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Yesterday Collinsville celebrated the opening of the historic Collins House with a history lesson on the Collins family and house in the library and then the official ribbon cutting at the house in its new location on Main Street. Getting... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at respublica
This week's tragic and shocking death of a Collinsville high school student by a fall on the stairs brought out the very best in the community and I have been awed by the love and care given to his family.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
I don't give two hoots about Hollywood personalities but this story about Brad Pitt annoys me. "FBI says it's evaluating abuse against Pitt." You would think the FBI could use their time better investigating bigger things. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Earlier this week it was a story about the toothy alligator fish which grow to 10 feet long and up to 300 pounds being dropped into Horseshoe Lake. Today it's a story about goldfish. "Two decades ago, someone dropped a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Last year we retrieved the time capsule from the Holy Cross Collinsville cornerstone which was a fascinating process to watch. Stone masons came with the masonry saw and worked and worked to determine where the opening for the capsule might... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
One odd thing I've noticed this summer while buying something with a credit card is how many machines at the check out now have you signing for it with your finger instead of a virtual pen. Let's just say this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
You may think I'm talking politicians here, but no, I'm talking real clowns. They seem to be popping up and surprising people all over the place this year and not happy laughing clowns. These are scary clowns. Charlotte NC began... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Here's a story for the day. Apple has applied for a patent for a ....paper bag. The patent request includes the words, "bags are often used for containing items." So, paper bags? Have we not had paper bags for generations?... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
According to a story from the Riverfront Times which discussed new statistics from State Farm, Missouri drivers rank 17th in the nation in car/deer crashes. It's deer mating season now that Fall has arrived and deer are wandering all over... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Frank, it's what they call a membrane for flattish roofs. Rubberized I think.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on So it wasn't the gutters afterall at respublica
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Neighbor, I think you're right, if not when the trimming happened, then from one of the storms. We've had limbs all over the place
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on So it wasn't the gutters afterall at respublica
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Ann, we've called a roofing company, the person in the office was very nice but the actual roofer hasn't gotten back to us yet.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on So it wasn't the gutters afterall at respublica
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The weekend Post Dispatch had a story on Casey, Illinois, and how they've made their town a stop along I-70 for travelers. Casey has placed the "world's largest everything" all around the small town. These include a golf tee, wind... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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Last week I wrote about having to clean the gutters on our dormer because we thought the water was staying in them and leaking into the bedroom window. But after Friday's rain the drips inside came back. So, Saturday I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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What a gorgeous day the second day of the fest turned out to be. The crowds came in big numbers I had these garlic parmesan chicken wings with a drizzle of hot sauce. oh so good. This man was entertaining... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Now here is a fish story for the ages and one which is a head scratcher. Biologists are planning to release about 350 Alligator Gar fish into Horseshoe Lake next week. "The prehistoric-looking alligator gar is the largest fish native... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at respublica
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Today the city is having an auction to eliminate a lot of stuff they don't need. The list is here. It will be held at the old K Mart building on Belt Line. What's interesting is in addition to this,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at respublica
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The first day of the 2016 Italian Fest was just plain wet. It rained and drizzled and dripped and pretty much kept the normal crowds away. The bands were cancelled for the evening and most stands sold much much less... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at respublica
Epiphany, Mark
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2016 on Stained Glass! at respublica
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Today is the start of the annual, very popular, Collinsville Italian Fest and boy is it ever raining this morning. The weather news is that the afternoon may see big downpours. I hope not because this fest is a big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at respublica
This year has been one unexpected thing after another, some ok, most sad or crazy. Here's another crazy. Police in west Georgia say they’ve charged two people with making false police reports after they say the pair called 911 to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at respublica
Here's one for the record books: Far from the desert, a teenage driver collided with a camel on a Sardis, Alabama road, injuring the driver and animal. The camel's owner was leading the animal across the road, saw the car... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at respublica
Since we got our dormer gutters cleared out on Saturday we've been debating and debating about what to for the future. You just know that now that Fall is here, the Oak tree leaves in the front yard will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at respublica
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Dale preached at a church in south St. Louis city this past Sunday and I was transfixed by the stained glass windows, I've never seen any quite like this. The images represented stories from scripture and done in an artistic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at respublica
A story I never imagined reading. A bridge over the Mississippi River on I-74 near Rock Island is being relocated and this involves a massive relocation of mussels which are now in the footprint of the new bridge area. "Three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at respublica