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Sewer Treatment Plant Project Costs Rise

March 24, 2023

By Zachary Daum Mascoutah – The council unanimously approved three change orders and one credit to the sewer treatment plant facility construction project at the March 20 council meeting. This amount increases the cost of the project by over $400,000. It includes $2,019.48 for door thresholds. The staff requested this addition for sound barrier and…

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Congressman Mike Bost Opens New Office in Mascoutah

March 17, 2023

By Zachary Daum Republican Congressman Mike Bost officially opened his new Mascoutah Office at 205 East Harnett St. on Tuesday, March 7, with an open house. Bost spoke briefly about why he relocated to Mascoutah recently. “We’ve gotten a lot of good response from moving in here and why we moved here. The new district,…

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Historic Mascoutah House is Demolished

March 10, 2023

By Zachary Daum Standing since 1862, the house at 213 East Church St. is now being demolished. The house is best remembered as the home of the founder of “The Herald,” Carl Montag. The house was also known to be the only home in Mascoutah with a “mansard” roof. The mansard roof is a roof…

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Mascoutah City Council – Officer Penet Receives Life Saving Award

March 10, 2023

By Zachary Daum Officer Brad Penet received a Life Saving award at the March 6 City Council meeting. Penet arrived at a residence to find a woman unresponsive and turning purple. He was alerted that she may have been choking on a bratwurst. He noted quickly that although not breathing, she had a pulse and…

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Scott Air Force Base Hosts Pilot for a Day

March 1, 2023

On Feb. 28, Scott Air Force Base, in partnership with the Check-6 Foundation and Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis took 11 year old Avery Propst of Hartsburg, Mo. on a day-long tour of the base. He was accompanied by his mother, Kelsey Brooks, his father, Robert Propst and his stepfather, Garret Brooks. This…

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Mascoutah Council Approves St. Clair County’s New Emergency Alert System

February 23, 2023

By Zachary Daum The Mascoutah City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 PM instead of their regular Monday date because of Presidents Day.  Mascoutah will be receiving a new city-wide sirent system soon. This siren system is a county-wide measure to install and update siren systems across St. Clair County. This would…

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First Annual Art Show at Library and Leu

February 16, 2023

By Zachary Daum On April 29 the Leu Civic Center and Mascoutah Library will be hosting their first annual collaboration Art Contest for grades K through 12. Available to anyone in the Metro-East area, the contest will be divided into three groups by age. Grades K through 5 will not be judged, while 6 to…

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Lebanon City Council

February 16, 2023

By Sean Ditch The Lebanon City council met on Monday, February 13th at 6:30 PM to continue discussing the need of a police officer on duty at both of Lebanon’s Jr. and Sr. High Schools from last month’s meeting. Lebanon Police Chief David Roth shared viewpoints of how a SRO would be beneficial for the…

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Mascoutah Police Swear in New Officer

February 8, 2023

By Zachary Daum New Mascoutah Police Officer Christopher Hoernis was sworn in by city clerk Melissa Schanz at the Feb. 6, 2023 City Council meeting. Mascoutah Police Chief Scott Waldrup introduced Hoernis to the council. “He came from the sheriff’s department and has some considerable experience, about 12 and a half years. He worked…

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Tales From A White House Nurse

February 2, 2023

By Zachary Daum  “I was in the medical compartment (of Air Force One) and there are televisions in almost every section of the aircraft and there’s a picture (on one) of the first tower that had been hit, on fire. It didn’t register for me. I remember back when Osama Bin Laden had tried…

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