State House Bill Profiles Fairview Heights’ History

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com Illinois House of Representatives 2019 Bill 0460, passed earlier this summer, not only congratulates the City of Fairview Heights on the occasion of its 50th anniversary but also provides a comprehensive profile of the community’s history. A copy of the bill was presented to Mayor Mark Kupsky by State Representative Jay…

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8th-Grade Braves Explode Early In Big Win Over Freeburg

By Sam Graf Mascoutah Herald MASCOUTAH — The MMS 8th-Grade Baseball team jumped out to a 10-0, third-inning lead over Freeburg en route to an 11-4 win at Scheve Park, Wednesday, August 12. After opening the game with two runs in the first inning — via Trevor Geis’ two-RBi double to right-center that brought home…

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MMS 8th-Grade Softball Team Smashes Freeburg in Season-Opener

By Sam Graf Mascoutah Herald MASCOUTAH — Returning just five 8th graders in 2019, Mascoutah Middle School Softball Coach Nick Seibert expected Mascoutah’s season-opening against Freeburg to be a very tough one, indeed. After all, the Hornets welcomed back 10 from last year’s team which had beaten a solid Lady Braves’ squad in 2018. But…

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Celebrating the Return of the Pewter Chalice

By Marilyn Welch Mascoutah Historical Society Maschistsoc@gmail.com Sounds like a mystery, doesn’t it.  This could be a really long story, because there have been so many twists and turns in the development, but in order to keep it short, we will kind of slide through it quickly with only the main facts and a few…

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John R. Wright

John R. Wright, 63, of Mascoutah, IL born July 21, 1956 in Boston, MA, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his residence. John graduated from Boston College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He served in the United States Army for 26 years before retiring in 2005 at the rank of…

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Helen R. Hilmes

Helen R. Hilmes, age 87, of Aviston, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Aviston Countryside Manor. She was born November 24, 1931 in Bartelso, the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine, nee Schleper, Wesselmann. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Hilmes, Sr., whom she…

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Gary L. Carr

Gary L. Carr, 74, of Mascoutah, IL born Aug. 4, 1944 in Mt. Vernon, IN, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home. He was a retired business education teacher at Belleville High School District 201.  Gary was a soccer coach and track coach at Belleville East and West High Schools and a soccer coach…

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Eugene R. Schnur

Eugene R. Schnur, 82, of Mascoutah, IL born March 1, 1937 in Belleville, IL  died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, O’Fallon, IL. He was a retired school teacher for the Mascoutah Communtiy School District 19.  He taught at Red Bud High School from 1958-1960 and Mascoutah High School from 1960 through 1993.…

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