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Sounds of Harmony Strikes a Chord This Valentine’s Day

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com The “Sounds of Harmony” area barbershop chorus is gearing up for their much-anticipated Valentine’s Day offering – the “Singing Valentine.” This heartfelt musical gesture, priced at $50, allows singers to serenade loved ones at a time and place of the requester’s choice. As part of their dedication, the chapter has organized…

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Virginia Mary Funk

Virginia Mary Funk, nee Koeller, 92, of Freeburg, IL, born April 24, 1931, in Fayetteville Twp., IL, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Virginia and her husband, Verlan “Buddy” Funk, were married on April 11, 1950. In May of the same year, they began a successful trucking and farming business (Verlan…

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Early Voting for the Fairview Heights Area

by Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook has announced that those interested in voting early in this year’s general primary election, set for Tuesday, March 19, will begin next Thursday, February 8, at the election department on the second floor of the courthouse building at 10 Public Square in Belleville. From then…

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Early Voting Information for the Mascoutah, Lebanon and Belleville Area

by Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook has announced that those interested in voting early in this year’s general primary election, set for Tuesday, March 19, begins Thursday, February 8, at the election department on the second floor of the courthouse building at 10 Public Square in Belleville. From then through Monday,…

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South Side Auto Body Reaches 55 Year Milestone

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Don Krausz founded South Side Auto Body in Mascoutah marking the beginning of a legacy that has thrived for 55 years. ‘Where By Accident We Meet” has been it’s motto. His son, Danny Krausz, shares the journey and memories of the auto body shop’s development. The story begins in 1965 when…

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Pritzker Says Migrant Response Should Focus On Chicago

By ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois aadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO – The relationship between Chicago and the state of Illinois remains a focal point in the ongoing debate around the influx of migrants from the southern U.S. border. Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday said the state’s response to the tens of thousands of migrants that have come…

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SICW Professional Wrestling Holds a Special and Historic Place in our Area

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (SICW) has dominated the Southern Illinois wrestling scene since its inception in 1975. Led by the passionate and dedicated promoter Herb Simmons, SICW has not only showcased exciting matches but has also become a custodian of the rich wrestling history in the St. Louis region. Herb Simmons,…

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State Election Board To Rule On Challenge To Trump Candidacy

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Elections will be asked to decide Tuesday whether former President Donald Trump is barred under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution from having his name appear on Illinois’ March 19 Republican primary ballot. It’s a question being asked in several…

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Ruth M. Klingelhoefer

Ruth M. Klingelhoefer, nee Leonard, 90, of Mascoutah, IL, born March 25, 1933, in Germantown, IL, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, at Brightly Senior Living, Mascoutah. Ruth was a retired utility billing clerk for the city of Mascoutah after 20 years of service. She was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah and…

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Alexander A. Spencer

Alexander A. Spencer, 36, of Mascoutah, IL born Sept. 22, 1987, in Belleville, IL died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, at his home. Alex was an automobile mechanic. He was preceded in death by his father, Brian A. Spencer; a maternal grandmother, Patricia Bodewes. Alex is survived by his mother, Bernadine (Greg) Bodewes-Wagganer; three daughters, Amilea…

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