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Helen M. Bechtoldt

Helen M. Bechtoldt, 96, of Mascoutah, IL, born Nov. 10, 1927, in Mascoutah, IL, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Helen was a retired civil service employee from Scott AFB, a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Mascoutah and the HCCCW. She was preceded in death by her…

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Emmy Nominated Actor Frank Runyeon coming to Holy Childhood

Having starred in over 1,000 TV shows to include Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest, General Hospital, LA Law, Melrose Place, and opposite Meg Ryan on As the World Turns, Frank Runyeon is well-respected in Hollywood. But for more than 25 years, Frank has also performed the gospel for hundreds of thousands of people in almost every…

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Mascoutah Group Returns from Israel Tour

By Abigail Clayton (Age 15) Tour Member A group from Mascoutah, made up of members from Zion Lutheran Church and St. John United Church of Christ, recently got back from a trip to Israel. I had the exciting opportunity to go along on this journey! You might be wondering why we went to Israel when…

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Clarence P. Richards

Clarence P. Richards, 95, of Germantown, IL, born March 26, 1928, in Chicago, IL died February 26, 2024, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Clarence was a retired pressman for Marlo Graphics. He was a member of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, Mascoutah; K of C Council 4380, Mascoutah; lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 7682, Mascoutah; American Legion…

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Splash Pad Approved, Safety Concerns at City Hall Discussed and Townhomes Approval at Mascoutah Council Meeting

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah City Council met at 7:00 PM and discussed several points. Citizen Eric Mercer spoke during the public comments, discussing several topics that were covered during the prior, Monday, Feb. 4 meeting, where he was also arrested after being asked to leave after going over time. Citizen James Shanks, who…

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Judge Denies McCann’s Request For Home Confinement, Orders Him Held In Custody

By HANNAH MEISEL Capitol News Illinois hmeisel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – After suddenly pleading guilty as his federal corruption trial was wrapping up this week, former state Sen. Sam McCann won’t be released to await sentencing, U.S. District Judge Colleen Lawless ruled Friday. McCann has been held at Macon County Jail since last Friday, when Lawless ordered…

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Fairgrounds Renovation to Start Soon

by Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com Visible signs of a major renovation project upgrading Belle-Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville should be seen in the next few weeks as, if all goes as planned, the first step regarding preliminary work on the installation of a new roof on the Exposition Building at this location is expected to start sometime…

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Fr. Jim Dougherty

Fr. Jim Dougherty of Belleville, IL peacefully entered eternal rest on February 12, 2024. Fr. Jim was born in Cairo, IL on October 8, 1942, the son of John and Stephanie (nee Flamm) Dougherty. Fr. Jim was ordained to serve the people of Southern Illinois on June 1, 1968. His assignments in the Diocese of…

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Delores Eytchison

July 30, 1932 – February 17, 2024 Delores Eytchison, age 91, formerly of Dieterich, Illinois, passed away at 7:15 AM – Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Concordia Village in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois.  The obituary can be viewed, and condolences left www.meyerfh.com.

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Clarence Lorraine “Butzer” Vogel

Clarence Lorraine “Butzer” Vogel, 71, of Mascoutah, IL born Feb. 25, 1952, in Belleville, IL died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Lebanon, IL. Clarence was a 1971 graduate from Belleville West High School and worked various jobs.  He enjoyed watching Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball.  Clarence was a member of…

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