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The Collinsville VFW and American Legion have finished their annual "Flags In" in preparation for tomorrow's Memorial Day observance. Flags In is a tradition during the days before Memorial Day as military and retired military place small flags in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Memorial Day weekend at Concordia Seminary. It's very quiet around here today, most everyone has left the campus, but the Poppies are thick and the flags are waving. Many many people from the surrounding Clayton neighborhood are on the campus... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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The Indy 500 is Sunday. How big a racing oval is this track? it's so big it fits all of these things inside of it with room to spare. Just a bit of weekend trivia, click to enlarge to see... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
The new Windows 10 showed up unbidden on another of our computers yesterday and I've been trying my best to get a handle on this system but it is so crammed with boxes and icons and advice and new ways... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May and originated after the Civil War to honor those who died in that war. First named Decoration Day because graves were decorated with flowers and flags. It was traditionally observed... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
They have nothing to do, hopefully.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Signing at respublica
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A funny, unless you're stuck here, tweet from Y98 traffic reporter Lance Hildebrand and a commuter this morning. "storms..hail...power outages...and THIS to contend with on the roads thanks Karen!" "there is a family of geese crossing the road on eager... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
My iPhone isn't acting sluggish, but if it does happen, this is advice from a New York Times tech story will be a good thing to try. Close out all the apps you may have running. I do this at... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Wow, this storm came fast today. We were watching the local news when they began showing a strong line of storms coming fast out of Wentzville which was a big enough line to cover the entire area. This was about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Watching Morning Joe this morning we heard someone on the panel mention the results of a presidential candidate poll which asked the question: "Which candidate would you not want in your home?" My initial reaction was, "none of them". But... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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We Americans like to grocery shop, especially when a grocery shop is thought to be "cool" and a bit different from traditional. And when one of these hip and cool stores has a grand opening in a new location, lines... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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Before they came into bloom, many around here thought the stems and leaves were edible greens which made us put out a sign which said "Poppies". Today they're beginning to show off. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Today I found out how it happened that Microsoft upgraded my computer to Windows 10 without my consent after months of telling the notice no. This is very sneaky and unfair even if someone loves the new operating system. Here's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Have you ever noticed while driving around the St. Louis area how many directions Big Bend goes? I mean, that road goes north and south and east and west and southwest and northwest. It is truly one of those streets... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Back in 2006 Chicago's WGN TV made the decision to become part of The CW Network. I haven't found what CW stands for but it may explain one thing. Last week we got a bit caught up in the Cubs... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
I did not get that option.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Updates and downloads at respublica
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Crazy! But maybe fun for a laugh. Did you know there is such a thing as camper/motorhome racing? There is! They're held on race tracks and is described in some circles like this: " If you're the type of person... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
For months I have avoided downloading Windows 10 on my Collinsville computer. Every time I turned it on, I was encouraged to download Windows 10..For Free! I ignored these nudges because I avoid being an early adapter to new operating... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Often when things are around for a while you forget they're there. I guess IDOT forgot this sign, unless.....they're planning on doing route 159 work again this summer. Our street Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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I love this picture of Dale bringing up the rear during the Commencement processional. This is how he is, always smiling, greeting. Then all serious business Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at respublica
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Two families who were members of our past congregations came to graduation last night to watch friend/relative graduate. A group from Venedy, the Harriss's and Segelhorsts for Mark Harriss and the Maack's from Holy Cross Collinsville for Seth Kunze. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at respublica
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Before the graduation ceremonies began last night a group of our women had some fun by dipping one last toe into the fountain. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at respublica
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Here are a few pictures of how happy our graduates and their families were during the tent reception in our yard last night. Today is very full beginning at 10 this morning and going until about ten tonight. Boom-one event,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at respublica
Fox2 Now sent a crew to film in Collinsville all morning today. This link is the first of several and they really covered the city. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at respublica
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We're pretty much ready Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at respublica