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  1. Anonymous on July 1, 2022 at 6:01 am

    I heard through the grape vine that Mascoutah School District hired a convicted child molester. He threatened to sue the district so they hired him. Is that true. If anyone can follow up it would be appreciated.

    • Anonymous on July 4, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Was the person charged or charged and convicted? There’s a big difference.

  2. Anonymous on July 1, 2022 at 5:57 am

    I guess Black paint is on sale this month or what ever color you call it, the color of the two buildings on main street look terrible, oh and now pizza hut is following there lead. Looks like your driving through East St. Louis.

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2022 at 8:41 am

      I looked at is as a way to catch your eye and make you take a second look on what idiot would do this. I guess its kinda like advertisement .

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      AGREED – bad decision

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2022 at 1:57 am

      Couldn’t disagree more. I think what you meant to say was “their lead”. It’s OK. Grammar doesn’t come as easy as paint colors but, you’ll get there. Just wait. You’ll have to find something else to complain about soon.

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      I like it. Better than before. Face lift

    • Anonymous on July 4, 2022 at 11:26 am

      I couldn’t agree more… it looks absolutely terrible. A big disappointment for downtown Mascoutah. The Mayor talks about wanting to make downtown look better and then this happens. BIG disappointment….

    • Anonymous on July 4, 2022 at 12:31 pm

      I think the black paint scheme is rather dramatic. Not something I’d have chosen, but it does catch your eye. Once the electric bills to cool the place start showing up, the owners may change their minds and try another look. Until then, take a side street and you won‘t have to see it.

  3. Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Dear Mascoutah,

    The city government has determined that celebrating your national freedoms with appropriate fireworks is not safe.
    Trust them – they know better than you. Just accept it, and be sure to do your part by reporting your neighbors.
    That is all.

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Mascoutah’s a lot of things, but I don’t know of any stool pigeons. And you can use the appropriate fireworks. Hence appropriate.

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 4:49 pm

      Is it really that Mascoutah’s government is cracking down on fireworks? I seem to remember something called the “Pyrotechnic Use Act” in Illinois that banned most all “fireworks”. But, then again, I guess it’s easier to blame the wrong entity of government for the proscribing of certain acts/actions. Kind of like the abortion issue.

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2022 at 12:01 pm

      It seems that the kind of government we threw out back in 1776 is back again.

      • Anonymous on July 2, 2022 at 2:03 am

        Right. The upheaval to tyranny by the Monarchy was based on the recreational use of fireworks! I knew there was a reason! Good grief.

  4. Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Friendly reminder that it’s not the libs that are losing, it’s AMERICA that’s losing. Your right to medical privacy, constitutional precedent, basically everything that made the USA what it was is circling the drain as we speak. This isn’t a football game. Everyone is getting hurt, not just “the right people.”

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      I don’t think they took away anyone’s medical privacy . I know I’m a bit slow but what does your comment mean??

  5. Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Hypothetically speaking, lets say that all but one of the states ban abortion. You would say, “ok, a woman can travel to that state. She still has a right to an abortion.” But what if that state was Hawaii? Now without making a joke about sunning on the beach after the procedure, how would a woman seriously travel there? The cost of travel would be prohibitive.

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 1:33 pm

      If the need to abort would be because danger to the mother, then most states can do this. If Hawaii is the only state just to do an abortion and they can’t afford to get out there, then give it up for adoption.

    • Anonymous on July 3, 2022 at 1:49 am

      Abstinence is not cost prohibitive

  6. Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Why does City Hall issue a business license to a Fireworks vendor who sells “illegal Mascoutah” fireworks within the city limits, and then the city cops from City Hall can thus issue citations for shooting them off? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm

      MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 8:33 am

      They don’t sell the illegal type of firework. Make sense now?

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 3:08 pm

        They selling items that shoot in the air. According to Police, that’s illegal.

        • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 3:14 pm

          If they have a report is the only illegal fireworks.

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm

      what are they selling that is illegal?

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 3:07 pm

      USA USA USA! Blast em off

  7. Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    One of the great things that the city supplies us with is the area south of town to place our yard waste. What I don’t understand is the number of residents who don’t understand the difference between grass, leaves, and sticks. Each is clearly marked and should be easily understood. According to the dictionary, a stick is a cut or broken branch or twig. Please try to do better in the future.

    • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 9:33 pm

      People are just stupid or can’t read.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 8:28 am

      Everyone knows the difference. They just don’t care. Simple enough.

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 2:04 pm

        I politely informed a couple the proper place for branches was in the back of the yard near the creek.
        He replied, then continued to empty the trailer where the leaves are designated.
        Charging a fee to recycle was supposed to rectify this type of thing. Sadly you can’t rectify stupidity, and it doesn’t help the gate is open to everyone.

        • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 2:57 pm

          Maybe the charging everyone to dump there yard waste pi**ed them off and they don’t care where they dump it.

          • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 12:13 pm

            Again you can’t fix stupid



    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 5:14 pm

      Yes that’s fine but what about the irresponsible folks that lose part of their load on 10st on the way & I’m sure they drive past on their way home. Do they stop & pick it up, NO. It will lay there for days until someone decides to move it off of the road. RESPONSIBLE? , I think not!

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 5:38 pm

      Please stop and pick up the part of your load that you lost on 10th St on your way to the dump site, instead of having everyone have to drive around it. RESPONSIBILITY?
      Oh sorry that’s something that you don’t need to have in this day & age!

  8. Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 9:54 am

    It is a real bummer that the high school PE this summer that the kids will not be doing canoeing this year. That was one of the reasons I signed him up for summer school.

  9. Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 6:17 am

    I’m saddened and disappointed by the actions of our Supreme Court. An abortion should be a personal, private decision between a woman and her doctor, not the rulings of the government.

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 6:24 am

      I have always admired State Rep. Charlie Meier. He is an advocate for the average citizen. He understands what families are facing especially the farmers. He was never what I would describe as a “suit in a glass tower looking down on the people.” But yesterday I unfortunately changed my mind. Meier turned his back on women and their rights by applauding the u.s. supreme courts decision to make abortion illegal. I hope women in our district remember that at election time.

      • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 5:08 pm

        The Supreme Court did NOT make abortion illegal, YOU IDIOT!

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 11:53 am

        i imagine a lot of guys are for abortion,after all it would be a lot cheaper to pay for an abortion than take responsibility of raising a child,then they could just move on to the next

        • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 1:56 pm

          True, but men have no say so what happens to the child so women need to be more responsible on who they have random sex with.

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 8:30 am

      You said it best “not the rulings of the government “. So the government got out of the abortion business. Too bad that the baby has no say in the matter. Otherwise it might say “don’t kill me mom”.

      • Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 8:38 am

        Even if the baby was conceived by rape?

      • Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 4:41 pm

        We’re not talking about babies. These are fetuses and zygotes that couldn’t survive outside the womb anyway. If it was the third trimester you would’ve had a point, but surely the mother would’ve made a decision before then.

      • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 11:33 am

        Not even the whole government, just the federal government. Which, is the way it should be, if one has read the Constitution. All it means is that states can decide on their own abortion laws. For all the pro-choice people out there, don’t worry, Illinois will still be the abortion capital of the country. It’s Governor Pritzker’s economic recovery plan!

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2022 at 11:05 pm

      Everyone getting emotional when the fact is, they will still be easily available in some States.

      • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 7:51 am

        Your concern about womens’ rights is so touching. And yes, that was sarcasm. There is nothing easy about this. Not about the issue that a right was overturned or a decision made by a woman regarding her own life. IF one right is overturned, aren’t you worried that other rights will be too?

        • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 8:23 am

          Now you understand why changing gun rights has the same problem.

    • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 8:47 am

      I’ll say it… “pro-life” is a lie. These people could care less whether women live or die, and the same goes for their children once they are brought into this travesty of a world.

      • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 9:21 am

        So true, funny how conservatives are pro life but, when they get into the world they could care less if they have a hard time with life.

    • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 11:05 am

      All that happened here is that a Nation wide law was deemed unconstitutional, and pushed back to to individual States to determine their legality. What’s the problem with that? Our constitution is being maintained which is what our Supreme Court is supposed to do. States that currently do not allow killing of the unborn can do what we’ve always done. Elect officials that will represent our values (or lack of them) and institute laws that we want on the books.

      • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 1:28 pm

        You mean “what THEY want on the books.” We no longer have a say so in the matter.

        • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 8:21 am

          Like the comment stated, THEY are the elected officials that you voted in to represent the majority of the voters. So if you didn’t vote for THEY, then move if you don’t like it.

    • Anonymous on June 27, 2022 at 9:17 am

      Funny how liberals (socialist) is ok with letting the government bail them out when times get tough but, don’t like it when they decide if you can kill babies or let them live.

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 2:16 pm

        Charlie Meier, Mary Miller, and Darren Bailey have no problem accepting farm subsidy payments. Isn’t that socialism?
        Same with the so-called disabled veterans not paying property taxes?
        Both are entitlement programs paid for by all.

        • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 5:42 pm

          I didn’t know they were the only one that were receiving that payment. I guess the rest of the farming community doesn’t receive any of that kind of payment.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 11:26 am

      I’m a male. A group of mostly old male legislators making rules for women only, makes no sense.

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm

        If you can find in the constitution that killing an unborn is legal. Then I’ll support abortion….maybe

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 8:53 am

      The ruling just means it will be left up to the states to determine which way they want to go,abortions will still be available,heck the government is even advocating for abortion pills,women can do it at home,from what i’ve read about the pills,not so encouraging,but i guess that’s a private matter also,bottom line, if the baby is dead, that’s the goal,right?

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 12:14 pm

      Supreme Court just followed the constitution. Congress can pass a law allowing abortion. Congress should make laws not the courts

  10. Anonymous on June 21, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Is it common practice for Mascoutah auto repair shops to charge an hour “diagnostic” fee when getting car repair done? This is new to me, I’ve never been charged for the diagnostic before. And these are no out of the ordinary repairs. I noticed this additional fee just started popping up on my last two invoices. It adds up to $60 to my bill … hmmmm

    • Anonymous on June 21, 2022 at 10:38 am

      Never heard of that. But then I don’t let anyone in Mascoutah work on my car.

    • Anonymous on June 22, 2022 at 12:01 pm

      I would think most charge the fee. Think about it when a repairman comes to your house to fix anA/C plumbing electrical issue. You get charged for their time. Maybe the repair shop is being up front by listing the charge instead of including it in the overall invoice. Just a thought. The negativity on this site serves no one.

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      That has become common in almost repair shops where the mechanic gets paid by the time guide published in the labor time guide, factory Warrantee or Labor Guide. So to account for the lack of automotive Chrystal balls that tell you exactly which part to replace, there needs to be an allowance for the mechanics time to diagnose the problem. Not any different than getting an ex ray or MRI, you get charged for each of them, diagnostic procedure. Or a consultant fee. Would you prefer to pay for parts & labor until the issue is resolved or pay only for what is needed to make the proper repair.
      You decide.

  11. Anonymous on June 19, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks to the City Line Crew!! Lost power around 6:30 am on Sunday and it was restored in little more than an hour. This is commendable and shows dedication to the City and its residents! Thank you so much!

    • Anonymous on June 20, 2022 at 4:33 pm

      That is their job.

      • Anonymous on June 21, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        Just trying to give thanks to people that deserve it, but there always seems to be negative comments by some jack-a**!

        • Anonymous on June 22, 2022 at 8:43 am

          I must not get all the comments, I don’t see a negative comment. What was said???

        • Anonymous on June 24, 2022 at 8:36 am

          everyone who works are doing their job. its what they get paid to do. dont forget the guy hauling your gas or the guy growing your food or the lady cooking your meal.

          • Anonymous on June 24, 2022 at 9:25 am

            That was the negative comment?? Someone needs go get out of the house and get a job and join the rest of us.



        • Anonymous on June 28, 2022 at 10:32 am

          City employees are a joke, I actually followed one of the city trucks around last week when it was hot outside, they only made one stop in a hour, that was for a soda at the moto mart. So dont tell me how hard they work. Its been like this for years.

        • Anonymous on June 29, 2022 at 10:07 am

          Its there job, that’s why we pay taxes, to pay there salary, don’t thank them, they waste a lot of time everyday riding around doing nothing.

      • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 9:29 am

        Totally agree, if they don’t do it, they should be replaced.

  12. Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I hear that many teachers are leaving the Mascoutah School District. Some say there’s poor leadership at some of our schools. Seems there’s low morale. And it sure is easy to leave when you can go to the next town over and earn more. I see no reason why our teachers shouldn’t be paid just as much or more as surrounding districts. It’s no secret that our district has plenty of money. We sure pay enough taxes to it. We should be hiring and retaining great teachers and treating them and paying them well!

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2022 at 8:41 am

      I don’t think pay is the problem. I believe many of the teachers have lost their love for the administration and associated bureaucracy. Any that are close to retirement are headed for the door if they can afford to. Moronic parents, disrespectful kids, who in their right mind would want to be a teacher now a days. I can only assume you vote blue judging by the solution you suggest……just throw more money at it, don’t search for the root cause of the issue.

      • Anonymous on June 14, 2022 at 12:16 pm

        Another typical one sided comment. You came out with good facts until your close minded vote blue comment.

        • Anonymous on June 15, 2022 at 9:53 pm

          It’s true though. Spending more money has not fixed the issues with this country

      • Anonymous on June 16, 2022 at 7:05 am

        Entitled parents and their spoiled kids have existed for as long as our civilization existed, but sure, blame the Democrats. That’s what you’re best at, huh?

    • Anonymous on June 26, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Side comment , there was a family saying they couldn’t afford Mascoutah’s tuition. Then someone commented about how much we pay in taxes should cover it. Agree, if we didn’t have laws allowing 40-50 percent of vets, as we call now “welfare vets” contributing, then it would improve all of our lives. People are being woken by the abuse of our laws. Next time you see a plate that says “I Served” – “Disabled Vet”, realize your looking at the white collar welfare program. Prayers to the men and women hopefully getting help that truly need it.

  13. Anonymous on June 11, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    We waited all year for the pool to open and for what? To have teenagers acting like brats, pushing and shoving people, using foul language. The lifeguards are not doing anything and of course none of the teens’ parents are around. This is ridiculous.

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm

      That is why we go to the New Baden pool.

      • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 10:14 am

        We go to Freeburg. Way better pool then Mascoutah.

        • Anonymous on June 17, 2022 at 9:39 am

          Watch out primary voters. A real self serving RINO, in bed with the Belleville crooks, is running as a Republican in district 21. You’ve been warned.

          • Anonymous on June 17, 2022 at 9:54 am

            Just to be clear. That is county board district 21.



          • Anonymous on June 17, 2022 at 12:27 pm

            Let the Reps have a chance for awhile. The libs have padded there retirement enough.



    • Anonymous on June 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      It starts with the parents. They need to raise their children to respect others.

      • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 9:56 am

        There are some kids that get carried away with splashing and being stupid, but I was more shocked at the way the teenage girls were dressed! I’m not a prude but these girls barely had anything on! Where are THEIR parents?

        • Anonymous on June 16, 2022 at 12:23 pm

          And what pool was this??

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2022 at 10:30 am

      Maybe address with the city probably better choice than ranting on here

    • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 4:07 pm

      Sooooo, build your own pool. Most of you are renters anyway, & do not pay property taxes, so I don’t want to hear your whining.

      • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 6:16 pm

        Haha & they probably don’t vote either

      • Anonymous on June 14, 2022 at 8:49 am

        I put in a pool when I rented, but when I bought a house I couldn’t take it with me. Soooo your comment is pretty stupid.

    • Anonymous on June 16, 2022 at 3:18 pm

      But did you drown? No? Good, then the lifeguards are doing their job. They are “life” guards, not babysitters.

  14. Anonymous on June 9, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Is it true that we will not have a Miss Mascoutah Homecoming Queen this year? Has that ever happened before?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2022 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Obama

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2022 at 10:38 am

      True if no one runs. Kids these days don’t want to work

  15. Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Although I can’t believe gas is over $5 a gallon, I really don’t understand why Casey’s is $5.29 and Moto is $5.20. Why the big price difference?

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      Really????

  16. Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 7:38 am

    last week i noticed 3 different times trcks and a car blew right thru the stop sign at railway and main going east bound It would appear that the tree by city parking lot is blocking the view of the stop sign

  17. Anonymous on June 3, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Why would a father tell his 15 year old son that he will never be good at baseball? The boy just wants to have fun this summer with his friends and play recreational baseball.

    • Anonymous on June 4, 2022 at 4:18 pm

      Let boys be boys. Unreal. So sad.

    • Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Maybe the father can’t afford to drive him around to all the games since gas is over 5 bucks.

      • Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 3:59 pm

        That is not the issue in this case.

  18. Anonymous on June 3, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    June 3, 2022: After today, gas prices have gone up $2.71 a gallon since the current administration took office. Rumor has it the Seven Eleven Convenience Stores are doing away with the Marquee and charging everyone $7.11 a gallon in anticipation of future prices.

    • Anonymous on June 6, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      this administration wants high fuel prices to push people for electric,only problem is no one in the administration was or is smart enough to figure out that high fuel prices will lead to massive inflation which it has,they act like we can convert to electric at the flip of a switch,that’s the reason biden waged war on the oil companies first day in office,he said he would do it when campaigning and people still voted for him,unbelievable,i know i’ll get bashed for this post but i would rather put up with a lot of stupid tweets and have enough money for gas,food and bills

      • Anonymous on June 6, 2022 at 6:02 pm

        I’m not bashing your comment. I think you’re 100% correct!

      • Anonymous on June 7, 2022 at 6:39 am

        most gas taxes go to fix the roads n bridges. The more electric vehicles on the roads equals less gas tax collected. Sooooo how are we gonna get road repairs if everyone goes electric

        • Anonymous on June 7, 2022 at 11:10 am

          I am wondering what the plan is to make EV work. Lithium prices are up 500% since the administration took office and there is a world wide shortage of lithium.

        • Anonymous on June 8, 2022 at 11:27 am

          I believe Illinois will do what a few other states have done. If you own an Electric Vehicle, your registration is raised to $300-$400 per year.

        • Anonymous on June 9, 2022 at 3:25 pm

          Fixing roads and bridges?? just like making lottery legal and the money would go to education??

        • Anonymous on June 15, 2022 at 12:22 pm

          Ha,most gas taxes in this state goes for more “rough road”signs

      • Anonymous on June 9, 2022 at 11:00 am

        Could you please explain, if the current administration is behind the increase of gas prices in Illinois or even America. What explains the high prices across the globe? Did Biden contact the rest of the world and say hey I really want to put the screws to the American people, so lets everyone raise the prices at the same time.
        Norway – $6.27
        Uk – $5.79
        Germany – $5.57
        France – $5.54
        Japan – $4.24

        • Anonymous on June 9, 2022 at 3:28 pm

          Only the trump cult followers thing Biden is the fault of the high gas prices.

          • Anonymous on June 12, 2022 at 3:24 pm

            Again,list the things that Biden has done to help the country,waiting,c’mon man we want to hear!!!!,don’t be one of bidens dog faced pony soldiers



          • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 10:21 am

            Biden has done nothing. Trump has done nothing except lie, and letting us all know how great his thinks he is. So trump is still more of a D-bag then Biden. lol and what’s a pony soldier ??



        • Anonymous on June 10, 2022 at 11:56 am

          Where in this thread did anyone say gas prices were high?

          • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 10:57 am

            Have a reading problem???



          • Anonymous on June 13, 2022 at 11:11 am

            I am sorry, I do not have a reading problem. I am looking over this thread again and I see no mention of anyone saying gas prices are high. I see a post which says the administration wants “high fuel prices.” I am more than willing to accept your point of view but I am struggling to see the facts.



  19. Anonymous on May 26, 2022 at 6:42 am

    With our Mascoutah property values (homes) up 20% recently will our property taxes also go up 20% in the coming year? Just wondering …

    • Anonymous on May 26, 2022 at 9:52 am

      Not sure if it would be 20% but, it will go up with the growth of the town. Most of everyone’s taxes are going to the school. No wonder there’s a pile of resume’s trying to get a job in this school dist. The pay is out of control.

      • Anonymous on May 26, 2022 at 8:49 pm

        My wife and I are only a few years from retirement. I can’t wait to sell our Mascoutah real estate so more “IS” people with sleep apnea can buy them. Will the last real estate tax payer please turn out the lights?

      • Anonymous on May 27, 2022 at 2:13 am

        Property taxes will continue to increase with the assessed value, yes. The incremental rates from each taxing body may not change, though. The ultimate result of how much one pays will be subjective to their particular property owned.

      • Anonymous on May 28, 2022 at 7:25 am

        Twenty years ago my total tax bill was $1760. Now it’s $3100 and $1800 of that goes to the school district. I can see why the district has millions in cash reserves.

      • Anonymous on May 29, 2022 at 8:38 pm

        More than half of our taxes go to the school district. Are they really being conservative in spending our money? I don’t think so! This district is the worst when it comes to spending.

        • Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 1:17 pm

          yes they are they spent our dist 19 tax money to build a school in shiloh city limits i just cant understand their thinking

          • Anonymous on June 6, 2022 at 5:25 pm

            IIRC Shiloh funded that school.
            It is in the Mascoutah School District, just like the one at SAFB.
            There has been a Scott Elementary School as far back as I can remember.
            You put schools where the children are.



    • Anonymous on May 26, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      Won’t impact a very large percentage of citizens that have licensed plates reading IS (I Served) Disabled. State needs to change the rules asap and help those that are truly handicap/disabled.

      • Anonymous on June 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm

        The state needs to make changes immediately. The taxes are one thing BUT to have our military abuse the system is a whole different situation. I’m all for the ones that are truly disabled but the ones that say they are 100% disable but continue to mow their grass, go to the gym and work a regular full-time job obviously aren’t disabled!!

        • Anonymous on June 2, 2022 at 11:09 am

          Paralyzed from waste down and still mow my lawn with a zero turn mower, but I guess I’m not disabled tho. Some people just aren’t happy, nothing we can do to change that. We fought so they have the right to be an aragant. God bless america.

          • Anonymous on June 4, 2022 at 9:24 pm

            I give you the respect that you deserve. Thank you for your sacrifice. The problem is that so many non-disabled abuse the breaks that you all should get. It makes all vets look bad. No issues with you, but taxes are bad/high and many of us feel your fellow service people are taking advantage of the system. Maybe you should be calling them out. We’re tired of paying for all the freeloaders….and just being in the service doesn’t get you a free pass!



          • Anonymous on June 6, 2022 at 12:26 pm

            You are disabled and should be taken care of.. its the ones that didn’t do anything but signed up because they didn’t have a choice and now they are reaping. Not their fault, its the stats. BTW, if you are paralyzed waste down and that happened due to serving, put your address on here and I will come mow your lawn for free! Thank you for your service.. maybe some of your brothers and sisters that aren’t truly disabled like you can help out as well.



    • Anonymous on June 6, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      Ask a Veteran.. look up their last name in the st. clair county taxes and 9/10 they claim disability. Don’t pay any real estate taxes, get $3-4k a month and kids get to go to any college they want for free. It is a real shame what it is doing to our state. We should be focused on real disabled, not buy a vote disabled. Start looking around at license plates, IS (I served) and disabled, usually they are pretty darn nice cars, which you are paying for!

  20. Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Thank you to those responsible for putting on the Chamber of Commerce hosted Springfest. It has to be a big job to set up and take down. I believe this event, like the Homecoming in August, is set up and staffed with volunteer workers. If you missed this event, you missed some good food, cold beer and rockin’ band! The only thing missing is something for middle aged kids to participate in. Too young for childrens games and bouncy houses, and not old enough for a bags tournament. Anyone have suggestions that can be passed along to the Chamber for next year? Great job everyone!

    • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:26 am

      Used to have a 3v3 youth basketball tournament in front of daubers

      • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 9:26 pm

        As always, need someone to step up and organize. I would, but don’t do sports. Come on Mascoutah jocks!

        • Anonymous on May 25, 2022 at 7:21 am

          But you sound like an athletic supporter!

    • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:49 am

      Kudos to the Mayor & Chamber. Decent folk.

  21. Anonymous on May 22, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Four Ameren Electric trucks on Saturday with six workers showed up to the County Road downed line within 45 minutes. Just saying…….The previous Mayors main argument for city owned electric, was that city workers respond quickly. Comical. Furthermore, even more comical, is how they contract out these private electric companies to do the upgrades & installs recently on Route 4 & Fuesser. But yet, the City has workers, trucks, & equipment to do these jobs. Anybody else seeing this?

    • Anonymous on May 22, 2022 at 10:02 am

      I saw a bunch of Mascoutah linesmen hustling all night and into the day repairing downed lines. I’m grateful for them. May God protect them and all first responders as they are at the ready and in town on a night like that.

      • Anonymous on May 22, 2022 at 1:01 pm

        they chose that occupation.

    • Anonymous on May 22, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      Why aren’t they burying the lines? That’s what the modern real world does. It is 2022 by the way. This town loves tacky poles.

      • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 9:25 am

        Think about how ” not thought out ” your comment is.

        • Anonymous on May 28, 2022 at 7:38 am

          you must be the guy who doesnt think we need a center turn lane on rt 4north of town and by the boeing plant

          • Anonymous on June 1, 2022 at 10:21 am

            Lol the Boeing plant? You want to turn into a field?



      • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:27 am

        People complain rates are high now just think if spent millions more on burying lines

    • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:27 am

      Wish the city would sell to Ameren

      • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:50 am

        Yup you are in the majority

        • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 8:42 am

          All you people wanting to switch to Ameren should look to put a referendum on that ballot in November election that way the council sees how the majority feels

          • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 4:15 pm

            The town can’t switch to Ameren even if we wanted to. Blame the idiots back in the 60’s for this.



          • Anonymous on May 25, 2022 at 1:14 pm

            Are you sure the city can’t switch? I bet the can once currently deals are over



        • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 1:35 pm

          Naw you are. Keep dreaming

  22. Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    We are going to see a FIVE in front of unleaded gas prices in the next seven to ten days. I am so happy we won’t here any complaining in regards to fuel costs since numerous folks sit in lines at the drive thru instead of walking inside.

    • Anonymous on May 18, 2022 at 11:39 am

      I am a bit dumbfounded by all of the complaining about higher energy costs, food costs etc. I think we need to harken back to November of 2020 when 57 plus percent of the population of Illinois voted for this. My burning question to the individuals who are pro Electric Vehicles is this. Why is it okay to mine for lithium and destroy the environment when drilling for oil is taboo?

      • Anonymous on May 19, 2022 at 9:48 am

        Funny no one can give you a answer on your comment. I wonder how many people vote liberal and have no idea what they stand for. Well, you know now.

    • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 10:51 am

      6 by July. Good job Joe & JB!

  23. Anonymous on May 15, 2022 at 10:36 am

    VETERANS Take a drive on Summerfield road and notice the house with the AMERICAN FLAG flying upside down , it looks like a sign of anti American to VETERANS
    I bet they liked America when the stimulus checks arrived , check after check , and then the food stamps started arriving in the mail ,America was a great place then wasn’t it .
    As a VETERAN I fought for their rights to do this ,but don’t slap America in the face with one hand and put the other hand out for all the free stuff your can get from her .

    • Anonymous on May 15, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      I thought an American flag upside down is a distress signal, not an anti American sentiment.

    • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 2:42 pm

      The upside down flag means in distress not Anti-American. Please do not spread lies. You are part of the problem.

      • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

        It seems anti-American to me.

        • Anonymous on May 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm

          And yet Trump flags and CSA (Traitor) flags are just free speech, right?

          • Anonymous on May 22, 2022 at 8:11 am

            Free speech also covers BLM and KKK flags.



        • Anonymous on May 26, 2022 at 2:02 pm

          Anti-America is a Vet using the system to not contribute to society anymore, by getting paid each month and trying to be a hero in the publics eyes. Just cause you can use the system, doesn’t mean you should. I blame our politicians that gave those vets the ability to use the tax payers. Now if they are disabled and/or really served in war, then lets take care of them. BTW the person that said they are a vet and doesn’t know what an upside down flag means, smh.

  24. Anonymous on May 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Covid is on the raise at the high school. Glad my kids are boosted and wear masks.

    • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

      Is this seriously still a thing? I thought our Supreme Leader snapped his fingers and it went away on some random Tuesday.

    • Anonymous on May 17, 2022 at 7:23 am

      I feel sorry for your kids if they are vaccinated, boosted, and wear masks. Must have miserable parents.

      • Anonymous on May 17, 2022 at 2:43 pm

        They chose to wear the masks. Parents had nothing to do with it. The want to keep others safe, unlike you.

      • Anonymous on May 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

        Lmao

  25. Anonymous on May 14, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Hello Residents of Mascoutah, many of us have had the privilege of enjoying the Mascoutah Homecoming. Our community is in danger of losing this event due to the lack of individuals wanting to contribute. The Mascoutah Improvement Association has donated thousands of hours to make Scheve Park the treasure it is. The core group of individuals who are great custodians to The Mascoutah Homecoming, The Mascoutah Improvement Association, and Scheve Park need help from some of our younger residents. If you have the time, or a group of individuals have the time please reach out to the Mascoutah Improvement Association. Our city is just a few short years away from losing the Mascoutah Homecoming and ESPECIALLY the Tractor Pull. The gentleman who has taken care of the Tractor Pull needs our help and needs it now. Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who donate their time and energy to making our city a better place.

    • Anonymous on May 15, 2022 at 9:15 am

      How do you sign up?

    • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 11:58 am

      No one really went to the tractor pull these days anyway. Time to get up with the time.

      • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 9:14 am

        I just would like to know what homecoming you go to because the farm side is always crowded. The food stands and beer stand is always busy.

        • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 10:09 am

          I’ve been going for a while to the homecoming (and I do not live in Mascoutah). The crowds are always big (other than bad weather). I do agree that MIA does need younger volunteers. But I don’t see the homecoming going away. It is one of the last few good homecomings there are around.

          • Anonymous on May 24, 2022 at 12:45 pm

            I’m not sure if you are trying to assess the crowd from across the street, or across town, but somehow your view seems to have been skewed because there are always people gathered around to watch the pulls. They may not choose to sit in the stands, but you will find people gathered around the fence every night, eyes glued to the track as they carry on conversations, catching up with old friends and making new ones. Perhaps if you think the pulls are not, “…up with the time”, you should look at the number of kids and teens gathered around to watch. There are plenty of our younger generation, my teenage daughter included, that love watching the pulls. One of the reasons Mascoutah Homecoming continues to be among the most popular festivals and why so many people come back “HOME” each year is that the MIA has always kept it true to the roots of Mascoutah. If you don’t enjoy the pulls, or feel like they are outdated, feel free not to watch. You’re certainly not going to hurt anyone’s feelings. The rest of us will continue to share, with current and future generations, the appreciation for pulls and other activities you probably consider not “up with the time”, just as previous generations shared with us.



  26. Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    I am sad to see the Dog and Suds come down. My grandmother was the first manager of the store. I see it in the Remember the days gone section when her and my grandfather travel to a location for training.

    • Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      Where was the Dog and Suds? Been here 25 years and have never heard of it.

      • Anonymous on May 14, 2022 at 2:05 pm

        What building was just demolished?? Dog N Suds. geez

    • Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 7:35 pm

      Best Root beer back then.

  27. Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 11:01 am

    A while ago, someone asked for ideas on how to attract more business to Mascoutah. I think we should look to zoning reform as a possible solution. Local zoning laws are what prevents business from coming to many suburban areas. Those nice buildings along Main Street where there’s a shop of some sort and some apartments on the upper floor? We couldn’t build more of those today because of our current, nonsensical zoning laws. Are we really gonna just build subdivisions and strip malls up to the interstate, or are we gonna get smarter about urban design?

    • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 4:43 pm

      Don’t get ahead of yourself. The town has to grow before we worry about expanding. Very few from the base move to Mascoutah. Other then that not many want to move to this town. It’s only grown 4,000 people since the 70’s .

      • Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 11:05 am

        Seeing as how we’re roughly 10k strong now, that’s quite a jump in 50 years. We’re growing fast, believe it or not.

        • Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 6:03 pm

          We are only close to 9,000 now. We were over 5,000 in 1970. An increase of only about 4,000 in 52 years is not a very big increase.

        • Anonymous on May 15, 2022 at 4:25 pm

          Ignorant. Idiotic. Dumb. Blurred vision.

      • Anonymous on May 13, 2022 at 7:41 pm

        lol having a problem with math are we???

        • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 12:14 am

          Maybe the math is off but it does raise a valid point about how Mascoutah will grow and grow sustainably in the coming years. Boeing coming in has the potential of changing both the economic and social landscape of Mascoutah very soon. What are we doing to accept the good and reject the bad of that growth?

          • Anonymous on May 18, 2022 at 5:32 pm

            Boeing will have little impact on Mascoutah, other than increasing the cost to live in Mascoutah. Mascoutah might get a handful of Boeing employees living here. There might be offspring businesses to support Boeing . Manufacturing doesn’t pay sales taxes . Warehouses don’t pay sales taxes .



          • Anonymous on May 19, 2022 at 9:58 am

            No one working at Boeing will live in a county that pays taxes close to what Cook county has. Being right off of 64, New Baden may grow fast.



          • Anonymous on May 19, 2022 at 5:01 pm

            Their adding 150 jobs. Not 5000. Will be very little impact.



          • Anonymous on May 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm

            How is the math off?



        • Anonymous on May 20, 2022 at 11:05 pm

          What is wrong with the math

          • Anonymous on May 23, 2022 at 1:49 pm

            4K growth in 50 years = 4k growth not 10k growth in 50 years. Unless common core math is used, then maybe . :O)



    • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 11:05 pm

      Can we just get curbs. It helps with the curb appeal thing.

  28. Anonymous on May 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I was watching the soccer games after school on Monday. During the games the boys track team was practicing. The young men were not wearing shirts. When I was in high school years ago the young men were not able to practice without shirts. Times are changing. Boys can go shirtless at practice but girls can not wear short shorts or show rheir stomachs. I believe that is a double standard. Ok for boys not ok for girls.

    • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 6:59 am

      We must be in good shape if this is what is being complained about

    • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Why does everything have to be okay for everybody? That’s exactly what is wrong with our society. The media, the liberals, the president and his administration. They are all soft and have to try and make everyone happy. When majority of us don’t give a sh*t and work our butt’s off, just to have people like you complain about fairness. Take your fairness and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.

      • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 9:22 am

        Must be men to respond. It is a double standard on the female side

      • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 9:34 am

        Agreed, we need a leader that lie’s to us and loves himself. And does nothing for the country except take credit for what ever good happens. Oh yeah, this person needs to have orange skin and a cult leader.

        • Anonymous on May 15, 2022 at 12:42 pm

          As always,I would love to hear how your life is better with this administration that is in charge,but then again maybe you like 40 plus year high inflation,open border,free phones,medical,housing,education,and so on for illegals while hard working Americans struggle because of inflation,or maybe you like no bail reform which puts criminals back on the streets if they can’t afford bail,i could go on but i would rather put up with some bad tweets and get back where we was

          • Anonymous on May 16, 2022 at 12:18 am

            No reasonable thinking Democrat can possibly believe that our President is doing our country well and I’m a Democrat that voted for him



        • Anonymous on May 18, 2022 at 6:49 am

          Sounds like the one we have in the White House now. Minus the orange skin.

      • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 12:55 pm

        Right? Who cares about anyone else as long as you got yours?

  29. Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Nothing shouts “Responsibility” like the Mascoutah school bus driver talking on his phone while driving through town on Main Street. At least the bus was empty, but he should know better.

    • Anonymous on May 11, 2022 at 10:37 am

      Does anyone know if there is a new junkyard on South Railway Street on the edge of Mascoutah? Are they open to the public?

    • Anonymous on May 11, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Let me guess…..You have never talked on the phone while driving a vehicle?

      • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 7:45 am

        That isn’t the point. When you are hired and being paid by the public, at least you should follow the laws.

      • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm

        No!!! I myself never have driven while on my cellphone & I never will. Despite it being unlawful, it is dangerous to other drivers and yourself!! Why would anyone think it’s ok? With the way drivers are today it’s best for all to be a defensive driver. Eyes on the road, no distractions other than paying attention to the road, other drivers & what is going on around us to help prevent accidents. Wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry??

  30. Anonymous on May 7, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    I have a question. There are a lot of homes that are putting items in their front yard with a “free take it” sign. I think that is nice. It keeps stuff from the dump sites. But what happens if a child rides his bike to his house, lays the bike down by the items, and goes in his house? The bike is taken. Has that bike technically been stolen?

    • Anonymous on May 8, 2022 at 11:58 pm

      Don’t put the bike there. Good life lesson

  31. Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    The internet in Mascoutah is pathetic. 25 years living all over the world, and this is the worst I’ve ever encountered.

    • Anonymous on May 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      Move back to a base then, or your hometown.

    • Anonymous on May 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm

      What company? Has nothing to do with mascoutah but the provider

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      yes, please leave, you probably aren’t contributing much anyways, BYE FELICA!

      • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 3:17 pm

        Probably another Karen……some officers wife. Keyboard warrior.

        • Anonymous on May 12, 2022 at 7:49 am

          Don’t get me going on veterans, my lord. Too many veterans have turned the VA into the new welfare. It is a disgrace what they allow. Join the air force, never see battle and then live off society after 20 years, while running around feeling entitled. I hope those that really need help are getting it. As a retired Army officer, moved to mascoutah, i have never heard so much entitlement. I apologize to all non-veterans for those taking advantage of every loop hole. Obviously, its our politicians fault for allowing them to have these opportunties.

    • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 8:48 am

      What are you talking about. My cable been running since 1998. Minus tornado’s and no brain drivers .

  32. Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Is the city having a citywide garage sale? or is it cancelled. I didn’t see any ads about it at all. Nothing in the Herald, no signs, nothing. Can’t they at least let everyone know. Not everyone looks at Facebook.

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 3:19 pm

      Glad it’s over. Brings riff raff to town. And speeders. And other convicts. I leave for the day

      • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 9:53 pm

        Define “riff raff.”

    • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 8:45 am

      I seen a lot of garage sales. You can have one anytime. You don’t need the whole city to have one if you want one . Facebooks slowly going down the tubes, so the city should figure out how to let everyone know. Or don’t.

  33. Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I see this on Facebook “Pat McMahan invited you”, to “event by Pat McMahan” and we should “meet your host Pat McMahan”. I thought Springfest was sponsored by the Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce.

    • Anonymous on May 7, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      What diffence whose Facebook page it is on as long as the word gets out and we can enjoy an evening with friends and music and food. I don’t care if it is sponsored by the Wicked Witches of the Midwest.

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      that’s marketing, keeping his name relevant. He will be out in the near future.

      • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 10:24 am

        He’s volunteering his time for these events. What are YOU doing for this city?

        • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 4:47 pm

          I agree. He works tirelessly for Mascoutah. I’d bet if someone else forwarded you the Facebook post it would say they invited you. I don’t see this as a problem the mayor has to respond to. Have a good time at the event

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 3:22 pm

      He’s a longtime chamber member that ran springfest

  34. Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 11:13 am

    I would like to say THANK YOU to the Mascoutah Police Department for its recent crackdown for individuals speeding on Jefferson Street/Route 4. I would also like to say THANK YOU for cracking down on individuals driving while on their electronic device. We appreciate each and everyone of you at the Police Department keeping our community safe.

    • Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      I agree. I have witnessed several drivers going over the posted speed limit between Laugh and Learn and Dollar General. My permit drivers was driving home after the Band Concert and was almost hit by a driver weaving in and out of traffic on Route 4.

  35. Anonymous on May 5, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Has there been any update to the lawsuit against the previous City Manager? Did they find him guilty of anything or is the jury still out?

    • Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm

      That would be nice to know. Is he even still around?

    • Anonymous on May 6, 2022 at 9:47 pm

      I think somebody said, he is going to run for Mayor or Councilmen.

      • Anonymous on May 7, 2022 at 7:49 am

        I thought he moved to another state to be a city manager there?

        • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 8:09 am

          He ended up not getting the job because people from the Mayors office called his future employer!!! That is completely wrong!!! Shame on the Mayor!!

          • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 8:37 am

            All you have to do is Google his name, and the articles written by the Herald about his firing pop up. Why should the mayor’s office call anyone? They could care less. Don’t spread lies when you don’t know the facts.



          • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 9:58 am

            Any background search would turn up the articles about him here and at his previous city as well. You can’t blame the mayor for this one….maybe he didn’t disclose any of it? Or, maybe the new potential employer did their due diligence to thoroughly vet him. Can’t blame anyone but himself for those issues.



          • Anonymous on May 10, 2022 at 12:53 pm

            Myers was the one that was terminated and it was in the paper. Anyone can look that information up. How is this even close to the mayors fault? Maybe he should take responsibility for his own actions and quit trying to blame others. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to google someone’s name.



          • Anonymous on May 11, 2022 at 9:03 am

            Proof? Or just another keyboard warrior spreading lies



      • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 8:38 am

        Are you sure they aren’t talking about Mike Baker? He moved back.

    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 3:21 pm

      Fast forward a couple years, we’ll be talking about another bites the dust hahaha

  36. Anonymous on April 30, 2022 at 7:26 am

    I saw where Ameren rates are going to raise as much as $40 per customer to accommodate for the raising cost of electricity. Wonder if we will be headed for another increase next year? I guess $6 is better than $40. I retract earlier comments about the council raising rates.

    • Anonymous on May 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

      Your anonymous retraction to your anonymous complaints are anonymously noted.

    • Anonymous on May 4, 2022 at 6:37 am

      Ameren still cheaper

      • Anonymous on May 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm

        For sure. Most of Ameren increase looks to be supply costs which I assume would hit Mascoutah too

    • Anonymous on May 4, 2022 at 9:17 pm

      Thats 40.00 per year not 72

  37. Anonymous on April 27, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I want to try to attend one of these council meetings. Americans like to blame Washington for their problems but more often the most oppressive politicians are your own neighbors and the local city government. On the other hand, it’s also the one place where anyone has the opportunity to make changes that could have an effect on their daily lives.

    • Anonymous on April 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm

      Oppressive? That is a strong word. Dust off the dictionary for that one?

  38. Anonymous on April 27, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Why does the City of Mascoutah think everyone has Facebook or follows them on Facebook. They seem to feel this is appropriate way to get out important information. They posted late in the day on Tuesday, April 26th about water line flushing in Indian Prairie subdivision the next morning. Since we did not get that message we ran a lot of hot water before we realize this situation. If the city has a call system for letting the city residents know about snow removal, can’t same system be used for other important information homeowners might want to know. Very inconsiderate of the City!

    • Anonymous on May 1, 2022 at 11:57 am

      Mascoutah Khorey League did the same thing a couple of days ago.

    • Anonymous on May 3, 2022 at 1:07 am

      Completely agree…very inconsiderate of city management. I don’t use Facebook; never have- ever! Why the city didn’t use the existing call system for this water outage, and the outage on Sunday, 2 May in Hunter’s Creek neighborhood, is very hard to understand. Ever since this new mayor and new council has been in power, many social activities and public services in the city have turned for the worse! I believe it is a result of personal apathy and general mismanagement, by those “in charge.”

      • Anonymous on May 3, 2022 at 3:08 pm

        There was a call placed by the City at 9:33pm Sunday night about the water main break. What else do you want? Should the Council and Mayor knock on your door to tell you personally? Maybe the police should? Or, maybe we need the local town crier to walk the streets wearing a sandwich board?

        • Anonymous on May 5, 2022 at 12:54 am

          No call from the city received here last Sunday at any time. And, that is assuming your info is true! What is true, is that I know the city has my phone number…not sure about that town crier though.

          • Anonymous on May 5, 2022 at 9:07 am

            The info is true. What is also true is that the City has an alert system you can sign up for. Check their website.



    • Anonymous on May 9, 2022 at 3:25 pm

      Because City Hall workers check Facebook twenty times a day while not on break, and they are brainwashed

  39. Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    How come the ball fields are never open after a slight bit of rain? Mascoutah has some of the best fields around when it comes to drying out, and we’ve had nonstop closures this season. The city used to have people that would prep the fields and could turn them around after rain. Is it a labor shortage or does the city just not care?

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      The last council meeting packets said they city spent $24k on a “ballfield groomer”. What’s the point of some fancy equipment if they won’t work the fields? Was this to replace an employee having to do it and the machine can’t handle a little moisture? Seems like a huge waste.

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 5:47 pm

        $24k for a piece of equipment that doesn’t get used since it’s easier to say “we are closed”?

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      Not a good start for the new City Manager

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 3:33 pm

        She doesn’t start her job until May 1.

        • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 4:26 pm

          Right–what does the ball field equipment have to do with the new City Manager?

        • Anonymous on April 28, 2022 at 8:41 am

          Remembering Days Gone By in the paper this week 1972 the city manager got a raise of $800.00 to earn $16800.00 what is the the new person salary are they really worth it

          • Anonymous on April 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm

            If you’re that interested and concerned, try attending a meeting. The details have been disclosed.



          • Anonymous on April 30, 2022 at 10:46 am

            $110,000



          • Anonymous on May 2, 2022 at 2:13 pm

            Not to bad of money for 1972



      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 5:50 pm

        This isn’t the nee city manager. She hasn’t started yet. This is our interim city manager.

      • Anonymous on May 2, 2022 at 11:59 am

        well there was a water main break May 1,guess you can start bashing her for her role in the break or people can blame city management for not knowing that the line was going to break and giving folks a heads up so they could store water,not sure what would happen if a real catastrophe struck

        • Anonymous on May 3, 2022 at 1:15 am

          The city of Mascoutah has a documented history of having water main breaks every 2-3 years. Check your city’s history. Guess what, there will be another water main break in about 2-3 years. Doesn’t take a genius to deduce that this cycle of events will continue until the remaining, antiquated pipes are replaced. I’ll have to attend a city council meeting to legitimately figure out (i.e. to officially be informed of) what that project plan is, if a plan exists. But of course, I won’t (attend).

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      I think the khoury league used to maintain and now the city does. It seems the city won’t work the fields if will take any work at all. I don’t get why cancel games at noon when the sun is out.

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 5:46 pm

        Because the city doesn’t want to make their people work. It’s easier to close them down.

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 5:53 pm

        This is the first year in a long time it’s been this bad all around. Scheduling, correspondence with city hall, maintenance, everything. It’s a shame because the fields being a lot of people to town when they are in use for games and tournaments.

        • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 9:34 am

          Why don’t one of you volunteer to get the fields ready instead of whinning about it. There should be a age limit on who can post.

          • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 11:43 am

            The city doesn’t want anyone else working on the fields anymore. there are several organizations in and out of town that have assisted with maintaining the fields in the past, but this year have been told that nobody besides a city worker can prep them.



          • Anonymous on May 2, 2022 at 11:29 pm

            If the city closes them, how can a volunteer work them? They are closed.



        • Anonymous on April 28, 2022 at 10:28 am

          Speaking for one of the organizations here in town. Madelyn at City Hall is a welcomed addition and has been a pleasure to work with. She always tries to accommodate all parties.

          • Anonymous on May 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm

            That has nothing to do with the fields being worked to play on. Can schedule all you want but if won’t work the fields then what?



    • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 9:38 am

      The City Clerks son is the Parks Foreman. Typical.

      • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 10:12 am

        So what? He does a good job

        • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 10:56 am

          Apparently not. Guess you can’t read above. Haha

          • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 11:51 am

            He’s supposed to control the rain?



          • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 12:18 pm

            The fields are built to be able to be playable after rain. It takes work and prep. There have been organizations that have volunteered time and money over the years to make them drain better, but it’s the lack of proper preparation that’s the issue. It’s easier to close them at noon and be done with it than actually work them to provide a service to those who use them. There was no reason last night should have had them closed due to wet conditions.



          • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 8:39 pm

            Did any of you go to park yesterday and look at the fields or just read about this on Facebook? Have any of you complaining tried to get a field ready with standing water on it? Also as for the foreman of the park I believe he has a sports management degree, so he probably knows a lot more than those of you.



      • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm

        We need to understand regardless of who he’s related to he’s well qualified for the job the problem is he’s in the process of getting all the parks open with the help of 1 other city employee. Has for the new piece of equipment it’s new to them they have to get it figured out plus the fact we’ve had a lot of rain plus the 2 employees also take care of city building maintenance

      • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 11:41 pm

        It’ll be OK sunshine. Your kid will still get a ribbon for participating, despite the fields being closed one day because it rained.

  40. Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 11:41 am

    I would like to say thank you to the woman in the black SUV heading out of town for riding my a$$ on Route 4. Remember the speed limit is 30, then 35, then 55 past Dollar General. I hope you got stopped by the train heading to Interstate 64.

    • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm

      Happens to me all of the time. Many times they pass me and get stopped at the light. Karma!!!!

      • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 7:48 am

        What would Johnny Depp do?

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 10:56 pm

      Agreed. Whether it’s on 4, Main, or Harnett, I could be going 5 over the limit and there’d still be someone in his truck sniffing my tailpipe. Driving can be such a chore in this town

      • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 9:36 am

        It’s not just this town. It’s the whole mid-west style of driving.

        • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 10:35 am

          It’s really not just the midwest. Driving in the U.S. drivers seem to be in such a hurry, they become rude unfortunately. I’ve lived in Texas where speed limit is 75 on highways, so people go 90 or more. California, Oregon and Washington state have their fair share of rude, dangerous drivers. In Fall River & Boston Massachusetts it’s drive at your own risk. Paying attention & being considerate of other drivers should be the norm.

          • Anonymous on April 26, 2022 at 8:18 pm

            And don’t get me started on California drivers. They make their own rules (drivers) like the ‘California stop’ it’s crazy out there!!



          • Anonymous on April 28, 2022 at 9:48 am

            Colorado has the most considerate people I’ve ever seen. You put your turn signal on to change lanes, they actually wait for you to get in the other lane. Someone going slower then the speed limit hauling a load, they actually pull over if more when 4 cars are lining up behind them. Must be the weed turning them into nice people.



  41. Anonymous on April 23, 2022 at 7:29 am

    I expected to see or hear outrage about the increase in utility rates. But all I hear is crickets. Does everyone now believe that increases are the norm and just accept them with not even a whimper? Thank you Councilman Battas for at least trying. I hope we don’t forget your efforts.

    • Anonymous on April 23, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      Next election, they lose my vote.

      • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 8:10 pm

        They definitely will not get my vote in the future. Battas is the only one. He listened to the voters. The poll on this website said 90% of the people did not want a rate increase. Why did the mayor and other councilmen vote against the wishes of the people. Shame on them!

    • Anonymous on April 23, 2022 at 8:57 pm

      What good does complaining about it do? Besides it’s not the councils fault that everything costs a little more and they need to raise the rates. Just listen to our Nations current Administration, it’s Putin’s fault! Get used to the high rates, we are going to see them for many years to come. The votes you cast really do have an impact on your lives, don’t they?

    • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 6:40 am

      Re- election move by Battas, if you watched online you would of heard him proclaim how much these increases were necessary prior to voting “No”. But hey, it will be on record as a no after he endorsed it adding a expiration date to the raise.

      • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 12:23 pm

        If you were listening to what Battas had to say he probably voted No because they wouldn’t guarantee that they would have an expiration date. It was said that they could look at that when the time comes but we all know the time never comes means another increase!!!

      • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 12:33 pm

        I’ve known Wally for a long time he could care less about getting Re Elected

        • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 1:22 pm

          If you know he could care less to be reelected, maybe he cares less about doing the job he was voted in to do then.

          • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 3:22 pm

            But yet he voted against the majority apparently because he felt that was the right thing. I think what the OP meant was that he doesnt vote the way he thinks will get him reelected but rather how he actually thinks on the issue. Just a guess tho



      • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 5:24 pm

        What’s wrong with explaining your vote, regardless of what the vote is?

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Well you voted to put mostly liberals into office this is what you get. Stop whinning about something most of you voted for.

      • Anonymous on April 27, 2022 at 5:19 pm

        I thought the City Council is non-partisan

  42. Anonymous on April 22, 2022 at 5:45 am

    To the new City Manager…Welcome. Buckle your seat belt. It’s going to be a heck of a ride.

    • Anonymous on April 22, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah probably because of people like you.

    • Anonymous on April 23, 2022 at 1:21 pm

      Over or Under 3 years?

    • Anonymous on April 24, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      I’m excited about the hiring of a well qualified city manager.Just hoping that she can see the problems with personal at city hall, and to clean house if need be to get rid of the dead weight and to make sure all city employees understand that they work with taxpayers money, and should be held accountable. Some of them think that they can’t be replaced.

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 1:05 pm

        Agreed. Terrible, disrespectful attitudes of underqualified people in administration roles. Time to go.

      • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 1:19 pm

        Enough with “my taxes pay your salary” BS. Did you ever think that those people you comment about pay taxes also to pay there salaries. So they get taxed so it can pay there own salary. Seems to me they’re actually getting screwed .

        • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 2:22 pm

          The comment did not say “my taxes pay your salary” The comment stated that “to make sure all city employees understand that they work with taxpayers money”
          Taxes do contribute to their salary though, along with electric and water/sewer dept rates. My hope would be a new city manager can trim expenses/rates/taxes to the residents, including the city employees who do live in town. If that means getting rid of employees who do not perform the job they are hired to do then so be it.

  43. Anonymous on April 22, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Thank you councilman Battas for listening to us. it may not have stopped the increase, but at least you tried.

    • Anonymous on April 22, 2022 at 1:22 pm

      Battas is our hero!!!! I wish all politicans would listen to the voters.

  44. Anonymous on April 21, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    I think Kevin Dawson would make a great State Representative.

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2022 at 5:18 pm

      He already is a great guy, and add State Rep to it.

    • Anonymous on April 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

      I believe Dawson will represent everyone well in the 114 district.He’s not afraid to speak up he’s the kind of guy that can talk to anyone.

  45. Anonymous on April 12, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I would ask for the great citizens of this town to start a go fund me to help fix 6th street, but then we wouldn’t be able to pay our electric bills and property taxes.

    • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 4:50 pm

      GO FUND ME? Are folk’s aware of the amount that is taken off of the top of the donations and then are charged a fee each time there is a withdrawal from the account?
      RIPOFF?

    • Anonymous on April 15, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Are cars expected to stop for trail users crossing 6th north of the park? Asking for a friend.

      • Anonymous on April 16, 2022 at 12:34 am

        Tell your friend, yes.

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2022 at 10:11 am

        Trail users???

      • Anonymous on April 19, 2022 at 5:05 pm

        You see a person trying to cross the street then yes, the normal, decent thing to do would be to stop and let them cross.

        • Anonymous on April 20, 2022 at 12:15 am

          Right. I’m not sure why this is a question.

          • Anonymous on April 20, 2022 at 9:21 am

            If traveling south down 6th, the street widens to two lanes right before crosswalk creating great potential for a bad situation. As one car traveling south signals to a pedestrian to cross, a second car might be traveling behind first car at legal speed, switch lanes not see the pedestrian. I have seen this often. Kids can’t see over a car signaling them to cross. I ask for safety. Perhaps the city wants to consider “ in street” signage. Slowing traffic sooner. More obvious signage prior. Community education. Increased policing. Widen road after crosswalk. There is inconsistency amongst you fine citizens. only you can prevent speed bumps.



        • Anonymous on April 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm

          I almost got hit several times at that location by a full size black Chevy pickup with blacked out windows and a gray sedan. They increased their speed even though I was in the middle of the walkway. Yes they should stop for all pedestrians.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2022 at 11:44 am

      If a car is coming to this area at 30 mile an hour you’d be an idiot to step out and hope he can stop. If your in the crosswalk already and the car is coming at you at 30 you better get out of the way. Just don’t be the stupid people that get in the crosswalk and don’t look to see if a car is coming because they feel they have the right of way. Which you would have the right of way, but if the car hits you because you weren’t looking, shame on the driver but, your dead so, use common sense and stop asking dumb questions.

      • Anonymous on April 23, 2022 at 10:04 am

        I’m not sure it’s a dumb question. Similar safety considerations apply to people walking on Route 4. I too hope the city makes mascoutah a bike/pedestrian friendly place soon.

  46. Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 8:49 am

    ATTENTION COUNCILMEN BATTAS, SEIBERT, AND ELBE: We need your help! When you took office, you promised residents that you would stand tall for them, protect their interests. At the next council meeting, Mayor McMahan and Councilman Weyant will vote yes to raising utility rates. There is no doubt about that. Now is the time to show us how powerful you three are and how much you care about your neighbors. We implore you to vote no to the increase. All three of you need to vote no or it will pass and we will be paying higher electrical rates than ever before. Our paychecks/social security checks can only go so far. Councilmen we are begging, pleading for your help.

    • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 10:42 am

      I agree with your plea. But we all know they won’t do a thing to stop this. What’s funny is Mcmahan and Weyant ran as conservatives. Looks to me they lied about that.

      • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 9:42 pm

        Since when was Pat a conservative when he ran as a democrat a few years ago.

        • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 10:19 am

          Because Mike Baker was running as a Dem. So I guess he ran for what ever political party didn’t have a candidate. Well he’s proving he has no idea what’s going on.

          • Anonymous on April 16, 2022 at 12:02 pm

            Baker moved to Florida last summer. City government is by partisan. Since you may not understand the term, it means that run Mc Mahnn, Baker, Battas, Elbe , Wyannt and Seibert didn’t run as democrats or republicans.



        • Anonymous on April 18, 2022 at 8:34 pm

          Is it acceptable to pull your kids early from school if there is potentially bad weather coming? Heard some folks complaining that Scott AFB was taking precautions and released people from work to avoid the weather and that getting their child from school was unnecessary. Shutting the base doesnt mean come get your kid from school. Id like to think I would rather not be caught out in a freakish storm if I can avoid it. But the comments made seemed a little ridiculous.

    • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 11:28 am

      You are 100% correct. Raising our electric bills bills is a sham. They don’t understand the electric service in Mascoutah at all. I should have voted differently. I guess our x councilman Baker got tired of butting heads with others on the electric and moved. Where did he go?

    • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      I don’t know the other two, but I bet hands down that Wally will vote nope.

      • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 1:11 pm

        Your wrong. they will all fold and tell us we don’t understand why the town needs the money. its all about trying to be bigger and better and we pay for that type of thinking.

        • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 4:09 pm

          We need to all attend the citys meeting the night they vote. They need to know how we feel about this.

          • Anonymous on April 9, 2022 at 12:38 pm

            There is the mayor and 4 council men. Three of them need to vote against this for the electric increase to fail. It wont be the mayor obviously. At least 3 of the others need to vote against it. Are they brave enough?



          • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 4:05 pm

            I say NO. We have to live within our budgets, so should the city. People have been complaining about electirc rates for years in Mascoutah. Enough is enough. We elected you to do what we want. SO PLEASE DO IT!! Vote NO.



    • Anonymous on April 7, 2022 at 11:18 pm

      Thank the President for inflation. The city has to pay bills too and they have gone up. No win situation for the council.

      • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 7:54 am

        I agree but there could still be cuts. We don’t need the cost of a new city manager when the current asst has been doing the job since last year. there are other cuts that could be made.

        • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm

          We need a qualified city manager and not an assistant. Find someone qualified and get rid of the assistant position. And maybe, re-evaluate the offered salary range for said city manager.

        • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 11:08 pm

          Name some cuts that would affect electric rates? City manager would barely scratch it as I bet only small portion of salary comes from the electric funds if any

          • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 4:11 pm

            Crickets



    • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 10:46 am

      They just raised flat fees $10-$20, per month, a year ago. Now they want another $3-$5. No I don’t think so. They should have planned better.

      • Anonymous on April 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm

        So have one massive increase instead of gradual? Yea that makes sense and will go over well

      • Anonymous on April 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

        They probably should have planned better but, that is not the fault of the current council.

  47. Anonymous on April 5, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Just learned that Exxon is reporting record profits from oil and gas. Meanwhile, many countries are talking about subsidizing fuel prices… using money that’s supposed to go toward being less dependent on fossil fuels. These oil tycoons don’t miss a beat, do they?

    • Anonymous on April 6, 2022 at 6:29 am

      Here we go again.

    • Anonymous on April 6, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      I find it quite humorous that Apple Computer made more money in 2021 than the top four oil and gas companies combined. Why is it okay?

      • Anonymous on April 6, 2022 at 1:43 pm

        Maybe because dumb people still don’t mind paying big money for limited types of electronics. I don’t get it either.

  48. Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    It’s Scottish American month. Let’s party

  49. Anonymous on April 3, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    “Even though I’m pro-life, I don’t care if others can’t afford life-saving insulin!” Put THAT on a sign and sell it on the corner why don’tcha?

    • Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 9:57 am

      I’m sorry your life sucks so bad.

    • Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 3:25 pm

      How did we get from pro-life to insulin? You must be one of the highly educated without intelligence.

      • Anonymous on April 5, 2022 at 11:51 am

        Because it’s seems the average pro-lifer doesn’t care what happens to the child after they’re born.

        • Anonymous on April 5, 2022 at 1:10 pm

          Even if that were true, the child would at least have a chance for a life. Not everyone ends up as miserable as you.

    • Anonymous on April 15, 2022 at 9:56 am

      Hopefully, Henry The Cop , will run again in the next election. If he does, I’m sure he would vote no to increase electrical rates.

  50. Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    I don’t understand why the MHS Graduation ceremony is being held at 7 p.m. on a Sunday. My parents were going to come out for the weekend, but now they will have to leave before the ceremony. Couldn’t it be scheduled earlier or at least on a Saturday?

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2022 at 8:45 am

      I want to applaud the school districit’s excellent interlect by changing the time of the graduation ceremony, and in also waiting until invitations by families have already been printed. By changing the time, the school district has loudly and clearly disregarded relatives that will be driving or flying in to watch their loved ones during the ceremony, but now can’t, because they would need to leave before the start to be able to arrive back to work on Monday. Your compassion is as high as your unnecessary and extremely inflated salary.

      • Anonymous on April 1, 2022 at 8:58 am

        If it was at 2:00 you guys would all complain that its to hot. Well lets do it at 10:00, oh my goodness, we would have to get up to early. Lets do it on Saturday, that’s when our party is planned. Okay, how about Friday? How dare the school do it on Friday and people would have to take off work. Life is about choices, either choose to be at the ceremony and sacrifice something else, or don’t go to the ceremony. Life will go on with or without your loved ones at the ceremony.

        • Anonymous on April 1, 2022 at 9:32 am

          You fail to miss the issue. I don’t care too many care about the time as long as planned well ahead of time and don’t change it

      • Anonymous on April 3, 2022 at 2:38 pm

        How dare the school district not use their “interlect”? Hilariously ironic

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

        Sometimes the communication from the faculty is much better than the administrators. Easy for them to make brash decisions and what’s best for them. Sometimes poor planning on an organization should bite the bullet rather than disrupting everyone’s plans.

  51. Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    I was at the Sportsplex on Monday. I witnessed several Team Mascoutah volleyball player run to use the restroom. They had no manners while pushing their way the smaller children. They were also very rude. My children do not act like this in public. My husband and I raised our kids right. The parents and coaches need to start doing the right thing.

    • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      I heard that Motto “Mart” Mortgage and Remax is going to have huge signs on the side of all the schools, just to let everyone know they donated. Appreciate their contributions, but does everything need to be a bill board or can they possibly actually donate some time and money without making it all about them? A true donation doesn’t come with handshakes and pictures, all it is saying is, man I making a lot of money off of you all, so let me advertise by donating. I wonder if there is any special treatment given to them for all their contributions. Small town famous.

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 2:13 pm

        What they have helped accomplish in this community is remarkable. They’ve built subdivisions, they’ve helped grow this town in a positive way, they’ve donated countless hours to help improve our town, our schools, and our community. For you to have an issue with them taking some pictures is absurd.

        Alumni field has a big sign of all the donors. Ag building has a big sign of all the donors. Does that bother you to?

        • Anonymous on June 12, 2022 at 8:28 pm

          Except they never volunteer their time unless it’s to promote their business unlike many other local business owners here in town.

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 2:13 pm

        Sounds like someone is jealous they aren’t “Small town famous”

        • Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 12:32 pm

          “Small Town Famous” – Love it!

    • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 8:26 pm

      Maybe should go talk to the coach or organization first before blast them on here. Who do I talk to and complain about you being rude too?

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Kudos on being such great parents! I’m think all parents in Mascoutah will do a better job now that you told us how to do it! I hope you continue to tell us how to raise our kids the right way in future sound offs, and the proper way to run to the bathroom.

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 8:00 am

      Here’s your cookie

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Sounds like someone’s child didn’t make this team.

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        I was watching my daughter in gymnastics. Kind of hard to miss the volleyball players running towards the restroom and almost knocking the small kids down.

        • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 3:59 pm

          The other day I was around some small kids at the park and they ran in front me. Such jerks…… Grow up

      • Anonymous on April 5, 2022 at 6:01 am

        Typical Team Mascoutah “click” parent… my kid is perfect and does nothing wrong!

        • Anonymous on April 6, 2022 at 6:30 am

          Typical keyboard warrior.

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      This is comical, another faceless key board warrior looking to slander an organization in which provides tremendous benefits to kids. I’m sure we can make the assumption that all parents and kids in this organization are bad because someone hurried to the bathroom.

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 3:52 pm

        I was not slander.

        • Anonymous on April 6, 2022 at 6:31 am

          Good one

      • Anonymous on April 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

        The middle schoolers should know better than pushing the younger kids out of the way.

    • Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 3:13 pm

      wondering why you didn’t go to the coach or the parents {they sit in one section and are easy to find}or the manager of sportsplex about your grievance rather than spout off on here,guess it’s a lot easier to be a keyboard warrior and avoid all confrontation

  52. Anonymous on March 28, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    wonder what would have happened if a white actor had slapped Chris Rock ?

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 7:55 am

      We all know what would happen. His career would be ruined. Every media outlet would essentially crucify him and call him racist and bring up every little possible thing from his past.

      • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 9:17 am

        Wonder what will happen when the public finds out the whole scene was staged? There was no slap. Slow motion film has proved it. i think the Oscars needed something to jazz up the program because their ratings have been sinking for years. And it worked. You can’t go on the Internet or watch a news program without seeing something about the incident. Five seconds of Oscar history was made.

        • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 11:40 am

          The whole thing must have went over my head. I’ve seen the clip several times but I didn’t think the “joke” was that funny nor something that someone should slap you for. It’s not like Chris Rock called Will’s wife a wh*** or a sl** on national television. I have to agree with the former person who commented on this. I think it was all for the ratings.

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm

      What does it matter? This wasn’t about race, let’s keep it that way.

      • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 12:28 pm

        right on, as long as its black on black crime who cares ? If Alex Baldwin wound have done that he would be escorted off stage and put in jail ! double standards at its best

        • Anonymous on April 3, 2022 at 11:03 pm

          I disagree that Alec Baldwin would have been put in jail just for slapping someone. After all he shot and killed a woman and hasn’t seen a jail cell yet.

    • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm

      it wouldn’t have any other narrative but racial injustice.

    • Anonymous on April 1, 2022 at 11:51 pm

      I thought Tom’s was going out of business?

  53. Anonymous on March 27, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Is the FFA holding a fish fry this year?

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm

      I think they had it a couple weeks ago.

    • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      NO

  54. Anonymous on March 27, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    When did the big field between Laugh and Learn and the Dollar General become a dirt bike track? I notice people riding dirt bikes there so is it free to ride there or do I need to pay as I do at the track in Coulterville?

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      You know what would solve that problem? If something actually got built there like there was gonna be.

  55. Anonymous on March 27, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Vice President Biden says no US troops are going to Ukraine. That’s really code for yes they will be going.

    • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 7:56 am

      I see what you did here. Good on you

  56. Anonymous on March 24, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    To the lady that has become the “town know-it-all” on Facebook, especially the Residents of Mascoutah page, please shut the he** up! You don’t have to try to prove you know everything, and you certainly don’t have to comment on everything first. Does your life consist of waking up, going on Facebook, and then leaving Facebook at night to go back to bed? Your ego must be enormous if you think everyone is just waiting for your opinion and vast knowledge of Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 8:52 am

      Read my mind. Which one? There’s two to three haha

    • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 11:49 am

      Names, we need names. Then we can possible tell you if she’s full of it.

      • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 11:58 am

        Absolutely not!! She is the type who would sue me, my wife, my kids, and my dog!!! LOL

    • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      She’s usually right, so maybe you should shut the he** up!

      • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 11:41 am

        LOL…Seeeeeee. You know exactly who we are talking about. Now that’s funny!

    • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      She was back at it again yesterday

  57. Anonymous on March 22, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Gotta love Missouri. Purchased gas over there today and it was 94 cents cheaper per gallon than Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2022 at 7:49 am

      Why doesn’t The Herald publish ALL of the seniors who have committed to a college or trade school rather then just when submitted. Seems there is a lack of good news everywhere these days and all of the kids deserve the recognition. Not hard info to find.

      • Anonymous on March 24, 2022 at 2:21 pm

        Military as well, I should have included that originally.

      • Anonymous on March 24, 2022 at 5:32 pm

        Same goes for Band and Guard.

      • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 12:29 pm

        It really doesn’t matter and isn’t that big of a deal. Don’t we hand out enough participation trophies as is?

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2022 at 11:10 pm

      Good job. How much of that gas did you burn on the way back home?

      • Anonymous on March 31, 2022 at 6:44 am

        Not much since it’s only a 37 mile drive

    • Anonymous on March 30, 2022 at 11:41 am

      Agree. Yesterday Missouri was $1.06 cheaper than here. Also, why does their prices change 2-3 times per week and yet our high price just stays at the same price for a month or more.

  58. Anonymous on March 21, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Wow! Everyone is so quiet this week. What gives? Finally give up complaining about the roads, politicians, school district, etc?

    • Anonymous on March 22, 2022 at 8:08 am

      Oh we will be back today. The weather is crappy, which tends to make us crabby.

      I’ll go first. That dude that won the women’s national swimming championships for the NCAA should be stripped of his “accolades” It is embarrassing what our society has allowed to become acceptable and ESPN thinks we should praise this dude for beating girls.

      • Anonymous on March 22, 2022 at 9:42 am

        I wonder if he actually feels like he accomplished something beating women at swimming.

        • Anonymous on March 22, 2022 at 8:32 pm

          I wonder how good he was when he had to compete against other men?

      • Anonymous on March 24, 2022 at 11:34 am

        Totally agree. I for one would like to know why ‘true women’ are not up in arms! From Amy Schneider, who won over 1 million dollars on Jeopardy, to Lia Thomas dominating the collegiate sport of swimming, these MEN are being praised as successful women. To me this a massive slap in the face to naturally born women who identify as such. Where are your voices?? I guess as a young privileged white born male, I need to start identifying as an Hispanic-Native American Female of African descent to get a head in this country. Unreal

        • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 11:53 am

          You have to find a true liberal to find out this logic . Mascoutah might not have one being a conservative town.

          • Anonymous on March 25, 2022 at 12:30 pm

            Conservative town? Not anymore. There are more snowflakes here now then ever before.



  59. Anonymous on March 16, 2022 at 9:48 am

    When done please take your used condoms and dump them in the trash (especially when the dumpster is 10ft from the place of the deed) instead of leaving them in the parking lot for others to find. It is gross and very seedy!

    • Anonymous on March 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm

      What was this at?

      • Anonymous on March 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

        I’m not telling where because then they’ll just make a game of it. It’s disgusting and the last thing I want is to see more.

    • Anonymous on March 18, 2022 at 7:52 am

      Very seedy!

    • Anonymous on March 21, 2022 at 4:20 pm

      I guess we should be happy they are wearing a condom.

  60. Anonymous on March 15, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    I heard that the school district is trying to do away with the gifted program at Mascoutah Elementary. Why??? This is such a great program. My son has been in honors classes since 5th grade. He had behavioral issues because he was bored. The classes were too easy. Now he is challenged and is still in the honors program in high school.

    • Anonymous on March 20, 2022 at 7:50 am

      I agree. They have not given an explanation why they are trying get rid of the program. So sad.

      • Anonymous on March 22, 2022 at 9:44 am

        We have all kinds of teams either heading to state or winning state. Obviously the current school program is working. Why would you want to change it? The district should be shouting from the rooftops, not trying to dismantle a perfectly good system.

  61. Anonymous on March 13, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Anyone else recently contacted our state political representatives and not receive a response?

    I have composed and mailed letters to State Senator Chris Belt (D) and State Rep LaToya Greenwood (D)- both represent constituents from Mascoutah and Scott AFB- and have received zero response. I mailed the letters in May 2021 and in September 2021 (sent the Sep letters via certified mail, so I know they received them) to their local/district offices AND to their respective offices in Springfield. I even followed-up with phone calls to their local and Springfield offices and still didn’t receive a response to the multiple voicemails that I Ieft per the answering services’ requests. Nothing in terms of a reply …silence.

    I’m originally from Ohio, and back when I was growing up, if we sent a letter to our local representatives, we would always get a reply. It was a very simple process and worked mutually well. It might not have been the response we had wished for, in terms of action or agreement, but it was at least a respectful reply to our communication. I get the feeling that Illinois politicians don’t have that sense of duty or responsibility. Actually, I positively know they don’t as evidenced by their lack of any action.

    At this point in the process, I’m not even concerned about my issue, for I’m much more concerned that my so-called local representatives don’t even care enough to even acknowledge a constituent’s letter. Personally, I think this non-responsiveness is pathetic. I (we) pay these people’s salaries (personally and office staff), and yet they can’t even reply with a simple acknowledgement. They should be ashamed of themselves! I was wondering if any other Mascoutah constituents have encountered the same situation with these clowns? Four letters sent, four phone calls made, yet Belt and Greenwood won’t even reply to a fellow constituent…disgusting representation in my opinion.

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 10:55 am

      I completely agree with your assessment of the situation. It’s disgusting and shameful! The democrats think they are above the law and they are the ones that run this state. My husband has contacted our republican reps several times and has always heard back from Mike Bost. Perhaps you are supporting the wrong party.

      • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 1:21 pm

        Yes, I have also called Rep. Greenwood’s office. No response.

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. I’ve heard from the neighboring State Representative that his office is flooded with calls from people from our district because they can’t get answers from their reps. Luckily, it’s election season, so there is hope!

    • Anonymous on March 15, 2022 at 8:14 am

      Contact Rep Charlie Meiers office they always respond.

      • Anonymous on March 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm

        I’ve talked to Charlie Meier’s office about this. They’re busy trying to do actual work for their district but, they still accommodate Rep. Greenwood’s constituents because she won’t. We need a real representative in that office that will give it the attention it deserves.

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2022 at 12:01 pm

      I tried to go to the Social Security office to file for Medicare after the online version said there was a problem with my account and I should call the Social Security Hot Line. After I tried calling 4 times, being put on hold for 45 minutes to 1 hour and half each time, I tried going in person to the Belleville office. It of course is close, but there was a security guard inside who after banging loudly on the door finally opened up and told me I’d have to call the hot line that no one had worked in the office for over 2 years. I wonder what he was guarding?

      I tried calling again and after 30 minutes on hold a woman told me to hold again and I said no. She told me I’d have to and she hung up on me. I called Senator Durban’s office, all of our state congressmen’s offices and the only person that responded was Mike Bost office. They were extremely helpful and hooked me up with a Social Security official out of Alton that then arranged a call from the Belleville office. WHY ISN’T OUR SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE NOW OPEN!!! Everything else is.

      UNREAL….my tax dollars at work. Websites that don’t work, public offices that aren’t open to the public, being put on hold indefinitely and public officials that don’t return calls. And they wonder why people are disgruntled with government. Welcome to the new world.

  62. Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I just read the Letter to the Editor from James Saffel. What the heck was he babbling about? I couldn’t understand any of it.

    • Anonymous on March 13, 2022 at 10:09 am

      I applaud his passion about the high cost of electricity, but his numbers plus the way he goes about telling people is so far out in left field. He’s very old and I think he means well, but he needs to talk to someone younger who could write up a report for him to read at the council. Something that makes sense.

  63. Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    New Baden dissolving their Parks & Rec Board.

    • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 2:17 pm

      Read the room. Can’t you see we are more worried about arguing over gas prices and covid vaccines. Geez.

  64. Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Russian air strikes are now hitting hospitals. But I guess the US and Europe will continue to watch from the sidelines and do nothing.

    • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 11:45 am

      If you can’t figure out why we don’t help them fight maybe you shouldn’t post comments.

      • Anonymous on March 11, 2022 at 10:49 am

        Our politicians always brag about how great democracy is and how it’s our responsibility to defend it anywhere in the world. I guess it only matters what country the fight is in. Maybe we won’t help because we can’t defeat Russia. After all, we lost in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan so why would we be able to defeat Russia

        • Anonymous on March 11, 2022 at 2:13 pm

          Check your facts on some of those area’s we help fight.

        • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 3:02 pm

          I never heard a politician say we are responsible to defend democracy anywhere in the world.. Who you been talking to??

  65. Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 9:12 am

    If I didn’t know better I’d swear Biden is trying to get Trump reelected in 24.

    • Anonymous on March 12, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      Let’s hope he succeeds

  66. Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Looks like the kids brought covid home from Florida instead of warm weather. So far 3 confirmed cases. I wonder how many of the kids were not vaccinated. Shame on the parents and kids for not getting this none before their field trip. Very important.

    • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 8:06 am

      Go get a life. The vaccine doesn’t even work. Shame on you for being how you are.

      • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 1:57 pm

        It have a function, but no bullet proof vest.

      • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 7:02 pm

        The vaccine does work. I am fully vaccinated and boostered.. I have been exposed multiple times and tested negative everytime. Follow the science.

        • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 2:12 pm

          And I am fully unvaccinated. Still kickin. Follow the science? Oh you must mean the science that created this virus? Yeah….I’ll get right on that for ya Karen.

    • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 8:18 am

      what does being vaccinated have to do with anything? you can still get Covid being vaccinated!

      • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 2:20 pm

        That is NOT always the case. I have had both shots and booster. I have been exposed three times and have tested negative all three times. Typical Republican .

        • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 2:10 pm

          Don’t blame these comments on the real Republicans. The Trump cult follows come up with these brainless comments. Hopefully we’ll get a true conservative in office soon. Bidens screwing up beyond belief. So we have a real good chance of that. Keep Orange out of the office.

        • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 3:55 pm

          Right but your anecdotal “evidence” is also not always the case. That’s part of the problem with the extremists on both sides of this argument–they only speak and believe in absolutes. There are no absolutes with this.

  67. Anonymous on March 8, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    To all you Trump Haters that voted for Biden, please post anything good to come from this administration. Just tickled to death with all that’s happening now! LOL

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      You don’t follow politics much do ya??

    • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 8:22 am

      Crickets

    • Anonymous on March 15, 2022 at 11:07 am

      What if you hate trump but didn’t vote for biden?? Should I just post how much a liar trump is. Or how he wants us to think with the same mentality people had in the 40’s? We don’t care about anyone but ourselves.

  68. Anonymous on March 6, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    RBOB Futures just took out the all time high of $3.65 set in July of 2008. We could see an upside objective of $4.85 to $4.90 come into play. Tack on approximately a dollar in taxes and we have $5.75-$6.00 a gallon.

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2022 at 9:26 am

      Friendly reminder that Russia is the world’s second largest producer of oil. Blame Putin, not Biden!

      • Anonymous on March 8, 2022 at 12:59 pm

        Haha good one

      • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 10:19 am

        So what, we have a pipe line in Amercia that Biden shut down. So do I have to say the obvious. ??

        • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 9:16 am

          you do understand that the keystone pipeline had 4 phase. Which actually included 2 subphases for a total of 6. The only one not completed was the final phase which was simply a shortcut across the Dakota’s. Phase 1 brings tar sands to Woodriver and Patoka. Phase 2 split phase 1 in Steele city and continue south into north Texas. Phase 3 completed the southern leg to Houston Texas. Phase 4 would of only increased daily output by a maximum of 500,000 barrels. So please explain how not completing phase 4 is the cause. That 500,000 barrels would only amount to a 2% increase of the daily barrels already shipped in America which stands at above 18 million barrels.

        • Anonymous on March 16, 2022 at 4:29 pm

          Keystone XL was supposed to connect tar sand oil from Canada to a Gulf Coast refinery *for export.* None of that oil would’ve gone to us.

      • Anonymous on March 9, 2022 at 1:58 pm

        This has NOTHING to do with the war, this has to do with a poorly managed government.

  69. Anonymous on March 4, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Based on the close of RBOB Futures today, gasoline should be $4.49 to $4.59 on Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week.

  70. Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Regarding the post about Trump dividing America…he didn’t. The liberal left media and celebrities did that all on their own.

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 3:25 pm

      You are 1000% correct.

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 4:01 pm

      Liberal media has been around for at least since Clinton. Why didn’t it divide back then?? I agree the crap the libs pulled while Trump was in there was a bunch of BS. All the money they pi**ed away trying to hang him with something that didn’t work. All Trump had to do is never talk. What came out of his mouth screwed this county up. And that’s not counting his a chronic liar, and has been all his life. His own father even admitted he was, and not just peoples opinion.

      • Anonymous on March 6, 2022 at 7:18 am

        Then we got sleepy joe who can hardly complete one sentence. I rather have Trump back and put up with him not shutting up at times when we should

        • Anonymous on March 12, 2022 at 4:27 pm

          Sleepy Joe? I assumed he’s just brain dead.

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

      Regarding Trump dividing the country, the strong division started with Obama weakening the U.S. on a global scale. Obama also started the attack on our law enforcement which is still going strong today. Police are being shot and killed in record numbers; he also started defund the police. All these things together helped elect Trump.

  71. Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Gas at Mascoutah Moto Mart just went up to $4.09!!!! Higher prices at different businesses will become reality simply out of necessity. How are we going to survive this? I’m honestly scared.

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 3:15 pm

      VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

      • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

        Amen!!

  72. Anonymous on March 2, 2022 at 10:01 am

    I think that when we look at the presidents of Russia, China, North Korea and the U.S., the world is screwed. We are closer to a world war than what people want to admit.

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 9:26 am

      We all know if it get’s to that point it will be nuclear. Most of us won’t be here after that. And who would want to survive that. Maybe we should start over. With America being so divided as we are, unity we stand, divided we fall.

  73. Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Well folks, it’s time for our Presidents first ‘State of the Union’ address. When I watch these ‘orchestrated performances’ I always think there is a guy hiding off camera somewhere holding up ‘applause’ signs at just the right moment. I wonder how busy he’ll be this evening? Record inflation? no applause there……$4 gas at the pump? nope……botched evacuation of Afghanistan? keep your seat sign guy…..how about the basement dwelling approval rating? no, I don’t think so. Maybe it’s best they save our Nation the $15/hr minimum wage they pay the person and just have him stay home. So looking forward to this evenings comedy line up.

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Basement dwelling??

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 12:37 pm

      Typical Orange party logic. If your going to pin inflation on Biden then Trump was in office when Covid hit. Do we blame him for that??

      • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm

        This is a joke right? Inflation is most definitely pinned on Biden and his worthless administration.

        • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 4:10 pm

          I would push back on the comment of record inflation. If you revisit inflation in the late 1970’s, the translation at the pump today would be $8.50 to $10.00 per gallon. The cost to borrow money was anywhere from 19% to 21% during the late 70’s to the beginning of the 1980’s. The employment rate was north of 10 percent. If you want to blame anyone, blame both parties. I can only hope numerous Independents emerge and we as a nation vote out the Career Politicians on both sides of the aisle.

        • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 5:40 pm

          Open your thinking instead of one sided. Pointless to comment any farther.

          • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 11:58 am

            Please tell me how I should open up my thinking? The left continuously tried to tear down Trump and his supporters. Now that Biden is office, nobody is allowed to say anything mean, true, or voice opinions? Way to many snowflakes nowadays.



          • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm

            I agree with the post. If you think of the good and bad decisions that either party makes they equal out. Some good some bad. I am amazed that literally one guy can split America up the way Trump did. It’s almost impressive.



          • Anonymous on March 6, 2022 at 7:21 am

            Haha good way thinking Trump split America. Sounds like you are part of the problem listening to the liberal media that split America. Biden also is a pretty good divider in chief. #not my president or is that not acceptable anymore since trump is gone?



      • Anonymous on March 6, 2022 at 12:08 pm

        Don’t see how you can blame Trump for covid when everyone that has a brain knows it came from China,as for as inflation,it’s the highest it’s been in 40 yrs,yes that happened since Biden took office,look it up

        • Anonymous on March 7, 2022 at 8:45 am

          You should read all the comments before adding to it.

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      The left and Biden will continue to pat themselves on the back for all the “work” they have “accomplished” When in reality as you stated, gas is nearly $4 (similar to that of the prior left ran administration) and inflation is setting records. Oh and lets not forget the wonderful job Joe has done by removing sanctions the Trump admin put in place, then one year later having to reimpose them. Way to go little buddy!

    • Anonymous on March 2, 2022 at 9:34 am

      Watching Vice President Biden speak was comical in the fact that he actually believes he has accomplished anything positive. And President Harris in the background with her “why am I here” gaze. They put up a fence around the capitol because they are scared of Americans, yet leave the southern border wide open. I’m curious as to why Mr. Biden thinks he has created more jobs in the last year than any other president has in their first year. Wonder where this info comes from?

      • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 9:09 am

        Not really scared of Americans. Only the morons that follow Trump. But for the rest of it, ALL presidents lie. It’s been that way at least since Johnson. Before that I would think they lie also, I was to young to care then.

        • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 11:47 am

          How is someone that “follows” Trump a Moron? Please elaborate.

        • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 12:32 pm

          We might be morons but that still makes us more intelligent than you.

          • Anonymous on March 4, 2022 at 9:59 am

            Well let’s see, trump followers stormed the capital. Saying they were morons is being nice to what they really are. Don’t be so hard on yourself admitting your a moron.



          • Anonymous on March 4, 2022 at 12:04 pm

            So you call all trump supporters morons, even though only 2000-2500 trump supporters stormed the capitol?



          • Anonymous on March 4, 2022 at 12:09 pm

            Oh and since you think you are smarter than me, I hope you do realize at least one mistake you made when trying to call me a moron for supporting Trump. They stormed the Capitol Building not the capital, but you’re right, you are way smarter than I am because you support Biden. What a clueless, oblivious, gullible person you are.



        • Anonymous on March 6, 2022 at 12:02 pm

          List how your life is any better since the last administration,or are you gonna be like the rest of the people i’ve asked to do that and not answer

          • Anonymous on March 7, 2022 at 10:36 am

            At least you cult followers hold to your leader.



      • Anonymous on March 10, 2022 at 12:48 pm

        Grandpa Joe should be in a nursing home receiving round-the-clock care. The state of our union will only get worse under this administration with a president whose cognitive skills are declining at an alarming rate.

  74. Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Citing the economic impact of the COVID pandemic on businesses, the council has, for the second year in a row, waived all license fees for businesses in town. Nice for businesses, but no consideration for the citizens.
    First, a basic business license is only $50. It’s a business expense; a deduction on the business’ tax return.
    Second, this waiver of fees concerns income to the city, yet it was rammed through on one reading and a vote. Why didn’t it follow the normal practice of two readings and a vote?
    Third, the mayor and one councilman have businesses in town. Both voted for the waiver. Both financially benefitted from their vote. That’s a conflict of interest. They should have recused themselves but didn’t. Was the city attorney asleep?
    Now, for all those people that complain about their power bills: your elected and hired officials think more of the business owners than you. If they defend the waiver as “only” $20,000, that won’t even buy the new stretcher the ambulance service is requesting.

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 8:39 am

      While I don’t disagree with your issue, I don’t think the Mayor has voting rights with the exception of breaking a tie. If this was the case, then you are spot on. On a side note, in a small town like ours, it’s impossible to find someone to serve on council that doesn’t have some form of bias in their voting. They are either directly affected by each vote, or they know a friend that will be.

  75. Anonymous on February 27, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Fencing materials are going up around the US Capitol again. Too bad we can’t secure our southern border as good as we secure the capitol building.

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 1:36 pm

      Only fencing materials I am concerned about is the 4-5 illegal, hoosier chicken wire, temporary fences in Mascoutah, for dogs, on County, Fuesser, & 6th St, while the rest of us, properly spent thousands of dollars, & have respect, & are competent.

      • Anonymous on March 2, 2022 at 12:57 pm

        What are you even talking about???

        • Anonymous on March 4, 2022 at 11:29 am

          guess you can’t read

      • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 11:20 am

        On the subject of Fuesser, what’s up with the disgusting mold on practically every home and fence in newest subdivisions? Very trashy looking! There are some good cleaners that will take care of it like 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner and Mold Armor.

  76. Anonymous on February 26, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    My compliments to Marilyn Welch. I enjoyed reading her articles about the blizzard of 82. The back page story about the newly married couple was great! Thank you, Marilyn, and I hope to see a few more stories from you!

    • Anonymous on March 3, 2022 at 9:34 am

      I second the the accolades to Marllyn .Her story brought so many memories back of the storm. Thanks Marilyn.

  77. Anonymous on February 26, 2022 at 9:07 am

    My utility bill is over $700!!! I almost had a heart attack. My wife and i are not frivolous people. We keep the thermostat at a reasonable temperature, and if we get chilly, we put on sweaters. and before you ask, no I do not have a water leak anywhere. That $700 is more than both our car payments. This is ridiculous. I am going to attend the next council meeting but my voice alone is not going to make a differance. Please join me. Together we can take a stand. This has got to stop and it needs to stop now.

    • Anonymous on February 26, 2022 at 5:34 pm

      Please share more info. Electric heat? Old construction? Smart thermostat? Two months on one bill?

    • Anonymous on February 27, 2022 at 7:38 am

      Your saga will fall on deaf ears.

    • Anonymous on February 27, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Both your electric usage and water usage is metered. The City does not just make up the usage or the dollar amount. On average 1200-1500 gallons of water per person is used in a given month. The weather was and is colder during this time of year. My City Bill is higher also during this time of year. Instead of just complaining about the amount of your bill, you may check again for water leaks and how to reduce electric usage.

    • Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 9:31 am

      Only way to stop the high electric bill is move. You won‘t be able to change it. Many have tried. But then Ameren is jacking there prices also so live with it.

      • Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 12:58 pm

        Why? Why do we have to live with it? Why can’t the City make changes? There must be something they can do. Residents can survive with these high cost bills. And no, I don’t want to move, but I don’t was to just sit back and settle either. There must be an answer somewhere.

        • Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 1:49 pm

          If you know any 75+ year old’s lived in mascoutah back in the 60’s. They can fill you in on what morons back then decided to have there own power company. It’s to hard to explain in a forum. Legal reasons. And it’s here to stay.

          • Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 11:29 pm

            Actually, Mascoutah completed it’s original power plant in 1892. A town having it’s own power plant was considered progressive. The Mascoutah Brewing Company had a beer called Electric Beer in recognition of the power plant.
            In addition to Mascoutah, other local communities that have their own power companies include Freeburg, Waterloo, Breese, and Carlyle. While these communities no longer generate their own power, they do take maintain their infrastructure with their employees.

            A few years ago, the News Democrat had a scathing article about high electric costs in Mascoutah. A resident complained about a $200 electric bill. The ND showed a picture of her bill. The entire utility bill, electric, water, sewer, and possibly trash collection, was $200. The electric portion was $100. The homeowner and reporter were too stupid to figure out the bill.
            For those complaining about high bills, take a look at your living habits. Turn off unnecessary lights, check your thermostat, time your showers, check your doors and windows. You might be surprised a lot of your utility bill is wasted energy.
            After that, educate yourself about the IMEA, their rules, and their investment in the Lively Grove power plant.
            Nah. It’s easier to b****.



      • Anonymous on February 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

        SOLAR SOLAR SOLAR we cut 3/4 of our bill out by going SOLAR with a battery reserve.

      • Anonymous on March 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm

        All my friends on ameren have very reasonable bills.

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 1:37 pm

      The $25 flat monthly fees, should be $10 or $15

    • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      We have a ten year old 3000SQF house with two adults & three kids, and our bill is never over $450. Averages $275-$375. AC 73, Heat 69. 5 or more showers daily, Dishwasher 4 times a week, Laundry 5 times a week, tvs chargers lights non stop.

    • Anonymous on March 14, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      You need to have your home evaluated for air/water leaks. Our home is 2 story, 2200 Sq ft, and 16 years old. Our bill has never been over $300 and that is electric/water combined. Average is between $160-$200 monthly.

  78. Anonymous on February 24, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Can we all agree that it’s time for the state to fix 6th street from 161 to 177? No more band-aids. Tear the whole thing up and put a new road down!

    • Anonymous on February 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm

      U got millions to pay for it?

      • Anonymous on March 1, 2022 at 4:54 pm

        The Federal Gov passed a billion dollar infrastructure bill, so the state of IL will have money. There will be a lot of road construction occurring over the next few years – might as well ask to include include 6th street!

  79. Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Biden trying to get tough with Putin. Funny.

    • Anonymous on February 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

      Biden couldn’t get tough with his dog,if he even remembers he has one

  80. Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 6:22 am

    When arriving in town a sign says Welcome To Historic Mascoutah. What makes it historic?

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 11:12 am

      At one time it said pre-historic LOL. Someone spray painted it. I would suggest you pay a visit to the History Museum.

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 1:55 pm

      It’s historic because how the town has been run since 1860. Until about 35 years ago Mascoutah didn’t want to grow. They even tried to have there own phone, power company so they didn’t have to go by what outsiders wanted. Thank God for cell phones otherwise we still pay long distance charge just to call St. Louis. And the stupidity behind there own power company well, your experiencing that brainless decision to this day with massive electric bills. And I wont even comment on how they treated people that weren’t white. So that’s our lovely town of Historic Mascoutah.

      • Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm

        Well the town really hasn’t grown much in 35 years. It’s only grown by about 3,000-3500 role in the last fifty plus years. But that’s okay. It is a nice town. As far as the comment about how they treated people of other colors I don’t know anything about that. I do have an elderly black couple that lives a few houses from me and they have lived here over forty years and they still like it here. Both told me they never had any issues here because of their skin color

        • Anonymous on February 23, 2022 at 3:07 pm

          Sad some make a stupid generalization about the town. Yes there are some bad apples I am sure but overall very nice and welcoming town

  81. Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I see the weekly email from the school district for the number of exposures reflects N/A. Wonder if it has anything to do with the Masks Optional? I would really like to know.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      I bet it does.

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 10:20 pm

      Good time to get back to normal.

  82. Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 7:24 am

    I would like to thank Officer Glander for his years of service in this great town of Mascoutah. I was glad to only be on his bad side once when i was a kid. I got to visit with him a couple hours before he shift ended and thanked him for what he stood for. Enjoy your time off Thank You again Office Henry G

  83. Anonymous on February 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    What do I do if I can’t pay my electric bill?

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2022 at 8:55 am

      Move out of Mascoutah AND stop voting for democrats.

      • Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 4:37 pm

        Democrats or Republicans have nothing to do with the high cost of electricity in Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on February 20, 2022 at 11:52 pm

      I would call city hall. They should work with you

    • Anonymous on February 21, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      Watch an episode of Gilligan’s Island. The professor invented free electricity nade by Gilligan.

  84. Anonymous on February 18, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Illinois Appellate court dismissed Pritzker’s mask mandate appeal. Thank goodness! Hopefully this temporary restraining order against school districts enforcing masks mandates trends in the right direction of no mask mandates!

  85. Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Wow did anyone see the 70k+ super spreader event called the Super Bowl. Aghhhh

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 6:51 am

      Not sure what your point is. Apparently you haven’t been watching regular season games the whole last year, NFL, College Football, NBA, NHL. Your in the minority. Time to move on.

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm

        Sounded like sarcasm to me

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 6:59 am

      I watched it. Wasn’t a very exciting game. Thumbs down to the terrible halftime show. I listened to Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg back in the day but they are has beens now. In fact all of the performers are has beens. Why can’t the halftime show have performers that are more relevant to the present? Also shame on the NFL on its lack of diversity for the spectacle when they push diversity so much. I think Mickey Guyton did an awesome job on the national anthem and she also looked beautiful

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 8:48 am

        Probably because no money is paid to half time performers. Bands of today are money hungry.

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 11:20 am

        Mickey Guyton, Dre, Snoop, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar. Yeah, doesn’t sound diverse enough.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Keep living in fear. Have fun with that

    • Anonymous on February 22, 2022 at 1:17 pm

      Have you seen the 157,00 people that crossed the border just last month,that’s a super super spreader,Aghhh!!!

  86. Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Regarding the search committee for a new City Manager – why aren’t all the committee members residents of Mascoutah?
    The 2018 committee had a member that lived in Engelmann Township. The 2021 committee has a member that lives in Belleville. Please don’t tell me he is a business owner. He goes home to another town at the end of the day.

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 10:37 pm

      Is that person work in town? Or own a business in town?

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      B/c the town is a$$ backwards. Duh.

      • Anonymous on February 16, 2022 at 11:52 pm

        You make that sound like we should all know that the town is a$$ backwards. Please explain, so I know whether I should continue to live here. Or, how about you relocate if it’s that bad?

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2022 at 5:44 am

      Who is on the list?? Again, appears to be a big secret and shouldn’t be!!

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2022 at 5:10 pm

      The committee consist of, former mayor Daughtery, Jonn Jung, Zane Fulp, Tim Boyce, Rick Surmeier, Rob Stookey, and Kevin Dawson. Really it’s not a big secret, it’s on public record. There were 2 females asked, but declined. All of the above have the best interest of the city, and have volunteered countless hour and have never ask anything in return. Me as a citizen of Mascoutah think this is the best committee to help us move forward with a new city manager.

      • Anonymous on February 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

        It’s interesting that the former mayor is involved. As long as the assistant cm doesn’t just hop right into that position, it’ll be ok. The assistant as the cm would be a huge mistake.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2022 at 4:10 pm

        There are 100 different people that should be on there, before the former Mayor. Unbelievable. Sad.

        • Anonymous on February 19, 2022 at 10:54 am

          The former mayor screwed up with the last few city manager appointments but maybe 4th time is the charm like they say.

      • Anonymous on February 24, 2022 at 6:46 am

        Share your facts!!! 2 people on that list have never volunteered for anything to help the community. One is all about hisself and what can benefit him.

  87. Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    So it looks like there are some bullies in the school district that had to sue the school district about the mask mandate. They are thinking about themselves and not about others. The individuals that are wearing masks think about others as well as themselves.

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

      The adults are teaching kids to be bullies. Great parents!!!! Not.

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 10:37 pm

      You sound like a bully

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 11:03 pm

      Seriously, can we just get over it? The school district is not mandating that the kids don’t wear masks. If you or the kids think that masks should be worn, then they should wear them. It’s pretty simple.

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 9:39 am

        Bullies??? Every citizen in this country has a right to have a court of law address their grievances. It appears that the Governor’s mandates are illegal according to the judge’s ruling. A bully is someone who threatens and corerces others to comply with their demands. HINT…look in the mirror. These “bullies” are not forcing their will on you or your children but YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE on them!

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 5:56 am

      So when do we stop wearing mask? If you are concerned about your child then have them wear a mask but don’t force it on mine.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 8:54 am

      Bullies can sue schools?? Why call them bullies? Or do you not know what a bully is?

  88. Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 8:50 am

    In last week’s Herald, I was would have been thrilled to see so many Straight A students if I thought it was true. Are A’s being given out for participation only? I can’t believe that every school and every class had more “A” students than High Honor or Honor Roll students. In the past, that coveted list was small. What gives?

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 11:09 pm

      Coveted list of Straight A students? It’s grade school, man. Are you actually complaining that too many kids got straight A’s? Good Lord, aren’t there more important things to be concerned about? Have some coffee, take a nap, it’ll be OK.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2022 at 7:43 pm

      Somebody’s angry they got left off. Good grief

      • Anonymous on February 16, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        Well this is the whinners forum. Even children can post.

  89. Anonymous on February 11, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    I don’t have facebook so not sure what the conversation is about recycling pick up today. I contacted waste management Monday and was assured all recycling would be picked up this week. However, it sure doesn’t look like that will happen. I chatted with a WM employee this morning and was assured the same. I contacted city hall to get a local POC so I could ask directly but couldn’t get one. I even asked if they would contact WM but was told it was between me and WM as I am the customer. But didn’t they negotiate and vote on the contract…twice as I recall just to satisfy some unhappy residents? I think with this being a city-wide contract, the city would want direct involvement.

    • Anonymous on February 12, 2022 at 11:07 am

      Ours wasn’t picked up for two weeks because of Snowmageddon. Big deal. Wait for the next pick up date, I don’t see this as such a major problem that the city needs to intervene on your behalf. It’s trash, man.

  90. Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    62258 has 26 new Covid cases this past week. Damn the Taste of Mascoutah really contributed to such a large number of cases……

    • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 8:36 am

      So the 26 people that went to Taste of Mascoutah have covid now??

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 11:57 am

        I would like yo say “I told you so”!

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm

        I bet there were way more than 26 there from photos and I think person was being sarcastic as some on here labeled it a superspreader yet it was not.

        • Anonymous on February 12, 2022 at 12:03 pm

          It sure was.

          • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 10:39 pm

            Haha



  91. Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 5:38 am

    I hope these same people on here ,who find it necessary to attack people and organizations about mask wearing, head up to Springfield today and protest when JB drops the mask mandate. I’m sure they won’t , but rather will instead latch on to another topic they can try and find an audience for.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 9:47 am

      So you want people to protest that the mask mandate will be lifted?? Don’t you read the post on this forum??

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 5:48 am

        There has been several comments bashing lifting the mask mandate but I think was more pronounced on Mascoutah Facebook groups. Crickets from several individuals

  92. Anonymous on February 8, 2022 at 8:21 am

    Does anyone else that has a subscription to this newspaper have a problem with receiving a copy four or five days after the publication date? How about not receiving it at all? In the last six weeks, I haven’t received it on two occasions. Even my street address on the mailing label lists a street that doesn’t exist. Have been to the Herald offices twice about the mailing address error, but apparently nobody there knows how to go into the computer and correct it. I personally don’t see a point in paying $50 for a paper that I either don’t receive or I receive it 4-5 days after the publication date.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 6:49 am

      Not surprised

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 9:35 am

      That does surprise me. We have always received our paper on time. I haven’t had any reason to change addresses so I don’t have any experience with how that process goes. Overall we’re pleased with the paper and the content.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Have been getting it in the mail every Thursday for many many years. Never had a problem with anything but accessing the electronic version. They could spend a little money modernizing their website so it’s more user friendly.
      If your problems continue, just pick up a free copy of the Scott Flyer at Casey’s, Legion or VFW. They’re free and with the exception of the front page, identical to the Herald.

  93. Anonymous on February 7, 2022 at 11:45 am

    There’s a good chance we all seen scams. These days the scammers are so good at making web pages that’s its getting harder to tell what’s legit and what’s a scam. Keeping this in mind, how can anyone totally believe any site that talks about how bad the shots for covid can be? Or how good they can be. ANYONE CAN PUT ANYTHING ON THE INTERNET. If you won‘t take it because you say it your choice, lighten up. If you get a vax because the government tells you to, that’s just crazy.

  94. Anonymous on February 7, 2022 at 9:47 am

    OMG there will be another super spreader event at sportsman’s this weekend. All you people that need the government to tell you how to live life better get out there.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2022 at 3:09 pm

      What event would that be?

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

        Yes what is it, I want to go!

      • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 10:55 am

        I have a question that has been bothering me. Television shows long lines of people testing for COVID or how & where to pick up a COVID test. And now we are getting free COVID tests from the government. I don’t understand why. Please don’t slam me because I’m not for or against the tests, I just don’t understand their necessity.
        If you test positive for COVID, there is still nothing you can take for it. If you wake up one morning, feeling bad, why not just stay away from people for a few days. Wouldn’t you do that with the flu?
        Please be kind because I truly am interested in your honest opinion. Other than being a hospital patient, what is the point of the test?

        • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 11:16 pm

          Because the shepherds need to control the situation? There has to be chaos to maintain control. Without control, they are nothing.

    • Anonymous on February 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm

      Lib’s better get out there and stop this insanity.

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      I’d be more concerned with the upcoming Fireman’s dance at the end of the month. Imagine the entire Mascoutah volunteer fire department out at the same time with Covid!! GASP!!!! What ever will we do? Save us JB! Save us Robot Joe! Save us Kamala!! Save us Mayor Pat!! ;D

      • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm

        Mayer Pat is a conservative. Most conservatives don’t believe there is a covid crisis.

        • Anonymous on February 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm

          Oh give me a break. Typical liberal

  95. Anonymous on February 5, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    So a judge has ruled that we can’t have a mask mandate. I am for the governor pushing back. Let’s see if the covid cases increase causing the schools to go all remote. We are never going to move out of this pandemic if we do not.

    • Anonymous on February 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm

      Regardless if should wear them or not, the governor is not above the law. Thank you judge for standing up to him

    • Anonymous on February 6, 2022 at 8:42 am

      Our kids deserve a safe place to learn. If kids are not wearing masks they are at risk of catching covid. The governor will get this overturned.

      • Anonymous on February 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

        Better wear mask every year for flu/cold, better wear helmets outside as can fall. I also hope your kids always wear mask at home and at friends house. Otherwise just a hypocrite

        • Anonymous on February 6, 2022 at 11:55 am

          Takes one to know one.

          • Anonymous on February 6, 2022 at 8:35 pm

            Wow are you like 5? You can do better than that, please try again



          • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 6:49 am

            Crickets



    • Anonymous on February 7, 2022 at 9:13 am

      My goodness. Quit treating it as a pandemic when it’s not. COVID has become an endemic. We are going to live with this for the rest of our lives, just like the flu. Get over the mask and vaccine fetishes.

      • Anonymous on February 7, 2022 at 3:20 pm

        The antivaxxer and antimasker will die and lower the gene pool. That is good with me. That will definitely resolve the issue.

        • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 11:34 pm

          Wow. Love for the fellow man. I’d hate to be you. I feel sorry for anyone that even knows you.

        • Anonymous on February 13, 2022 at 10:05 am

          wondering if you might play Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”sound kinda like him…”If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population”

    • Anonymous on February 9, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Have you been living in a cave for the last 6 months? Masks do not stop the spread, vaccination’s DO NOT stop the spread. Fully vaccinated, mask wearing in public old woman here, and I’ve had it twice. Kindly let those who wish to return to normalcy do so, feel free to walk around with your mask ‘by choice’, or cower in your home.

  96. Anonymous on February 4, 2022 at 8:40 am

    This is the best forum ever. You can always tell who’s a liberal and who’s a conservative, and its hilarious. It’s almost like no one thinks with an open mind anymore. Keep up the single minded thinking morons.

    • Anonymous on February 4, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      I bet he’s a liberal that doesn’t wear a mask around his conservative friends.

      • Anonymous on February 7, 2022 at 8:35 am

        I rest my case

  97. Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Mascoutah hosted another super spreader this weekend at the Taste of Mascoutah. Saw pictures on Facebook with NO ONE wearing a mask. Watch the covid numbers increase.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 8:54 pm

      Get a life. It was great seeing the event come back

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:05 pm

        I have a life, thank you very much. I am thinking about the safety of others and keeping them healthy, unlike you.

        • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 7:07 pm

          Umm. this isn’t facebook

        • Anonymous on February 4, 2022 at 8:19 am

          I’m not sure how humanity could survive without you caring about everyone.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 9:38 pm

      ? do our city elected officials have to follow the same ordnances the rest of us have to? In a private post on Face Book, we see our mayor in the city cemetery drinking and pouring an alcoholic drink (7&7, whiskey and 7 up) on a grave as a birthday toast. While I do understand the departed was his best friend and agree with the intent, not following laws your sworn to uphold is a disgrace to the office. The mayor is the liquor commissioner of the city and should know better.
      • Sec. 21-3-6. – Transporting, etc., in motor vehicles.
      No person shall, within this municipality, transport, carry, possess, or have any alcoholic liquor in, upon, or about any motor vehicle in or on any public street, alley or place, except in the original package and with the seal unbroken.
      • Sec. 21-3-7. – Open liquor—Cup-to-go prohibited.
      The licensee shall not knowingly permit any person to leave his premises with open liquor or in a “cup-to-go”
      • Sec. 21-3-11. – Unlawful acts.
      It shall be unlawful for any person to do or commit any of the following acts within the city, to-wit:
      (a Drink any alcoholic liquors on any public street, alley, sidewalk, or other public way without special permission granted by the mayor.
      (b)
      Drink any alcoholic liquors on any private property without permission of an owner thereof.
      (c Appear on or in any public street, alley, sidewalk or other public place, including parks and recreation areas, in an intoxicated condition.
      • This law states that it’s illegal to get drunk or use the cemetery for a picnic
      • No person shall:
      • (4) Use the cemeteries as picnic grounds, or consume alcoholic beverages in a cemetery, or bring the same upon the premises.

      office. The mayor is the liquor commissioner of the city and should know better.

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 6:20 am

        It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know this comment was made by a former councilman who thinks he is still important to the city. He’s not. It’s not like Pat was shooting off fireworks in the cemetery. It was one sweet gesture for a dear friend. Get over it and for God’s sake get a life!

        • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:53 am

          Was it a former councilman or could it be a former city official? Either way, whoever it is needs to get over themselves.

          • Anonymous on February 2, 2022 at 8:50 am

            Seriously you people think its okay to celebrate a deceased persons life by drinking and pouring an alcohilic beverage in his grave. For God’s sake, he is the mayor and should uphold his position with dignity and professionalism. A cemetary is a sacred place for our deceased loved ones, not a place for such disgraceful actions. What if everyone ran and did this at cemeteries for every loved one for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays? There are plenty of ways to honor a loved one. Hey how about donating to a local shelter, AA, homeless? Or go to a bar and toast the deceased. In a nutshell he is the mayor unfortunately and needs to abide by laws and be professional.



        • Anonymous on February 2, 2022 at 8:39 am

          Yeah it was the deceased birthday but for Gods sake he is the mayor and should hold up his position with professionalism. Their are other ways to celebrate the deceased. What if everyone ran to the cemetary for every birthday, anniversary, holiday? Very unprofessional!

          • Anonymous on February 2, 2022 at 10:25 am

            This was a FABULOUS way of celebrating Kenny! People go to loved ones gravesites and decorate them (to the point of tacky at times) and lay by them and do whatever to honor the person. Knowing Kenny, this was a great way of honoring him. It’s not like there was a dj and a bunch of scantily clad women out there. They did not make a scene or cause a disturbance. Our Mayor wasn’t drinking it either. Seriously, when you give back to this community as much as Kenny and Pat have, then your disgust and opinion may be relevant. Until then, Rest In Peace Kenny. We miss you.



      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 6:46 am

        Imagine being this guy. What a miserable *****. God bless your family for putting up with you.

        • Anonymous on February 4, 2022 at 10:35 pm

          Driving advice.
          With the ice under the snow, carry a shopping bag of wood ashes in your vehicle. If you get stuck put them under your tires & you’ll have dry traction path & you can get your vehicle unstuck. When an old friend first told me about this, I thought he was just giving me another line of …… but after trying it, he was correct. Now, during the winter weather we have @ this time I have a bag of ashes in both of my vehicles.
          Dale Schlueter

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:22 am

        It was a toast to a great friend and a wonderful volunteer that the community lost. Being upset over something like this makes me think that you are the type of person who wouldn’t have friends that think that highly of you.

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:28 am

        Seriously? Can’t a guy even pour one out for his homies anymore?

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 11:22 am

        I bet you have never went over the speed limit in your life. Better go follow the mayor around to catch him speeding too

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 12:04 pm

        The day a man can’t honor a friend in a respectful way irregardless if a law is “violated”, if he’s not hurting anyone else or causing a nuisance. Who cares. Move to communist China, maybe you’ll be happier there….

        • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 6:15 pm

          It does say unless you have permission from the mayor. Looks like he’s good, well assuming he gave himself permission… get a job let alone a selfless one serving your community. Theirs bigger things happening.

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 6:16 pm

        With permission from the mayor. I’m assuming he asked himself for permission. There is bigger news.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 9:44 pm

      As I see the taste event. Eventually the non – vac’s will spread the illness to other like themselves. Some will die, some will have aftereffects maybe for life. Nature will take its course and thin out the weak among us and eventually end the pandemic.

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:01 am

        To bad half the deaths are people that been vaxed. So your comment seems ..well, stupid.

        • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 10:45 am

          You need to do your homework too. Unvaccinated deaths account for more than twice that of vaccinated folks. This data from the CDC a/o 22 January.

        • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 11:23 am

          Wow drinking koolaid. You need to do some research before spreading lies

        • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 11:43 am

          The majority of the people that are hospitalized and die directly due to the virus are non-vaccinated. If you really think that is wrong, I am sure there is some history of eating paint chips when you were a child or possibly in your bloodline. Your new name is empty Pez.

          • Anonymous on February 2, 2022 at 10:21 am

            The truth lies in the details. The variants of the Chinese Virus have had different outcomes for injected and non-injected; because it has targeted different populations. It seems likely CoVid19 was meant to euthanize primarily the elderly, and those who were frail and in poor health. Delta was less specific in its’ targeting, and was a butt-kicker for those not injected. The injection does not seem to have kept “vaccinated” persons from getting the variant Omicron; and severity of symptoms have varied on both sides of the fence. Omicron has rapidly circulated, landing wherever it can, doing it’s good deed of gifting us with natural immunity, and probably less deaths in all age groups than the flu in years past. CoVid was here prior to 2019 and is probably not going anywhere. Wearing masks to keep our germs from landing on others when we are not well is something this country can adapt from Asian and other countries; and sanitizing hands after being out and about is a good practice, which I’ve instituted, seeing it as preventative and not the act of a certified “germaphobe.” It is tragic that so many loved ones were sacrificed, these past 2+ years, especially, if the release and spread of CoVid 19 was not an accident.



      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 8:22 pm

        Hey, Dr. Fauci- I thought it was well-known that people vaccinated or not, spread this horrific virus that over 99% of people survive. I understand your agenda is “us versus them” but, I am so sick of hearing regurgitated science from people who refuse to believe that life begins at conception. Thank you for your opinion, carry on.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 11:40 am

      I don’t disagree but it is what it is. Its an event to raise money for the organization and usually a couple people that make to much money on this town come and donate in the auction. I feel what you are saying, as long as it doesn’t impact our schools (which many of the teachers, nurse, etc. was there with no mask), then it is what it is. Glad they were able to have a good night and raise some money.

  98. Anonymous on January 30, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Just saw pictures of the Taste of Mascoutah. Looks like it will be a Super Spreader of covid with everyone not wearing a mask. Anyone want to take a guess on how many cases there will be from the event?

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      Did you forget this is a conservative town.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 9:32 pm

      My guess is 4.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 10:19 pm

      I know we’re not supposed to sign off on comments but, I can’t help it on this one. Up your nose with a rubber hose. – Vinnie Barbarino

  99. Anonymous on January 30, 2022 at 9:47 am

    The Mascoutah High School Winterguard did an awesome job hosting their first competition on Saturday. I just wish there were more students in attendance to cheer for them.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      I agree. Colorguard is never supported by the students, unlike other sports. Sad.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

      Too bad we do not have many students support Gyard and band. More students support the athletes.

      • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 9:02 am

        It’s been that way since forever. And the band don’t expect a lot of followers. It’s the band.

        • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 4:54 pm

          Maybe that can change. The band and guard deserve the same respect as the other athletes. Same goes for the Math and Science leagues.

          • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm

            Totally agree. I’ve lived it.



          • Anonymous on February 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm

            Don’t see band supporting spring sports. But I don’t see them complaining.



  100. Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Do we have a problem at our schools? We are going to have shortened schedules again!!! How does the school board and superintendent justify this. If you can cover 75% of the day, then why not the remainder of the day. Seems like Covid is becoming a convenient answer for the administration to short change our youth and burden the taxpayers the same amount or more because we have to cover the additional time away from work.

  101. Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    It seems that the City of Mascoutah has a lack of diversity For its employees. I suppose there are a number of females working at City Hall, but no diversity that I am aware of. In addition, there doesn’t seem to be any in the Street or Electrical Departments. It seems odd that unionized workforces don’t have more representation from diverse individuals. The State of Illinois mandates a certain number of minorities for road construction departments. Those are presumably the same union as the street department. Shouldn’t it be easier to find diverse workers for a steady year round job. Just seems to be a lack of focus for a City that could call the local unions and have minorities tomorrow.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      Don’t you know you have to be related to someone there to get a job? Pretty much how it works.

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 9:31 pm

      Best person should get the job. Race bait

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 9:49 pm

      The city water dept did have one female on the crew. I don’t know if she is still employed. I haven’t ever seen anyone employed that wasn’t Caucasian or different .

    • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 10:53 pm

      And here I thought that the goal was to get the best person for the job, instead of filling out some quota. Huh. I guess I missed that day in school when they taught us to treat people based on the color of their skin.

      • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 9:27 am

        Are minorities and women applying for those jobs? Anytime I’ve seen a job posted, anyone and everyone can apply. When it comes to my utilities and city workers, I want to see the most qualified out there. I really don’t care what color or gender you are.

    • Anonymous on February 1, 2022 at 11:49 am

      As a citizen of the town and someone that has worked most of their life in the private industry will tell you this, if they apply and qualify, they should have every chance to get the job as someone else. The problem is, to get minorities to apply and find people that qualify. Not saying they don’t exist, its just not as common. Look what biden is doing. He has made a statement already that the next SCOTUS will be a black woman. What a joke. Talk about divide. You want to get your job because of your color or gender, I don’t. My point is, we should examine the applications and see how many have applied and what their qualifications are, then we can put an action plan together. Don’t make people hire non qualified people because of a quota, that is a waste of our time and money.

    • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 8:55 am

      There is an equal lack of diversity in District 19 schools in leadership positions, in instructional positions, in executive assistant positions, in bus driver positions, in custodial positions. When asked about the lack of diversity in a school board candidate forum several years ago, all the candidates said they didn’t think this was a problem. Things have slowly gotten better but the city and school district would benefit from an outreach program that encourages minority candidates to believe they at least have a shot at getting a job. There is no easy answer to this issue, but leaders should strive to ensure employees represent the diversity of the communities they serve.

    • Anonymous on February 4, 2022 at 11:08 pm

      Perhaps the best qualified person or persons are hired @ the time the post ion is open. Wouldn’t you want to have the best qualified person hired, instead of hiring someone else. If I’m paying for something I want the best I can get. I don’t want to have someone that is not as qualified hired because of some arbitrary quota.

  102. Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Brad Myers for Mayor of Mascoutah😎

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm

      Does he even live in city limits?

      • Anonymous on February 8, 2022 at 6:51 pm

        Yes he sure does.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 1:19 am

      It would be better than our current one

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 7:14 am

      Seriously? He gave himself a premature shoutout on his new job, and the new place’s council turned him down. Now mayor? No. Please. Exit gracefully.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Hahaha somebody’s just wanting to stay relevant.

      • Anonymous on January 31, 2022 at 10:20 pm

        Not mayor of Liberty Lake, Washington from what I hear

  103. Anonymous on January 25, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    MASKS OFF – February 1, 2022

    Attorney Tom DeVore has requested that parents send their kids to school Tuesday, February 1st, without a mask. He stated that if enough parents (and kids) have the courage to stand up against mandates, we can stop the tyranny. There are many parents that are opposed to their kids being forced to mask up, and its time make our voices heard. There is strength in numbers, and we need to find each other. I will be walking my son into school Feb 1st without a mask, and ask others to join.

    What is happening to our children, our schools, our country, and the world is appalling, and there is a growing number of parents in the diocese who are tired of their children being in masks and forced to quarantine. Parents speak to school boards and principals, and it is always stated that they are just following the guidance and are bound to the diocesan rules. It gets passed on, and, unfortunately, parents receive the same message that administrators hands are tied and they have to follow the guidance or risk losing accreditation and funding. Numerous public school parents and teachers across the state are awaiting verdicts in 2 separate lawsuits against the state to stop this illegal mandate. Our children have been in masks and dealt with quarantines for 2 years. They have fallen behind academically, socially, developmentally, and the rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing. All of this in a group that has a statistical zero chance of hospitalization or severe illness due to covid.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 9:02 am

      We should teach our children if they don’t like a rule, just do what you want.. Good thinking

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 9:51 am

        So you think we should teach our children that instead of standing up and fighting for our rights, that they should listen to an incompetent president, a delusional and corrupt chief medical advisor, and a radical, power hungry, cheeseburger hungry governor?

        • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 10:04 am

          You Q heads need help

          • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:11 am

            What is a Q head?



          • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm

            By the response I guess its the Qanon . And those people do need help



        • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 10:24 pm

          Pretty sure the mask mandates came during Trumps presidency. We should blame him for them and Covid.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 10:19 am

        Sure seemed to be acceptable with all the looting and stuff from few years back. But guess that doesn’t count

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 10:40 am

      Agree 100%! “If you leave your children a world where you never stood up, they’ll inherit a world where they can’t.” Very powerful words.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 12:10 pm

        The same people that say “right to life” now want “choice” despite people dying from Covid. Hypocrites. Respect life – wear a mask until this is over please.

        • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:05 pm

          At the same time, the people who preach “follow science” with Covid refuse to acknowledge that a life begins at conception. It’s interesting to say the least.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 10:46 am

      Sounds like you want to teach your kids just like Jim Jones taught his followers. It’s us against them.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:07 am

        What rock are you hiding under? That’s exactly what the media and president have done. Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated

        • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:43 am

          What’s that got to do with the original post wanting to teach his kids if you don’t like a rule, you don’t have to follow it???

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 4:47 pm

      I hope the Teacher’s Union walks off of the job if this takes place.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 6:12 pm

      I am 100% in agreement with anger over the ridiculous mask rules, quarantine and flip-flopping guidance from the government, lack of real scientific evidence of the benefit of masks (given the proof that they are useless), and when I can make a choice, I choose not to wear one. I can choose not to visit a store that requires a mask or I can choose to wear one when I go in as its their store, not mine. When it comes to schools, it is not that simple. The State CAN pull their accreditation and the children will no longer receive an approved education or worse, the State can close the school. The school cannot change the rules, only the State can change the rules. If half the anger at the schools was directed at Chicago, I mean Springfield, and at replacing the horrendous leaders that have driven this state in the ground, then the mask mandates would go away. This stand needs to be taken to the steps of the Governor’s office, not the local schools. He’s the one directing the mandates, not the local school leaders. JB is up for re-election. Vote him out of office!!!

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 8:28 pm

      The parents and politicians are causing the issues. Kids are not the problem. Kids are taking it better than the adults. Adults need to grow up and stop complaining. We tell the kids, shut up and do it. We need to teach the kids to be responsible and respectful. If we all work together we can get through this faster.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      It is not illegal to have a mask mandate. Those people that are against masks are not following the science and and doctors. Stop fighting like children.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:02 pm

      Bold move, posting this on an anonymous forum. Way to stand up for your beliefs!

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      I would be happy to join you. How about a name and contact number? Thank you.

  104. Anonymous on January 24, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Another slow whinner week .

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2022 at 11:58 am

      Maybe they are all sick with covid and don’t have enough energy to whine. LOL They will rise and shine again when they find out Illinois is providing financial assistance for travel-related costs to the abortion clinic in Fairview.

      • Anonymous on January 24, 2022 at 11:18 pm

        Sickening

        • Anonymous on January 25, 2022 at 10:58 am

          I am neither for nor against abortion. I feel it is the woman’s right to choose. However, I am against using tax dollars to transport them to the clinic.

      • Anonymous on February 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

        Today I Had an appointment on Main St. the streets were easy to drive on as they were well cleared of snow. The side walks were not.The deep stuff was gone, leaving 6 inches of icy clumps to walk on to the destination. I had to plan my entrance strategy carefully. That meant parking a few Blocks away from chosen destination and eying out a feasible and least dangerous walking path to the business door. there was some parking along the street but then the car door opened up unto large icy patches to step out on and walk across the street upon large unsafe ice patches.BUT, had a path going down the side walk in this well traveled portion been cleared that would have eliminated this safety hazarded and this complaint. Thank you for the fine job on the streets.

    • Anonymous on January 26, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      Now there is a possible lawsuit that is unlawful to have students wear masks. We want our kids SAFE from covid. It is very important that the kids wear masks and ALL get vaccinated from covid. The current US president is doing more that the past president.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 11:30 am

        You’re funny

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm

        How do you figure the current president is doing better than the last? You must believe everything they say on The View and CNN.

    • Anonymous on January 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Another slow grammar week, too, apparently.

      • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 4:39 pm

        I never would thought so many English teachers would be on this forum.

  105. 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 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.

      • Anonymous on January 23, 2022 at 8:29 am

        It in fear, just not willing to risk kids health over selfish ignorance. Stop worrying just about sports and what’s inconvenient for you.

        • Anonymous on January 25, 2022 at 7:04 am

          Huh? Who said anything about sports in any of the responses above? Grammar/spelling please

        • Anonymous on January 25, 2022 at 11:00 am

          Wow! What grade school did you attend? That’s writing? Plus no where in here was sports mentioned.

          • Anonymous on January 25, 2022 at 8:59 pm

            So amazing how well some people on here read haha



        • Anonymous on January 27, 2022 at 2:11 pm

          You can’t read between the lines? I understand his mention of sports.

        • Anonymous on February 2, 2022 at 10:49 am

          I’m ashamed for the bullies (they have no shame) in our community who attacked the grammar of a parent concerned about having to inject their child, implying it was for the benefit of continued sports. The ignoramus’s who jumped on this individual, were less informed than the parent. Sports has been discussed as a BIG reason for injecting school aged children. The commentators were the ignorant ones, (ignorant means lack of knowledge). They also lacked civility in their demeaning comments about grammar. Of what usefulness were there words when it was clear that the writer’s heart was in a fearful place. Shame on you commentators for your heartlessness. Some things, like your crude opinions, are better left unsaid if they can’t be expressed in a more socially acceptable manner. Oh wait, maybe that’s the real problem: attacking one another instead of loving, one another is socially acceptable.

          • Anonymous on February 3, 2022 at 12:17 pm

            I agree totally. Sports in schools for some adults is a big priority. I’ve lived many states Illinois is no exception. I also agree with the mean comments to this one parent was and is so unnecessary. Guess it struck a nerve to those commenters. Love needs to be shown more in this world of hatefulness.



  106. 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 19, 2022 at 9:38 am

        You could have one installed at your house.

    • 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 19, 2022 at 10:09 am

        Mascoutah may be behind the “8 Ball” in many ways. Providing low-cost energy to the citizens is one of them. But as far as a recharging station goes private companies own and install most of them. The cost of electricity in Mascoutah is much higher than other cities. If you look at a map in the metro east of EV charging stations, you will see a pattern. All company owned stations are all in Ameren served cities. The city could encourage and help get a company to locate one here but most likely wouldn’t. True the city could have and should have already installed a location here. Most residents would probably to charge at home as a backup. If a company were to look at Mascoutah today for charging stations as a business decision, they probably wouldn’t locate in Mascoutah’s power grid area. Would you want to pay 2 times more to charge your EV vehicle in Mascoutah compared to other areas? I for one wouldn’t want to see the city try to provide the service. The comment that says “It’s takes time too to plan, buy, install, etc. . Good lord.” look online, you can have one delivered in less than a week, if not overnight and the city workers could have it installed quickly.

    • 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?

    • Anonymous on January 19, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Why not put one in at your home?

  107. 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.

  108. 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

    • Anonymous on January 24, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Looks like Liberty Lake doesn’t want him either. They are starting the process over. Seems like this announcement was a bit premature.

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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?

  120. 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

  121. 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

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