New Baden Officer Presented with Commendation

By Randy Pierce [email protected] NEW BADEN – During the New Baden Village Board meeting May 3, New Baden Police Sgt. Bruce Rapien was presented with a special commendation award by Chief Chuck Mackin as a result of an incident that occurred several months ago at the Love’s Truck Stop. Mackin had delayed presenting the honor…

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Mascoutah’s Museum Visitors-Going Crazy Over Latest Acquisition

By Marilyn Welch Mascoutah Historical Society Mascoutah Heritage Museum has so many exciting local artifacts on exhibit to present the story of our town and its people to visitors. And recently, a truly fascinating gift was given by a descendent of an 1800s Mascoutah family, a crazy quilt. Although many of the museum’s exhibits tell…

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Mascoutah Police Report: April 23 thru April 30

Friday, April 23 Assist Other Agency – Woodland School Rd & Reiss Rd/Glander Violation of Dangerous & Unsafe Building – 700 block E. George/Lasica High Weed Violation – 700 block E. George & Mine Rd/Lasica 911 Hangup – 9600 block Browning St/Weinel Lock Out Vehicle – 9800 block Perrin Rd/Lasica Disturbance – 700 block N.…

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Former Manager Defrauds Jung Truck Service Out of More Than $600,000

EAST ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, May 4, Timothy P. Mayer, 41, of Waterloo, appeared in federal court in East St. Louis and pled guilty to defrauding his former employer, Jung Truck Service (“Jung Truck”) of Mascoutah, out of more than $600,000. In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also…

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James F. Amann

James F. Amann, 88, of Belleville, Illinois, born August 29, 1932, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, farmer, wine-maker, and a friend to all. Jim served in the Air Force where he was stationed in England and served as a…

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Dale W. Hodges

Dale W. Hodges, 78, of Okawville, IL born June 10, 1942 in Sikeston, MO died Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021 at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL. Dale Hodges was a Mascoutah 7th Grade Science Teacher for 40 years retiring in 2004. After the passing of his wife Sue Hodges in 2004, he also volunteered…

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Lenora M. Schulte

Lenora M. Schulte, nee Friederich, 90, of Mascoutah, IL, born September 9, 1930, in Mascoutah, the oldest of 10 children, to Bernard and Pearl (nee Haas) Friederich, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Lenora was an inspirational mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and an accomplished quilter and cook…

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Dorothy Marie Renth

Dorothy Marie Renth, nee Klich, 84, of Mascoutah, IL born May 11, 1936 in Belleville, IL died Friday, April 30, 2021 at her home. Dorothy was a homemaker, lover of flowers and a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Mascoutah, IL. She loved gardening, being outside, cooking for her family and enjoying time…

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August W. Engel

August W. (Gus) Engel was born March 31, 1932, in Affton, MO, as the oldest son of August J. and Olga Engel (nee Singer). He died quite unexpectedly of natural causes on April 19, 2021, in Anchorage, AK. Gus grew up and attended elementary and high school in Mascoutah, IL, helping with the farm work…

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Elsie M. Kebel

Elsie M. Kebel, nee Walthes, 93, of Mascoutah born Dec. 5, 1927 died Friday, April 23, 2021 at MarKa Nursing Home. Elsie retired from Martha Manning Dress Factory where she worked for 23 years as a seamstress and was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah. Elsie was a wonderful wife,…

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