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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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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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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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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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