Chris Locke Appointed as Fairview Heights Chief of Police

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com With 24 years of service for the Fairview Heights Police Department, Chris Locke was appointed as its new chief by Mayor Mark Kupsky at the Tuesday, December 4 meeting of the city council and received unanimous support from the nine aldermen present. Locke is taking over the position that was vacated…

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MHS Bowlers Battle at East Tournament

By Sam Graf Mascoutah Herald The Mascoutah High School Varsity Bowling teams carved out a good showing at the Belleville East Tournament, Saturday, Dec. 8. The Lady Indians finished third in the bracket format and second in total pins, and the Boys came in fifth but first in total pins. Individually, Chad Hardin placed fourth,…

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JV Hoopsters Hammer Salem and Highland in Season-Openers

By Sam Graf Herald Publications MASCOUTAH — The Mascoutah High School Boys’ JV Basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with lopsided wins over Salem and Highland, last Tuesday and Friday. Both victories came on the Mascoutah home court. On Tuesday, the Indians nabbed a 54-23 halftime lead on the Salem Wildcats and cruised to a…

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Lady Knights KO Christ Our Rock With Complete Team Effort

By Sam Graf Herald Publications BREESE —  On paper it looked like a decent matchup. Both the Mater Dei and Christ Our Rock Girls’ Basketball teams brought one-loss records into their tilt — held at Mater Dei High School, last Saturday afternoon. And both have been considered in the state rankings in their respective IHSA…

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Wesclin’s Game-Long Comeback Works Against McGivney

By Sam Graf Herald Publications TRENTON — The Wesclin High School Girls’ Basketball team fell behind visiting Father McGivney a minute-and-a- half into the game and trailed the next 30 until Bailey Bell powered in a basket with 30 seconds left, giving the Warriors their first lead. Enjoying prosperity, they forced McGivney to turn the…

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Annual Drive Fills Food Pantry With 15,500 Donated Items

By Randy Pierce Herald Publications FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Over two dozen volunteers who showed up at the new location of the Fairview Heights Food Pantry to help with this year’s “Scouting for Food” drive did not have a lot to do during their first few moments after arriving but that condition was only temporary because…

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IDOT invites public to take traveler survey

Illinois residents asked for feedback regarding state’s transportation system SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the state’s transportation system through its annual Illinois Traveler Opinion Survey, available today through Dec. 31. The survey is available online by visiting idot.illinois.gov. “We look forward to the public’s input each year as an…

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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Announces Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations to the 38 Illinois State Scholars at Mascoutah High School! CHICAGO – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars. These exceptional students rank in approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors in Illinois and are chosen each year based on a combination of exemplary…

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Mascoutah Hires New City Manager By Pamela Rensing mascherald@heraldpub.com “After an extensive and exhaustive search, the City of Mascoutah is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Bradley E. Myers to serve as our new City Manager,” Mayor Jerry Daugherty announced. Myers’ contract was approved during the regular City Council meeting on…

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