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A mattress in the St. Charles area. Mattresses 40 Ladders 37 This morning I saw a news story on a ladder flying off a truck and right into the window of the car behind it. The car had a dash... Continue reading
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Elon Musk, the electric car guru of Tesla fame, has proposed and idea to alleviate traffic congestion on the DC to Baltimore route. He wants to see two 35 mile tunnels built along that distance. He's calling it a hyperloop.... Continue reading
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Can any of our national political and cable journalists cover stories without prejudice these days? Not that I can see and today will be no different. They're all in a Twitter today. #Mueller Report Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
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The green dust is back with a vengeance, it's covering everything including you. It's why you walk through your house and think, "I thought I just dusted, it sure doesn't look like it". And, does everyone but me realize there... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
This has been a scary year for weather. High winds, ice, snow, torrential rains all worked together to bring down trees, cause accidents, and make just doing things difficult. Now we hear that tonight we stand a good chance of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
Eastbound 64/40 near Ballas, a refrigerator was in the lanes. Now this is a bit of highway debris you wouldn't want to come across. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at respublica
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Yesterday a tree company came and cut up and hauled away, the big Oak tree which fell next to the chapel during the Saturday night wind storm. I got a few pictures before they began and that tree was massive... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at respublica
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For the past few years many adults have taken to coloring to relieve stress or just enjoy some free time. These coloring pages are everywhere and the images to color are so small and intricate that is makes my eyes... Continue reading
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Mattresses 39 Ladders 36 Ladders are catching up Continue reading
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This has been one crazy 2019. Since it began, almost every weekend has brought strong weather which has caused all kinds of problems. Today is no different. We had storms over night with rain and wind and falling temperatures which... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at respublica
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Today the school choir from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville, Illinois, sang in our seminary chapel service. Afterward they had a quick tour of the campus, a photo op with Dale as well as a visit to his office and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at respublica
Is there any sport which tracks so many statistics as baseball? Major league baseball has stats at hand for things we'd never think of and has at hand to publish quickly. I'm usually amazed who and why does this, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at respublica
Kruta Bakery in Collinsville! Now this is a well deserved win and it's about time. Back in March I wrote about KSDK's poll on the best Gooey Butter cake in the St. Louis area. I also took note of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at respublica
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We've had problems over the years with heavy green algae in our Academic Quad pond and the other day the fresh water began turning a light green. Already! We'd put in a new filtering system a couple of weeks ago... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at respublica
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One of our former neighbors brought her new puppy by yesterday to visit Ferdie. Abner is a 6 month old English Sheepdog and his size belies the term puppy. But he is a real sweetie and just adorable. Problem is,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at respublica
I am having trouble figuring out just what day it is. So many things are being crammed into each day that each day seems two days long. But, yes, it's Wednesday. I'm pretty sure. Today will be no different with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at respublica
Every spring we plant edible things all over the seminary campus. We invite our students and staff to pick for their dinner recipes and it's been a positive practice. However when it came to radishes, carrots, beets, etc, we've used... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at respublica
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Today is the Cardinals home opener and tons of people are heading downtown for the parade and ceremonies and finally the game. Frankly I just don't like being in large crowds and don't understand how so many people get a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at respublica
Unless something falls the rest of the day, the final numbers for the week are: Mattresses 37 Ladders 31 A ladder fell during last evening's rush hour on 70 Continue reading
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Mattresses 37 Ladders 30 This mattress along I-44 near route 100 I missed a couple of ladders this week and one fell on 64 and a second on 44. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at respublica
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Our oldest grandson, Christian, is 13 today and one of the things he would like is a belt from Vineyard Vines. Yes, the teen-age years bring more style with it. I've looked on the website and youth sizes only go... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at respublica
Some municipalities have a lot going on this election day, others minimal. But get out and vote, the local community affects you more personally than the national elections do. These referendums and candidates are where your property taxes, school taxes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at respublica