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Mascoutah City Council Approves Utility Rate Increases: An Inside Look

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Residents of Mascoutah, Illinois, will soon notice a slight uptick in their utility bills as the city council recently approved increases across electric, water, and sewer services. The decision reflects a necessary adjustment to keep pace with rising operational costs and ongoing infrastructure investments. Here’s a breakdown of what residents can…

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Mascoutah March School Board Meeting

By Keith Gillett At its regular monthly meeting, delayed a week because of the Illinois Primary Election, the Mascoutah District 19 School Board dealt with a long list of routine items. Most prominently the Board agreed to an amended Board policy which would allow District employees who don’t live in the District to enroll their…

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Lebanon Police Response Yields Positive Outcome in Missing Person Case

Lebanon, IL – On March 30, 2024, at approximately 4:29 PM, the Lebanon Police Department sprang into action following a report of a missing person/juvenile. The individual had not been seen for over four hours, prompting an immediate and intensive search effort. Police Chief David Roth highlighted the urgency of the situation, stating, “An immediate…

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NGW Wrestler Marcellus Knyght Talks Life; Charity Work

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Marcellus Knyght is making waves both inside and outside the ring. With an upcoming match at New Genesis Wrestling (NGW) event in Mascoutah on Saturday, April 20 at the Leu Civic Center against “The Executive Order,” fans eagerly anticipate his return to the spotlight alongside his tag team partner and brother,…

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Statement by Fairview Heights Police Released on “500 Juveniles” Gathering at Moody Park This Past Saturday

The following is a press release posted by the Fairview Heights Police Department following an incident on Saturday afternoon, March 30. LARGE UNRULY GROUP AT MOODY PARK SATURDAY Saturday about 500 juveniles showed up to Moody Park. They were loud, crude, using illegal substances and unruly. Information was received there would be a shooting. Fairview…

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Mascoutah’s Green Street Collapses Beneath Fire Truck

On the morning of Tuesday, March 26, after responding to a call on East Patterson, volunteers of the Mascoutah Fire Department were returning to the station on East Green Street when the incident occurred. As the fire truck traversed an area where the road had been excavated for sewer line work, the ground beneath it…

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Mascoutah’s Bowling Team Shines at State Tournament

Mascoutah — Mascoutah’s bowling team clinched victory at the state tournament, led by the exceptional talent of Brinley West and standout performances from Chayse Rutledge and Alanna Johnston. Coach Kirstin Rood commended Brinley’s remarkable middle school career, stating, “I’m sure SIJHSAA teams are not sorry to see you go! Congrats on an awesome middle school…

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Vietnam Vets to be Honored Wednesday

by Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com United States military service veterans who participated in the nation’s actions in the southeast Asia nation of Vietnam will be the guests of honor during a special ceremony to be held next Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Metro East Vet Center, 228 West Pointe Drive, Swansea. At…

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