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I was reading through many comments to a question put on the Collinsville Facebook page. "What type of business would you like to see go in this area?" The answers were varied and many. Some wanted to see a bookstore... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at respublica
While watching both political conventions and putting aside the conflicting crazy talk, a couple of things hit me. 1. With the democrats, each speaker yesterday (and there were many) all seemed to have commentators touting that person as someone who... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at respublica
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This weekend was filled with events revolving around the first ever Alumni reunion for Holy Cross Lutheran School. Almost 300 people attended a dinner at the VFW on Saturday night and Sunday morning continued the fellowship between services. What struck... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
At last a beer expert answers the age old question of whether beer should be served in a frozen mug. We keep a few beer glasses in the freezer but don't always use them. So is this good or bad?... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Some linked news stories just aren't worth the time to click. Or, rather, they are stories I will not look at even though they are certainly click bait. Here's a FOX2Now's headline this morning: "Strong smell of burning urine prompts... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This look at the person who has to pop all the balloons which fall from the ceiling at the end of conventions is amazing. I guess I've never thought about how all those balloon were cleaned up. it's either a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
IDOT sent out a warning to people planning to drive or take metro trains in Chicago and other places. The high heat in store for much of the state often causes highway and road surfaces to buckle and train tracks... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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From John Kass of the Chicago Tribune Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I buy 6 pound bags of Purina Pro Plan for Ferdie. Two bags fill a covered bin I keep in a lower cupboard perfectly. This means the two bags last exactly two weeks. It's a perfect situation, no mess no... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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On this day in 2006 St. Louis experienced one of the worst storms anyone could remember. 90 mile an hour winds, thunder, lightning, rain and hundreds of trees and power lines down for days all across the metro area. I'll... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
The big story around here yesterday was not the GOP convention or any other politics, it was the news that the Sugarfire Smokehouse people were going to open a new kind of place right near the seminary. They plan to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Normally I've enjoyed the political season, every four years watching the conventions and all that goes on around it. But this year I could care less, both candidates are miserable. It just seems inconceivable. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at respublica
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Got the pond plants into the academic quad water feature. Boy, as healthy as they all are, it amazed me at how little space they took up. I'd hoped for more coverage so tomorrow I'll be back at Creekside getting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at respublica
Dale took some, before he dozed off, then after the storm he was driving and I took them.
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This particular Sunday was a "never stop' kind of day. Right now it's 7:42 and I've finally had a chance to sit down. In the morning we packed up the car with changes of clothes and Ferdie and headed for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at respublica
50 years ago today 8 student nurses were murdered in their apartment on Chicago's south side. Eventually Richard Speck was arrested for this horrific crime which shocked everyone. I remember this vividly not only for the cruelty of this crime... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at respublica
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I found this bit of depression era history and thought it was interesting. Back then flour was put in large cotton sacks and when flour manufacturers realized the times were so hard that women were using the sacks to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at respublica
The horror just keeps on coming in France and really, there are no words to describe how the people there must be feeling this morning after the catastrophic deaths which occurred at the hands of someone behind the wheel of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at respublica
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We left Milwaukee a half day before the convention ended yesterday at 1:15. We were enjoying the drive, even stopped at a cheese castle outside of Kenosha for Wisconsin cheese and a case of Spotted Cow beer, a beer which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at respublica
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The seminary hosted a reception last night for any alumni who were attending the convention and it was a crazy good time. Lots of food and drink in one of the hotel ballrooms, lots of people, laughter, stories. The sem... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at respublica
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Attendees at the Lutheran convention in Milwaukee were buses out to Concordia University in Mequon last night for a meal and some music/fun. This school was originally in Milwaukee, in a very urban area these days. It was moved a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at respublica
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Yesterday, Sunday, a day in which we constantly asked ourselves, "What day is this?" is now Monday. Can on 24 hours seem like 3 days? Yes. So here is a short wrap up from Sunday. Dale and I began with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at respublica
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This city has more going on than I ever would have expected. Wisconsin sports hall of fame, Museum of natural history, Harley Davidson museum, a riverwalk, and much more. We're going to try and do some of the touristy things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at respublica
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Made it to Milwaukee today in less than optimum time due to an hour long (at least) traffic stoppage just after Joliet and continuing to 355. Turned out to be a crash between a couple of tractor trailers which need... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at respublica