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Pamela Rose Hesker

Pamela Rose Hesker, 38, of St. Louis, MO passed away on Sept. 29, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family. Pam was born November 4, 1982 in Belleville, IL to Richard and Charlene, nee Ottensmeier, Hesker of Mascoutah, IL. She married Anthony Saporita, son of Vincent and Kathleen, nee Kampschroeder, Saporita on…

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Renee L. Brown

Renee L. Brown, 64, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 1, 1957 in Greeley CO, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Renee worked for the University of Wyoming where she worked in inventory control. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Belleville, IL. Renee was an avid…

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Illinois to invest over $40 million in workforce training

Funding to target areas hardest hit by pandemic, at-risk youth By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that the state will award more than $40 million in workforce training grants, focusing on communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and youth who are particularly at risk of violence.…

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Julia H. Prothro

Julia H. Prothro (nee Donner) of Carmel, Indiana, formerly of Florissant, Missouri, entered eternity on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Julia was born May 23, 1926, in Mascoutah, Illinois, to Julius and Bertha Donner. In 1943 she met Sgt. Ashley K. Prothro of Longview, Texas, at Scott Field, Illinois, where he was stationed in the U.S.…

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Lorella M. “Lolly” Mueth

Lorella M. “Lolly” Mueth, nee McCance, 86, of Mascoutah, IL, born Dec. 3, 1934 in Detroit, MI died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at her home. Lolly was a retired registered nurse and a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Latin Mass Community at Holy Family Log Church in Cahokia, Holy Childhood…

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Daniel C. Hiemer

Daniel C. Hiemer, 48, of Belleville, IL, born June 26, 1973 in Belleville, IL died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Danny was a retired crane operator for Key Energy Gas Company. He was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and…

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Keith A. “Iron Head” Walker

Keith A. “Ironhead,” Walker, 63, of Mascoutah, IL, born Feb. 6, 1958 in St. Louis, MO died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 at his home. Ironhead was a truck driver for T-J Transport Inc. in Highland, IL. He was a member of St. Martin of Tours, Mascoutah, IL and a retired president of the Mad Dog…

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Donald Schaack

Donald Ray Schaack passed away September 1, 2021 at the age of 84.  He lived an amazing life filled with family, friends, community, and of course, love. He was born in Percy, IL to Devona and Arnold Schaack and raised in Steeleville, IL, where he made the first of many life-long friends. A devoted Lutheran,…

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