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Mascoutah School District Lowers Their Tax Rate by Roughly 7% From Last Year

April 18, 2024

Mascoutah — The Mascoutah School District announced at its most recent school board meeting that it would be lowering property tax rates specific to the school from 4.7771 to 4.4375, or roughly 7%.  Mascoutah School District already has one of the lowest school district rates in the county and with this decrease could soon be…

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Mascoutah City Council Approves Utility Rate Increases: An Inside Look

April 13, 2024

By Zachary Daum Residents of Mascoutah, Illinois, will soon notice a slight uptick in their utility bills as the city council recently approved increases across electric, water, and sewer services. The decision reflects a necessary adjustment to keep pace with rising operational costs and ongoing infrastructure investments. Here’s a breakdown of what residents can…

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Explosive Ordinance Disposal Personnel Respond at Scott AFB Mascoutah Entrance

April 10, 2024

The following is a press release from Scott Air Force Base: Final Update: On April 10, 2024, at approximately 0900, Scott Air Force Base Security Forces performed a routine explosive sweep of a vehicle at the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Gate, commonly referred to as the Mascoutah Gate. A Scott AFB military working dog alerted on…

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Lebanon Police Response Yields Positive Outcome in Missing Person Case

April 4, 2024

Lebanon, IL – On March 30, 2024, at approximately 4:29 PM, the Lebanon Police Department sprang into action following a report of a missing person/juvenile. The individual had not been seen for over four hours, prompting an immediate and intensive search effort. Police Chief David Roth highlighted the urgency of the situation, stating, “An immediate…

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Statement by Fairview Heights Police Released on “500 Juveniles” Gathering at Moody Park This Past Saturday

April 2, 2024

The following is a press release posted by the Fairview Heights Police Department following an incident on Saturday afternoon, March 30. LARGE UNRULY GROUP AT MOODY PARK SATURDAY Saturday about 500 juveniles showed up to Moody Park. They were loud, crude, using illegal substances and unruly. Information was received there would be a shooting. Fairview…

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Mascoutah’s Green Street Collapses Beneath Fire Truck

March 27, 2024

On the morning of Tuesday, March 26, after responding to a call on East Patterson, volunteers of the Mascoutah Fire Department were returning to the station on East Green Street when the incident occurred. As the fire truck traversed an area where the road had been excavated for sewer line work, the ground beneath it…

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Mascoutah’s Bowling Team Shines at State Tournament

March 22, 2024

Mascoutah — Mascoutah’s bowling team clinched victory at the state tournament, led by the exceptional talent of Brinley West and standout performances from Chayse Rutledge and Alanna Johnston. Coach Kirstin Rood commended Brinley’s remarkable middle school career, stating, “I’m sure SIJHSAA teams are not sorry to see you go! Congrats on an awesome middle school…

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Patty Peek and Jenna Smith: The Continuing Legacy of The Leu Civic Center

March 21, 2024

By Zachary Daum On March 6, former Executive Director, Patty Peek, took an emotional trip down memory lane as she re-entered the halls of the Leu Civic Center (LCC) and met with current Executive Director, Jenna Smith. In 1998, Patty took the position after leaving her job as Program Director of the Scott Air…

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Metro East Youth Art Show Returns for its Second Annual Event

March 14, 2024

By Zachary Daum Art enthusiasts, mark your calendars! The eagerly anticipated Metro East Youth Art Show is back for its second edition, scheduled to take place on April 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This vibrant showcase promises a day filled with creativity, inspiration, and recognition for budding artists across the Metro East…

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Mascoutah City Switches Waste Management Providers

March 8, 2024

By Zachary Daum The City of Mascoutah previously announced a transition to a new trash and recycling collection company, effective April 1, 2024. This decision came after careful consideration and evaluation of bids, with Aspen Waste Services emerging as the chosen provider. To facilitate this transition, the City has mandated the removal of all…

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