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Do You Like Your Community? Volunteer!

May 26, 2023

By Jade A. Marceau–Mary Numerous places and organizations have been looking for more volunteers in the past few years. From the Mascoutah and Oakawville’s Senior Centers to the Brick Street Merchant Group: volunteers are missing the party! Organizations and local shops have had a hard time finding volunteers to keep their events and institutions…

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Local Metal Band “Path to Midian” Releases First EP

May 25, 2023

By Zachary Daum Local metal band, “Path to Midian” released their first album, available for streaming now, on April 27. Members Bruce Morrison, Erik Spiller, Paul Dontigney Jr. and Mark Nicol released their first song, “The Morning After” on Halloween in 2022, and planned to release a second song shortly after. What was to…

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Who was at Jazz in the Park on May 12?

May 19, 2023

By Jade Marceau-Mary Shame on you if you missed it, but Jazz in the Park was last Friday at the Scheve Park Train Depot last Friday at 6 p. m. For this event The Mascoutah High School and Mascoutah Middle School Jazz bands worked together on the show and the Mascoutah High School Leadership…

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Despite Weather Woes, Scott Air Force Base Holds Successful Air Show

May 18, 2023

By Zachary Daum   Severe storms hampered but did not stop Scott Air Force Base’s first air show in five years. After severe rain and thunderstorms left visitors to the event on Saturday, May 13 losing the chance to see the renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels performance, a quickly revised Sunday schedule rushed the…

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Successful Recruitment Night at Lebanon Interact

May 11, 2023

By Jade Marceau–Mary The Lebanon High School Interact Club (LHSIC) is part of Rotary International’s service club. It welcomes young people ages 14 to 18, giving them the opportunity to help and serve the community (cleaning, feeding the poor, etc.) and then to have an impact all over the world. Rotary’s website explains the…

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Complaints Raised Consistently at Mascoutah’s Laugh and Learn Preschool and Child Care Center

May 11, 2023

By Zachary Daum In January the Laugh and Learn Preschool and Child Care Center underwent an investigation by the DCFS, after concerns by a parent at the center were brought forward. Although the DCFS concluded that the complaint was unfounded, according to the DCFS Sunshine Illinois Accountability Project website, this investigation is the fourth…

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Scott Air Force Base Partners with Community for First Airshow in Five Years

May 10, 2023

Published April 6, 2023 By Airman 1st Class Shelby Rapert 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —   For the first time in five years, Scott Air Force Base is opening its gates to the community for a full weekend of airshow performances and educational activities for children of all ages,…

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The Black Hawk Down Incident: A Brother’s Life Changed Forever

May 4, 2023

By Zachary Daum Born March 17, 1970, 1988 Collinsville High School graduate, James “Jimmy” Martin Jr. joined the military when he turned 18 years old at the suggestion of his half brother, Woodford “Woody” Martin. There he became a successful rifleman. No one could have known or been prepared for what happened in 1993…

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91-year-old Dale Trinka Elected to the Lebanon City Council

May 4, 2023

By Jade Marceau–Mary May 1st, 2023, Dale Trinka and six other elected council members were sworn in at Lebanon City Hall on May 1st, 2023 at 6:30 PM. Dale Trinka was just elected as a write-in for a 2-years term to the Lebanon Ward III City Council. The election took place on April 4th, 2023,…

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Local Music Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

April 28, 2023

The Mascoutah Police Department recently conducted an investigation of complaints of sexual misconduct by suspect, Reid Setterlund, a 46 year old local music teacher. Setterlund is accused of engaging in sexual solicitation and sexual abuse of two juvenile females under the age of 18 at his residence, on or around the date of February 24,…

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Path to Midian Releases First EP

Path to Midian, featured previously in The Herald released their first EP, labeled Martyr on April 27, 2023.

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