HCS Wins State Title Over Altamont Lutheran Interparrish School

By Nic Liefer for the Mascoutah Herald The Holy Childhood School 8th grade baseball team concluded their dominating 2019 season with a title win in the SIJHSAA State Tournament last Thursday, October 10, in a nail-biting 7-6 victory over Altamont Lutheran Interparrish School. The victory capped a nearly perfect 21-1 season for the Apaches. With…

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American Legion & Post 321 Accepting Scholarships Applications

NEW BADEN – The American Legion and Post 321 are offering several scholarships to local middle and high school students. The deadlines for submission are approaching fast. School officials have the information or it can be found at http://www.illegion.org/scholarships/. One of the scholarships being offered is the Americanism Essay Scholarship. This scholarship asks the student…

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Bill Would Allow Illinois Collegiate Athletes To Be Paid For Endorsement Deals

Measure is a duplicate of new California law that takes effect in 2023 By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to allow college student athletes to sign endorsement deals, hire agents and benefit financially from the use of their likeness after California became the first state…

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MHS Boys’ JV and Varsity Soccer Teams Celebrate Wins

By Bill Setnor and Scott Hoskins Mascoutah Herald Both the Mascoutah High School JV and Varsity soccer teams came up with wins versus Civic Memorial on Thursday, October 10, at Alumni Field in Mascoutah. Chris Levrault’s Junior Varsity squad scored 3 goals within 10 minutes of the first period, on their way to a 4…

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Horse Sanctuary Helps Others

By Stephanie Malench Times-Tribune EDWARDSVILLE – James Castelli has been training horses for over 35 years.  For the past 4 years, Castelli has operated Quick Six Ranch in Edwardsville, rescuing horses from slaughter, neglect, and abuse. Castelli established the Ranch as a 501(c)3 on January 30, 2017. In 2016, his organization  started taking in  wild…

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Chester E. Hunt

Chester E. Hunt, 84, of Mascoutah, IL born May 31, 1935 in Columbia, MS died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at MarKa Nursing Home, Mascoutah, IL. He was a retired SMSgt. from the U. S. Air Force and a Vietnam War veteran. Chester enjoyed walking his dogs, Bo and Mookie, multiple times a day, around beautiful…

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Rep. Allen Skillicorn Calls for Repeal of Gas Tax Hike in Wake of Investigation into Sen. Martin Sandoval

CRYSTAL LAKE – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) says legislators should repeal the current tax hike and infrastructure improvement bill and start over in light of the FBI investigation into Sen. Martin Sandoval, the architect of the recent massive gas tax increase. “There is no process in the infrastructure bill for which projects will…

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Officials Applaud License Law Aiding Military Families

Illinois Business Journal staff report Herald Publications A new law designed to help military members and spouses with professional licenses is getting praise from Southwestern Illinois leaders who believe it will strengthen the economic vitality of Scott Air Force Base and the surrounding community. House Bill 1652 aims to expedite licensure reciprocity and should make…

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Samuel Graf

Samuel Clarence Graf, 62, of Mascoutah, IL born Aug. 3, 1957 in Peoria, IL died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Samuel was a retired history teacher from Mascoutah High School and coached tennis, cross country, and baseball for Mascoutah High School.  He was the sportswriter for the Mascoutah Herald…

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