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“Path To Midian’s” Bruce Morrison Reminisces

Last week the Herald covered the formation of local metal band, “Path to Midian” and some of their future plans. Their frontrunner, Bruce Morrison told many stories of his time in the band “Bronx Zoo” and spoke on why he believes Path to Midian has the opportunity for greatness. “Bronx Zoo” was a Glam Rock…

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Lebanon City Council – Lebanon School Police Officer Discussed

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com The Lebanon City Council met on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 to discuss the need of a police officer to be stationed at the Lebanon schools and paid for through a joint effort between the Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon Schools. High School Principal Kimberly Emrick briefly discussed this at…

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MMS Student Publishes Comic Book

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com Released for sale on Nov. 27, 2022, 14 year old Mascoutah Middle School 7th grader Deron Knight has created a comic book titled, “Superguy and Pinkypie.” This book follows the adventures of the title characters in their battle against the villainous Jester. Son of Richard and Jewell Knight, Deron has had…

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Local Metal Band “Path to Midian” Sets Sights High

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com Dropping their first single, “The Morning After,” on Halloween, 2022, newly formed metal band, “Path to Midian” is made up of locals and have their sights set on higher goals. They released a music video to go along with “The Morning After” on Dec 9, 2022 with another single and an…

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Mascoutah Resident Makes All American Football Team

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com Mascoutah football player, 13 year old Leann Cory, daughter of Stacie Cory was recently chosen to participate as a part of the Missouri All American Football team and has been playing in Desoto, Texas. She plays primarily defensive. The Missouri team won their first game on Saturday, January 14 against New…

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Hostage Crisis Ends In Arrest

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com Police responded to a report at approximately 5:10 PM on Jan. 7 on the 400 block of Cherry St. in Lebanon that 38 year old Michael R. Brock had barricaded himself inside a room with his girlfriend. Officers attempted to make contact with Brock and his girlfriend, but were stopped when…

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Gateway East Trails To Receive $900,000 In Federal Funds

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com Lebanon local non-profit organization Gateway East Trails may soon be receiving $900,000  for their planned multi-use Trolley Trail project. In late December of 2022, Senator Dick Durbin signed an appropriations bill that included these funds. The Lebanon portion of the appropriations bill states, “Trolley Trail Connector, Metro East: $900,000 to Gateway…

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Mascoutah Police Report: Dec. 23 thru Dec. 29

Friday, Dec. 23 Motorist Assist – Rt. 4 & Oak Grove School Rd/Quirin Alarm/Residential – 300 block Salem Ave/Donovan Traffic Accident – Rt 4 & Airport Blvd/Heinen Public Service Call – 300 block E. Main/Heinen Fire Call – 100 block E. Main St/Donovan Assist Other Agency ISP – I-64 off ramp-Rt. 4/Heinen Public Service Call…

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Lebanon Rotary Float Donations Reach Historic Rose Bowl Parade

By Zachary Daum zdaum@heraldpubs.com On January 2, the Rose Bowl parade featured a float by Rotary International, helped in part by Lebanon’s own Rotary Club donations. The float also won the Rose Bowl’s “Princess Award” for best float under 35 feet in height. These donations from the Lebanon Rotary Club are in part responsible because…

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Mascoutah Council Discusses Parking Ordinance At Best Western

By Pamela Rensing mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah City Council held their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Monday date was changed due to the New Year’s holiday on Sunday. The meeting was open to in-person and virtual participation. Councilmen discussed the first reading regarding changing an existing ordinance that states no…

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