New Baden Moves Forward on Cannabis Consideration

By Randy Pierce ccn@heraaldpubs.com No definite decisions have been made as yet but a clearer idea of what kind of decisions have to be made is where the members of the New Baden Village Board of Trustees now stand regarding the issue of the sale of recreational cannabis in the community. At both the meeting…

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Kay Francis T. Osborn

Kay Francis, nee Adamson, Osborn, 86, of Our Lady of the Snows Apartments, Belleville, IL, formerly of Mascoutah, IL, born on Feb. 4, 1933 in Highland, IL, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019. Kay attended St. Paul’s Catholic School in Highland, IL for eleven years, and then one year at Collinsville, IL, graduating in 1950. …

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Pat T. Curry

Pat T. Curry, 83, of Mascoutah, IL born March 17, 1936 in Washington Park, IL died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at his residence. Pat graduated from East St.Louis High School in 1954.  He played varsity basketball, was on the tennis team, and on the yearbook staff.  He loved sports, science, and math.  He worked in…

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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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Roger J. Hervatin

Roger J. Hervatin, 74, of Mascoutah, IL born Dec. 12, 1944 in Belleville, IL died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Roger was a retired area supervisor for McDonalds restaurants. He was a member of Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge #1221 and a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by his…

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Jenevia M. “Dolly” Browder

Jenevia M. “Dolly” Browder, nee Peters, 80, of Mascoutah, IL born July 27, 1939 in Belleville, IL died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 at her residence. Dolly was a homemaker and worked at MarKa Nursing Home for 14 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Matilda, nee Rieken, Peters, a daughter, Dawn…

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