroe County Sheriff in 2014.

Schreder has been captain and chief deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for several years under Sheriff Dan Kelley, who recently announced his retirement at the end of his current term in 2014.

He is a past police chief of Valmeyer and also served as Valmeyer mayor from 1997 to 2005.

Republican candidates for sheriff include Joe Brauer and Neal Rohlfing.

“It has been a great honor and privilege to work with Sheriff Dan Kelley over the last several years, first as one of his deputies, then as a sergeant, and then as his chief deputy,” Shreder said. “Sheriff Kelley is one of the best law enforcement officers in Illinois, and I have learned a great deal from him over the years.”

Schreder became a part-time MCSD deputy in 1985. In 2004, Schreder was promoted to sergeant. Sheriff Kelley later promoted Schreder to captain and chief deputy in 2007…

For more on Schreder’s announcement, pick up this week’s edition of the Republic-Times newspaper, on stands Wednesday. Or subscribe to our online edition at

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Corey Saathoff

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.
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