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If you Google a city or a time period or a sport or just about anything, there is usually a large set of google images you can look at. So, having some time on my hands tonight I googled Collinsville... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at respublica
Ok, Ron, your point is taken. I will say that 2 of those were taken on Sunday when no work was being done and no workers were working.And no one was around on the block for the 3rd. And I was totally stopped in all cases as were all the other cars. On the main topic however, I still disagree with you that this will be a huge benefit to anyone except those zooming from Edwardsville to the mall.
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Vandalia project continues at respublica
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The Rt 159 road expansion through Collinsville is in its second year and most of the work is centered on the west side right now. Last year the storm old drain excavation and replacement drains were done on the east... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at respublica
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This is another of the tough to decide amendments which will be on Missouri's ballot this coming Tuesday. Commonly called "The Right To Farm" this amendment reads: "Agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits and security is the foundation and... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at respublica
The department of deciding what is a vice and what is not a vice have decreed that coffee, alcohol and fast food are now vices. Just thankful, whew, Kruta donuts are not on the list. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
Beginning at midnight August 1 through Sunday August 1, the annual back to school no sales tax holiday begins. When this practice began, it was a boon to many families needing all kinds of things for their kids including tech... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at respublica
That is so true and today was the worst of the worst for Illinois drivers taking 55/70.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Missouri Amendment 7 at respublica
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I don't know about a vehicle inspection per se but if they find anything wrong during the emissions test, you have to have it fixed.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Is this a racket or not at respublica
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In Illinois we did not pay property tax on our vehicles.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Is this a racket or not at respublica
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I have to get my Missouri license plate sticker renewed and jumping through the required hoops makes me wish we'd registered this truck in Illinois. You must have an emissions test, proof you paid your vehicle property tax (yes Missouri... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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On Tuesday August 5th, Missouri will be holding a primary election as well as 5 constitutional amendment questions. The amendments have had lots of discussion, some heated. Amendment 7 asks voters to approve a sales tax increase to fund highway... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
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City officials in Clayton recently gave the ok for a parklet to be built on Central Avenue downtown. What is a parklet you ask? "A small space serving as an extension of the sidewalk to provide amenities and green space... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
Last night Kruta Bakery asked a question on their Facebook page: " What items do you remember from the past that you wished we would re-introduce?" This received quite a few responses and it got me to thinking about a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
News items I found interesting, wierd or upsetting. Scammers are hitting hotel guests this vacation season. Calls to your room seemingly by the hotel front desk asking for credit card information may con artists wanting your info for themselves. These... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
For years Fox 2 News had their studios at Hampton and HIghway 40/64. Since they moved out to west county, the former site has been undergoing some work and the word on the street was that it would become a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Last night as we were waiting for an evening tour group from east central Illinois to arrive on campus, we got the news that the 15 or so young people and their adult chaperones would be late because while they... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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It's nice to have a porch on which to sit and watch the world go by. At least the Collinsville world. Scrubbed the dust off the porch floor, railings and house wall, then polished the chairs. Happy Hour with Ferdie,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
That's the forecast for today and maybe tomorrow. Actually, as bad as this sounds when you couple the temperature with the humidity, we can't really complain here in St. Louis this summer. We've had an almost perfect summer and only... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
More than mice, I'd wager, Barb.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Old House Dreams at respublica
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A most beautiful house is for sale in St. Louis at a listing price of 149,000. Looking at the photos of the inside and outside, you can well imagine this home having been a real jewel at one time. It... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
2 things happened this week which we found aggravating and disconcerting. We have had a mouse in the house for some time who foiled every attempt at being caught. I did the peanut butter on the trap many times only... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
Experts believe eating walnuts is associated with better memory and brain function. I'm tempted to say, "too late". However, it's worth a try. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
That warehouse deal makes me want to go to a different Schnucks.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Passover cheese? at respublica
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That's interesting Paul, I'm going to keep my eye on things a bit closer from now on.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2014 on Passover cheese? at respublica
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An English professor sent this to my sister to forwarded it to me. I got a kick out of how this supposed doctor described our eating dilemmas. It's long so I'm shortening it a bit. "For those of you who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at respublica