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  1. Anonymous on November 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    GOOD LUCK ON SATURDAY, MASCOUTAH!!!! GO, INDIANS!!!!!

  2. Anonymous on November 17, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Letter Writer…Why do feel the need to fight the government? You keep telling us to get them to change but what if we are happy with the way things are? Why should we change just because you don’t like it? Simple solution for you…move.

  3. Anonymous on November 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    It’s 7:28 p.m. and baby it’s cold outside.

  4. Anonymous on November 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    To the letter writer whose name I’ve been told I can not mention…Teachers’ pensions are none of your business. Were you a teacher? No. Did you work all those years doing the best you could for our children? No. Did you watch the laws change on how we address crucial problems in the classroom, the way we address an issue when we know a child is being abused? No. We would never sit back and say that a nurse doesn’t deserve her retirement pay, or that police officers, who risked their lives on a daily basis, isn’t entitled to their pension. Just because you don’t have a pension, don’t try to make the rest of us feel bad. We worked extremely hard all our lives, and now we are retired. Leave us alone.

    • Anonymous on November 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      I don’t think most people have a problem with teachers getting a retirement pension, since most jobs do have retirement pensions. However, I do think to a degree the public pensions are our business since we pay them. I myself have one. I think the problem with most people is the costs of these pensions. I agree with the writer that said pensions should not be more than what the person was making in the job when they retired. Pensions are supposed to be a percentage of a salary and should not match the salary.

  5. Anonymous on November 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Just returned from the Veterans Recognition Ceremony jointly sponsored by AMVETS, American Legion Post #292, VFW Post #7682 and Mascoutah City Hall. Terrific job everyone! I hope we are able to have another ceremony next year.

  6. Anonymous on November 9, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Someone posted that the school spends money like a drunken sailor. I’m not sure how much money they may or may not waste, but I believe there are two areas of financial waste. Dean of students—why does this position exist at any of our schools? What are the counselors and principals for? Just seems to me that the dean of students positions were created to bump up teachers with no other chances of advancement. Give them a hefty pay raise and an arbitrary title. Another area to save money is stop letting employees use school district vehicles for personal use. No reason for a school employee to be using a district vehicle on a Friday night to make a beer and pizza run to Casey’s. No reason to see a district vehicle on a Wednesday night in the Wal Mart parking lot. I notice at lunch time teachers use their personal vehicles to go to lunch while other employees use district vehicles. Do these employees not have a personal vehicle? One money grab the school uses is the parking passes. This is nothing more than a 100% cash maker for the high school. We already paid for the parking lot thru taxes when building the school. Why do we need to pay again for our kids to park there. Students are the only people that pay to park at the school. None of the staff has to pay. Maybe for inclusion purposes the staff should also pay to park at the school. One more thing…please remind bus drivers the speed limit is not 45mph thru town.

  7. Anonymous on November 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Okay, we got our golf carts. Now if you live across the road from Laugh and Learn or behind the Dollar Store you won’t be able to leave those neighborhoods on them since that would require riding on route 4. If you live west of 6th street and north of Main Street there isn’t a single business you could access on a golf cart. The people that will have the best access to businesses while riding a golf cart are those that live north of main, east of 6th, and west of Jefferson (route 4)

  8. Anonymous on November 8, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Thank you to former teacher John Zerjal for setting the record straight in last week’s Letters to the Editor. I’m not sure where James Saffel gets his information regarding our teachers’ pensions, but he is not even close to being accurate. If you don’t have the facts, and he doesn’t, then please refrain from broadcasting it. You are just trying to sound important, and you’re not. Thank you John for having more courage in voicing your opinion than I do.

    • Editor on November 8, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      I wish the Mascoutah Herald would stop publishing a certain resident’s letters. He is against everything and everyone. He never has anything nice to say about our city. He goes out of his way to vomit negativity. Please please please do us a favor. Shut it.

    • Anonymous on November 9, 2019 at 7:35 am

      Much of the letter writer’s opinions do have some facts. Granted, some of his opinions are not factual, but I don’t think it’s done on purpose. I think maybe he is communicating things as he understands them to be. I like to read his opinions and then try my best to research what he says to gain a more informed opinion.

  9. Anonymous on November 4, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Congratulations to the Mascoutah Football, Boys Cross County, and Girls Cross Country teams, coaches, and families for a great season. You guys are what make the Mascoutah school district really special.

  10. Anonymous on October 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    There have been several incidences over the last few years, and a few just in the last two weeks, of school buses driving TERRIBLY. I have had them fly up on me and ride my bumper, pull out in front of me, and at least 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks I’ve watched them blatantly run stop signs, barely slowing down. I am not talking about entering/leaving the school when they get the right of way so they can all get out on the road. I am talking about coming up to a stop sign and doing a rolling stop. This happens at the sign at Harnett/Rt.4 often. I have also heard from students that at least one driver in particular will SLAM the brakes on if a kid is standing up and doesn’t sit down when they are told. At least once, this resulted in a kid flying down the aisle and falling. I get that they are supposed to stay seated, but that is unreal. Some of our drivers are awesome and I believe they do have a taxing job, but shouldn’t the safety of the kids come first???? And yes, I have called the bus garage on occasion, but not every time I witness bad driving.

    • Anonymous on November 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Every where I go I see people that ignore stop signs and red lights. I see it just as often on Scott AFB as I do anywhere else. It’s not that big a deal. It’s just as bad a problem as drivers on cell phones. What irritates me is how many kids on bicycles and skateboards talk on their phones while riding. Almost hit 3 kids this past week due to them being on cell phones. i do know that if I hit and kill one it won’t be my fault so I don’t worry about it much.

  11. Anonymous on October 22, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Thank you to Coach Hinkle and Coach Todoroff for the hard work and time they put into the boys golf program. Also, thanks to both for an awesome golf awards banquet on Oct. 21st.

  12. Anonymous on October 8, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Did the council vote on golfcarts yet? I didn’t hear anything and just figured the discussions were over.

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      I heard they are continuing to add restrictions. This is ridiculous. Just let us have the blasted golf carts and be done with it. We are not asking to race monster trucks up and down the roads.

  13. Anonymous on October 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I just heard about the death of Sam Graf. He was a great man. The MHS students will miss him greatly.

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2019 at 10:36 am

      He was my daughter’s tennis coach. She adored him!

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