O’Fallon Building Co. Settles Fraud Claims Involving Projects At Scott AFB

R&W Builders, Inc. (R&W) of O’Fallon has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining construction contracts reserved for disadvantaged small businesses, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft recently announced. The Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program helps provide a level playing…

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Leona M. Ganz

Leona M. Ganz, nee Netemeyer, 97, of Mascoutah, IL, born April 19, 1923 in Albers, IL, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Silver Creek Assisted Living in Mascoutah, IL. Leona was a homemaker, a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, HCCCW, charter member of Holy Childhood Mother’s Club and V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 7682,…

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Former Illinois lawmakers face federal charges

Reports: U.S. Attorney in northern Illinois will remain in post for now By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — One former member of the Illinois General Assembly was indicted, along with his two sons, on charges of tax evasion this week, while a second former lawmaker pleaded not guilty in a separate case…

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Mascoutah Police Report:

Friday, Feb. 12 911 Hangup – 600 block Moorland Cir/Weck Suspicious Vehicle – 900 block N. 10th St/Weck Ambulance Call – 100 block W. Green/Lasica Fire Call – 400 block Turquoise Ct/Watkins Public Service Call – 9800 block Perrin Rd/Watkins Suspicious Activity – 1400 block W. Main/Watkins Lost Property – Mascoutah Police Dept/Lasica Investigation –…

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Hogwarts Comes to New Baden Library

By Pamela Rensing [email protected] NEW BADEN – Harry Potters fans will love the whimsical details of the castle currently on display at the New Baden Library. The four-foot-long castle, constructed with graham crackers and a vast assortment of colorful candies, was built by Grant Miller and his father Douglas of New Baden. Towers rise over…

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Winter Weather Prompts Ice Training

By Randy Pierce Herald Publications FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – Bitterly cold temperatures and the subsequent freezing of bodies of water in this area have created an opportunity for local fire fighters to practice their techniques for rescuing people who have fallen through ice into frigid water. For the last two Saturdays in succession, February 13 and…

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Donald P. Binger

Donald P. Binger, 91, of Mascoutah, IL born Nov. 24, 1929 in St. Louis, MO died Sunday, February 22, 2021 at his home. Don was an aircraft mechanic for Scott Airforce Base and then retired from AASCOM in St. Louis, MO. He was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, K of C Council 4380,…

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Raymond A. “Buzz’’ Kandler

Raymond A. “Buzz” Kandler, 73, of New Baden, IL born Sept. 22, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI died, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at his home. Buzz was a retired Lt.Col. from the United States Air Force. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mascoutah, IL and a mentor of the Robo Raiders FTC 7129 in…

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Carol J. Walter

Carol J. Walter, nee, Conner, 86, of Mascoutah, IL born June 22, 1934 in Belleville IL, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Carol was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, James R. and Mary L., nee Schwahn,…

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