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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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Lebanon City Council – Lebanon School Police Officer Discussed

January 26, 2023

By Zachary Daum The Lebanon City Council met on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 to discuss the need of a police officer to be stationed at the Lebanon schools and paid for through a joint effort between the Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon Schools. High School Principal Kimberly Emrick briefly discussed this at…

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MMS Student Publishes Comic Book

January 19, 2023

By Zachary Daum Released for sale on Nov. 27, 2022, 14 year old Mascoutah Middle School 7th grader Deron Knight has created a comic book titled, “Superguy and Pinkypie.” This book follows the adventures of the title characters in their battle against the villainous Jester. Son of Richard and Jewell Knight, Deron has had…

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Mascoutah Resident Makes All American Football Team

January 19, 2023

By Zachary Daum Mascoutah football player, 13 year old Leann Cory, daughter of Stacie Cory was recently chosen to participate as a part of the Missouri All American Football team and has been playing in Desoto, Texas. She plays primarily defensive. The Missouri team won their first game on Saturday, January 14 against New…

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Hostage Crisis Ends In Arrest

January 12, 2023

By Zachary Daum Police responded to a report at approximately 5:10 PM on Jan. 7 on the 400 block of Cherry St. in Lebanon that 38 year old Michael R. Brock had barricaded himself inside a room with his girlfriend. Officers attempted to make contact with Brock and his girlfriend, but were stopped when…

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Gateway East Trails To Receive $900,000 In Federal Funds

January 12, 2023

By Zachary Daum Lebanon local non-profit organization Gateway East Trails may soon be receiving $900,000  for their planned multi-use Trolley Trail project. In late December of 2022, Senator Dick Durbin signed an appropriations bill that included these funds. The Lebanon portion of the appropriations bill states, “Trolley Trail Connector, Metro East: $900,000 to Gateway…

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Lebanon Rotary Float Donations Reach Historic Rose Bowl Parade

January 5, 2023

By Zachary Daum On January 2, the Rose Bowl parade featured a float by Rotary International, helped in part by Lebanon’s own Rotary Club donations. The float also won the Rose Bowl’s “Princess Award” for best float under 35 feet in height. These donations from the Lebanon Rotary Club are in part responsible because…

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The New 730 Area Code is Coming to Southern Illinois

December 8, 2022

Springfield, IL – The Illinois Commerce Commission has announced a new area code is coming to southern Illinois. The new 730 area code will “overlay” the existing 618 area code to address the depletion of prefixes available for assignment within the region. The first prefix in the new area code will not be introduced until…

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