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  1. Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    There was chatter on Facebook about some parents worried about their kids catching covid. My question is are the kids old enough to get vaccinated? Mine have been, no covid in my house. If the do catch it, it will have minor symptoms since they are vaccinated. Getting vaccinated will allow us to get back to normal.

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 3:20 pm

      Agreed

      • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 4:26 pm

        Other vaccines are needed, why not add a covid vaccine along with the flu vaccine.

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      We can’t live in fear forever and kids rarely have any issues with it. If scared then get the vaccine and wear good mask. Otherwise time to get back to normal

      • Anonymous on January 18, 2022 at 10:33 am

        Denial is an ugly thing.

      • Anonymous on January 18, 2022 at 5:36 pm

        I agree. When it was available for kids, I scheduled them to get these shot.

  2. Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 10:52 am

    just asking for a friend coming here to visit. He has an all electric pickup truck and needs to know if there are any charging stations in mascoutah and how much it cost to charge it

    • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      Don’t think there are any at the moment. It has been talked about

    • Anonymous on January 16, 2022 at 5:55 am

      Behind the 8 ball again Mascoutah. The Mayor talked up green energy in his campaign but no action thus far. We are watching.

      • Anonymous on January 16, 2022 at 4:18 pm

        It’s takes time too to plan, buy, install, etc . Good lord.

        • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 7:08 am

          the electric cost in mascoutah will never make a electric vehichle cost effective

        • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 3:20 pm

          Wasn’t the last 5-10 years enough time?

          • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm

            For what? Why don’t you offer to build one



      • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 2:55 am

        Tell your friend to get a real truck or a longer extension cord. Don’t blame the mayor or the administration

    • Anonymous on January 16, 2022 at 9:32 am

      they found one in shiloh so they will be going there to charge it. They will probably eat and shop over there too.

      • Anonymous on January 16, 2022 at 6:05 pm

        Would do that anyways Your point is?

    • Anonymous on January 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      Rest Area new baden I64? Best Western? Scheve Park? Police Station parking lot?

  3. Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 10:52 am

    What’s the deal with some of those new $400k homeowners on Fuesser? Some have tremendous landscaping, while others have none, and chicken temporary fencing. Quite embarrassing. No respect. They in over their head? Run outta money? Not from around here? Doesn’t the city require turf or landscaping on new construction? Bush league.

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 11:39 am

      LOL@chickens

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm

      Hard to do any outside construction now

      • Anonymous on January 14, 2022 at 10:26 am

        plenty warm the last few years if I’m thinking of the same place where he/she is taking about. By wisper & county rd?

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      The ones that don’t pay any taxes probably have the landscaping, the others are just trying to pay for everyone else.

  4. Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Congratulations, Bradley Myers, on your new government position in Liberty Lake, Washington.

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 6:17 am

      Enjoy the $700,000 tiny houses there. Way to screw up again, Jerry. The former mayor clearly made the wrong decision, again, and now the citizens have to deal with the consequences, again. Good luck & god help us all to find a legit, normal, hard working candidate. But hey it’s Mascoutah, we better temper down our expectations. We’ll probably end up with another 2nd cousin, or a brother n law of some local, with online degrees.

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 6:55 am

      Why is this mentioned? Is there going to be an exclusive story? Breaking news? People lose jobs and get new employment every day. Guess he just needed his name in the paper one more time.
      Good luck to him but good luck to the new community he is heading to.

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 10:47 am

      who? never heard of him

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 11:42 am

      Any relation to Mike Myers??

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      No one really cares and is not sad to see him leave. His tract record as a public administrator has not been stellar. Good luck to the new community that will be receiving his arrogance and self serving nature.

    • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      We won’t miss him as CM. Nice guy but not a good manager

  5. Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 9:50 am

    I just heard Marian at the library is retiring. Thank you for your years with the kiddos. My children loved the library and the special events. I can’t wait for my grandchildren get old enough to read and check out books. Wishing you the best in your retirement years.

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 9:53 am

      I hope they keep having the annual book sales,

      • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 10:05 am

        I got some of my best cookbooks at the sales.

        • Anonymous on January 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

          Such a nice kind woman. She will be missed by all. Best Wishes Marian!!!

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      She was solid. Thank you Marian! Cheers

  6. Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Does anyone find it odd that at the very top of this page, it says not to make personal attacks. I think it is absolutely terrible that Herald Publications allows people to come on this page and disparage and attack a family owned business in this community. People can support or not support the family by shopping in their store. But it is uncalled for to allow people to bash a family that has been in the fabric of our community for 50+ years. Pam and Greg at the Herald, you need to do better! Numerous people have voted with their wallets and have not renewed their subscriptions. I have continued since I want to support my local businesses, but you are making it harder and harder. I believe you need to look deep and think about if this forum is best for the growth of our community. You don’t even require sound off commenters to be a paid subscriber.

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 10:18 am

      Just like people bash those on council without knowing the facts? The herald has been bias for years

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 10:54 am

      I remember when that happen . Not really bashing when its reality.

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      The herald is a joke of a newspaper! It has zero content and zero reporters. I do like to read all about what is happening in Fairview Heights

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 11:55 pm

        Ironic how you use the Herald’s free forum to complain that the Herald doesn’t provide content. Just saying that’s interesting

        • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 7:58 am

          I wouldn’t use interesting for people like that. But they won’t post this if I put what people like that really are.

          • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 10:11 am

            If you don’t like a newspaper or magazine, simply stop reading it. I lost interest in the Belleville News-Democrat last year and cancelled my subscription. They didn’t do anything wrong. I just wasn’t interested in what they were writing about. Simple



      • Anonymous on January 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm

        Another simple solution,don’t like the Herald?don’t read the Herald,read the Fairview Heights news or better yet,if you happen to live in Mascoutah maybe consider moving to Fairview…now wasn’t that easy?

    • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 3:59 pm

      This isn’t meant to be personal, but when you walk into the local grocery store you shouldn’t expect to find low quality meats, poultry, and produce at the price they post. I hope the next owners don’t continue to believe that the customers will allow this. I believe that the store should sell a quality product at a reasonable price. That hasn’t been their motto in years. Time for a positive change!!

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 11:53 pm

        And you have some sort of data to show the meats a d poultry are low quality? And that the produce is over priced? Just another complainer. Move on man

        • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 2:42 pm

          Just go in there and you will see. Or ask around, alot of personal stories

          • Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 10:50 pm

            Right. That’s the best way to verify the rumor mill, ask the rumor mill. No thanks



        • Anonymous on January 14, 2022 at 8:52 pm

          Evidently you haven’t shopped there much or at all!

  7. Anonymous on January 8, 2022 at 8:40 am

    I was a little disturbed by some of the comments on Tom’s Supermarket and and the article that was posted in the Herald. In the 35+ years I have lived in Mascoutah, it has always been a wonderful pleasure to have a family-owned supermarket and the personal touch that the Norrenberns family has always strived to provide. I am sad to see the store and the family be in the situation they currently are and, having been self-employed with a small business for the better part of my adult life, I do appreciate the issues they are facing. Many of the comments, including references to the ERISA law of Illinois, are made by people with zero knowledge of the true situation. Too many people in today’s society formulate opinions out of ignorance and that is sad. Yes, some may argue the situation involves poor management decisions and maybe there have been poor decisions at one time or another, but that does not take away from all of the lives and organizations they have touched and helped over the many years that Tom’s Supermarket has been a part of this community. I am saddened by the end of this chapter in Mascoutah’s history, but I am honored to have had them in our community and, more importantly, to have known many of the Norrenberns family and the phenomenal staff of Tom’s Supermarket. God may be closing this door, but he is opening many windows. I wish nothing but the best for the Norrenberns family and prosperity for the new owners of Tom’s Supermarket. May we continue to be blessed with both in the coming years.

    • Anonymous on January 9, 2022 at 9:58 am

      Sounds like you don’t quite know the Norrenberns as much as you think. And another Norrenberns will take over the store, The ones that know what they’re doing.

      • Anonymous on January 10, 2022 at 12:23 pm

        Pretty excited for that. Their store in millstadt is very clean and updated

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      I, for one, appreciate all the Norrenberns family does and has done for our city. They contribute and they are involved in making the city a better place to live, work and play. I don’t know what the future holds for the store or its ownership, but I wish nothing but the best for the family, the store and its employees.
      Gene Isbell, Venice, Florida

    • Anonymous on January 11, 2022 at 4:23 pm

      Mascoutah has been blessed to have had a local home owned grocery store. Tom started out as a butcher at a local owned grocery store if I recall next to scooters restaurant on Main Street on what is now the Catholic church parking lot in the sixties.
      He and his children have always supported mascoutah it’s local businesses ,civic endeavors ,community projects ,church functions and in many other ways behind the scenes.
      The comments being made about the Norrenberns family in negative ways are nothing short of shameful.Yes we probably need a larger store considering the size that Mascoutah has grown and it will probably come. Be thankful for the 5 plus decades we had and look forward to new chapter.

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 9:39 am

        True Tom Sr was a butcher there. Then he bought the Tom Boy which is now Bailco offices on church street. When the IGA burned down for some reason the city wouldn’t give them permits to rebuild. I wonder why, lets ask the city council why?? Hey look Tom Sr is on the town council. You figure out the rest about the wonderful Norrenberns family

        • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

          This may be the most disjointed comment I’ve seen on here in a while. Congrats! Your award should be in the mail soon

  8. Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    As an important organization in Mascoutah, I feel the Chamber of Commerce should cancel their dinner on January 15 due to rising covid numbers. It is the right thing to do and keeps are residents safe. A dinner can be held at any time. A life lost to us can never be brought back.

    • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 1:05 pm

      Agreed, why is there a dinner planned in the first place?

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

        They pass out awards for people of the year something that could be done some other time. maybe spring

        • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 2:39 pm

          Postponing it till the covid rates are not so high and dangerous seems like a intelligent decision. Why are they not considering it?

          • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 3:19 pm

            If you don’t want to “Risk” it, don’t go – you have that choice. Many people want to see good people recognized for the good things they do for the community. It’s time to stop living in fear and live your life.



          • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 3:35 pm

            Don’t go if scared.



          • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 4:19 pm

            To the person who wrote “Don’t go if scared.” OMG! How old are you? This is not a teenage “I double dog dare you!” This is simply a reasonable request to look at the event to see if it can be postponed to a safer time. If it can’t be rescheduled, then it can’t. But don’t be a childish a** when someone voices an opinion that is different from yours.



          • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 9:58 pm

            To the person who replied to the post ‘Don’t go if scared’, that was awesome!!👍 I just don’t understand why some are taking this covid crisis so lightly. To protect ourselves and others by not attending certain events, wearing a mask in public places, doesn’t make a person scared, it’s called being cautious and concerned for our community.



        • Anonymous on January 7, 2022 at 11:19 am

          At what point do we just live with Covid? The new variant is a lot less dangerous and we have the tools to fight. If the chamber wants to have it then so be it If someone is at high risk them don’t go It’s pretty easy

          • Anonymous on January 7, 2022 at 4:55 pm

            It’s because all the members of the board feel that it’s more important to show off than the general welfare of the people in attendance. The chamber doesn’t really care about promoting businesses in Mascoutah anyways and haven’t been that way in a long time.



          • Anonymous on January 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm

            Now that the annual Chamber dinner has been canceled, I would expect the person who claims to know that the Chamber board only cares about showing off, will react their post. But then again I doubt you actually care about facts.



    • Anonymous on January 10, 2022 at 11:55 am

      Even if you get vaccinated, you WILL catch a covid variant. Exactly how long should we as a society continue to cower in our homes. Anyone in reasonable health and vaccinated will survive. Time to get back to living our lives. You don’t want to go to the dinner, don’t go to the dinner. I’m done with this nonsense. And yes, I’m fully vaxxed with the booster and have caught Covid three times. You don’t stay home for a cold, and that’s about how bad this thing has become, regardless of what the liberal media tells you. Time to move on.

      • Anonymous on January 11, 2022 at 3:43 pm

        I agree. We now have the tools to fight it and to help lessen the effects. Time to move with our lives.

  9. Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Thank the Lord for Democrats. Our little round Governor signed into law HB 370 (sponsored by 20 Democrat Representatives across the State) that eliminates parental rights to be notified when their underage daughter seeks an abortion. What’s next I wonder? If you who vote the way you do continue to allow the degradation of your rights as a parent, then you don’t deserve to be one.

    • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 1:12 pm

      Or do the alternative and you won‘t have to worry about them getting pregnant.

  10. Anonymous on January 4, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Pertaining to that earlier comment about the new subdivisions being planned, the best solution I can think of is to allow more mixed-use zoning in the city, like those buildings you see along Main with shops and services at the ground floor and apartments/condos above.

  11. Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    I was wondering when the city will have the totaled out car removed in front of ace hardware.

    • Anonymous on January 4, 2022 at 8:45 am

      Never I hope, I like it there

  12. Anonymous on January 2, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Now I know why Tom’s is going to bankrupt!!! I went up today (Sunday) at 1:10 p.m. to pick up groceries for the week and they were closed. And I wasn’t the only one. One car was pulling out when I arrived, and another car was behind me. I don’t understand this. It is not a holiday!! If you are going to own a business then have business hours that people can count on. This is ridiculous!!!

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      That happened to me too. I was up there about 2. WTH? It was not a holiday or even a holiday eve. Hopefully we will see new owners very soon.

      • Anonymous on January 4, 2022 at 2:36 pm

        The new owners are going to expand it and completely remodel. It is about time someone puts some money into it

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      Got my booster covid shot on New Year’s Eve. Didn’t have to, wasn’t pressured and wasn’t mandated by anyone. I was concerned about the side effects I’ve been told about by others. The only reaction was a little soreness. What surprised me was the question a non vac person asks, “did you put a magnet over the injection site to remove the microchip the government was implanting in you.” i said no. He went on to tell me that 3 of his college buddies pulled chips from themselves. My response was you wasted your money on college. You know it’s only the aliens that chip us.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 1:50 pm

        How old was the non vac person? 10? With that logic he/she brain needs some developing still.

    • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 8:07 am

      Maybe the owner just wanted to give his employees one more day off to spend with their families.

  13. Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I just read the article about Tom’s filing for bankruptcy. I understand that the Norrenberns have done a lot for this town, and I’m glad that the store will not be liquidated. However, I question whether the union is the reason they’ve had to file for Chapter 11. I know how rumors go, and doubt everything I’ve heard is true about their tax and other problems, but I would love to see an investigative piece in the Herald instead of hearing only their simplistic version of what I am sure is a complicated story.

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2021 at 9:25 am

      It’s a very simple story

    • Anonymous on December 31, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      It is a pretty simple that he must think we are all idiots. If by his logic all the unions are to blame then all the grocery stores would be going out of business. The reason that they are filing for bankruptcy is that he mismanaged the business and was being too greedy in the process. It’s karma that he didn’t manage the business well enough to stay afloat.

      • Anonymous on January 1, 2022 at 10:06 am

        Not all grocery stores are union. New Baden’s Market Center is not union.

        • Anonymous on January 1, 2022 at 2:40 pm

          Maybe union members shouldn’t shop there since he believes that the unions are too blame for all their problems.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 9:21 am

        If you pay your people a good salary there would be no union needed. Typical Norrenberns logic. No wonder they went down.

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2022 at 4:51 pm

      This has been going on for years. The Norrenberns have been positive in our town. Give them a break. Businesses come and go nothing is forever. Look at Sears, Pennys, K mart, Venture Save A Lot Shop and Save Etc. Their biggest mistake was having a grocery business in Mascoutah. Close to Belleville FVH O’Fallon and Scott AFB who all have enormous stores. I’ve heard the squawk around town when a Mascoutah business owner buys a house, goes on vacation or buys a new car that they make too much money. Lack of support by any community and city governments kill business.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm

        You haven’t lived here long if you think the Norrenberns been positive in this town.

      • Anonymous on January 5, 2022 at 6:04 pm

        So you can afford the gas to travel 10+ miles every time you need to get food in the house, good for you. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure at least some of us like having a place in town to buy groceries.

      • Anonymous on January 7, 2022 at 12:16 pm

        Maybe letting the store go to crap is part of the issue too. That store needs someone to buy and invest in the renovation of it.

    • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      I have no opinion on the bankruptcy but my comment about Tom’s is: why do the check-out staff not wear a mask? There is still a mask mandate by the governor. I believe businesses should ensure their employees wear a mask out of respect for customers who may be high risk, elderly, or immunocompromised.

      • Anonymous on January 4, 2022 at 8:47 am

        They did wear masks. What Tom’s are you shopping at?

        • Anonymous on January 5, 2022 at 5:44 pm

          I have been there numerous times when the checkout persons did not have a mask on. The last time I was there i2 out of 3 did not. I go in the evening and likely there are no supervisors there so they are not compliant.

  14. Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Old man Tom rolling in his grave.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      Tom Thumb???

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 2:10 pm

      Worked there years ago and they didn’t pay into my union account once. Not sure what he was talking about how they paid into it all those years.

      • Anonymous on January 1, 2022 at 10:08 am

        I don’t really care if the grocery store remains Tom’s or not. I just don’t want the doors to close. I hate grocery shopping at the big name stores. The prices are outrageous.

        • Anonymous on January 1, 2022 at 2:36 pm

          Do you mean Toms prices are outrageous is because they are? The big name stores are much more affordable than Toms and their expired products.

  15. Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    It is about time there is a mask mandate and a vaccine mandate for EVERYONE age 5 and over. We need everyone to work together. Safety should b everyone’s priority. Not I do not like wearing a mask. People are being very selfless and not thinking about how others feel.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 10:15 am

      If you can’t decide what’s best for you on your own but, need the government to tell you what to do, then move to china.
      They’ll be happy to tell you how to live life.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Yes, by all means, lets have the government mandate away more of your freedom of choice. How about this, how about you let me and my Doctor determine what is best for me. This is America last time I checked, if you choose not to vaccinate, then you also accept the consequences. You need to stop worrying about those who don’t want the shot and worry about yourself. Apparently you aren’t aware that even if you are fully vaccinated, it doesn’t guarantee you will not become infected. I know a dozen people fully vaccinated (some with the booster) and who wore masks regularly, that are dealing with their 2nd bout with COVID. Folks, it isn’t going anywhere. There is no cure, and like the flu, there will never be one. Time to get used to it and move on.

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      I agree. There are dumba** non vaccined people that are speading Covid. They are flooding the hospitals and taking up space for those that really need to be in the hospital. If EVERYONE wears a mask and EVERYONE gets vaccinated we can get back to normal. Together Everyone Achieves More.

      • Anonymous on December 31, 2021 at 10:47 pm

        Right, because if you’re vaccinated, you can’t spread it.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 1:56 pm

        Living in fantasy land won’t stop covid. Vaxxed or not. SFB

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2022 at 5:36 pm

      Every business needs to do what Chicago is doing. Everyone 5 and above must provide proof of vaccination.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 6:29 pm

        I don’t think anyone should have to prove they’ve been vaccinated. Are all the employees vaccinated? They too should then have to show proof too.

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        Sure, “Show me you papers” – where are we, Nazi Germany? NO THANK YOU!

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        Yeah, let’s all be like Chicago. That’s working well for them

    • Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm

      Let the people decide if they want to wear a mask or get the vaccine. Nothing should be a mandate.

      • Anonymous on January 4, 2022 at 10:24 am

        That has not worked. 80% of the people in hospitals are not vaccinated. Everyone needs to wear a mask and get vaccinated.

  16. Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    My New Year’s solution this year is to go on a healthy diet and save more money. It’s the same resolution I had in 2020, 2019, 2018, etc etc. LOL

    • Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      Great. I’m sure all of us were on the edge of our seats to find out what anonymous persons were setting as resolutions this new year.

      • Anonymous on December 27, 2021 at 6:28 am

        I was just joking around. Sorry.

      • Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 8:21 pm

        Was you born a sourpuss or just grow into one?

  17. Anonymous on December 24, 2021 at 7:15 am

    If you have pumpkins & gourds still on your front porch December 24th, you have multiple, serious issues. Sad. Pathetic.

    • Anonymous on December 24, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      May all the readers and their loved ones have a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New prosperous Year. God Bless to all!!!!

      • Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 11:07 pm

        what about Kwanzaa or Hanukkah?

    • Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      If you’re posting to this forum, complaining about someone’s porch decorations on Christmas Eve, you probably have multiple, serious issues. Sad. Pathetic.

      • Anonymous on December 27, 2021 at 7:54 am

        How do you figure? You’re probably a lazy hoarder too

        • Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

          Dumb person, you need to learn the meaning of hoarder.

        • Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

          Did someone hurt you? Or are you always this angry?

    • Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 11:06 pm

      yeah that’s messed up

    • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      I just put Santa hats on my Pumpkins,i don’t have serious issues nor am i pathetic,simple way to solve your observation..don’t like?don’t look,move on down the road

  18. Anonymous on December 20, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    No women on city manager search committee???? Hmmmm

    • Anonymous on December 26, 2021 at 11:05 pm

      More details needed. Fill us in. Who is on it? Whom should be?

    • Anonymous on December 28, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Where do you find the list

    • Anonymous on December 28, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      Yeah what about the State Farm Harnett lady or the Hair & More Zonta lady? Or some local female teacher or lawyer

      • Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 10:13 am

        That wouldn’t fit the narrative. Two of the guys do not even live in Mascoutah. One of them employs a city councilman. That is a little bit of a conflict of interest. Thank goodness we have one person of color on the committee, that is a huge step for this community!

        • Anonymous on December 29, 2021 at 4:23 pm

          What color? White?

          • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

            Where is the list of people on the committee?



        • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm

          So what is the narrative then?

  19. Anonymous on December 20, 2021 at 11:51 am

    I think I want Santa’s job. He works from home except one night of the year. He has elves produce the items that he delivers and he has reindeers as pets. The only thing he has to do is sit by the fireplace and eat. I think I could get into that!!!

    • Anonymous on December 24, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      What is deal with the totaled out car on main st in front of ace hardware

  20. Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    What’s the deal with the “Violation of Unsafe Building and Accumulation of Trash” on E. George? According to the police report, they issue a ticket every single week. Is the resident really paying the fine or is the city just wasting their time?

    • Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 10:52 pm

      There are so many people with code violations, some are even a danger to the public and adjoining neighbor’s.

      • Anonymous on December 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

        How about the Junk yard on west south st. Issued same tickets, nothing is ever done.

  21. Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Santa, my son graduated from SIUE in May and he’s still not working. Please take him to the north pole with you and give him a job.. Its costing me a fortune to feed him.

    • Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 9:39 pm

      Maybe he doesn’t want to paid slave wages for a job that’s supposed to support him financially. Maybe he feels he deserves a little better than that after graduating from college.

      • Anonymous on December 17, 2021 at 8:29 am

        It was a joke.

      • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 1:53 pm

        Just let him live at home with mommy and daddy. Odds are they paid for his college anyway. Millies, grow up.

      • Anonymous on December 30, 2021 at 2:32 pm

        Let me guess, Philosophy Degree?

    • Anonymous on December 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

      What is wrong is these people who sit back and live off this child tax credit. I know a single parent with 4 kids who collect it and her boyfriend who lives with her with 3 kids who collect it. Still the live in a HUD house and pay next to nothing. Give the working people a break.

  22. Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The city said we couldn’t have chickens but didn’t say anything about reindeer. Think we can keep Rudolph for a few weeks?

  23. Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Santa, my husband did not get a deer this year and he is mad. You might want to keep Rudolph away from our house just in case.

  24. Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Dear Santa,
    I have been very good this year. i would like to make the following wishes.
    1. Please make COVID disappear completely by December 31 and never to return.
    2. Could one of your elves apply for the City Manager’s position? We are looking for someone trustworthy, devoted to their job, and plans on staying for a long time.
    3. Please slash our electric bills in half. I would be willing to bet that ours are higher than yours at the North Pole.
    4. Can you bring a KFC/Taco Bell to Mascoutah?
    …and last but certainly not least, can I have a raise?
    Signed, your biggest fan

    • Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

      Loose the KFC and insert a Chick-fil-a instead.

      • Anonymous on December 16, 2021 at 8:47 am

        High five on that suggestion. Can I still get a raise?

        • Anonymous on December 17, 2021 at 10:52 am

          You think Santa could bring us a snow Christmas Eve but make it completely disappear by Christmas afternoon?

          • Anonymous on December 19, 2021 at 10:56 am

            Dear Santa: Whatever you are taking or drinking on Christmas Eve night to be able to fly all over the world and deliver presents to every child, could you share please? or at least tell us if you can buy it on Amazon!!!



  25. Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I’ve been around long enough to see a lot of fads of younger people come and go. . But the newest one is as strange as eating tide pods. Younger women that like lip stick want to apply it like your 10 years old. I understand the attempt to make your lips look fuller but, IT DOESN’T. Come up with something else that don’t make you look like your idiots. Please.

  26. Anonymous on December 10, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve been hearing about the new subdivisions being planned up north. I sure can’t wait to see even more expensive single-family housing with no sidewalks or trees!

    • Anonymous on December 12, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Apparently you do not have a clue about sidewalk construction, and how they are only built by developers/builders, as necessary. The city doesn’t willy nilly put in massive stretches of sidewalks, just because you want to have a nice stretch to walk your dog. Uhhhh, some have trees, that take years to grow, and most have nice landscaping.

      • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 10:13 am

        Sounds like a Mayor Pats response. Duh of course we know it takes years for trees to grow.

      • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 5:15 pm

        My point still stands. A well-planned city is built for people, not just cars.

        • Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

          Way to make your point and then self-proclaim that your point still stands. I guess you win. Good luck planning the next subdivision!

    • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 7:15 am

      Seems mascoutah has turned into a town of old verses new we have lower mascoutah from harnet street south and upper mascoutah north of that.. maybe we need to abandon main street and move everything north lets face it everybody knows downtown is to small to expand unless we tear down all those buildings connected together

    • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 8:58 am

      Any where has to be better to live then living by a sewer plant. What are those people thinking?

      • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

        Just wait till the northern sewage plant is announced

        • Anonymous on December 14, 2021 at 9:28 am

          lol good one

    • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 10:08 am

      Reading the Herald last week coverage of the city council meeting I read something alarming. Not one of the council responded to an email sent to all councilmen by former councilman Paul Shore. Not acknowledging to even receiving a question from a citizen is poor. We deserve a response if only “Sorry I can’t comment thanks for contacting me.

    • Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Sidewalks are required by city code. Maybe needs adjusting but what new subdivisions have been built without a sidewalk????

  27. Anonymous on December 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Why do people insist on parking their cars across the sidewalks, especially in the newer subdivisions that have them? That is inconsiderate as well as illegal. And why does the Mascoutah Police Department not enforce that ordinance?

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2021 at 12:59 pm

      Sounds like your new to Mascoutah. You haven’t seen anything yet.

    • Anonymous on December 7, 2021 at 6:14 am

      Because Mascoutah Police Department is would rather hang out at City Hall and do nothing, like they all do. Have you ever seen the chief of police anywhere in town, he lives at City Hall. When Bill Beatty was chief he was always on patrol.

      • Anonymous on December 7, 2021 at 8:42 pm

        Not to quick to judge . Our Chief isn’t in city hall he’s out side smoking most of the time. How many breaks does he get at $100,000 yr. Moro work less and build a bigger force..

    • Anonymous on December 10, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Unless the sidewalk resides within the confines of the city road right of way, I don’t think the homeowner is doing anything illegal. A lot of the ‘newer’ subdivisions lay out their roadway widths ‘curb to curb’, then provide easements in front of the property for utility use. This would mean the property line runs out to the back of the curb. The sidewalk you mention could very well be on the homeowners property. If this is the case, I would think they have every right to park where they want.

      • Anonymous on December 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

        I was told by the city that the city easement or right of way starts at the center of the street and then proceeds twenty five feet in each direction to a property. I would think that if a sidewalk is on a homeowner’s property then that homeowner is responsible for repairs of that sidewalk

        • Anonymous on December 15, 2021 at 10:54 pm

          That is generally correct. It depends what was plotted originally. The county parcel viewer map shows the right of way Usually sidewalks are in right of way and thus can’t be blocked

      • Anonymous on December 11, 2021 at 10:33 am

        Regardless of the subdivision I don’t think homeowners are allowed to block sidewalks. The sidewalks are put in for public use not private use

      • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

        99% of all sidewalks are in the road right of way.

      • Anonymous on December 14, 2021 at 10:39 am

        Don’t just make up stuff. Especially the new subdivisions, all sidewalks are in the road right of way. From the center of the road is correct. 25 ft will take it on the other side of a sidewalk.

    • Anonymous on December 12, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      That man works 24/7, or at least is on call, and works 50-60 hour weeks. People still smoke, who cares. Just because you see him outside smoking, doesn’t mean he isn’t busy. I doubt you see him when your sleeping, or at work, b/c sometimes he goes in at 3am on a Wednesday or is at work til 9pm on Mondays. That man has dedicated his life/30 years to law enforcement. Go tell that to his face, keyboard warrior.

      • Anonymous on December 13, 2021 at 6:43 am

        Your full of it, you never see him at all. Dont stick up for him, and I would tell it to his face, he does nothing for this town

  28. Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 10:55 am

    The Scotsman would say “me smells something foul & it comes from City Hall”.
    There is something foul going on there & the whole county is aware of something going foul there. Hopefully the truth will out soon, for the better of the city!

  29. Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    You’re telling me that the iPhone/iPad the CM wiped containing critical files mandated by law to keep are not backed up on a secure server or something? No fail safes in place to recover files in the event a device gets a virus or malfunctions in any way? I don’t have all the info, but this lawsuit sounds like the security of city digital files has a major flaw that is in need of far better security and protection of digital media.

    • Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Should be backed up in the cloud somewhere, as most phones are, but they can’t access it without ID & password, which he refuses to provide?

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      I personally didn’t care for the guy, but he, from what I’ve heard and seen the CM did a good job. In reading the news he was fired at that minute he was no longer employed by the city. There for The Mayor and council no longer can no longer make request of him as an employee of the city. I’m sure the file if any are recoverable.

  30. Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Great job by all those who helped put on the Parade last night. We are truly blessed to have such great people in our town.

  31. Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 9:32 am

    What was the City Manager hiding that he needed to erase his phone etc? Must have been really important.

    • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 10:15 am

      MONEY MONEY MONEY

      • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 11:07 am

        It must be a lot of money if it is worth being sued over. do you think anyone else at city hall is involved?

      • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 1:20 pm

        $102,000 plus perks and he stills wants more!!!!

    • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      I’m placing bets on contract kickbacks. Follow the money and you’ll find your answer. Also explains why the city never seem to have enough money for projects.

      • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 1:18 pm

        Why can’t we just have a mayor and council like a normal city? Every city manager that’s been hired had something wrong with them. We need to break this pattern now.

        • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 4:54 pm

          I’m amazed that people can read the article about the lawsuit against the former City Manager and take it all as “truth”. There’s a lot that is NOT being told, and I’m sure there’s much more to this than what’s being reported. Every dispute has two sides, And you can’t believe everything you read online, folks. Time will tell all. Not rushing to judgement here…

          • Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 7:06 am

            I disagree. There is only one side of the truth regarding a trusted government official. That truth is the law. Did he wipe the devices clean which is against the law? If so, case closed. That is the only question to this issue.



          • Anonymous on December 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

            Both sides of any story should be know before making any decision. But this is Mascoutah. All most people need is one side of the story. That’s why it’s so depressing knowing that many single minded people live in one area.



    • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm

      The level of incompetence, stupidity, and evil of our city council apparently knows no bound! Not only did they wrongfully terminate an incredibly effective and brilliant city manager, but now they’re slandering him with this bogus lawsuit aimed at covering up their earlier incompetence in how they handled his termination to begin with. This is exactly why there are ordinances that are to be adhered to and complied with regarding with the termination of our city manager. Had they done that and followed the established protocols, both sides of this “made for TV drama” that has not plagued our city would have been effectively brought out for everyone in the community to hear and see. I for one believe this latest, bogus lawsuit and slandering of our city manager is nothing more than the city council’s and the mayor’s way of covering their own corruption. Why are we hearing about this now as to when their earlier statement of lack of confidence was advocated as the only reason? When you peal back this onion, we’re all going to find out how God awful, dishonest, and horrific our elected city leadership really is! RECALL THEM NOW! #BBB

      • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

        The article stated he deleted everything AFTER he was terminated. What he did was illegal. If this was a “wrongful termination”, why delete files? It gives the appearance of hiding something.

      • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

        The lawsuit doesn’t allege that he was fired for deleting information. It alleges that he wiped the city owned information from the city owned devices after he was fired but before returning them to the city. And, it alleges that he has refused to provide the passcodes to the taxpayer purchased iPhone and iPad, thus they cannot be used.Your premise is false. Your comment is a useless as a passcode protected iPhone.

      • Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 8:52 am

        haha sounds like myers wrote this one himself. An “incredibly effective and brilliant” city manager. Oh brother. Talk about arrogant. Besides, I doubt there are any ordinances to be adhered to, no protocols, nothing. It’s simply a majority vote of the council, at any time, for any reason, period, end of story. Elections have consequences. Show us your source that gives the ordinances to be adhered to and complied with?!? Slander? Maybe he shouldn’t have illegally wiped the city-owned phone, destroying government records in the process, because if he did indeed wipe it, that would be a fact, a felony, not slander. And if he did wipe it AFTER termination, then how could he have been fired for wiping it?? Besides that, how or why did he even have access to it if he was terminated, did he take it home and erase it? Regardless it sure makes it look like he had something very important to hide, something more important than the risk of committing a felony for destroying gov’t data. The question is, what?

      • Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 6:52 pm

        Incredibly effective and brilliant??? That is a bit of a stretch. Every time I have ever heard his name mentioned the common theme is pretty much the exact opposite. I think the majority of this town is glad he’s gone!

      • Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 12:01 am

        What ordinance didn’t they follow? Please explain what the council did wrong

        • Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 10:18 am

          Sec. 1-2-57. – Tenure.
          The term of office of the city manager shall be indeterminate. The city council may remove the city manager from office at any time by a majority vote of the council members, provided they give the city manager written notice of their intention to consider action concerning tenure at a closed session at least ten days before any resolution or ordinance concerning tenure shall be passed. Such written notice can be initiated by any two council members. The city council may suspend the city manager from his duties, with pay, during any time that such written notice is in effect. Tenure shall otherwise be governed by the Illinois Statutes and the provisions of any employment agreement.

          • Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 1:42 pm

            Exactly. Tenure shall otherwise be governed by the Illinois Statutes AND THE PROVISIONS OF ANY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Discharge – The city manager can be discharged upon a vote of a majority of the city council. In the event the city manager is discharged, he shall be entitled to three (3) months salary as severance pay. So no mention anywhere of tenure in the employment contract.



          • Anonymous on December 5, 2021 at 10:30 pm

            How do you know he wasn’t provided 10 days? What is the tenure for IL?



  32. Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I would love to know why the City of Mascoutah don’t clean out the ditches that they own, it is not the homeowners responsibility to make sure drains are clear for water flow, I was outside yesterday, the city truck just drove right by a ditch that was full of leaves and debris. I am sure they would rather just ride around town all day like they always do, I never see them doing any work. BOY WHAT A JOB THAT WOULD BE. P*** POOR CITY MANAGEMENT OF OUR MONEY.

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Get Gary Mattern back in there. He was the only one I ever seen work.

  33. Anonymous on December 1, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Everyone must be having a good week, No whinning

    • Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      You spoke too soon

    • Anonymous on December 4, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      I’ll get the pot bubbling. Fun fact: the maximum legal campaign donation is indexed to inflation, but minimum wage is not.

  34. Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Kudos to Betty and her volunteer helpers at the Mascoutah Senior Center who prepare meals Monday through Friday for seniors who either eat in, drive through or get the meals delivered to their homes. The Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, cranberries, and pumpkin pie) on Wednesday was delicious!! Also, thank you to all the volunteers who make this program possible!

    • Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Those folks dedicate so much more time than people realize to provide a crucial service to Mascoutah. Thanks for all they do!

    • Anonymous on November 22, 2021 at 8:18 pm

      Absolutely a silent goddess among us. Not only does she serve the seniors meal program . Betty cooks at the Moose and is at the homecoming everyday cooking serving the citizen of Mascoutah for decades. There should be a Betty Knobloch Day in Mascoutah

      • Anonymous on November 23, 2021 at 5:47 pm

        I agree. She’s a great asset for the community. Thanks Betty!

  35. Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 7:52 am

    So if the council has to come out with another statement, it only adds fuell to the fire of how the City Manager was dismissed. Communication is a two way street!
    Something is very wrong here and they are covering it up!

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      Depends what the lawyer is allowing them to say.

    • Anonymous on November 20, 2021 at 9:30 am

      Those council members can only say so much if it occurred in a closed session, which should be confidential, hence the term “closed session”, as all personnel actions rightfully are. I would expect their attorney told them not to comment publicly as there could be litigation or some legal action forthcoming. Some things simply cannot be discussed publicly, at least in the short term.

  36. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    So what’s going in north of Fuesser & east of 6th street??? 100 acres of something.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Next of kin entertaining cashing out, if the price is right

    • Anonymous on November 24, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Something called Thomas Estates are going in that area.

  37. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Poor planning to have the Lighted Christmas Parade on the same evening as the Covid vaccine clinics at the elementary schools.

  38. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Attention councilmen Seibert and Elbe: during your campaign, you promised to be open and bring new energy to the old council. Now is the time to man up! Why did you vote to dismiss Myers? Why is it such a secret? We elected you and right now, you are letting us down. It’s not enough to just take a seat at the table and nod your head. Use your voice and support the people who elected you.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Good lord it just happened Monday night Give them some time to release details I am sure the city lawyer is also involved making sure don’t release too much info Why don’t you run?

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:35 am

      Call them keyboard warrior

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:49 am

      I’m sure the council thought they had good reason to fire Brad. He was under a contract. If this was at the whim of the Mayor who can be difficult if he doesn’t get his way which I’ve witnessed the behavior in the bars and at events in Mascoutah. I hope us taxpayers don’t have to pay for another law suite.

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 12:53 pm

        Agree, my guess is the Mayor and him didn’t get along. I have seen the Mayor throw fits like a little child, your not alone. Lets let him serve his term and get his rear out, shouldn’t be hard.

        • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 11:32 pm

          RECALL!!!

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:52 am

      They ran with an agenda. The agenda get rid of Brad.

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        I don’t remember that campaign slogan

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      Maybe it’s a little more complicated than you’re making it? Or, maybe it’s only been 48 hours and they’re working on a statement? Or, maybe the city attorney is advising them what to say or not say. Give it some time man, it’ll be OK

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

      Why don’t we change our council-manager government, to a mayor-council structure with alderman instead of one single city manager?

      • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 7:06 am

        So you want the mayor to have control? No thanks

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 3:20 pm

          No the people have control through their alderman voting on their constituents behalf, each part of town has a alderman, to represent them and fight for what that part of town needs.

          • Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 6:21 pm

            Right. Because you just snap your fingers and uproot the entire system on which our city is based. Right.



          • Anonymous on November 20, 2021 at 10:34 am

            Incorrect, there are no wards or precincts, period. All councilmen serve at large, all of the town.



    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      Did anyone find several pair of balls near the City hall Tuesday morning?

      • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:28 am

        Agreed.

  39. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:14 am

    What the heck? Did I miss the Facebook Vote?? I thought any major decisions made by our City were supposed to be polled on Facebook prior to execution…..you know……like we did during Garbage Gate! I think the Mascoutah Resident page should start a campaign to bring Brad back! BBB! BBB! BBB! (way better than Biden’s build back better plan, less costly and won’t be inflationary)

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

      That would be nice to be able to vote on everything the major wants to do. But it doesn’t work that way.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:47 am

      I like it! BBB! BBB! BBB!

  40. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Shame on all the councilmen Weyant, Battas, Seibert, and Elbe for not coming forward and giving us their reason for their vote. We trusted you to be upfront with us.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:42 am

      Trust those three??? They are corrupt… just wait to see what they do next.

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 8:22 am

        I can assure you that one of the new councilmen is a snake and will stab anyone in the back to make sure he gets his way. No different then any other politician, I guess, but it’s just a shame to see it happen in your own hometown.

        • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:15 am

          Who? If going to make a stupid baseless accusation like that you better back it up Otherwise you are no better

          • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:03 pm

            Seibert… EVERYONE should know. He’s told the news owners of Bee Hollow they can have slot machines. Corruption…



          • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 7:10 am

            How is is telling an owner they can have slot machines corrupt? The state law and city code allow it I am pretty sure You are corrupt for saying that I vote



          • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 12:59 pm

            Seibert is too focused on the popularity games in town. Look who bought it and connect the dots. Its all about EGO for that guy. I mean he is a gym teacher.



          • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 8:49 pm

            There’s revenue requirements for slot machines and the new business would apply…. They won’t meet them, THEREFORE that’s an issue!!! Do your research before you make a comment about!!!



          • Anonymous on November 20, 2021 at 6:03 am

            We are very lucky to have Nick on council, volunteering a lot of time & effort. Nick don’t worry about these stupid comments. You are well liked by the majority. Dont sweat what the trashy, mostly renters, keyboard warriors say.



      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 8:34 pm

        Well, that’s actually 4, so we’re supposed to take your word for it? Counting really isn’t that hard if you set your mind to it. Thank about it a while and re-post after you’ve got it together.

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:21 am

          Would the new owners fall into the category of being allowed to have gaming machines? If so, doesn’t sound like corruption. Sounds like helping a business.

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:45 am

          There should be a counting question on here before someone can post haha

      • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 7:09 am

        Another keyboard warrior who is spreading lies And also can’t count 4 members who mentioned not Please provide facts they are corrupt and learn to count

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:26 am

      I would guess they’re just waiting for the dust to settle, give it some time, this only happened 2 days ago

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

      I like these 4 you mentioned. We’ll hear from them. Call them today bud if you cannot wait

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:24 pm

        Agreed

  41. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:37 am

    This is the reason we should have elected Mike Baker instead of Pat. He’s not shy. He would have told us exactly why the CM was fired and what the next step is. Pat’s a good guy but it’s like pulling teeth to make him talk.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:45 am

      Mike didn’t want the job. Besides moving he told me the politics in Mascoutah is to corrupt.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks for the vote of confidence . You have to understand the action the council was in closed session none of the Council members ,Mayor ,City Clerk , City Manager, Assistant City Manager or City Attorney are suppose say what issued they address . Someone I just mentioned must have loose lips. I got a text at 7 a.m. in Florida that wasn’t from anyone fore mentioned asking my why Brad was no longer employed. The text was from someone I wouldn’t have expected. This same thing happened when I was on council. Why would I be ask before the Editor of the newspaper ? I do however believe the public has the right to know. I’ll hold comment on the dismissal until I know the facts. Thanks Mike Baker

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm

        Time to bring in Mike Bolt. Should’ve been appointed at the beginning but the old mayor wanted someone with Air Force experience.

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

          Yah. No.

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 10:58 am

          Absolutely correct, very helpful & personable, had real degrees & real experience, but wasn’t related to the neighboring mayor or local family. Screw job. Speaking to him over a year ago, I don’t think he would be interested, too much politics & bs, nor would they meet his fully guaranteed high salary demand…..close to seven figures over multiple years. But yes he should be #1 on their draft board if they want to win.

  42. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    what are the juicy details on the mayor & councilmen firing the city manager? the juicy peanut probably knows

    • Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      I don’t know if they know anything about this but, they sure know some Thai food. Thai Tuesday is my jam

  43. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Will the Assistant City Manager become the new City Manager?

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:52 pm

      Let’s hope not. She isn’t qualified in the position and treats people horribly.

      • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:36 pm

        such hatred jeez what she do to u

        • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:00 am

          Shes, is not friendly at all, she thinks she know everything. Just another city position that needs to be filled by a qualified person. NOT HER

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm

        I hope the Asst. City Manager does not ascend to City Manager. The longevity of Mascoutah City Managers isn’t good. In my opinion she is very smart and is not a mean person or hard to get along with!!

        • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:11 pm

          Guess we aren’t talking about the same person or you are drunk!! Everyone knows she is RUDE and is very difficult to get along with!!

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 11:16 pm

      What happened?

  44. Anonymous on November 14, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I know the huge pots on Main Street are suppose to the make the street look decorative, but with all the dead plants, they just look hideous. It looks like we are in the middle of down and out drug town. Maybe they could be decorated for Christmas. That would look nice.

    • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 8:25 am

      Drug town would never be that stoned to p*** away money on dead plant holders.

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:01 am

        Plants are a eyesore everyone of them. Looks like East St. Louis.

        • Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 6:29 pm

          Yeah. 8 planters around town make it East St. Louis. Ok

    • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 11:04 pm

      They got frozen. If you would like to hep redecorate them, your help would not be rejected.
      Contact the Chamber of Commerce.

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:25 am

      I can’t wait till the state snowplows come thru the main street blasting the snow all over them or pushing them into someone yard.

  45. Anonymous on November 12, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I can’t believe a lot of people are so stupid they can’t figure out the basic’s of how a roundabout works. If everyone does it correct their should never be a backup on any road entering. I had to buy a dash camera when the time comes that I get hit because of lack of common sense.

    • Anonymous on November 14, 2021 at 2:34 am

      You bought a dash camera because of traffic at a round-about? Just curious, what else do you waste your money on? Grow up, dude

      • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 8:24 am

        Funny this is posted, I just proved in court the original post is correct. So buying a cam is a great idea. Looks like one of the idiots decide to speak up. Get a job.

    • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      Do we have a roundabout in Mascoutah? It must be hidden somewhere.

    • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Does Mascoutah have a roundabout?

      • Anonymous on November 15, 2021 at 11:38 pm

        No, just guys cruising around with dash-cams. Unbelievable.

      • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:26 am

        Why would someone comment about something that isn’t in Mascoutah?? You should know better then that.

        • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 1:40 pm

          lol you know you’re aloud to go beyond the Mascoutah city limits?? Try it, so many different things close to town you should see. Like roundabouts.

          • Anonymous on November 19, 2021 at 9:44 am

            Aloud. That pretty much tells me everything I need to know. Aloud. Hilarious.



  46. Anonymous on November 10, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Old Joe is at it again. Patting himself and his administration on the back for ‘creating’ over 5 million ‘new’ jobs in the first 9 months of his time in office. HEY JOE, jobs vacated due to COVID mandates in which people are now working after a year of government welfare are not ‘NEW’ jobs. You want to do something useful? STOP the spending, DECREASE government involvement in everything, and embrace the Capitalistic views that made our country the power it once was.
    Importing 70% of the products we see on our shelves is not good for America. Keep devaluing the dollar, and countries will stop sending ships. I can see a day when our shelves are as empty as the space between your ears.

    • Anonymous on November 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Trump said the same thing. Why is it any different?

      • Anonymous on November 12, 2021 at 9:45 am

        Agreed, why is it ok for Trump to lie constantly and Biden can’t bend the truth??

        • Anonymous on November 13, 2021 at 8:40 pm

          Let’s go Brandon

    • Anonymous on November 12, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Geez, so many simple minded people in the town.

    • Anonymous on November 13, 2021 at 6:51 am

      Y’all want to join my protest in Cooperstown and demand the Cardinals be recognized as the REAL 2021 World Champions?

  47. Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    For the person who called law enforcement thinking that I was dumping illegal stuff at the green waste yard you are terribly mistaken. Just because you have a dinky car with 10 gallons of yard debris does not mean that others have large trees and with it comes lots of debris. Also, as a good neighbor I did the elderly person’s front yard and leaves that were on the curbs in the street. When was the last time you did something nice for your neighbor or city? Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. MYOB.

    • Anonymous on November 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      A lot of backstabbers in this town.

    • Anonymous on November 9, 2021 at 10:11 pm

      A lot of dinky cars in this town

  48. Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I want to congratulate the coaches, players, parents, and families of all the fall sports teams at MHS! You guys had a fantastic year and we are all so very proud of your hard work. Go, MHS!

    • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      What about Band members, Color Guard members and all of the non athletes? ALL STUDENTS should be congratulated.

      • Anonymous on November 9, 2021 at 9:22 am

        You are absolutely right! I wasn’t thinking! Congratulations to all students for your hard work during the fall semester! We are proud of each and everyone of you!

      • Anonymous on November 12, 2021 at 8:16 pm

        There is always an emphasis on the sports games, but what about the band and color guard performances and the math and science competitions. They work just as hard. We are one school and we should support all students. Just attend one perfomance or competition. I am sure you will love it.

  49. Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    I took a vacation day to clean up the yard and took my tree debris to the place on 10th street that I have a card for. While there some nosy neighbor was watching me unload. He drives a small suv and had two 10 gallon containers of debris. I drove up pulling a large 20 foot trailer half full of pine needles, grass and leaves and a few tomato plants now dead. I have some very large pine trees and it used to take three trips to the place with my pickup bed full of debris. Now I take my man sized large mower and man sized trailer and back into the trailer with the mower not having to lift a thing. It used to take a full day and now it’s 2 hours. It’s taken me a while to perfect this routine. Just because I did that does not mean I was offloading illegal material. I like many others enjoy how close this is to
    My house. I have 50 woodland acres that if I wanted to get rid of something against the rules I would dump it there. Just because you show up with your dinky containers and small vehicle does not mean a person like me was doing something illegal. Bearing false witness against thy neighbor is a sin. Suggest you go ask for foregiveness at church Saturday. Btw I also did some good neighbor deeds. I mowed my neighbors front lawn that also has a large pine tree and dumped the debris in my trailer. I cleaned the curbs on my road and the intersecting road and cleaned the drain on the intersecting road because we have rain coming. What have you done for your neighbors lately other than make false claims?

    • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Does it really matter whar your neighbor thinks?

      • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 7:24 pm

        It matters when he calls the police and makes false accusations.

    • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Man sized large mower and man sized trailer? That’s funny

    • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      You sound guilty with your woodland acres and man sized mower and trailer.

    • Anonymous on November 8, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      What exactly is a man-sized mower? I’m terribly confused about this post. But, you must mean business if you reference going to church on Saturday. Phew, that’s dedication. Dump all the pine needles you want, you’ve earned it

    • Anonymous on November 9, 2021 at 8:23 am

      WTF are you jabbering about???

  50. Anonymous on November 3, 2021 at 7:35 am

    The people of Virginia finally decided to take out the trash and elected a new governor. Let’s Go Brandon-FJB

    • Anonymous on November 5, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      And now we get to hear it here, people spouting LGB and giggling like a grade schooler misbehaving for attention. Why not just stop being a coward and tell us what you really mean?

      • Anonymous on November 5, 2021 at 7:54 pm

        Yeah, ya whinner

    • Anonymous on November 6, 2021 at 7:47 am

      Virginia is for lovers

    • Anonymous on November 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      So not right in that it was about masks, and black history. It is what it is.

  51. Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Has anyone else had a look at the city’s Great Streets plan? I couldn’t seem to find that many comments about it on here. I think it’s a great way to make the city more walk/bike-friendly.

    • Anonymous on November 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      I don’t think you can ride a bike on the sidewalk.

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Great Streets Plan mainly addresses Main Street. There is another plan for pathways on the southside of town to connect to the walking train on the north. I believe the city has been awarded a grant for part of the south trail.

    • Anonymous on November 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      I am very concerned about the lack of crosswalks on Harnet. Every school day kids are trying to cross over to the north side of Harnet. There are no crosswalks painted, and cars do not stop. I see people trying to cross many times. I slow down and also stop to let them cross. Crosswalks are really needed!

      • Anonymous on November 9, 2021 at 3:41 pm

        My point exactly. We need to keep the pedestrian in mind when working on our infrastructure.

  52. Anonymous on October 28, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I sure hope the school board did not purchase the farm ground north of town for $1,355,411.00 but can not afford to run school bus around town to pick up kids.

    • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 9:28 am

      LOL they sure did. I guess that’s the spot they’ll put the girls field hockey stadium.

      • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 10:46 am

        maybe a ice skating ring also

      • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 5:25 pm

        Most likely for a new grade school.

    • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 10:51 am

      Maybe the school district will bring in a fast food joint?

      • Anonymous on November 7, 2021 at 7:50 pm

        Taco Bell?

    • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      if this town is going to piss away prime farm land for who knows what, lets just put a solar farm on it and get rid of whatever is making electric prices higher then anywhere in southern Illinois.

      • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 1:26 am

        Last I saw, the town didn’t own the property. How is the town at all to blame for a private landowner selling their property? Your comment makes zero sense.

        • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 10:52 am

          Zoning in Mascoutah can stop prime farm land from being sold. Research before you comment.

          • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 10:39 pm

            Research done big boy, what you got? Something that prevents “prime farm land” from being sold? Then, why did it just get sold? Stick to your keyword homie



          • Anonymous on November 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm

            You could be right, I forgot this is Mascoutah. Zoning makes up rules as they go.



          • Anonymous on November 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm

            It’s not within the city limits. Just because of the location doesn’t mean it was incorporated into the city limit. Check the maps on the city site



          • Anonymous on November 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

            City limits go to 64.



      • Anonymous on November 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm

        A solar array would would be great.

    • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      Are you serious! School board needs to start understanding finance. Idiots. At least look who has kids in school. Some are on there because they are using there dads last name.

      • Anonymous on October 31, 2021 at 11:24 am

        Using their dads last name and screwing us all over!!!

        • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 1:29 am

          I’d be willing to bet that the person you’re talking about could completely school you on board finances.

    • Anonymous on October 30, 2021 at 1:28 am

      Your tax dollars well spent! If only they had to answer to the town’s people.

      • Anonymous on October 31, 2021 at 9:33 pm

        This school board and superintendent are bleeding us dry AND could care less! I’ve got five more years until retirement and I’m GONE!

        • Anonymous on November 6, 2021 at 12:58 pm

          The administration is pushing talented people out. Look how many people have left.

      • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 1:28 am

        Don’t they have to answer to the town’s people?

    • Anonymous on October 31, 2021 at 11:27 am

      A waste of money… we had the chance to make a change and didn’t.

      • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 10:42 pm

        I don’t think we’d have a more responsive school board, or more accessible one than we do now. I’ve talked with all of the members of the school board recently. How about you try reaching out to them before you bash them here. All of them want the best for the students and taxpayers

    • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      What do you mean can’t afford? In town, walk or ride bike No need to waste money on bus service for someone close to school

    • Anonymous on November 3, 2021 at 10:44 am

      You have to live a mile and half away from the school in order to receive bus service. The state mandates that.

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2021 at 9:48 am

      Looks like its land locked. Will they use the ditch to boat in the kids??

    • Anonymous on November 4, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Yeah, but they did buy a house on the corner of Madison and North County Road.

    • Anonymous on November 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      Let’s look at the state regulations, pick up as was done in the past or loose state funding? Choose!

  53. Anonymous on October 28, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I would love to know where the cops are hiding when high school lets out, its like a drag race on North County Road when the kids leave the parking lot, speed exceeding 50-60 mph past the high school.

    • Anonymous on October 28, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      What is crap is we pay our license plate renewal every year but our neighbor is going on 2 years now with a phoney temp plate and gets away with it

      • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 7:51 pm

        Add all the Missouri plates for people who have lived here over a year. And in Timberbrock there’s a woman with Georgia plates that have been renewed and she’s been here for a couple of years. That’s where lots of our money is lost.

    • Anonymous on October 30, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Just as bad when after school activities are done. The cars speed through the parking lot.

      • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 1:06 pm

        Agree, I’d really like to know who taught these young people how to drive. Driving is a privilege not a right. These young people need to chill & drive carefully.

      • Anonymous on November 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm

        My daughter almost got run over when I picked her up the other day.

        • Anonymous on November 2, 2021 at 9:03 pm

          You should be more careful! Glad she’s safe

    • Anonymous on November 3, 2021 at 7:32 am

      There is usually an officer parked in the school parking lot near the exit to County Road. Last week I almost t-boned a girls car in the school parking lot because she blatantly ran a stop sign. Then as she approached the stop sign at the exit to County Road she ran that stop sign. Yet the officer sitting 50ft away did nothing. She then proceeded to drive about 60
      MPH down county road.

  54. Anonymous on October 26, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    For a town that is proud to call themselves a farming community, and have parades with 3/4 of it tractors. You sure would think we could have at least chickens running around.

    • Anonymous on October 26, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      The township is different than the city limits. Move out there if you want livestock. Majority(overwhelming) of homeowners in subdivisions do not want chickens.

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 7:17 am

      I have a couple of chickens and I live in town. None of my neighbors have even noticed that I have them. I don’t think the city can really do anything about me having them

      • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 8:12 am

        They can issue you a citation. Everyday if they wanted.

        • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 9:48 am

          Well when they start issuing citations for boats,campers,RV’s and trailers parked permanently in peoples yards and driveways (which there is an ordinance against) then we can talk about citations for chickens .

    • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

      Let’s say you your argument for chickens is you want to have eggs . If that’s the reason they will be the most expensive eggs. 5 chickens will cost you around $500.00 per year that’s about 450 dozen eggs you could buy locally.or 1,000 dz . At ALDI. Your 5 chickens might produce 30 dz per year . You’ll get tired of feeding and cleaning up the crap . Although chickens aren’t noisy they do crap you’ll probably slip on the crap break some thing and spend thousands on hospital bills for back surgery . Mascoutah hasn’t been a gram community in 50 years . Rather than chickens l say cows .

      • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 9:30 am

        You must be a noob in town.

  55. Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I hear a couple of parents are suing Mascoutah for having the mask mandate. If everyone would wear a mask and everyone that is able to get vaccinated, we would be closer to getting back to normal. Stop being babies and bullies about wearing them. Our kids are doing better than the adults.

    • Anonymous on October 23, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      So true. It is not that difficult.

      • Anonymous on October 26, 2021 at 4:07 pm

        Because kids don’t know any better.

        • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

          May I ask how masks or the vaccination keeps an individual from getting Covid-19? I have tested positive three times for Covid-19. I tested positive twice before being vaccinated and once after being vaccinated. I have a coworker who is vaccinated in her middle 50’s and she was recently in the hospital on a ventilator. She has been out of work for over a month now and at home on oxygen. We both work in retail and see numerous customers each day. I am not sure where the misconception or misunderstanding of “You cannot get Covid once you are vaccinated” resonated from. The narrative is completely false. I am hopeful others do not suffer the same fate as myself and my coworker.

          • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 3:19 pm

            No one said the vaccination would keep you from getting covid. Who is saying it does??



          • Anonymous on November 1, 2021 at 10:50 am

            vaccinations keep your odds up from not dying. Point taken, you are alive!



    • Anonymous on October 25, 2021 at 8:56 am

      On FB today the mayor was giving praise to our city electric dept workers for restoring power from last nights storm. Which I’m in agreement with. However I’m an Amerindian employee and I’d like to talk to his comparison of 26000 Amerindian customers with out power. St Clair County has 110,000 customers reporting 649 outages which are mostly back on line today. Mascoutah has about 4-5,000 users while Our Amerindian has 2.5 million customers. No comparison.Both Mascoutah And Ameren strive to keep the lights on and do an excellent job. However Mascoutah’s higher rates aren’t justified. Thanks to the workers of both utilities. Mascoutah if under the Ameren umbrella would have a more reliable today and for sure in the future

      • Anonymous on October 25, 2021 at 4:46 pm

        Ameren is way better than Mascoutah Electric. Not even close. Cheaper, more efficient, same kind of workers, & a lot better infrastructure. Them local politicians here in the 90’s were ding dongs for signing that contract.

    • Anonymous on October 25, 2021 at 3:35 pm

      Nope, mask time is over.

      • Anonymous on October 26, 2021 at 2:16 pm

        The maskless and unvaccinated will keep flooding the hospitals, leaving no room for people that really need to be in the hospital.

        • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 8:14 am

          Wrong, it’s about half and half. No need for vaccinations for something that less than 1% of those affected actually die.

          • Anonymous on October 27, 2021 at 9:52 am

            According to various news sources , about 98% of those hospitalized for COVID are unvaccinated



          • Anonymous on October 30, 2021 at 9:31 pm

            Yes, Covid does have a 1% death rate, and those who survive tend to wish they hadn’t, with how the virus affects the body and the mind. Even if you want to just focus on casualties, you should know that this virus has killed more people in the US than HIV/AIDS has in the 40 years we’ve known about it



        • Anonymous on October 28, 2021 at 10:56 pm

          How true.

    • Anonymous on October 29, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      The parents challenging the masks are idiots. Not a political thing, just pure idiots. Probably unlisted vets.

  56. Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Gotta love Grandpa Joe! His bumbling U.S. exit strategy from Afghanistan caused the deaths of 13 U.S. troops and 170 civilians. His decision to blindly send a drone over in retaliation, actually targeted more innocents instead of those responsible. Now the U.S. tax payer has to clean up after him like a dedicated ‘night nurse’ by paying reparations to the families affected by his drone strike. Not only are we paying them a settlement, we’re fast tracking them to U.S. citizenship faster than an illegal coming across the Southern border. More future voting Democrats securely attached to the welfare teat of Lady Liberty. Good job America! 🙁

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Just an FYI! VA office is finally going to do an audit on all the “disabled” vets in Mascoutah, Shiloh, Belleville, O’fallon area that are not paying taxes, get monthly checks and living in fancy houses with fancy cars. I work at the VA and we have gotten sooo many complaints on fraud. If your truly disabled, no worries you will be fine but if your not. It’s coming. Such an entitled group of welfare.

      • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 9:27 am

        It’s about time they weed out the cheats.

        • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 11:42 am

          I just looked up 70 houses on the St. Clair County’s website. Based on new development north of Mascoutah, roads consisting of Winchester, Weatherby, Indian Prairie, Kankakee and Winnebago. Out of the 70 homes, 45% were vet disabled 70%-100%. That means that 45% of those homes not only aren’t paying taxes (schools are left dry, etc.) but also get a monthly check from the government. I have a hard time believe that many people were truly injured and not abusing the system like its welfare. I’m retired at home, so i am going to map the entire thing out to see the ratio, what houses, etc.. Maybe the VA will see a pattern. Hopefully, our city and state will start realizing people are taking advantage of the system because they see the opportunity and feel it is owed to them.

          • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 1:35 pm

            The county, schools, towns don’t lose out on those taxes. Then none disabled make that money up.



          • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 3:44 pm

            I heard at one of the last school board meetings that District #19 lost $1.8 million last year from veterans exemption. All the other taxpayers are making up that difference.



          • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 9:07 pm

            City has nothing to do with it. It’s a state statute that created the exemption for disabled vets.



          • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 3:22 pm

            That is interesting. I did the same thing a while back, looking at north of the town and see who is and isn’t paying taxes and getting thousands of month for claiming the VA disability. Out of 200 homes mostly Indian Prairie and Hunters Creek (still working on full population), approx. 38% of the homes aren’t paying real estate taxes and getting additional $$. If the average house generates say $6,500 in real estate taxes maybe more, than that means approx. out of that sample, $500k of taxes are lost. Now the school accounts for about 50% or more so the kids lose approx. $250k a year in funding, just out of those 200 homes. I’m doing a map for Mascoutah, O’fallon, Hunters Creek, Shiloh and Belleville and going to send it to Springfield to illustrate how much we are really losing. It is being abused. Did I mention I am a Retired Vet and honor that statement. I had no idea this was this large of an issue. I am sure it is state wide. I hope those that need help get it and those that get it for the wrong purposes, reflect. I blame our politicians.



          • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 7:53 pm

            How did the exemption start? It was an election ploy. Illinois Governor Rauner a ” ” conservative republican” ” passed the law in Illinois. This action cost school districts ,cities and counties hundreds of millions each year and those millions are made up by raising everyone’s taxes . Stupid for a few votes. But Democrats make blunders also. No republican or democrat will ever touch legislation to address the unfair issue. I do believe a truly disabled vet should receive some thing . just make it fair. shame on the republican’s who supported the law.



          • Anonymous on October 21, 2021 at 10:06 am

            This is just unbelievable. Of all the groups to complain about, you guys choose our veterans. How petty. I’m not a veteran, heck I just finished college and work in the public sector. But believe me, I appreciate our veterans and hope they get more than tax abatements. Do you know how may other states offer the same? Look it up. Someone tries to do good by our veterans and petty folks like you folks can’t stand being left out. To the person above who called the disabled veterans “an entitled group of welfare” you are way out of line. You folks need to look in the mirror and take a long, hard look at your own lives. RESPECT!



          • Anonymous on October 21, 2021 at 4:25 pm

            If someone is disabled while serving by all means they should get compensation for the rest of there lives. I disagree with the ones that 50 years later if they’re hearing or eye site starts to go they will still get the exemption. Even though it has nothing to do with them serving .



          • Anonymous on October 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm

            I have no kids. Why should I have to pay for your schools? You get a tax credit just for spawning more little redneck brats. Maybe you should give that up too you entitled hypocrite.



      • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 2:41 pm

        Can much be done? They(me) had a Doctors note& other forms to get approved with application process.

        • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 7:10 am

          To the person that said respect, you have no clue. Of course we respect our vets. Doesn’t matter if they went in to serve this country or they had no choice to better themselves. What we are saying is, if you are a war veteran and got hurt, please be taken care of. 100 percent. But if your a vet that didn’t really do anything special, like any normal job non-military, stop feeling your entitled. It’s sad. No if we talk about non military jobs and fair treatment, it’s way worse. Military, can’t really be fired, they feed you, house you, cloth you, medical, college, teach you how to walk and talk. Civilian, it’s on you. Now.. civilians don’t have to go to war, except on the streets. Both have their contributions to society. We are just saying, whomever set that legislation, republicans or dems were thinking of themselves, not society as a whole. Please take care of our vets and our civilians, but just like we hate the cultures that learn how to use the system to live on welfare on not contribute, a vet that is truly not disabled is no different than someone in the hood collecting a welfare check. RESPECT

          • Anonymous on October 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

            You seem a bit confused about what it’s like in the military so let me help you. First there is no military job that equates to a civilian job, The jobs may seem similar but the circumstances which they are undertaken are very different. To start with, you say military can’t really be fired. This is wrong. It’s more difficult to get into the military than to stay in. It’s very easy to put someone out of the military, and sometimes it can be very brutal. What can’t happen in the military is you can’t quit your job. The military has its own set of laws and a separate judicial system. Many things that civilians can do at will are crimes in the military. Trying to quit (desertion) can land you in prison or worst. You can’t get that from a civilian job. When working conditions get bad, the military can’t go on strike (mutiny). Yes, the military does feed, cloth, house, and provide medical care for the troops. They have to because those things are needed for the troops to do their jobs, that and they don’t pay a living wage. The military expects its troops to be able to walk and talk. To think otherwise is just offensive. What they teach is how to follow orders, pay attention to details, and put survival of the unit and nation above personal safety. Apparently there is no civilian equivalent for that. Finally, every dime paid to veterans in compensation is for sacrifices they’ve made that civilians do not make or even understand. It is not welfare, it is earned.



        • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 7:14 am

          It’s the ones that cheat the system to get their doctor to “up their disability” to remove more of their taxes, all while working full time making six figures. There are truly disabled in the community losing their homes to tax sales and can’t work, but would if they were able.

        • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 12:47 pm

          The fact that you justified cheating the system because you have no kids and then called kids rednecks speak volumes about you. Entitled..

          • Anonymous on October 23, 2021 at 2:56 pm

            I don’t justify cheating the system. I’m saying you accept your entitlement just for going to bed and deny others what has been earned through sacrifice to the service of our country. Your are attacking the local veterans who served for something the state and federal governments approved not by small margins. I did not cheat the system. I served my country and I was injured in ways that effect my life every day. When I retired, I provided my medical records and work history to the VA, and was evaluated by VA doctors, according to the law. Then I waited for their decision. Nothing more. When I purchased my home I found the state gives tax many breaks to home owners. So I, like you, applied for what I could. Nothing more. I paid my property taxes each year until the state decided I should not. Nothing more. So for that you call me a cheat. If you don’t like the tax laws of the state you should complain to the state government, not attack veterans. If you want me to give up entitlements, that for me keep the lights on and food on the table, then you should have no problem giving up yours too.

            The school boards in this state don’t loose money from the disabled veterans property tax break. Those who have not served deserve to pay the way for those who have. That’s your price for the freedoms you enjoy from our sacrifices. Suck it up.



        • Anonymous on October 26, 2021 at 9:30 am

          I have a 100% disability from Social Security.
          I do not work.
          I get a $2,000 yearly exemption from my property tax.
          Please explain why the disabled vets hold down Civil Service, consulting, or other jobs, drawing a very nice salary, and end up with exemptions far exceeding mine. I, too, served my country but in a different way. I, too, worked in many hell holes, through inclement weather, even shot at while performing my duties. But my uniform was work clothes, not a military uniform.
          Treat everyone the same. And make it income dependent.

      • Anonymous on October 21, 2021 at 8:44 pm

        You shouldn’t work for the VA with an attitude like that. You are there to help Veteran’s, not call them entitled groups. They are only using the entitlement they are afforded by law and worked for. The same as any taxpayer who takes an exemption for dependants or any other allowable exemption. It’s a law. Don’t like it, get the law changed but don’t single out one group. Go after everyone, unemployed who get checks, welfare recepients who won’t work but get a check, illegals who get a check, social security disability, food stamps…… and the list goes on and on. But no, you decide the military veterans, who have earned the right to claim a disability, which must be approved by a doctor and the VA for whom you work. You are so misguided in your attempt to make villians out of the people who probably deserve it the most. Go after everybody or nobody.

        • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm

          Deserve it the most. LOL I’d love to see one of those entitled give up their free money to vets that are homeless. I take it your one of those entitled, working the system people.
          You are correct, laws are laws. If someone was truly disabled due to serve that’s one thing, but to work the system just because you can makes you an entirely different type of person. But… you deserve it.

          • Anonymous on October 23, 2021 at 12:48 pm

            I respect the vets but these people are getting full disability for sleep apean. I’ve heard one neighbor helping another so they could get 100% disability. If your disabled how do you work a full-time job, mow your grass, etc… They retire here because they PAY NO TAXES!!!



  57. Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Far left protesters stormed the lobby of the Department of Interior last week. They clashed with police,sending one to the hospital. So why was this not classified by the media as an insurrection rather than a sit-in?

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Because an orange idiot didn’t tell them to do it???

      • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm

        Nobody told anyone to riot

        • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 4:36 pm

          I don’t think rednecks, skin heads, and losers have enough brains to do it on there own.

        • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm

          Denial is an ugly thing.

  58. Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Just want to give a shout out to Mascoutah volunteers at the chili cook off. They did a great job. The car show was a great success, with the exception of the judges. I know it is hard to get volunteers but give me a break, I have never seen a judge just walk by a car and judge it, and not know anything about the car. You have to know what your looking at, there was a lot of cars that won a trophy, but not deserving. There was numerous cars there that deserved to win but didn’t, if Mascoutah is going to have a car show at least they could do is find a judging company or group that knows what they are looking at, to make it fair to the ones that did deserve a trophy. Its not fair to give a trophy to a car that is brand new, and cost a over $100,000 over a car that is in pristine shape and is a special edition. Great turn out for Mascoutah but please get the judging right next year.

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 11:57 pm

      Can’t wait to see you next year as a volunteer judge! Thanks so much for offering your time to help! It means so much.

      • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 10:32 am

        You must have been a judge, what a joke that was.

        • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 9:59 am

          I actually was not a judge. Not even a volunteer at the event. However, I have enough class not to complain about something that isn’t ‘perfect’ if I’m not willing to donate my time to help solve the ‘problem’. You’re just one of those people that want to complain but won’t step up. It’s fine, there are many of you.

          • Anonymous on October 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

            Your an idiot of a person.



  59. Anonymous on October 17, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Great Job to the high school band and color guard. The received 1st for music and visual and 2nd overall. Their last performance is on Friday at the Dome in Saint Louis.

  60. Anonymous on October 17, 2021 at 10:19 am

    I saw the civic center was a sponsor of the chili cookoff. Sure hope they didn’t spend any of their funds since they have been saying so short on funds recently. Not a good use.

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Who won the cook off??

    • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 10:31 am

      Any they want the city to cover half their wages. Give me a break.

  61. Anonymous on October 12, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Several weeks ago at Parkway Central High School someone painted racist anti-black statements in the bathrooms. The same thing happened at this same school in 2017. Turns out that both times these acts were committed by black students. Yet I haven’t seen anything about expelling these students. I guess it will be considered practicing free speech. Turns out that the Klansman in Georgia that was threatening to kill black families was a 30 year old black woman. Wonder if she will face hate crime charges?

    • Anonymous on October 14, 2021 at 10:46 am

      I would say the way things work in America these days no, she wont get charged for a hate crime. It’s ok for a black to shoot a black in our great country. Thanks a lot liberals.

    • Anonymous on October 15, 2021 at 8:16 am

      And this surprises you?? Welcome to reality.

  62. Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 10:58 am

    What a moron. Hey side by side guy whining on Fox2 embarrassing yourself, wake up, & educate yourself. Rules and Laws do apply to you. Unbelievable Sad & Pathetic what your stirring up. Wasting my tax dollars too. Cocky, selfish, ungrateful, & evidently a very small IQ. Get outta town!

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm

      He says he is going to sue the City. Why not the State or Feds? I sure hope he enjoys the snow & sleet hahahaha.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      my property taxes pay his salary. i am appalled. the school board should terminate him immediately

      • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        And some of your property tax pays his property tax. He don’t pay.

    • Anonymous on October 12, 2021 at 8:51 am

      Does he not own a Car? Odd

    • Anonymous on October 13, 2021 at 6:55 am

      “Suddenly it’s illegal,” he says. No, it’s always been illegal. It’s written in the ordinance that he had to read when he applied for his sticker. Pure ignorance & incompetence.

    • Anonymous on October 16, 2021 at 9:55 am

      Did he not read the rules when applied for the permit to drive the side by side. NO USE ON STATE ROADS. He needs to go back to grade school and learn to read again. Please don’t screw it up for us that fought to get this.

      • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 6:34 pm

        What happened? Someone doing something stupid? Yes, please don’t ruin it for those that do follow the law.

    • Anonymous on October 18, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Agree, laws are laws and we all follow them. I do respect he lost his leg. I assume in service. The fact that he is working I respect to, but it’s the law and your not entitled to be treated any different.

  63. Anonymous on October 10, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    HELP!! Could everyone that voted for the geriatric bag of rotting oatmeal ruining our country please put your Biden/Harris signs back up? With Halloween around the corner, I’d like to know who’s house to egg. I’m hoarding toilet paper and don’t want to waste it in your trees, but have plenty of eggs thanks to my illegal hens hiding behind my giant privacy fence.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 9:27 am

      By “generic bag of rotting oatmeal ruining our country” you mean the guy that still insists he won the election?
      If you want someone to egg, try the folks with the Pritzker Sucks signs in their yards. Talk about lack of decorum. I overheard a woman chastising her son for saying his friend sucked. I reminded her how hard it is to raise ones children with respect when adults have signs in their yards proclaiming the same thing.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 9:30 am

      By “generic bag of rotting oatmeal ruining our country” do you mean the guy that still claims to have won the election?
      If you want an egg target, how about the houses with the Pritzker Sucks signs in the yard. Talk about lack of decorum and a further dumbing down of society.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 10:11 am

      I wouldn’t be threating anyone in a forum. They have your ip address if someone just happens to get there house egged.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      80,000,000 people voted for Ole Joe. Illinois has about 12,000,000 population.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      When your boy gets back in office in 2024 he’ll make a fool of himself again, then we’ll be rid of him.

  64. Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 9:56 am

    Channel 2 news just showed a report about a disabled veteran who works for the Mascoutah school district. He apparently wishes special permission to disregard State and Local law and be allowed to drive his side by side (he calls it a ‘mobility vehicle’) on a State owned roadway. While I appreciate his service to our country, I feel he is being unreasonable. I do not believe his $20K side by side is his only mode of transport, and his disability does not prevent him from driving an actual motor vehicle. Our police Chief found him an alternate route which would allow him to legally continue driving his recreational vehicle to work, but this isn’t good enough for him. Dear Sir, I respectfully ask that you quit your whining and follow the law like the rest of us. I know Veterans with disabilities far greater than yours deal with tougher obstacles with far more class. How about compromising by following the new route and getting on with your life. Perhaps the City council should discuss revoking the use of golf carts and side by sides from being used within the city limits? That way you wouldn’t have to worry about driving it any where!

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      Why does he not agree to the route he was designated to take??

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 9:43 pm

      Cities aren’t allowed is lessen a state law. Cities can make state laws more strict. This guy’s beef is with the state not the city. I applaud the chief for trying to accommodate this person.

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 11:24 pm

      This is the same guy that got the free house a few years back. Sounds like a snowflake that wants everything his way.

      • Anonymous on October 9, 2021 at 2:07 pm

        O ok, out by the sewer plant, yeah that family also whines on Facebook. Probably works at Cablofil or Jung’s.

        • Anonymous on October 15, 2021 at 5:59 pm

          Talking about sewer . The Herald reported with pictures the Mayor hosting a taxpayer party at his house. Really???????

          • Anonymous on October 16, 2021 at 9:26 am

            Who said it was a tax payer party? Looked like a citizen just having some people over. Good lord.



          • Anonymous on October 22, 2021 at 7:10 am

            That was National Night Out. Citizens and neighborhoods had gatherings (paid for by the individual citizens) to come together as a community. Nothing at all wrong with that.



      • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 10:13 am

        Snowflake?? What’s being gay have to do with it?

    • Anonymous on October 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      What’s his name? Where does he work?

      • Anonymous on October 10, 2021 at 8:50 pm

        You can read all about it on the Fox 2 news website. Search ‘Mascoutah’. It ran 3 days ago.

      • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 9:27 am

        MSD

    • Anonymous on October 10, 2021 at 8:59 pm

      The fact that he is handicapped is irrelevant. He can drive a vehicle as well as anyone else, so I don’t understand why he feels he needs some special driving exemption. He already has a very simple route to drive from home to work. All he needs to do is pull out of his driveway, turn right on 10th street, head north on 10th, turn right on Harnett,proceed straight across 6th , turn left into the school access road by the district administrative building and park in that big school parking lot on the south side of the school. Less than 2 miles to drive.

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 6:59 am

      “Special mobility device”? It’s an off the lot Kawasaki Mule.
      “Suddenly it’s illegal.” No, it’s always been illegal. It’s written in the ordinance that he had to read when he applied for his sticker.
      If the “key is reasonableness” as the lawyer says, then the guy should follow the law.
      It was whining from privilege residents that got these vehicles allowed in the first place. Let this guy get by with it, then the other disabled guy in the ‘hood will want to do the same thing, then ‘if they can do it then so can I’ will follow by the rest of these toy owners.

      • Anonymous on October 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm

        LOL where is the HOOD in Mascoutah???

    • Anonymous on October 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm

      Why can’t he enter off Harnett by the ASC and park in the south parking lot of the middle school? Then he wouldn’t be violating in laws.

  65. Anonymous on September 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Mr. Mayor, why would you cancel the prayer breakfast this year, 2021? All restaurants that care to be open, are open. Caterers are catering. We can and do gather as free Americans to pray together in many other settings. And, uncertainty of attendance? A bad reason. Those who feel ‘safe’ will come, others will stay home, just as always. Choose to cancel if only 10 or 20 sign up, not before you give us a chance. I’m severely disappointed that you have made this choice to NOT gather and pray for our town, county, state, country and its Citizens. By all accounts, we need the prayer, and thankfully, are still able to gather and worship outside of this without fear of reprisal from Big Brother. A prayer breakfast should be fully supported by you, not cancelled for fear of reprisal.
    Shame on you!!!

    • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 5:31 am

      Completely disagree. There is a new Mayor. It is his choice. Every heard of separation of Church & State?

      • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:16 am

        The event has nothing to do with the separation of church and state.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm

        Where does the words separation of church and state exist? Just freedom of religion not freedom from religion

    • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

      And he says he’s a republican. What a joke

      • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:25 am

        I think the obvious question to our Mayor would be if he is dining in at restaurants during the pandemic?

        • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

          The prayer breakfast was former Mayor Daugherty’s special event. Maybe Mayor McMahan would like to find something of his own to give back to the community. Just because one politician does something, not all of them need to.

      • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:48 pm

        He says he’s Republican? Are we talking about the same mayor that ran for congress as a Democrat?

      • Anonymous on October 2, 2021 at 7:30 am

        What does his political affiliation have to do with a prayer breakfast?

        • Anonymous on October 3, 2021 at 12:10 pm

          I agree

    • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:56 pm

      It’s a no-win situation. Cancel it, upset people. Have it and then someone gets a sinus infection and all of a sudden, it’s a super-spreader event. And, the Herald reported that it was canceled. Do we know that this was solely the mayor’s decision? Sure, it’s called the mayor’s prayer breakfast but, does he really plan every detail on his own? And, can you not still pray for the community, etc without the organized breakfast? I mean, sure you’re missing the catered food from Tom’s which is great but, maybe your prayers will still be heard without the kicker of the guest speach from Tim Ezell. But you’ll have to make that decision on your own.

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 6:50 am

      why not have a lunch or dinner prayer we could have it at the park with food and beer trucks im sure alot of people would attend

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Maybe the new mayor isn’t religious? Him hosting a prayer breakfast would be like Biden/Harris hosting a conference on how to secure a countries borders.

  66. Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 11:02 am

    This is a question about the guy with the signs at the Rt 4 & 177 intersection. Since when do we let someone distract drivers?? I had some one hit me from behind from reading these signs. Lucky no damage but come on Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on September 30, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      I am in agreement with you. I would also like to see folks refrain from putting up yard sale, garage sale, Open House Signs, Auction Today signs etc. on city property or light poles throughout Mascoutah. It is an intersection not an advertisement area.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        Now that the prayer breakfast is canceled. The mayor should have time to have the sign ordnance enforced.

    • Anonymous on October 2, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Cut the guy some slack. He sold “open the pool” and “open the library” signs and presto, they are both now open!

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:07 am

        Are you serious ?? How old are you?

        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm

          Not serious at all. My age? That’s classified information.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

        The library had to follow certain protocols before it being able to reopen. The signs had nothing to do with it. The pool I’m sure had to wait a certain amount of time to make sure it was safe due to covid before they could open. Don’t really think these signs had a significant impact on when things began opening up.

        • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 9:36 am

          I’m pretty sure the pool and library only opened because of the building pressure upon city officials due to the popularity of the sign guy.

          • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 2:33 pm

            LOL popularity??



    • Anonymous on October 3, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      You’re probably the same person that texts and drives. Probably got rear ended by a texting driver. You might be the same person that let’s a dog ride on your lap while driving, don’t know. A person selling signs is not the problem. It’s the distracted drivers period. Good god!! Complain about real problems. Maybe, just maybe, the police could work harder at stopping the distracted driving. Then, and only then, would the very signs you have in your own yard wouldn’t be the problem. Think outside your box, the problem isn’t Mascoutah. Good Lord!!

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:03 am

        I thought the same thing that he was texting. But he told me he was reading the signs. So I guess your right since you weren’t there. Sh$t for brains.

        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm

          Do you really think he would tell you he was texting!!?? Wow!! He lied about texting and driving, blamed the first thing that came to his empty mind. Which is a sight more than you have!!

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      I think its funny that he puts these signs saying Pritzker Sucks at an intersection that Pritzker gave money to fix. I love Mascoutah.

  67. Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    How about New Baden! The Park Board is fighting with the Village Board. Juicy comical stuff…… Truck Stop prostitution, Trailer Courts full of meth, Fine Swine long gone, and Cuss Word Signage on Main Street.

    • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Who cares about what’s happening in New Baden? This sounds written by a Mascoutah resident with a personal grudge against the village itself.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:31 am

        This newspaper is now also New Baden & Clinton County. I like their bakery. It’s convenient. I think
        their Hardee’s might be the closest one to mascoutah? Good Ole Days diner is delicious. I also saw a headline somewhere about their park board being upset, don’t remember where, but that’s pathetic, in any event. I really miss the BBQ place, very sad it left. The F sign, hahaha what kind of morons allowed that

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:46 am

          The Fine Swine has a food truck east of 159 and North Belt West in Belleville. The owner was always kind and courteous to us when we would visit the “bricks and mortar” location in New Baden.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:37 am

        Sounds like mascoutah is trying to take spotlight off of them nonstop on this forum, & put some on New Baden. I like some variety lol

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 1:31 pm

        i think mascoutah school district is part of new baden

  68. Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Mascoutah Council should study and look very hard at Phase2 electrical extension. To my knowledge no one has ever done a cost benefit study . It is my opinion it isn’t in the best interest of the citizens of Mascoutah and could cause a potential increase 100 % or more in energy cost. The Citizens are already paying rates that are up to 40% higher than other communities. Last year’s city audit showed electric revenue of $7,745,256. With an operating profit of $429,309. This is a 5.54% profit from operations. The est. cost of Phase 2 Electrical project is $11,000,000. According to the city engineers report . Which will most likely will be $15 million or more

    Assuming a 20 yr. Loan at 3% monthly payments are $61,005. and 20-year cost of $14,641,376. Revenue needed per month of new billing is $1,101,173.00 at 5.54% profit per month. Without any added maintenance cost .3% loan $732,060. Annual pmt. Would take yearly new sales of $13,214,079. starting year one. almost double last years audit.

    2% loan monthly payments $55,647. Total 20yr. cost $13,355,647. Revenue needed per month at 5.54% profit=$1,001,209. Of new billing from new line. Without any added maintenance cost. It would take yearly new sales of $12,014,512. starting year one to break even. Many may think Boeing will be the savior. Here are some numbers.

    I ask if there was an estimate of Boeings usage staff said between 5 and 9 megawatts, I assume monthly. At 9 MW for the high they would use 108 megawatts or 108,000 kw at an average at 16 cents per kilowatt they would be billed at 17,280.00 per year and at a 5.54% profit . the city would net of $957.00 per year. Even if Boeing used 108megawatts per month or 1296 megawatts per year and were billed $207,000.00 the net profit is only $11,545.00 at this rate the city would need 95 customers with the same usage to make the loan payments. Thanks for reading . Please ask your elected officials not to burden us with higher cost .

    • Anonymous on September 25, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Wow! That kind of stupidity sounds like the city is being run by the postal service.

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 8:12 am

        ? Isn’t the mayor a retired postmaster from Mascoutah?

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

      This sounds like the kind of stuff the former councilman/failed mayoral candidate would write. Didn’t he move out of town? hmmmmmm…actually concerned about our future or stirring up s**t?

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        No matter who wrote it, if true those numbers are VERY alarming!

        • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 6:07 am

          Numbers are true. This goes back before our new mayor. The electric issue is a legacy left to us by our old mayor. You know the one we put on the home coming cups, celebrating our higher cost of living. It’s al true, do a little research. Prairie State made a compelling sales pitch and many towns took it. Ask the old mayor how many dinners and events he went to sponsored by them.

          It’ was a poor decision. Look we elect people based on popular vote, not necessarily brains.

          Between the high price of power and the states allowing a jammed finger or a cpap to qualify some of these entitled people to be disabled, it’s running this city and state down.

          Here’s an idea, take care of the south, east and west side of the town, not just the north. Most in the north don’t even contribute, look it up at st. Clair county real estate taxes. 70-100 percent disabled, then go look, disabled my a**. No taxes and get Money on top of money for doing nothing.

          It’s a disgrace to all of us that did serve and continue.

          For those bros and sisters, that truly are from combat, we support you.

          Anyways, point is… thank our old mayor and what he and the council did for us back then and look at your neighbors while some of you served and just have better ethics.

          • Anonymous on October 9, 2021 at 6:16 pm

            Only two states in this country offer no property tax break to veterans. Quit acting like Illinois is alone with this benefit. Tell me, if you qualified for the benefit, would you not file the qualifying paperwork and pay full taxes? Are you refusing your retirement check? Or did you bail before twenty?

            What I find telling is that other towns surrounding the base have managed to prosper from the relationship.
            Mascoutah has stayed much the same as it was in the 1980’s. Progress has never been a catch word associated with this town.

            I dropped my subscription to this paper because of this column. And I can’t say I regret the decision. I was only here today to check on an obituary. The least, and I mean the very least this paper should do is require names to postings. Non-attributional remarks only encourage people to make outrageous and hateful statements. Words have consequences. This column shows the worst of this town.



      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 8:06 pm

        Why would you complain? Looks like someone actually wants the city to help the people who live here. I’ve lived here for 12 yrs electric rates have always been a subject everyone complains about. This is the first time I’ve seen with the guts to bring the subject to the forefront rather than empty excuses. Kudos to the author.

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Sewer, $25 Monthly flat service fee, besides usage, to pay for new Poop Plant. And Personnel. Ridiculous.

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:49 am

        It’s the backwords thinking of Mascoutah. What did you expect. Just think of those dummies that bought a house next to the sewer plant. What were they thinking.

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

          I think they wanted to put the cart before the horse but forgot to buy the feed.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:36 pm

          Yeah. Backwords.

        • Anonymous on October 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

          Mr. Mayor where is the $400 you promised us during your campaign to be reimbursed to us for the high electrical rates?

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:47 pm

        What else should they do for new sewer plant? Current plant is at capacity and the EPA will levy huge fines on the city if nothing is done and they violate clean water act. It would be more costly if waited and got in trouble. Like it or not, it has to be done. Mascoutah is not the only one in this boat. Just look how much other areas are paying and be thankful

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 9:32 am

        I understand the city being
        a sewage provider for the town. I don’t understand why the fees were raised before it is built.. I don’t understand why the city is in the electric business. It can’t be efficient. I say let Ameren provide power to us.

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:49 am

          I already see numerous complaints on Mascoutah Residents Facebook Page in regards to utility bills in Mascoutah. I hope those folks realize natural gas prices have tripled since last winter and those bills this past winter are going to look like bargins.

          • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 7:54 pm

            What does natural gas have to do with electric. Coal is burnt to give us power and kill the planet.



        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:21 pm

          I agree. Wish could sell out to ameren. Save so much money

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      The revolving door of transient military that use & abuse the town & school district, will hep play for it. However, the true locals are the ones, whose pocketbooks really take a beating on it. Good luck on this town ever reaching 10k population.

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 4:36 pm

        The conservatives in this town have always tried to keep the population small. They hate change, so they’re happy with no growth .

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 6:26 am

          If growth is so good, Chicago, St.Louis, Atlanta and New York City should be the best laces to live.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:56 am

          Because growth does not necessarily equate to being a good thing. BTW, conservatives don’t hate growth. They just dislike the negatives that come with growth (more crime, higher taxes, more traffic. You know, all the things that aren’t progress.

  69. Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I was in the Rural Family Medicine waiting room this morning and there was a gentleman on his cellphone. I think he was talking business. I honestly was trying not to listen in. However my question is: Is it rude to talk on your cellphone in a setting like a waiting room? Shouldn’t you wait until you are outside or in your car?

    • Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      You’re kidding right???

      • Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 2:35 pm

        so it’s not rude to talk on the phone? I guess I’m not up on the times anymore.

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 7:09 am

      Wow, have you ever been outside of
      Mascoutah Illinois?

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        Wow, must there be sarcastic remarks? This person was clearly just trying to figure out todays cell phones does & don’t. Doesn’t hurt to ask as I’m sure alot of people wonder this same thing.

        • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:51 am

          So now there’s do’s and don’t to use a phone??

          • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

            Of course there is! There are does & don’ts living in a society. Consideration of others is key. Nothing wrong with being aware of one’s surroundings and being considerate of others around you.



    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:29 am

      It’s 2021 not 1999.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 7:19 pm

        The year we live in has nothing to do with being courteous to others in a public setting.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm

          Agreed. However I don’t see the point in complaining about it on this forum. It’s not necessarily a right/wrong issue, more of a decent/annoying issue. Maybe they had to take that call tho, who knows

  70. Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I saw that Congressman Bost was trying to get in on the Boeing bandwagon. While he may support it. He didn’t have a hand in the process. Just taking credit for others work. Where was he when The NGA needed to be courted ? The picture weeks Herald of The Mayor, City Manager and other staff has the appearance of involvement , but very little actual. i think the real main player is County Chairman Kern and retired Airport director Cantwell.

    • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Been in the works a decade

    • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 10:28 am

      The city manager and his assistant did nothing to get Boeing here. It’s been in the works by the county for years. Unfortunately they will try to take that credit by bringing it to “his town”.

  71. Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I have lived on Mascoutah most of my life. I was in band in high school. I am embarrassed for the high school. The football team and cheer leaders have not attended one performance in all of these years. The band practices 8 hours a day for 2 weeks every summer in the heat to learn the half time for the FOOTBALL games. It would be nice that they take a road trip to attend ONE perfomance during the year. I think the football players and cheerleaders believe they are better than the other students in the high school. Prove me wrong. Just attend one permanance.

    • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Same here, I was in band back in the 70’s. Back then the band was laughed at. I hear the people in the band these days get a bit more respect then we did. It may take another 50 years for the band to be praised for what they add to school spirit.

      • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 5:24 pm

        I hope it does not take another 50 years. Let’s prove the schools that we have the beat fans for band and colorguard like we have for the other sports.

    • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Typical all over the world. Pretty standard. They chose to do band. Just like the athletes chose, to not have time for much else, due to their rigorous schedules.

      • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 9:45 pm

        But band members attend all of the football games, why can’t the football players attend just ONE competition. That is all. Just ONE competition.

        • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 8:27 am

          The band has a performance every other week. It just happens to be at half time of the football game. It allows the band to have maximum exposure. I think it would be good if all students supported each other, going to games, competitions, meets, etc. But I do notice most of the band parents leave as soon as the band performs, so should they stay and support the football team and cheerleaders? Or is it just about the band?

        • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm

          If dont like it then don’t be in the band. Why doesn’t the band play for other outdoor sports? Not fair

          • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 9:43 am

            Maybe they would if the other sports would attend the band competitions. I think the athletes think they are better and more important than band. It should not be that way. Have a contest between the sport teams to see between team supports the band.



    • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      I am embarrassed we have so many morons in this town, such as yourself.

      • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 11:12 pm

        Whoa, big words for a keyboard warrior. Not sure what set you off but actually nobody cares for your opinion anyway

    • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 9:45 am

      This is a very minute way of thinking. I get it, everyone wants their kids to be seen, appreciated, and applauded. That is human nature. I know for a fact that the athletic department is very appreciative of the band. I believe I saw a post last eek where the band was even complimented publicly for their halftime performance by the ahletic department. I see it as a football game is not only a football game. It’s an event. Cheerleaders cheer, dancers dance, the band plays, and the football team plays. They are all part of one big event. It’s not one supporting another ore visa versa. Are you suggesting the band doesn’t like being at the football games?? PErhaps we should host a band competition at home and kids would come. I haven’t seen the band at a single away game. It just seems that we love to complain. On another note, the amount of band parents that leave after halftime tells me that they truly don’t care about other events or kids either. Just food for thought. This argument is silly. Our kids support each other often in many ways. Don;t turn it into a battle that don’t exist.

  72. Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Why on earth has there been a storage pod sitting on west Church Street for the past two weeks?
    If the maximum time limit for a vehicle parked on the street is 72 hours, one would think this pod would be in violation of something.

    • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Busy bodies should just worry about yourself and not what other people are doing.

    • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      Is it for the construction of the hog river culverts?

    • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      I’m just taking a shot in the dark on this one but, I’m guessing that something needed to be stored on West Church Street for the past two weeks. But then again, just a guess…

  73. Anonymous on September 19, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I have been reading the comments on the Mascoutah Residents Facebook Page in regards to the Boeing announcement earlier this week. The question I will continue to throw out to the folks who have aspirations of new business putting roots down in Mascoutah is this. What business is going to commit capital to starting a new business when we have more jobs available than participants to fill those needs? I started a thread approximately ten days or so in regards to the shortage of labor and I saw two responses. I will repeat $20.00-$30.00 per hour will not even attract an applicant in this current environment. It will take an entire generation for this dynamic to change. Mascoutah currently has some store fronts empty on Main Street and not one entity has risked capital in this market to fill those empty spaces. The Bricks and Mortars of retail and dining will continue to contract not only in Mascoutah but throughout the country. The new business dynamic is small scale retail such as Dollar General and the continued growth of the Food Truck Industry. Businesses of ten or fewer employees are the new future due to labor constraints. I will pose the question again, where do we ascertain the labor? You cannot risk capital without a healthy supply of labor. Thank you to the Mascoutah Herald for this Forum.

  74. Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 11:49 am

    It’s a shame that when a 16 year old born and raised here, and is in high school has to wander the school at lunch to figure out where to eat by himself because other kids want to spend lunch teasing and bullying him. And it’s also shameful that the few friends he did have now want nothing to do with him because he won’t drink alcohol, smoke weed or vape.

    • Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Being a teenager & being in high school can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life!! Been there,done that. Your peers will judge you, make up rumours, & all out be cruel. It can make a person just want to hide & get away from the meanness. Just know that not everyone is like this & this 16 year old will find a true friend among the drama & chaos of this time in his/her life. Just remember there is good and bad in all aspects of life & the world. I feel what this person is going through will make him/her stronger. It helps prepare you to the real world, and will stir compassion in your heart for others going through hard, tough times.

    • Anonymous on September 17, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Yes it is a shame but, people I know some that went through the same thing are now very well off, got married and have families. Besides being very happy with there lives they laugh at the loser bullies that now have to go back to digging ditches because the free money has stopped. I know this doesn’t happen to all that were bullied but, its great irony

  75. Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I don’t understand “play dates” for children. Whatever happened to kids just playing, why does it need to be set up? I saw one post of Facebook where a mom was trying to find another mom to set up the date. WTH! If the mom doesn’t know how to get in touch with the other woman, then are the kids really friends? This seems so bizarre to me.

  76. Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Do you think a heartless boss is a person who has always been that way or someone who lets power go to his/her head?

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

      Do you think an ungrateful employee is a person who has always been that way or someone who has their priorities mixed up?

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2021 at 8:44 am

      Is that really a thing? I’ve only had two jobs but my supervisors have always been nice. Does it happen at sertain jobs?

    • Anonymous on September 13, 2021 at 8:22 am

      It’s possible they were trained by an old fashion style of management.

      • Anonymous on September 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

        I think a heartless boss gets off on making his employees feel like crap. Its a turn on.

  77. Anonymous on September 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    My topic of discussion does not belong in the Sound Off Forum. However, I was hoping to get some responses into how our community or any other can bring in a new business or businesses. We currently as a nation have more jobs available than individuals to fulfill the current labor market. How does a community lure a brand new business in while we are witnessing shortened business hours or even businesses shuttering their doors one or more days a week? Do we entertain going back to the “Blue Laws” where places were not allowed to operate on Sunday? Are we witnessing the beginning of Commercial Real Estate becoming an eyesore as businesses close and we have almost nobody willing to risk their capital due to lack of labor? I do not have the answer(s) on how to solve the issues at hand. Maybe some responses will generate some ideas? I do not believe the Extended Unemployment Benefits coming to an end will help bridge any of our current labor needs. If someone has been out of the job market for 12-18 months, it is a difficult choice based upon economics to hire an individual only to hope he or she is sincere in their commitment to you as a business owner. Do I possibly waste the training costs and time on this group of individuals if he or she want to return to the labor force? Currently, $20.00-$30.00 an hour does not even get an applicant to come interview for a job which paid $15.00-$18.00 an hour prior to the pandemic. Any constructive thoughts are welcome. I am hoping this thread does not turn into a political sideshow or finger pointing. Thank you.

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Agreed, its a catch 22. It would be hard for me to hire anyone that has shown they have no work ethic and been sitting on there a**es for a year and a half. Even for 5 buck an hour much less 15. But then I would never start a business that rely on that level of people to make it work.

      • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 5:47 pm

        Don’t assume that because someone hasn’t worked in a year and a half has no work ethic. There could be other reasons that they haven’t worked in a few years. I wanted a change and thought I’d try to get a job here in town so I wouldn’t have to drive out of town. Applied at a hardware store and was told they prefer to hire people with plumbing and or electrical experience. That’s fine, but why are most of his hires under 20 years old? Everytime I go into that store I notice new employees and if I ask about a certain employee I get told that person quit. I spent 25 years in the military and another 7 years at my last job. Went thru four bosses at that job. They kept quitting. Some employers just don’t want to hire more people. I applied for a federal government job but the black interviewer told me he didn’t want to hire any European Americans.

  78. Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    I have to applaud the residents in Mascoutah. Sound Off has been relatively quiet for a few weeks. You’re either tired or gearing up for a huge wave of future complaints. Allow me to grab my beer first before you begin.

    • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 5:04 pm

      I left Mascoutah in 1977 but I always remember the bbq pork steaks marinated and barbecued in a great pork steak sauce. Does anyone have a good recipe for the sauce?

      • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

        You gotta Maull it!

        • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 12:05 am

          Can’t get Maull’s in the UK. Thanks but I was looking for a home made recipe.

  79. Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Why can our city (Mascoutah) not require utility contractors PROPERLY to repair the damage they do to our city streets? There are some awful patches on Church Street, beginning with one near 6th Street and then all the way to Railway as well as First Street between State and Church. It is a shame since Church Street was nicely rebuilt just a few years ago.

    • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      They are supposed and should be bound by the contract. The city just needs to hold them accountable.

  80. Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 9:41 am

    How come no one in town talks about how awful the sign at the grocery store is? If it were any other business this town would so angry that it looks awful and needs to be replaced.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Tom’s? What’s wrong with it? Looks fine to me.

      • Anonymous on September 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm

        Go at night and see it lit up or just the first 2 letters are.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Mascoutah – 1, their broke. 2, the intersection by the expensive high school, is a lot worse. Derelict Jefferson’s lot, mechanic shop house to the south, & that eyesore cheap section eight boarded duplex to the west.

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Is everybody okay with the volleyball team being forced to face the crowd during their games? It seems to be a humiliation tactic.

      • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

        Not sure I understand this comment. But it doesn’t sound to be anything of concern

      • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        Please explain

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

      Send them letter like they do for high weeds or a derelict house.

    • Anonymous on September 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Maybe because most of us aren’t busy bodies with no life that actually worry about pointless things.

  81. Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 7:01 am

    I’ve been noticing the county assessor vehicles out and about in Mascoutah for the past couple of weeks. Must be time to increase the property taxes again.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Reassessing isn’t the totally reason taxes go up. We live in St Clair Co Illinois. It will always go up. And even more if the schools decide we need a stadium for girls field hockey.

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 9:15 pm

      That’s their job. Their in every St Clair County town.

  82. Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 7:34 am

    You can set fire to police stations, police cars, businesses, and even loot businesses and nothing is done about it. You can attack someone for wearing a Trump hat and nothing is done. But set fire to a BLM flag and you are prosecuted. Just goes to show how screwed up our legal system is.

    • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      Not just the legal system, I’ll leave it at that.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 7:53 am

      It was a stolen flag. From a historical church. And he was carrying illegal firearms. Spewing hate was just a part of his flaws. Similar to you being only one of your mother’s flaws.

      • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 8:39 pm

        I notice you didn’t say anything against the rioting, looting (stolen property m), burning of property (destruction of property). I guess all of that pales to stealing a flag that spews hate. I guess you’re correct about me being one of my mother’s flaws. But I am also one of your mother’s nasty little secrets.

      • Anonymous on September 4, 2021 at 7:03 am

        Sounds like your comment spews hate as well. No comment about your mother.

        • Anonymous on September 4, 2021 at 2:57 pm

          Actually there was in the last sentence.

  83. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    So happy out great governor is mandating vaccines to health workers and teachers. Hopefully this will curb the numbers.

    • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 10:16 am

      I hope so too.

      • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:14 am

        What ever happened to “my body, my choice” ???

        • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 4:22 pm

          It’s negated by a public health crisis, where everyone besides your body is affected.

        • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 6:39 am

          Good point. We sure wouldn’t want any innocent unborn babies to die of covid.

          • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

            No, our leadership says they can die for nothing. But maybe we should put masks on them straight out of the womb?



        • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm

          If you’re talking about abortion, nothing is done to your body. It’s the baby’s body that’s affected.

    • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:08 am

      The vast majority of health care workers are already vaccinated. His mandate only covers the stragglers. Also, they can still choose not to be vaccinated. If they choose not to vaccinate, they will have to submit to weekly COVID testing. Either way, it will have little impact on numbers, it’s just another political grand stand.

  84. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Mask mandate goes into effect on Monday. Let the bashing begin.

    • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:13 am

      No bashing, I just thinks it’s funny to set a mandate for a future date. Why not just say the mandate is in effect immediately and enforcement will begin at the future date. His delay could be costing lives!!!

      • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

        That’s what you come up with?? Think about it, maybe some businesses need time to make preparations for the mandate.

        • Anonymous on August 30, 2021 at 9:40 pm

          Make preparations? Like making a sign to ask people to wear masks? Business’s already have them stacked up from the last mandate. What exactly do you think they have to do?

          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

            Obvious your to young to get the way some business’s work.



        • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:05 am

          I assumed they cut a deal with Covid for the weekend and we couldn’t catch it for a couple of days. Did I miss something?

  85. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:26 am

    King Pritzker!

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      For your health

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        I’m so glad a politician is available to tell me what’s best for me. Phew! One less decision I have to make for myself. Next thing you know, politicians will allow me to not pay rent or give me extra money for being unemployed. Nah, that would never happen, that would be crazy.

    • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 7:21 am

      Just wait until he runs for President. He will win because apparently most people love the Democratic Party so it can keep the plantations going.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:07 am

        JB run? Good one!

        • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 9:34 pm

          Our next President and Vice President will be Gavin Newsom and JB Pritzker

          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 11:34 pm

            Can’t tell if that’s a joke



  86. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:46 am

    hopefully the state will put a middle turn lane in rt 4 north going out of mascoutah it should start at caseys n exend all the way to I 64 With the new develement going in by midamerica it wont belong before its 35mph all the way to the interstate

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Ignorant. Not enough vehicles. That would also cost over $10 million dollars. Many more locations in the State that warrant it. What a moronic statement. Think before you speak.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm

        Masks are symbolic of helping one another WHICH IS PART OF ANY FAITH.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        Be kind.
        That was not a smart reply.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm

        Calm down dude. Get some rest. Maybe this idea isn’t practical but, there’s no need to call the person a moron. Take a deep breath, it’ll be OK if someone has an idea that differs from yours, pumpkin.

      • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 8:25 am

        wow your abillity to know the vehicle counts and cost of construction amazes me. you must be the life of the party with social skills and a attitude like that

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:04 am

      Mascoutah will never grow fast enough to warrant any road construction like that for years. Unless a progressive is mayor someday. They’ll have it done and worry about the money later.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 1:09 pm

        Speaking of growth, I would like Scheve park to be more natural and not just sports.

        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm

          Out of town sports teams don’t pay the city and the local businesses to walk through dandelions

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm

        There’s that word again… Progressive. What does that mean?

        • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 1:21 pm

          Progressive is just another word for a liberal. Just a lot more dumber. Check out anything that AOC says. Even the devils wife thinks she needs mental help.

          • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:59 pm

            Ah. So, if you’re not a liberal, you’re regressive? That doesn’t seem quite fair. I guess that’s what the media tells us though, so it must me true?



          • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

            I use to be a liberal until the crap they pulled when trump was in office. All the money they pissed away to try and hang him with something to impeach him. Sure he’s a compulsive liar but, it was his turn to see how many idiots would believe him. Now it Bidens turn . He’s screwing things up on his own level. But for some reason reps don’t piss money away trying to impeach him. Go figure



          • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

            AOC IS SO COOL! What’s wrong with you man!?!?



        • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 5:40 pm

          A “progressive” is someone who lives in an imaginary world full of unicorns, ponies and fairies, that has no concept of reality. They all vote Democrat.

          • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

            So, that just begs the question then. The original poster said that unless a progressive is mayor road construction won’t get done. I’m confused about how it’s a political issue and not an ideological issue. I guess I just don’t understand the use of the word in that context.



          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

            Read the post again. It says nothing about construction will only happen when a progressive is in office. I took it as this town needs to grow a lot more for needing any roadwork on Rt 4. Progressive would do it now without having the means to pay for it.



  87. Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Hopefully the city can use some of the funds from the covid stimulus to replace more bathrooms at the park especially ones by the ballfields, they are disgusting

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      They are disgusting mostly due to the vandals. Would you want your offspring to do the same to the household bathroom? Don’t judge the state of the restrooms without realizing how it became to the state there in.

      • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 2:09 pm

        It’s time. Their 50+ years old. Previous regime installed the new one. They have ample money. Budget for new ones. Quite simple. Nick & Pat are pro park people, so we should see it happen with their terms.

        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 3:20 pm

          I saw Councilman Seibert walk Mayor McMahan through those bathrooms months ago, hope they can get it addressed.

  88. Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Are you kidding me? The ENTIRE Mascoutah City Hall is closed because one person has tested positive for Covid? Just send that person home!!! The entire building doesn’t need to be shut down. Everyone is just looking for extra vacation days!! This is ridiculous!!!

    • Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Welcome to Mascoutah, if you kiss enough a** you can get special treatment also.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:11 am

      Must not be following masking recommendations if every has to quarentine

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:04 am

        I’m not sure that’s an actual sentence. Think before you type ol’ keyboard king. Your opinion will be much more receptive if it’s legible. Just sayin.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:31 am

      They should be vaccinated if dealing with the public. The city has a disinfectant machine that we paid 40 or 50 thousand for to do police cars ambulances and city hall rooms. Now when they come back they will probably be over worked and need to hire more assistant for staff.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

        Show me your papers! I feel like another generation was forced to comply with the same demand.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Agree. Ridiculous.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 10:19 am

      From what a few people working for the city told me, half the employees refuse to get the vaccine.

      • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm

        Stupidity.

        • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm

          They are part of the problem.

      • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:25 pm

        Hire socially responsible people.

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

      City hall is not CLOSED. The doors might not be open, but all City Hall staff has been working. Maybe get your facts right before your fingers start being a keyboard warrior.

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:41 am

      City Hall is not closed, just public access. All City Hall staff have been working. Maybe get your facts straight before becoming a keyboard warrior. Ridiculous is having uninformed people make comments on something they know nothing about and stirring the pot for no reason.

  89. Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Was at the nite deposit and heard the mayor talking about Mascoutah getting a Taco Bell. Can’t wait!

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 9:21 am

      That would be great to get one but, I can’t see Mascoutah being able to make it worth it for a franchise like that.

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      “Mayors” have been talking about “Mascoutah” getting a “Taco Bell” for “decades”. You’ll be waiting a long time fattyfatsmcgee

      • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 6:24 pm

        Ooo Burn!!!

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      Del Taco would be better than Taco Bell.

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 10:46 am

        Naugles would be the ultimate. But if taco bell wont come Naugles wouldn’t even consider.

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 2:31 pm

          Naugles was bought out by Del Taco years ago. Same menu. Miss that macho combo burrito.

    • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Is the new pizza place still gonna happen

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 10:58 am

        you mean the one the mayors son will be owning?

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 2:28 pm

          $23 for a two topping 16”, or $27 for a speciality. No thanks, I’ll pass.

          • Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 8:10 am

            Good more for me



          • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 2:47 pm

            Gotta pay for huge electric bill! Unless their daddy pulls some strings



        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 6:50 am

          Hope they have gaming machines

      • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 7:43 am

        We already have 4 places to buy pizza. I don’t think we need another one.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:36 am

      That must be true . The bars are where his policies are formed. Sorry just not fan.

      • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 8:56 am

        He’s alright. Could be a lot worse. I overall feel comfortable with him at the realms. We’ll still buy our pizzas from the bowling alley though. Electric bill hahaha funny good stuff.

    • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      Yep the new city information platform. Spreading disinformation to the masses. Wasn’t that Hitlers tactics? If you believe the Taco Bell talk you could be easily cultinized. Just saying.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:17 am

        Are you insinuating that Hitler was behind the Nacho Bell Grande?!

  90. Anonymous on August 17, 2021 at 8:42 am

    With people getting extra unemployment benefits and now a 27% increase in food stamps, many of the recipients will never want to work.

    • Anonymous on August 17, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Usually people that take advantage of free money and now more food for free, aren’t worth a s**t for a work ethic anyway.

      • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm

        That’s how it is for socialists.

  91. Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 9:36 am

    With all the talk about census information coming out, was wondering when the Mascoutah Herald will publish detailed census results with a comparison to 10 years ago. Should be interesting to see how this friendly, progressive community has developed!

    • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Progressive is not a word to describe Mascoutah. You must be a noob to the town. Conservatives don’t like to much progress at a time. If it works, why try to fix it is our motto.

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 9:44 pm

        What exactly is “progressive”? The original post used the word as complimentary, the response used it in a pejorative way. I don’t care what the answer is, I guess I’m just trying to figure out what the word, in a political context, actually means. Everyone likes progress, right? But, is it progress according to what you believe in an economic sense, or is it what you believe to be progress in a social aspect? Either way, I certainly have no issue with Mascoutah. Just looking for answers here!

  92. Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Mascoutah School District scheduled open houses for three schools on the same day. I have three kids. One goes to Wingate, second goes to Mascoutah Elementary and third goes to Mascoutah Middle School. Next year they need to communicate with each other when scheduling open houses.

    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      Just curious, but if you have two elementary aged kids, why is one going to Wingate and the other going to MES? Since both schools have the same grades, shouldn’t both kids be attending the same school?

      • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        Pre-K is at Wingate and 1st grade at Mascoutah Elementary.

        • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm

          Good to know about the Pre-K. I assumed both schools have it.

    • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 6:17 am

      It was your decision to have 3 offspring.

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm

        It’s irrelevant how many kids the parent has. It was irresponsible for all the schools to have open house at the same time.

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:13 am

          Right! Because school open house is so important, we couldn’t possibly figure out how to attend both or one over the other. Good grief, how many times does a kid need to see a classroom to know it’s a classroom or to see their teacher to know it’s their teacher? With the constant complaining of parents these days, no wonder this generation is lacking life skills. Slow the helicopter down there, parents.

    • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Dr. Fiegel wanted them all at the same time to make our lives difficult.

      • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 1:35 pm

        I had kids at both MES and MMS. I thought it was great having them at the same time. Only one of my evenings was consumed. Hats off to the school district for making my life easier and the staff was very courteous. I even got to eat at the food truck that they arraigned to have at MMS.

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

        Precisely! What a genius you are to have solved the problem! Dr. Fiegel had it planned from the get-go! Unreal…

  93. Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    There is a man on the corner of Main St. & Rt. 4 who sells political signs. I’m not questioning his freedom of speech, but I am questioning his right to be on a public sidewalk to sell something. Does he have a permit? Does he have permission to block that sidewalk or use public property to make money? With all the rules and regulations and permits needed in Mascoutah, I’m surprised he is still there.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 5:50 pm

      He’s nuts but, harmless.

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        I wasn’t questioning his mental state although he does seem a little different. I was questioning the city allowing him to sell items on a public sidewalk. Does that mean anyone can set up a chair on the other three corners and sell items?

        • Anonymous on August 14, 2021 at 9:11 am

          Nothing different about him. He’s completely normal.

          • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 7:52 am

            He’s normal if normal is now defined as a person living to argue and thriving on conflict.



        • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 8:58 am

          Over the years Mascoutah has had mentally challenged people just walking around. This one at least stays in one spot. Let him sell his little signs.

          • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 9:03 am

            He’s not mentally challenged just weird.



    • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      Agreed

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Has anyone ever thought that maybe someone owns the building he is standing next to and has given him permission to stand there?!?!? Because he is bold enough to stand physically behind his opinion instead of hiding behind a computer screen that makes him mentally challenged? In the words of your messiah, “come on man!”

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 8:49 am

        The sidewalk is owned by the City,not a private person. The question is: does he have a permit to sell signs at that location? Does he pay sales tax?

    • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:17 am

      Does he take Venmo? #askingforafriend

  94. Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 9:53 am

    What’s the story & circumstances behind the Mascoutah Lifeguard, that got seriously injured at the Pool?

    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

      Didn’t hear anything about it

  95. Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I would like to thank all the people who worked so hard from year to year that put the homecoming together. This team nailed two and half day of pure fun. I can not wait till next year.

  96. Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:04 am

    So who’s bright idea was it to put an etching of a past mayor on the beer buckets that is responsible for why our electric rates are out of control?? He sure left his mark on this town. Thanks Perrottet.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:16 am

      That’s not Perrottet, you moron.

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:47 am

        I’m glad I’m wrong then. I couldn’t figure out why someone would put the guys face on it that’s trying to make this a ghost town. Even after death. And before any other assh*le comments, do the research.

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:07 pm

          You should have done YOUR research, moron.

        • Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

          I won’t insult your intelligence by assuming you believe what you said is actually true. Unreal.

  97. Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 7:12 am

    So now we are starting the school year with masks. I am glad.this keeps the kids in school were they belong. Please don’t whine and complain. Just do it. The honor system did no work for not wearing masks.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm

      That’s where they belong???? So you didn’t like your kids at home? Very sad.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 10:49 am

        I love my kids at home. The learn better at school and need to be with their friends. It has been a rough year. My kids do better in school. You are the sad one. You may be part of the problem.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

      I agree

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:27 am

      Wow. I think I understand what you’re saying. But, if you’re the spokesperson for classroom logistics, I’m hesitant to follow suit.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Wearing masks and spacing is very important for everyone involved!

      I would like to know how much of a SUPER SPREADER the homecoming turns out to be.

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 7:35 pm

        We will see. Let’s see what the number is in week or two. We all need to work together on this.

  98. Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Ah, a nice cool Tuesday night. How relaxing to sleep with the windows open; a cool breeze blowing in.
    Until 1:20 AM when the West End Idiot goes blasting down the street in his loud internal combustion-powered golf cart, the riders hollering louder than the engine.
    Where are the police? These things are supposed to be off the street by 10 PM.
    This is the same guy that rides around with no seat/shoulder belts on and rolls right through all the stop signs. An accident waiting to happen.
    I wish the now-departed former councilman that initiated the “non-highway vehicle” ordinance had to put up the crap he started. Amazing what began as allowing electric golf carts morphed into ‘anything goes’. And our elected officials gave into a handful of whiney owners of toys they should never have purchased.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Agreed. Some people think the town is one big farm for their own personal use, ignoring the fact that we have a bunch of subdivisions.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      No Respect! -Rodney Dangerfield

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Motorcycles on my block are so loud morning noon and night.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

        I agree. The loudest vehicles on the road have to be the hogs. They’re even louder than the thumping car stereos or trucks with straight pooped pickup trucks.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:37 am

      It’s the same with normal vehicles too. Just people we not respectful regardless of the vehicle. But it is what it is and I live with it

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 8:03 am

      I think it is unfair to lump all “internal combustion powered machines” together. I have witnessed many of these people abiding by the same rules of the road as other vehicles. The issue is one person should not dictate the perception of the majority. Likely a police officer would have needed to be located in that area to ticket them. All we can do is call the police and hope they can stop this individual from participating in this behavior.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

      This is what happens when a conservative town listens to a liberal.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:35 am

        Congrats. You win the award for making the most assinne comment on this thread. And that takes some doing!

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:33 am

      You people will complain about anything. The police can’t be everywhere all the time. I’m not sure what you mean talking about the now-departed Councilman initiating the ordinance but, it doesn’t matter. Clearly, it makes you feel better to incessantly complain about non-issue a, so carry on.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      I wonder if this is the same family that got into a fight Saturday night around 12:30 am at the homecoming. Then they were banned from the Sunday activities at the park.

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Agree, that gives the people that do obey the law a bad image.

      Someone just needs to report that golf cart.

  99. Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    So did the city or United way cut funding for the civic center? I have seen both stories. It would be nice if someone from the center would set their record straight instead of just letting rumors fly. Or maybe that is the plan to make residents believe certain things so they can get more funds. Hmmmm

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 10:10 am

      United Way. 100 year old building. Not enough interest. (business). It’s not rocket science. Happens all over the country. Folks need to open their eyes & realize the common basics. Yes I understand the sentimental value.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:39 am

        Yea it’s times for something new. The civic center needs to be up front about everything work for the future. Instead of sitting on sidelines and let the rumor mill run

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 9:34 am

          Exactly. But seems they are more interested in trying to let the rumor mill force the city into a corner than actually being honest and work with the community on a long term solution.

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:12 pm

          Support the civic center and help it out

          • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

            I am willing to support. They just need to be honest and up front instead of letting the rumor mill spread. But need a concrete plan for going forward and I bet city would be more than happy to help as much as possible. But all we get is crickets from the Leu



    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:08 am

      And crickets. Bueller?

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

        It’s funny the past Leu Civic center director left during the budget cuts. I guess she didn’t want her salary cut.

  100. Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    i know that a book was written about the prom nite murders but did they ever figure out who murderd the banker with the homecoming money years ago

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      This is a new one to me, would love to hear more about the story!! TIA

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

      Not that I’m aware of. Thought some kids did it but they were cleared.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Please drop this subject. This family has family members living here.

  101. Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    anybody know how many bands will be in the parade? we used to get bands from other towns in the area , ofallon was always good to watch but i dont think think they will be here anymore because of what happened a few years ago.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      What happened?

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 6:33 am

        Probably an alcohol related incident would be my guess.

        • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm

          Ofallon used to be in our parades for years and were paid to do so. 3 or 4 years in a row, O’fallon’s bus was damaged and some of their instruments on that bus. After the 3rd year (if I remember right), they refused to come back (can’t blame them). The 5 year reunions were also banned from that point for many years. I think that has changed now, but it really shouldn’t have.

          • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

            Why shouldn’t 5 yrs be allowed? Judge much?



      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm

        Pretty sure some people peed on their bus/instruments

  102. Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Those mascoutah Facebook pages are garbage now. Bunch of white trash commenting all day about the most stupid topics. Get a life folks! Or a job for that matter. Or go volunteer. Do something positive for society. Some don’t even live in or near town, and/or, a lot are just transients stirring the pot. Not a very good representation of the majority of residents.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:18 am

      Hilarious but so true. Don’t forget garage sale mania & all the junk brought into town by hoarders on Facebook. They should call it garbage sales instead of garage sales haaaaaaa. I remember when Facebook was strictly for college students, and you had to have a email address with “edu” in it. Now it’s an addiction & a game for loser 40-80 year olds.

      • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

        You can always tell the generation that makes these comments. Learn some English kids.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:20 am

      don’t forget lost dogs…..
      ….also people need to make real life friends……

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

        yeah like chickens and rabbits are going to change the world get a life people

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 11:30 pm

        Agreed. Luckily we all have this thread to voice our disdain for annoying public posts about stuff that nobody cares about. God bless social media.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 8:17 am

      FB ruined society as we know it

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 7:15 am

        FB is for losers that don’t have real friends. For some reason they believe that their FB “friends” are the same as real friends.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Speaking of volunteering and doing something positive, very proud of the people out petitioning to keep the Leu Civic Center OPEN. This place has been around for a long time, and I think it’s a shame that the city doesn’t want it open anymore. Yes, it’s an old building. Yes, it has much needed upgrades. It’s also a building full of history in this town. But, if the city, and volunteers, put a little time and effort into fixing the building, it could have great possibilities to giving kids something to do. Not only offer after school care and sports activities, it could have a video arcade, indoor mini golf, etc. possibilities are endless. Plus, it would keep revenue in town instead of other places.

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:34 pm

        Please double check your facts. Pretty sure United way funding was cut not the city.

      • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:41 am

        I thought a YMCA is coming to town. Why keep the Leu?

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 11:21 pm

      Karen’s: “who can mow my yard?” “my dog is lost. im a ignorant pet owner.” “free trash on my curb” “my utility bill is $44 more than other towns” “the dollar general is awful”. “it’s so humid out”. “some car passed me on 177”. “I can see farm fields so I should be allowed chickens”

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Comical! Coincidently today, 3 lost dogs, mowing needed, & free crap/scrap.

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      that’s what you get from lazy uneducated unemployed keyboard warriors, with not many real life friends. Facebook addicts, it’s quite sad

  103. Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    High School entrance/road looks like crap. Welp! Didn’t even widen it, so what was the point? Also terrible patch with black asphalt instead of gray concrete. Pathetic. Just keep wasting my money.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:22 am

      what needed fixed anyway, isn’t that place only like ten years old?

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      All I know is, my property tax bill went up from $7400 to $7700. Reckless spending by the school district

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm

        Property tax bill went up because the value of your home increased. Looking at the tax rates from all of the taxing bodies the school District did not increase its rate. In fact here’s the total tax rate 2019 and 2020 comparison if you live in city of Mascoutah: 2019 @ 8.6007 & 2020 @ 8.5928. Again, if your tax bill went up it’s because of an increase in your property value and not because of tax rates.

        • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm

          Or more people find ways not to pay property taxes…

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          Hope that if you go to sell your property, you can the value that the County taxes you for. Just saying good luck

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 7:08 am

      Concrete was replaced with concrete; asphalt (in the street) with asphalt.
      Had you paid attention before the work was done, the asphalt street was terribly buckled, ostensibly from vehicles coming off the sloped drive onto the flat street.
      The question you should be asking is why the school district repaired the curb/gutter and street. Those items are the responsibility of the City, not the school district.

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      Asphalt will fade so it will match soon anyways.

  104. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    More taxpayer money being wasted in the city this week. City hall closed and all city employees at the park for a party for some city workers that retired. Congrats to them on their retirement but i sure dont feel taxpayers should be paying employees to attend parties.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      Check the facts before saying tax dollars. The City doesn’t operate on tax dollars. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, just please be accurate.

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 10:13 am

        You say the city doesn’t operate on tax dollars. Then what is done with all the taxes the city generates from us. I see a city of Mascoutah tax on our electric/water bill, Ameren bill, cell phone bill, county tax bill. Now I’m not sure if it’s true, but I have heard there is a city tax on the Spectrum (Charter) bill and that the city even receives certain taxes from the airport.

        • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

          I maybe wrong or blind but I haven’t seen a tax on my Ameren, cell phone, or property tax bills! Library, schools, fire dept isn’t a City tax

          • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:18 pm

            I looked at my cell phone bill and there is a Mascoutah City and State tax. Ameren has a Mascoutah Municipal Gross Revenue and a Mascoutah Excess Franchise charge. Maybe those aren’t taxes . I don’t know. The water bill has a Mascoutah Municipal Tax and another same tax for electric. The property tax bill has a Mascoutah Township , Mascoutah Road, City of Mascoutah LB, and Mascoutah surface water. Maybe these are just fees and not taxes.



          • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm

            The property tax bill also has a tax at the top that reads City of Mascoutah (along with the other four previously mentioned).



          • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 11:10 am

            Looks like you/re blind then. County has an exemption for that. Save yourself some money.



    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:13 am

      Good lord. Maybe it is nice to celebrate events like this for moral and such. Also if make it a good place to work then may get better workers and thus better deal for taxpayers. I am sure more money was wasted on other things that we should be more worried about than a couple hour celebration of someone’s years of service to the city and especially the youth with the parks. Maybe you should go volunteer if that upset

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Everywhere I worked, retirement parties were during the lunch hour or after 5pm shift. That’s how the real world operates. Big time private sector. SAFB & Mascoutah isn’t the real world folks.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Absolutely 110 million % agree. Backwards a$$ town.

      • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 5:21 am

        Regardless, they could have spent some of that money on other things, such as planters that do not look like Hefty cans.

        • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:36 pm

          I don’t think the city purchased those

      • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 3:24 pm

        You guys need better jobs then.

  105. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 10:13 am

    First don’t wear masks, then wear masks, then get vaccinated so you don’t have to wear a mask, now wear a mask even if you’re vaccinated. Dear CDC, President Joe and all the rest of you political dolts refusing to let go of the mass control over us that you seem to have fallen in love with…….I had existing antibodies from my bout with COVID which I survived, and still had the anti-bodies when I got the vaccine. I have no plan to put on a mask to protect the MORONS who choose not to get the shot. If you have an actual medical reason for not getting vaccinated, then mask up or stay home and hide. I for one am done with this nonsense. COVID is here to stay, you may as well accept this fact. The faster the ‘herd’ becomes stronger with constant exposures, the faster it becomes an annual ‘flu’ event that no one pays attention to. Sorry for those who aren’t strong enough to survive.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      not to be a debbie downer but if ” follow the science ” the homecoming could be a superspreader are there any safe gaurds in place like 6ft between people in line for food or drinks or rides should we wear mask , how about people in the bleachers and most of all the poeple serving n cooking food . the parade is another problem ,wear gloves if throwing or picking up candy just asking for a friend

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:19 pm

        The Homecoming is not a celebration. It is a large 3 day protest against mask mandates, and the systematic annihilation of a vibrant economy by power hungry Democrats. If BLM protests, Chicago looting and any other Democrat approved gathering of thousands isn’t considered a super spreader, I don’t know how you can call the Homecoming one. Name one predicted super spreader event that ever turned out to actually be one. They said the Super Bowl was going to be one due to parties etc….nothing. The MLB has been filling stadiums with 20-30 thousand fans several times a week for the past several months….no super spreader issues mentioned there. Scared? Stay home and save the rest of us from being exposed to your ignorance.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:14 am

      And I like they said fully vaccinated spread covid yet in same press release they say it is rare. Talk about flip flopping ans fueling the anti vax fire. Time to live with covid. Maybe should spend more time getting full approval than flip flopping

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

      dont want to rain on anybodys parade , but if you ” follow the science” the homecoming will be a superspreader event; any guide lines about 6ft distance on parade route ,how about when standing in food and ride lines and bleachers. maybe all antivaxxers should wear masks i think its gonna look like a trump rally with nobody cares about the other guy

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

        Maybe it will look like a Biden rally, or BLM or Antifa looting rally. None of those events had mask wearers so why single out Trump rallies?

  106. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

    17 Year old shot on Riverview Blvd, man shot and killed on Mora St, man shot and killed on Wabada Ave…..all North St Louis last night July 27th. Home of the new NGA mapping facility. Sure hope they hand out bullet proof vests to the employees. It’s a real shame the decision was made to put it there rather than near Scott AFB. Pure politics at its best.

  107. Anonymous on July 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

    IN contrast to all who think the flower pots on Main Street are so ugly– someone went to a lot of expense nd effort to try to beautify our city. If you think that the pots need to be painted, get out there with your brush and paint and paint away. As far as blocking the view of oncoming traffic, that is a legitimate complaint. I’m sure it was just and oversight and can be remedied very quickly! Thanks again to whomever planted flowers along our Main Street.

    • Anonymous on July 25, 2021 at 9:16 am

      Good morning
      I currently live in Belleville, and my family (multi ethnic) would like to relocate to Mascoutah. Our concern is; would we excepted? We are a quiet hard working family, and just want to hear from some locals. Please… give us your honest opinion with out being cruel. Thank you for your help.

      • Anonymous on July 25, 2021 at 5:39 pm

        Why would you not be accepted? Contrary to popular belief among certain races, Mascoutah is not all white.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 12:59 pm

        We have had an influx of every race from SAFB for decades. Mascoutah is a great place to raise your family.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

        As long as you’re not gay, you are welcome. People around here say they don’t mind, but they do.

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

          There goes another member of the gaystapo spreading false information. Nobody said gays aren’t welcome in Mascoutah.

        • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:16 am

          I think closed minded people who spread false rumors like you we don’t want

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:59 am

        Stay in Belleville, we have enough mixed in Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Try painting them and see how fast you get arrested!

    • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      Yes! Thank you, Mascoutah, for the nice flower pots. It’s good to see more greenery along Main Street.

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 4:24 am

        More greenery, yes. Trash cans with some flowers in them, no thanks. It’s like they tried but didn’t want to put the effort in to pick something that looks appropriate. They look like my hefty yard waste container.

    • Anonymous on July 27, 2021 at 11:20 am

      What about the point they look like hell and who came up with the placement?? Nice try but, that’s what it looks like. An attempt to look good but, failed.

  108. Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

    So yesterday I was driving by the 4 way stop at route 4 and seen the gentleman with his signs. I was struck by several that indicated commy and socialists. My question to him is, does he refuse social security and Medicare? Are those not Socialist programs to help the retirees in the United States. And if he is collecting it, is he not just a hypocrite?

    • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Actually he is Veteran who fought for our country, beyond that, he is exercising his first amendment right to free speech. I would imagine he disproves of the radical right wing agenda, not common things like social security and Medicare.

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 9:51 pm

        There is no radical right wing agenda.

        • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 5:26 pm

          Lol! I’m pretty sure that person meant radical left-wing agenda.

  109. Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I don’t understand what the big deal is concerning slot machine businesses. They bring revenue into town and if someone wants to throw away their money on them, that’s their business.. No one is forcing them to do it.

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:31 am

      I agree, let the market decide how many businesses can be successful.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:22 am

        Why does the Mayor and council think they know more about what the market wants? Our city is there to provide services not to protect us from ourselves. Let the Market decide. The gambling places won’t be there very long if no one goes into them. Does the City feel like it now should tell us how many restaurants we should have or how many grocery stores we need? I say government should stay out of business decisions. They’re not very good at it anyway.

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:58 pm

          Very well said. Any town’s economy is dictated by customers not politics.

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      Mascoutah veterans don’t like progress much and, most are hypocrites anyway. Let them whine it’s there nature.

  110. Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I love Mascoutah but detest the electric rates! I do everything I can to keep the cost down. i make sure lights are off when not being used. I’m extremely careful with my AC. I’ve basically turned into the electric police and my kids think I’m crazy. Isn’t there anything we can do? Isn’t there anyway to change electrical companies? There has to be something!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:41 am

      I’m willing to bet your kids aren’t the only ones that think you’re crazy

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 8:11 am

        The new business front improvements a a welcome sight.The large green awning needs a power wash or replaced. it looks awful.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

          I have no idea what you are talking about.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

          maybe we could paint the new trashcans (i mean flower pots) on main street rainbow colors and possible blm stickers on some to show that we are a open minded town.

          • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 11:49 am

            Don’t dismiss this idea right off the bat…What if you asked MHS art students to submit their designs for each planter? The City could choose the ones that best represent Mascoutah. Sort of like the mural on Main Street. It wouldn’t have to be done all at once. Maybe one planter a month.



          • Anonymous on July 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm

            But we’re not an open minded town. If they wont let a gay float in the parade what makes you think we can handle BLM.



  111. Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I think it is time to make the covid mandatory for schools. Other shots are mandatory. Everyone should get it or else we will never rid of the virus. Memorial Hospital is now taking covid patients from Springfield MO. this has got to stop or we will have another lockdown. Do you all want that?

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 8:25 pm

      You are misinformed. Read the caption under the home page at nurembergtrials.net and see the criminals in the photo. You don’t get shots for a common cold, which is what a corona virus is. If you get this virus, simply take hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin and feel better in a day. The experimental unapproved inoculations make the problem worse if it doesn’t outright kill you.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 9:21 am

        Totally, totally agree.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

        Good one. Spreading more false info. Go stick yourself head in the sand if think the vaccines are worse for you. Now I don’t know if should be mandatory but also don’t spread lies

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

        You are misinformed, just like an antivaxxer is. Follow the science, you are not following science.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 7:01 am

          Yeah, follow science!! Unless you’re born a male and want to identify as a female, or vice-versa. Then, don’t follow science. Actually, just follow science when it benefits you. Or, follow science when it lines your pocketbook. Uh oh, did I say something wrong?

          • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm

            That has something to do with covid



      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        All the vaccines you received as a child kept you from getting all the terrible viruses that afflicted the world until the 50s and 60s. Thank your parents for getting you vaccinated, cretin.

        If you don’t get vaccinated and then end up on a vent in the ICU all I can do is laugh at you. There is no sympathy for the clowns that were anti-mask and anti-vax.

        • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 9:20 am

          You are still spreading misinfo. If they really cared for us, the insulin for diabetes patients would be free and so would inhalers for asthma patients. Have you not seen the reports on Vaers? Obviously not or you would not push the unapproved, experimental ‘vax’ that kills more people than the virus. This is also against Nuremberg Code, and many media reporters, doctors, nurses and hospital staff will end up at Nuremberg for perpetuating this crime. You also don’t get jabs for virus with 99% recover rates, which is for most people unless they are overweight or have other health issues.
          I’ve already had the virus and it was like a cold for 3 days, big whoop. For those with more serious cases, ask your doctor for HCQ or Ivermectin and the recovery will be a day or two at most. If your doctor won’t prescribe it, contact the Frontline Docs who can get it for you.
          They will go through the entire Greek alphabet to get the world inoculated, the next ‘variant’ will be Epsilon.

          • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 9:39 am

            You are so right on. I agree with everything you said. It wouldn’t hurt to make sure you get enough vitamin D, and some zinc for extra measure. A virus that the survival is so good, doesn’t need a vaccine thrown down our throats.



      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        Oh great another Qanon cult follower with sh*t for brains.

  112. Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Did you miss it?? I’ll bet you did. July 14th was International Non-Binary peoples day!! I can’t believe more wasn’t made of this in the National Media. There are over 1 million U.S. adults that do not identify as either male or female, and I for one think they are way past due to receive the recognition they deserve. It’s a shame the vast majority of those who identify in this manor are under age 29 and white. I hereby challenge the non-binary culture to become more diverse/inclusive and less racist, by allowing more minorities into you group. This is your only hope in getting Grandpa Joe to declare a Federal Holiday to honor you.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      Stand nude in front of a mirror, if you see a penis, you’re male. If you see a vagina, you’re female. What is so hard to understand? If you have a problem then go to a sensible physicatrist. It might also be a benefit to talk with a head of your clergy. May God help you!!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:57 am

      Couldn’t agree more. We need a “National I Don’t Stand For Anything Day”. Oh wait, we had that on election day

  113. Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Question about the new flower pots on Main Street. Is that their color or are they going to be painted yet?

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 6:44 am

      It doesn’t matter the color, they are eyesores, what a waste of money. The pot by North County Road is blocking the view of oncoming traffic, its hard enough to see the east bound traffic, now they put a flower pot there to block your view, what a bunch of idiots.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

        While I agree with you in some regards, I think the placement was not given the proper thought. There are some in place that do indeed block drivers view of oncoming traffic. Others interfere with the walking path and hinder handicap access.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        Wouldn’t say eyesore, but cheap looking. Should have spent more on fancier ones. They match all the black pothole patches haha.

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:47 am

        Must be nice to sit back and complain all the time, meanwhile not being willing to donate time or money to help. Such a nice view from the catbird seat.

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Ugly Ugly Ugly those pots don’t match anything . Look cheep , BUT PROBABLY NOT.

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:49 am

        So easy to snipe when you’ve done nothing to benefit the community. Stick to your secret keyboard, let the adults handle the rest.

        • Anonymous on July 19, 2021 at 6:28 am

          Your an idiot, would love to meet you and set you straight.

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 7:09 am

        Cheep? Before you take to the anonymous airwaves to complain, at least learn how to spell. Your comment would be much better taken if you spent as much time on your grammar as you do slighting the people that are actually trying to help this community.

  114. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Gotta love Missouri. Filled up my car over there today and gas was $2.67 a gallon ($3.29 here). Sixty two cents lower is a good savings. Last week it was $2.72 over there. Of course it goes up here and seems to change only for an increase. Besides myself, I know of six other families here in town that buy all their groceries and gasoline in St.Louis. 38 miles one way isn’t that far to drive for such good savings.

    • Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 10:57 am

      You must not be local originally. Old news. Been like that for decades. My time is more valuable then worried about saving $14 bucks.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

      So in other words, you’re cheap and not to bright.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        It’s too, not to, bright guy.
        Not too bright to put wear & tear on your car.

  115. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

    I wish people would stop draining their house water across sidewalks and into ditches. Full ditches are breeding grounds for mosquitos, and for those of us who walk, water across the sidewalk is hazardous– especially in the winter when it freezes or when it is mossy and slick!

    • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      I agree with sidewalk or driveway or street.
      Ditches, I disagree.

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      I assume you are referring to sump pumps and downspouts. Pretty sure already not allowed to dump out near sidewalk as cause icing hazards. But also where is the water supposed to go if not in the ditches

      • Anonymous on July 24, 2021 at 11:15 am

        When the ditches have water in them all the time, it is a health hazard since mosquitos breed in standing water. If the ditches drained, it would be fine. Come look down at the dtich in the 1000 block of Madison. It constantly has water– stagnant water– standing in it!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:53 am

      Is there so much water across the walking paths that it’s hazardous? Seems hyperbolic to me.

  116. Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I know this isn’t right but I’m really jealous of those people that don’t have to work but still get money from the government. There are things at home I would like to do but don’t have the time because I have a job. I feel guilty and angry at the same time.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      You could have done the same but, if you have a good work ethic that little voice in your head says, don’t be a lowlife, you’re above that, be proud of your upbringing.

      • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

        I have a sister-in-law who is on unemployment and also receives the extra $300. I wouldn’t be so mad if it wasn’t for the fact she is always going shopping and buying things. She said I should just quit my job because they can’t deny you unemployment. At what point did our society embrace unemployment as a career?

        • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 12:06 pm

          They started embracing unemployment when the U.S. became the laziest, fattest country in the world.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      I would love to take a month long vacation with pay. Don’t want to be greedy…LOL

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

      Imagine how you are going to feel when famlies start getting that $500 child tax credit starting July 15. Unless you have a child under age 17, you are s**t out of luck. Are past jealous and into major angry??

  117. Anonymous on July 9, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Has anyone seen any of the food trucks in town? I haven’t seen any since last year.

    • Anonymous on July 11, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Better places to go I bet. Also one that came a lot no longer is in business

  118. Anonymous on July 9, 2021 at 9:20 am

    While registering my high schooler for the new year, I started wondering about some of the fees. One in particular is the student parking fee. We pay an excessive amount of property taxes to the school already so I don’t really understand why we have to pay for the kids to park. So I have three questions about this fee. #1: why do we need to pay to park? . #2: where does the money grabbed by this fee go towards? #3: does the staff have to pay to park? If not, then why do the students? Want to see a classic deer-in-the-headlights look? Go ask questions 2 & 3 to anyone on staff at the school and you will see that look. Ask question #1 and you will probably get the answer I received “we’ve always charged the students to park”.

    • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

      I agree. If it were a small parking lot, then I could understand setting it up as a “first come, first serve” type of registration, or maybe seniors only along with a fee. However, MHS has a HUGE parking lot. Why do students have to pay a fee. Seems like just another way to grab some extra money to me. Shame on the school district!

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm

        I believe the parking fees should be used to maintain the parking lots.instead they are using taxpayers money to redo parking lots that were in good condition and needed no repairs

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