HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Honors Military Volunteers with Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve

O’FALLON – To honor their colleagues who serve as volunteers in branches of the military, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital joined with the Illinois Employer of the Guard and Reserve organization in signing a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) is an organization that…

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Florence R. Voegele

Florence R. Voegele, nee Kehrer, 95 of Mascoutah, IL born Dec. 7, 1924 in Mascoutah, IL died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at her home. She was a homemaker, a former beautician, a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah, IL, HCCCW, former member of St. Albert The Great parish in Fairview Heights for 40 years,…

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MHS Indians Fall To Althoff In Non-Conference Play

By Kyle Cunningham kcunningham@heraldpubs.com January 11 Althoff 56, Mascoutah 49 After coming off a 71-65 victory over DuQoin in the Elverado Shootout on January 4, the Mascoutah High School boys’ basketball returned to their home floor on Friday to take on the visiting Althoff Catholic Crusaders. The Indians came into play with a  record of…

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Former Mascoutah Priest Sentenced To Nine Years in Prison

By Pamela Rensing mascherald@heraldpubs.com Gerald R. Hechenberger, a former associate pastor of Holy Childhood Catholic Church and School in Mascoutah, has been sentenced to nine years in prison. On Nov. 7, 2019, he pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing pornographic photos of children and one count of possession of methamphetamine. In January 2018, he…

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Congressman Shimkus Hosts Nominees for Military Academies

MARYVILLE – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has announced a list of 21 future leaders he has nominated to one of the nation’s military academies. The young men and women were invited to a January 2 reception at the Effingham Elks Lodge. “The reception is an annual event, and it often provides the nominees with…

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Busy Week For Local Basketball Teams

By Larry Thoeming Clinton County News CLINTON COUNTY – It was a very busy week for local basketball teams as Wesclin and Mater Dei High Schools boys and girls teams are getting into the meat of their schedules. Wesclin’s girls beat Columbia in a hard fought battle at home, as Hailey Rakers notched 15 markers…

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Lincoln Robert Hoskins

Lincoln Robert Hoskins, born premature, 24 weeks 1 day, on Jan. 10, 2020 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital died Jan. 13, 2020 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Surviving Lincoln Robert are his parents, Scott and Alexandria, nee Nelson, Hoskins of Belleville, IL; his paternal grandparents, Greg (Linda) Hoskins of Mascoutah, IL; maternal grandfather, Keith Nelson…

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Former State Senator Resigned as Ag Director Over Weekend In Fallout From ‘Rape In Champaign’ Email

Sullivan ‘shocked’ he had email, ‘disappointed’ in governor’s statement By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com and ALAN ICENOGLE The Rushville Times SPRINGFIELD – The state’s agriculture director resigned last weekend at the request of Gov. J.B. Pritzker for failing to disclose contents of a 2012 email that pointed to the possible cover-up of a…

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License Plate Readers Being Installed in Fairview Heights

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS –  As a result of action taken recently by the Fairview Heights City Council, license plate recognition cameras are soon being or have already been installed at two locations in the city as part of a nationwide program designed to prevent, deter and solve crime, according to Chief of…

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Walter Clay Chitwood

Walter Clay “Wally” Chitwood, 82, of Mascoutah, IL was born in the old house “chicken house” in Reynolds County, Dry Valley, MO on April 18, 1937.  He left us on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese, IL. Walter was the youngest son of five siblings, two older brothers, now deceased-William Luther and…

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