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Betty Ann Market to Host Pumpkin Festival in October

September 26, 2023

Mascoutah residents will soon look forward to a new fall activity as Betty Ann Market holds their upcoming first ever Pumpkin Festival. Held at the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, just next to Betty Ann Market, this event will be held from October 9 to October 11 and feature a wide array of activities and fun. Monday,…

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Full-Scale Emergency Exercise to Take Place at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Sept. 26

September 21, 2023

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (Sept. 21, 2023) – On Tuesday, Sept. 26, a fictional aircraft mishap exercise will be taking place at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah with the goal of testing and improving local emergency response efforts. As a result, access to the airport will be restricted that day between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.…

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Mascoutah Public Library Opens “The Design Lab” and Receives Visit from Rep. Kevin Schmidt

September 21, 2023

By Zachary Daum The Mascoutah Public Library opened its state-of-the-art Design Lab on Monday, September 18. This addition to the library’s offerings has been made possible through the funding from the Project Next Generation Grant, awarded by the Illinois State Library. The library’s new design lab consists of a Makerbot Sketch 3D Printer, a…

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Lebanon Council Meeting Discusses Park Issues and Alderperson Fero Issues a Public Statement

September 14, 2023

By Sean Ditch The City Council of Lebanon held its first city council meeting of September on Monday the 11th at 6:30 PM inside city hall. A good size crowd of people attended. The meeting kicked off with citizen John Wright addressing the council with information about decorating the Public Square Park around December to…

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MHS Volleyball Coach Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Former Player

September 12, 2023

By Pamela Rensing On August 23, a Mascoutah High School volleyball coach filed a defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against a former student who sued him and the school district in 2022. The defamation lawsuit was filed by Todd and Breanna Gober against Brooke, Beth and Jeff…

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Statement From Lebanon Alderperson George Fero

September 11, 2023

The following is a statement release made by Alderperson George Fero of Lebanon: At last week’s committees meeting the council received an earful from a large contingent of residents of Lebanon. This was the largest group of residents who attended any meeting committee, or council, since I have been a member of this body. Their…

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Lebanon Committee Meeting Dominated by Public Comments on Local Business

September 9, 2023

By Sean Ditch The Alderpersons of the City of Lebanon held a committee meeting on Tuesday, September 5th 2023 at City Hall. The meeting was a full house, standing room only crowd, widely attended by business owners in Lebanon, with many concerned citizens in the mix. Mayor Cheri Wright was also in attendance to hear…

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Mascoutah School District And Volleyball Coach Settle Lawsuit With Former Student

September 7, 2023

By Pamela Rensing EAST ST. LOUIS – Mascoutah school district and volleyball coach Todd Gober settled with former student Brooke Junker on her claim that she was demoralized and degraded while on the MHS Volleyball Team in 2022. A 55-page lawsuit was filed in Illinois federal court on August 24, 2022, by Junker against…

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MHS Stastically the Best School in the Metro East

September 7, 2023

By Zachary Daum Each year, the U.S. News & World Report releases its rankings of the Top High Schools in Illinois and across the United States, allowing a look in on the educational achievements of schools nationwide. Mascoutah High School (MHS) has consistently demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence, frequently securing impressive standings in…

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UPDATE: HSHS Systems Down

August 31, 2023

By Zachary Daum Update: HSHS announced on Friday, September 1 that the outage was caused by a cyber attack and more information will come as HSHS is able to provide it. As of September 5 at 11 AM, HSHS phone systems are back online. On Sunday, August 27 HSHS (Hospital Sisters Health System) was hit…

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