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I ran into Collinsville's Rural King last Friday morning and was so happy to see they'd redone their parking lot. That lot had been neglected for years and long before RK settled into that location. It looks so good. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
I saw it, chiefs fans love to break the sound barrier.
Toggle Commented 8 hours ago on Deep Woods Rams at respublica
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In baseball there are stats for everything and the Wall Street Journal has published a hateability index just in time for the playoffs. This index, as you would expect, has everyone in St. Louis all atwitter since the Cardinals are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
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Dick's Sporting Goods put out a map of where each professional football team is popular based on jersey sales. Ah hum. Whoa Rams Click to enlarge. Seems the only place the Rams are most popular is in Alaska! Not even... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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Katie, Charlie, Drew and Jake are in upstate New York for the funeral of Charlie's grandmother. His twin brother has two sons and the 4 boys got their picture taken. All but Jake is wearing some sort of super hero... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Yes, that's the place.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on From Mac to Chick at respublica
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The Brentwood Planning and Zoning board will be hearing a request from the Chick-Fil-A company to take over what has been a Macaroni Grill. They want to lease the property and put a new restaurant on the site. I am... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Frank, the idea of burning leaves is so foreign to most cities that the article reporter probably never gave that kind of danger a thought.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Those dangerous leaves at respublica
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Many members of Holy Cross spent Thursday and Friday making apple butter the old fashioned way by peeling and slicing many bushels of apples then cooking in coppper kettles fired with wood. Today those who ordered these most sought after... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Twitter headline from WTOP in DC: Raking leaves can be dangerous. Here's some tips for the Fall. More specifically, raking leaves can be hard work, but dangerous may be too strong a word. Leaves are dangerous when they're wet and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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Ferdie took part in the Scottish breed dog show at the Games in Forest Park today. One of our neighbors came with Ferdie's pal Lola who is a Bearded Collie. Each breed paraded around the ring while the announcer gave... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Yes there is such a thing as speadable beer, "a boozy accompaniment for cheeses and hors d'oeuvres, you can smother it liberally on toast or just chug it down like an excitable student." It's from Italy, the country which gave... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Last night members of Collinsville Progress met with the Miners Theater board in the old theater building in order to present a check for renovating the stage. For years, various Collinsville community people organized in an attempt to get the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
Just don't like it at all
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on One more reason not to eat fish at respublica
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Kansas has great roads, at least the ones I've been on.
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I'm in the minority here, but for the record, I just don't like fish. I know I should but to me fish tastes like chewing on nickels and dimes. In other words, fish tastes like coins. Metal-y. The metal taste... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
A new ranking by the Reason Foundation finds Illinois at 27, Missouri at 12 on the list. According to the report, "more money is going to state highways but there has been very little progress in their condition." More money... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
After you live in Collinsville for some years you don't give much thought to getting around, but if you're visiting or new, it can be a muddle. I realized this again in past few days while trying to give directions... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
All I'm going with is the sparse number in the stores which normally have tons displayed.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on Pumpkins at respublica
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Some days it seems the world is set on its head and twirling us upside down, one day it's this another that. Now the head of the UN has given us another term for Global Warming. Global warming which suddenly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at respublica
In the category of "Do we really need this?" comes from Starbucks. The company is testing their new Dark Barrell Latte which is a coffee that tastes like beer. One customer described it like this: "The dark barrel latte at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at respublica
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It's hard to tell how good the pumpkin crop is this year, certainly it doesn't seem to be as large as last year which saw tons of them in front of stores and very low prices. Much smaller displays this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at respublica
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Yesterday saw world wide demonstrations over climate change. These events often bring out the absurd in people and this particular one got a fair amount of play...and jokes. Seriously? I guess the best response was, "As if she needs to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at respublica
As I've said many times, following local/national news, weather, and sports people on Twitter will give you the news almost as it happens which is helpful if there are things you need to know before you go. Such as highway... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at respublica