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  1. Anonymous on June 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    (SoundOff comment from telephone call-in) I have read some of the SoundOffs the last few weeks, and to you people that are so unhappy in Mascoutah, please move. It’s amazing that we are building onto our schools and subdivisions so it mustn’t be the worst place in the world to live.
    To you who whine and complain on Facebook on the Mascoutah page, get a life. Take some your negative comments while hiding behind computers, and put it into something positive like volunteering at the civic center, library, senior center, museum, visitors center, or join a civic organization and help make mascoutah the best place to live.
    If you issues with the city, do you contact your councilmen, mayor, attend city council meetings, or make an appointment at city hall. Or are you the ignorant person who resorts to name calling of the city manager just because you didn’t get your way. Are you complaining about electric rates? Shut off you computers and TVs and extra lights in the house. I bet your bill will go down.

    Kudos to our utilities department. We have been very fortunate because other cities with electric out during storms have been out for a long time. I am so thankful for them. You get what you pay for.

    As far as those complaining about drainage, yes we do have some problems. But I believe it is a work in progress to update the problem. When was the last time you cleaned the ditches in front of your home or the storm drain instead of filling it with leaves or grass clippings?

    For the people who want to see more business in Mascoutah, please feel free to open one. Have you ever checked about owning a franchise? You need about a million dollars in assets to talk to them. Most known businesses are built based on the population. As far as small businesses, if you want to be successful, be prepared to work 24/7. You can’t afford to hire people at $15 an hour and compete against Amazon and Walmart. And everything in the register is not yours. The city does not own businesses. They can only offer incentives to get businesses here.

    As far as the demolition at the mill, think of it as history being taken apart piece by piece. Did you volunteer to help paint the mural and make the place look better?

    A big thank you to our Mascoutah Police Department for doing a great job. I would like to see you enforce the ordinance at the house on Oak Street in violation of the yard waste piled up and ATV riding. Also I think you should talk to the city councilman here in town for the overgrowth at his business. It would also be nice to see you out at the crosswalks and mingle with the kids at the pool and the civic center, and school zones.

    So to all of you whiners and complainers, get a life. When was the last time you stopped to thank God for all your blessings that you have.

  2. Anonymous on June 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    There was a woman on Facebook who wanted to sponsor gay pride float. I totally disagree. I believe everyone should live their own life, but the Mascoutah Homecoming parade is not the place to promote. I think it is going to cause more problems people realize. I don’t think it is an appropriate homecoming parade float.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 8:54 am

      If someone wants to put in a LGBTQ+ PRIDE float, what is the big deal? Let them do it. All they keep harping about on Facebook is that Mascoutah is small town and won’t accept the float. Really? Do you know everyone’s sexual orientation? Not everyone is open about it for fear of things like this.
      They are saying it’s not a business so it shouldn’t be in the parade. Well neither are the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Tuesday Woman’s Club, Horseshoe Team, Athletic Association, etc. Not everything has to be about business. Maybe the parade should be about acceptance and pride in the community.
      And yes, I’m gay. Do you know who I am? No! And that’s the way I’m keeping it because I don’t want to be belittled or harassed for just living my life.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 8:56 am

      If someone wants to put a Gay Pride float in the parade, who cares? As long as they throw candy, everyone is happy. Beads would even be better..LOL

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 9:27 am

      i also agree that this should not be allowed

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 9:28 am

      Why is this any different than any other group. If you don’t like it, don’t look.

  3. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Great spring fest. Hats off to the organizers and workers. Its events like this and the homecoming that make Mascoutah great!

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 9:31 am

      I agree! A huge shout out to the committee and volunteers! I’m sure it takes a lot of work and organization to put the event together. It was great! Our kids loved the houses. Also nice choice in band. Thank you to all who work so hard just to make sure we had a good time!

  4. Anonymous on June 8, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    If you’re going to walk your dog through Scheve Park, please pick up the poo. Don’t leave it behind for people to step on. Same goes for trash. For goodness sake, throw the trash away.

  5. Anonymous on June 9, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I agree. Way to go MIA! Now, Boys sign up!

  6. Anonymous on June 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Regarding the Spring Fest, is was a very nice event. Great weather, good food, nice people to talk to. Until you had to use the porta potty. Two porta potties for hundred of people, and they were nearing capacity. People waited 20 minutes just to use them. If you wanted to hear complaints, that was the place.

  7. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    I love the Spring festival. I think it is a lot of fun. But this year, the port-o-potty situation was disgusting. It stunk. It was full. Some of the men were going behind the buildings instead of using them. The little kids didn’t want to use them. Maybe next year we can order more. Other than that, great job. Loved it!

  8. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I have the perfect business for Mascoutah that will solve all our problems.
    The governor is going to allow Marijuana to sold effective January 2020. I think we should turn the old Bergheger building into a marijuana retail store. There would be plenty of parking, and we could hire the folks that would like to have a gay float in the homecoming parade because they would have more patience with the crazy customers.
    We could have chickens as store mascots because we aren’t technically raising them.
    A lot of restaurants would open because everyone would have the munchies.
    The cops in town would be happy because there would be no speeders, domestic abuse, or assault. Everyone would be too mellow. However, they would have to patrol Scheve Park because of those who decide to party then sleep under the stars.
    The city would make a ton of tax revenue that could be used to fix drainage and pothole problems.
    No one would complain about the electric rates because they would be too high to read the amount owed.
    This is a win-win situation!

  9. Anonymous on June 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    It’s great to raise chickens in the country, but if the Mayor and city councilmen have their way, there will be no country. It will all be developed in the city.

  10. Anonymous on June 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Keep the Bedroom out of the Homecoming…..Why does the whole town need to be informed of what peoples sexual preferences are through the use of a float in the parade. Who cares? The parade is there to highlight those that are servants to the community, showcase local businesses and provide a homecoming for graduates. Other than just another opportunity to stick their thumb in the eyes for those that still practice their faith, how does a float celebrating what somebody’s sexual preferences fit in that group? My first question here is what will we display on this float. Will it be people dressed in S & M outfits, men in thongs with socks on their Penis’, or women dressed in vagina costumes. These are some of the favorites from many of the gay parades in the cities. If we are supposed to live in a tolerant world than why can’t we be tolerant to those that don’t consider it important to have someone’s sexual preferences shoved in our faces every day.

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

      So you watch a lot of gay parades? Interesting.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Men in thongs with socks on their penis? You crack me up. All this ranting over a float. The city didn’t get this worked up when the Holy Childhood priest was arrested for child pornagraphy. I’m still laughing about that!

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Here is a hypothetical question. Would residents be understanding if a Mascoutah teacher came out of the closet?

  11. Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    People of Mascoutah spend more time on Facebook searching for their lost pets than anything else. OMG! Every other post is “Oh, my poor FeFe ran out the door. Find her!” or “My huge pitbull just jumped the fence but he’s harmless…mostly.” For the love of everything holy, either take care of your pets or find a family that will. You are so so lucky that a majority of the posts aren’t about dead dogs being hit by cars. Lock the door, raise the fence…DO SOMETHING!!

  12. Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    If you are thinking about who I am thinking about, I don’t think he/she would jeopardize their job. Can’t say that I blame them. They’re safer staying behind the fence, so to speak. It still would be interesting to see. Personally I think the residents would say all the right things until they found out their little angel was going to have him/her as a teacher. Then…watch out!

  13. Anonymous on June 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I applaud the Mascoutah Police Department’s decision to stop the use of illegal fireworks in town. It wouldn’t be so bad if adults would watch what they are doing, but they start drinking, then let little kids shoot them off. There is also the problem of fireworks going off all hours of night and early morning. Unfortunately a lot of us have to go to work the next day. Thank you, MPD!

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Seriously, You need to get a life. It’s fourth of July. A celebration! The cops don’t have anything better to do than police fireworks?

      • Anonymous on June 24, 2019 at 7:20 pm

        If you love fireworks so much, go to a professional show. I love them just as much as the next person. I just don’t want kids or even adults setting off fireworks when I’m trying to sleep. I have a job. Celebrate the holiday with a barbecue. Sit out and enjoy the summer weather. Just leave the fireworks to the professionals.

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

        What’s more patriotic than obeying the law?

  14. Anonymous on June 20, 2019 at 9:47 am

    You can tell it is summer when kids pound on your window in the middle of the night scaring the wits out of you, and houses get egged. Where are their parents?

  15. Anonymous on June 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Only Mascoutah could start a social media war at a dog park. Let’s make this simple: If your dog doesn’t play well with others, don’t go there. If your dog is afraid of other dogs, don’t go there. Case close. This blood bath going on between a few owners is getting ridiculous. Grow up, people!

  16. Anonymous on June 23, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Once in awhile, a person will be walking their dog by my house. The dog will stop to poo or pee, sometimes I can’t tell which. I feel uncomfortable telling that person to move on, but yet I’m still upset. If the dog is just peeing, okay. But if the dog is leaving poo, shouldn’t I be angry?
    I’m really not one of those people who likes to start problems. I believe that people truly know better. But what if they don’t? How do I handle this without causing an argument with the dog owner or ending up being screamed at on Facebook?

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      You’re obviously a nice person and non-confrontational. Maybe you should bag up the leftovers and take to their house. You can leave it on their front porch with a nice card explaining that they accidently left this “treat” in your yard and you wanted to return it.

  17. Anonymous on June 24, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for the new wood chips at the playground! It looks awesome!

  18. Anonymous on June 25, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Rumor has it that only one boy signed up to be a Mascoutah Homecoming king candidate. One out of hundreds in town. Where are all those parents now that yelled “Yes, open it up to boys. It shouldn’t be just girls. My son will run.” They are gone and completely silent. Not a whisper from these people because I don’t think they thought the Mascoutah Improvement Association would approve it. Tsk, tsk. Be careful what you wish for. It really might come true. To the young man who decided to run, kudos to you Dude! You are about to make history!

  19. Anonymous on June 26, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Saturday June 22. Lots of rain. 11 am. Four cars parked next to large south pavilion.
    Mascoutah Police car parked at junior high school.
    12:30 pm. Raining. Cars still parked next to south pavilion.
    Someone didn’t do their job.

  20. Anonymous on June 27, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Happy Birthday, America!!! Thank you for everything you do for us and for putting up with the crazies in Mascoutah…LOL

  21. Anonymous on June 28, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Would like to thank the Mascoutah police department for cracking down on distracted driving. Keep it up.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 7:29 am

      According to the Police Report in the Herald, the last citation for distracted driving (improper use of cell phone) was issued on June 5.
      The only reason for a crackdown on distracted driving was a government grant. A paycheck and an oath to uphold the law must not be enough motivation.

  22. Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you to all Scott Air Force Base personnel for keeping us safe and secure. Have a Happy July 4th holiday!

  23. Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Once again I got a whopper of an electric bill. I checked with relatives in the area and I’m sure we are paying 30% to 40% higher rates than everyone else. Does our city council members just not care? Why won’t they do anything about it. They keep saying that were not that much higher. Well, we are. We elected you to listen to us, not argue with us! lower the rates!

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm

      OMG! Get over it. It’s summer in the Midwest. Along with the a/c, there are televisions, electric alarm clocks, cellphone and laptops being charged, kitchen appliances being used, etc. It’s going to happen. Wake up from your perfect little world fantasy. Don’t want an electric bill? Go live in a hut.

  24. Anonymous on June 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Saturday June 22. Lots of rain. 11 am. Four cars parked next to large south pavilion.
    Mascoutah Police car parked at junior high school.
    12:30 pm. Raining. Cars still parked next to south pavilion.
    Someone didn’t do their job.

  25. Anonymous on June 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    It saddens me to see that out of the hundreds of students at Mascoutah High School, only two teens decided to help their community by selling raffle tickets in the Mascoutah Homecoming pageant. Nobody cares about this community or Scheve Park unless it benefits them personally. And God forbid the MIA should cancel the pageant. Then everyone would be outraged that a 40-year-old program has gone down with a whimper. The lack of community spirit from both the kids and parents is appalling.

  26. Anonymous on June 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I have always believed that everyone should be treated fairly and equal under the law. Those elected to office, whether it be The President of The United States or a local elected official, they shouldn’t be above the laws they enact and should be the examples. As I understand, when elected an oath is given, those elected swear, to uphold the Constitution of The United States, the State and local ordinances. In Mascoutah this concept doesn’t seem to be true. Behind Jefferson’s Restaurant is a defunct lawn mower repair shop which is owned by a councilman who votes on ordinances which he is in violation of. Anyone else in violation would be ticketed for the infractions. Why does the code enforcement { Chief of Police and City Manager] turn a blind eye. Not fair!!!!!

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 7:29 am

      I agree its not fair. Does that council man have something on the police chief and city manager . They aren’t doing their jobs. I think they should be fired or investigated for not upholding the law.just saying.

  27. Anonymous on July 5, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Thank you, City of Mascoutah, for a great 4th of July Picnic and fireworks spectacular! My kids thought it was awesome!

  28. Anonymous on July 5, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Fantastic picnic! Thank you, Mascoutah, and thank you for moving it back to the Train (much better than the rocks!!!!) Loved the fireworks this year. Would much rather stay home and watch it than fight the crowds in St Louis. Applause, applause!!!!! Now…bring on the Homecoming!

  29. Anonymous on July 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    A big thank you you to Jamie and Josh from Century 21 for putting flags along the streets in our neighborhoods! They looked great! What a nice surprise!

  30. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    This online returning student registration for the school district keeps crashing on me. And then when I do get it to come up, it does not recognize my son’s name as a student. I’ve called the administration but not getting an answer. This is so frustrating!!!!! I thought this was designed to make life easier!!!

  31. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    We raise the gas tax 19 cents so we can rebuild the infrastructure of our roads and bridges. So what do they announce, we’re adding on to the Metrolink to go to the MidAmerica the “airport to nowhere”. That is crazy! Why are we building new stuff. I thought this was supposed to go to repairing stuff that is falling apart. The Govenor says its going to create jobs. Who cares! Those that want to work are working. Unemployment is the lowest its been in decades. Every convenience store, restaurant, every store has signs saying they’re hiring, apply inside. Everyone’s trying to find employees. We don’t need more jobs….I need my 19 cents a gallon back! And, if the airport is doing so great, why don’t they fund the expansion and quite spending more of my tax money! Stop adding more taxes!

  32. Anonymous on July 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Arghhhhhhh!!! This online school registration is a mess!!!! I’ve tried twice and still get to the end and have it crash. Can’t they work out the bugs before parents have to use it???

  33. Anonymous on July 11, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    What happened to allowing the gay float to enter the Mascoutah Homecoming parade? Did that get shot down?

  34. Anonymous on July 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    This is a plea to City Council members—when awarding the contract for improvements to 10th Street between Harnett and Main, PLEASE don’t give it to the company that did Poplar Street! That company took way too long to complete its job!

  35. Anonymous on July 14, 2019 at 7:54 am

    What is with all the bicycles being stolen in town? Are they selling them? Are they stealing them just for the fun of it? Where are these kids’ parents? This is ridiculous! You can’t have anything anymore without locking it up and posting a guard dog by it. They’ll probably steal the dog too.

    • Anonymous on July 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      I agree. It’s to the point that items on your property doesn’t matter any more. Instead of putting the bikes on the porch or by the garage, now you have to lock them away. If it’s not yours, don’t touch it. My grandparents are probably rolling over in their graves right now. Stuff like this just didn’t happen back then.

  36. Anonymous on July 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Is the city administrators out of their ever-loving minds? Why shut off electric on a Monday night when people have to get ready for work the next day? Pick Friday night or Saturday night. Was this even thought out or just convenient to them?

  37. Anonymous on July 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Distracted driving happens in many ways. Cell phones are by way the worst, l think. Now, I’m not sure, but, wouldn’t a dog or two on your lap while driving, be a distraction? I see this all the time. The dog , or dogs, are in the drivers vision. Is this not against the law?

  38. Anonymous on July 16, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Shout out to the electric dept for a fast job concerning the transformer,seems like the same folks that make fun of the city when the power is out was the same ones making fun when the power is on.guess the old saying “you can’t please everyone”is right on.who knows?maybe someday it will be out for a week or two then all your preparedness won’t be wasted

  39. Anonymous on July 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Land owners that rent farm land need to get up with the times related to cost per are around 300 +.since farmers are getting two to three crops on fields. Also, the farmer needs to shop around for seed prices to compare cost and yield.

  40. Anonymous on July 19, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I have a solution to the gasoline tax. It’s called boycott.

  41. Anonymous on July 19, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I’ve heard people ask if there really were fish in the reservoir. After smelling the hundreds of dead fish washed up against the rocks, I’m going to say that the answer is yes.

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