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Mascoutah’s Betty Ann Market Announces Acquisition of Flowers, Ballons, Etc.

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Craig Norrenberns, owner of Betty Ann Market, unveiled the acquisition of Flowers, Balloons, Etc. during the Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 20. Flowers, Balloons, Etc. has been a fixture in the Mascoutah business landscape for over three decades, having first opened its doors in 1990. Over the years,…

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Used Car Dealership Permit Delayed

by Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com For the second month in a row, consideration by the Fairview Heights Planning Commission concerning a special use permit request for a used car dealership to be operated at 5605 North Illinois Street has been tabled. Factoring into the delay in the permit approval are some compliance requirements that had been…

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Financial Advisor Matt Schroeder Opens New Office in Mascoutah

The following is an unabridged interview with Mascoutah area Financial Advisor Matthew Schroeder. Matt, can you tell me about yourself and your background? My name is Matt Schroeder, and I am an independent financial advisor with Community Financial Advisors and Stifel Independent Advisors, LLC.  I am married to Jillian and have three beautiful daughters–Hana, Lena,…

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Robin’s Nest Antiques in Lebanon to Close

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Robin Schultze, a pillar in the Lebanon community, announced her retirement from Robin’s Nest Antiques in early January. Robin has had an incredibly active life, spending several years in the Air Force, working directly with President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush as a White House Nurse and taking care…

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Discussions of Homecoming Successes; Hopes for the Future At MIA Dinner

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah Improvement Association (MIA) held its highly anticipated annual Homecoming Celebration dinner on Saturday, Jan. 6. The event, which started at 6:00 PM, drew a massive crowd of attendees, including MIA members and their dedicated supporters. The night was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and a vibrant atmosphere, thanks to the…

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Retiring Members of Mascoutah Fire Department “Pass the Torch”

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah Fire Department bid farewell to three esteemed leaders, Fire Chief Joe Zinck, Deputy Chief Greg Moll, and Assistant Fire Chief Lance Surmeier, in a heartfelt passing of the torch party and ceremony on Monday, January 1. There was a high attendance, so much so that one of the fire…

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One Killed in Christmas Eve Accident

On 12/24/2023 around 3:51 PM, the Mascoutah Police Department was dispatched to Illinois State Route 4 at Fuesser Road in reference to a two-vehicle head on collision.  MPD officers arrived along with officers from the Lebanon Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.  Through investigating the crash scene and talking with multiple witnesses, it…

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Playboy Double H Takes Home Best Wrestler of the Year at NGW

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com Arguably New Genesis Wrestling’s (NGW) most controversial wrestler, Playboy Double H took home the prestigious title of NGW Wrestler of the Year after a community vote. Known for his intense fighting style and polarizing persona, Playboy Double H took a moment to share his journey, reflections on his win and a…

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School Release and Meeting Sheds Light on Property Tax Situation

By Zachary Daum mascherald@heraldpubs.com The Mascoutah School District held a meeting about the districts assessment increases on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. These increases occur every year, however several residents complained about the high number of 21% on both Facebook and on The Herald’s website. Due to last week’s article, the Mascoutah School District…

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