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MHS Boys Track Tops Marion, Cahokia to Win Military Classic

By Sam Graf Mascoutah Herald The Mascoutah High School Boys’ Track team broke a barrier, last Friday, in winning the 2017 Military Classic against Marion, Cahokia, Mt. Vernon, Granite City, and Belleville East, 200-158-123-76-61-41 – on the Mascoutah High School track. Nabbing the title, the Indians took four, first-place medals; six, second-places; two, thirds; four,…

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Digging Up Our Past…Identifying and Celebrating Our Town’s Birth Site

By Marilyn Welch Mascoutah Historical Society In our book, ​Remembering Mascoutah…Reflecting On What’s Been Going On In Our Home Town,​ we refer to a stone which was used as a measuring point from which our original town was laid out in 1837, mentionof which can be found in Book I in the Recorder’s Office of…

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Governor Rauner Visits New Baden Elementary

It started out with a contest. In January, Governor Bruce Rauner invited Illinois schools to submit videos showcasing what they are learning and how. The winner would receive a visit from the Governor.  Over 100 videos were submitted.  Katie Mense’s kindergarten class received the most votes of any school in the state.  The video was…

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WWI Exhibit Opens at the Mascoutah Museum

The Mascoutah Museum held a reception for the opening of their new exhibit “Over There, Over Here…Mascoutah and World War I” on Thursday, April 6.  The exhibit highlighting Mascoutah WWI veterans features photos, original uniforms, postcards, and more from Clarence V. Scheel, Oliver “Ollie” Waigand, Corporal John O. Gougeon, Sergeant Leland Durkes, George Bagby, Private…

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