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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        It’s about time they weed out the cheats.

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

        Nobody told anyone to riot

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

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

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

          Denial is an ugly thing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Anonymous on October 19, 2021 at 5:42 am

      I agree 100%

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

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

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

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

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

      Who won the cook off??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      And this surprises you?? Welcome to reality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Does he not own a Car? Odd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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

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

      What’s his name? Where does he work?

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

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

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

        MSD

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

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

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

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

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

        LOL where is the HOOD in Mascoutah???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm

        Where does the words separation of church and state exist? Just freedom of religion not freedom from religion

    • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

      And he says he’s a republican. What a joke

      • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:25 am

        I think the obvious question to our Mayor would be if he is dining in at restaurants during the pandemic?

        • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

          The prayer breakfast was former Mayor Daugherty’s special event. Maybe Mayor McMahan would like to find something of his own to give back to the community. Just because one politician does something, not all of them need to.

      • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:48 pm

        He says he’s Republican? Are we talking about the same mayor that ran for congress as a Democrat?

      • Anonymous on October 2, 2021 at 7:30 am

        What does his political affiliation have to do with a prayer breakfast?

        • Anonymous on October 3, 2021 at 12:10 pm

          I agree

    • Anonymous on October 1, 2021 at 11:56 pm

      It’s a no-win situation. Cancel it, upset people. Have it and then someone gets a sinus infection and all of a sudden, it’s a super-spreader event. And, the Herald reported that it was canceled. Do we know that this was solely the mayor’s decision? Sure, it’s called the mayor’s prayer breakfast but, does he really plan every detail on his own? And, can you not still pray for the community, etc without the organized breakfast? I mean, sure you’re missing the catered food from Tom’s which is great but, maybe your prayers will still be heard without the kicker of the guest speach from Tim Ezell. But you’ll have to make that decision on your own.

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 6:50 am

      why not have a lunch or dinner prayer we could have it at the park with food and beer trucks im sure alot of people would attend

    • Anonymous on October 8, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Maybe the new mayor isn’t religious? Him hosting a prayer breakfast would be like Biden/Harris hosting a conference on how to secure a countries borders.

  12. Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 11:02 am

    This is a question about the guy with the signs at the Rt 4 & 177 intersection. Since when do we let someone distract drivers?? I had some one hit me from behind from reading these signs. Lucky no damage but come on Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on September 30, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      I am in agreement with you. I would also like to see folks refrain from putting up yard sale, garage sale, Open House Signs, Auction Today signs etc. on city property or light poles throughout Mascoutah. It is an intersection not an advertisement area.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 6:53 pm

        Now that the prayer breakfast is canceled. The mayor should have time to have the sign ordnance enforced.

    • Anonymous on October 2, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Cut the guy some slack. He sold “open the pool” and “open the library” signs and presto, they are both now open!

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:07 am

        Are you serious ?? How old are you?

        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm

          Not serious at all. My age? That’s classified information.

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

        The library had to follow certain protocols before it being able to reopen. The signs had nothing to do with it. The pool I’m sure had to wait a certain amount of time to make sure it was safe due to covid before they could open. Don’t really think these signs had a significant impact on when things began opening up.

        • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 9:36 am

          I’m pretty sure the pool and library only opened because of the building pressure upon city officials due to the popularity of the sign guy.

          • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 2:33 pm

            LOL popularity??



    • Anonymous on October 3, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      You’re probably the same person that texts and drives. Probably got rear ended by a texting driver. You might be the same person that let’s a dog ride on your lap while driving, don’t know. A person selling signs is not the problem. It’s the distracted drivers period. Good god!! Complain about real problems. Maybe, just maybe, the police could work harder at stopping the distracted driving. Then, and only then, would the very signs you have in your own yard wouldn’t be the problem. Think outside your box, the problem isn’t Mascoutah. Good Lord!!

      • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:03 am

        I thought the same thing that he was texting. But he told me he was reading the signs. So I guess your right since you weren’t there. Sh$t for brains.

        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm

          Do you really think he would tell you he was texting!!?? Wow!! He lied about texting and driving, blamed the first thing that came to his empty mind. Which is a sight more than you have!!

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      I think its funny that he puts these signs saying Pritzker Sucks at an intersection that Pritzker gave money to fix. I love Mascoutah.

  13. Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    How about New Baden! The Park Board is fighting with the Village Board. Juicy comical stuff…… Truck Stop prostitution, Trailer Courts full of meth, Fine Swine long gone, and Cuss Word Signage on Main Street.

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

      Who cares about what’s happening in New Baden? This sounds written by a Mascoutah resident with a personal grudge against the village itself.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:31 am

        This newspaper is now also New Baden & Clinton County. I like their bakery. It’s convenient. I think
        their Hardee’s might be the closest one to mascoutah? Good Ole Days diner is delicious. I also saw a headline somewhere about their park board being upset, don’t remember where, but that’s pathetic, in any event. I really miss the BBQ place, very sad it left. The F sign, hahaha what kind of morons allowed that

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:46 am

          The Fine Swine has a food truck east of 159 and North Belt West in Belleville. The owner was always kind and courteous to us when we would visit the “bricks and mortar” location in New Baden.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:37 am

        Sounds like mascoutah is trying to take spotlight off of them nonstop on this forum, & put some on New Baden. I like some variety lol

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 1:31 pm

        i think mascoutah school district is part of new baden

  14. Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Mascoutah Council should study and look very hard at Phase2 electrical extension. To my knowledge no one has ever done a cost benefit study . It is my opinion it isn’t in the best interest of the citizens of Mascoutah and could cause a potential increase 100 % or more in energy cost. The Citizens are already paying rates that are up to 40% higher than other communities. Last year’s city audit showed electric revenue of $7,745,256. With an operating profit of $429,309. This is a 5.54% profit from operations. The est. cost of Phase 2 Electrical project is $11,000,000. According to the city engineers report . Which will most likely will be $15 million or more

    Assuming a 20 yr. Loan at 3% monthly payments are $61,005. and 20-year cost of $14,641,376. Revenue needed per month of new billing is $1,101,173.00 at 5.54% profit per month. Without any added maintenance cost .3% loan $732,060. Annual pmt. Would take yearly new sales of $13,214,079. starting year one. almost double last years audit.

    2% loan monthly payments $55,647. Total 20yr. cost $13,355,647. Revenue needed per month at 5.54% profit=$1,001,209. Of new billing from new line. Without any added maintenance cost. It would take yearly new sales of $12,014,512. starting year one to break even. Many may think Boeing will be the savior. Here are some numbers.

    I ask if there was an estimate of Boeings usage staff said between 5 and 9 megawatts, I assume monthly. At 9 MW for the high they would use 108 megawatts or 108,000 kw at an average at 16 cents per kilowatt they would be billed at 17,280.00 per year and at a 5.54% profit . the city would net of $957.00 per year. Even if Boeing used 108megawatts per month or 1296 megawatts per year and were billed $207,000.00 the net profit is only $11,545.00 at this rate the city would need 95 customers with the same usage to make the loan payments. Thanks for reading . Please ask your elected officials not to burden us with higher cost .

    • Anonymous on September 25, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Wow! That kind of stupidity sounds like the city is being run by the postal service.

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 8:12 am

        ? Isn’t the mayor a retired postmaster from Mascoutah?

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

      This sounds like the kind of stuff the former councilman/failed mayoral candidate would write. Didn’t he move out of town? hmmmmmm…actually concerned about our future or stirring up s**t?

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        No matter who wrote it, if true those numbers are VERY alarming!

        • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 6:07 am

          Numbers are true. This goes back before our new mayor. The electric issue is a legacy left to us by our old mayor. You know the one we put on the home coming cups, celebrating our higher cost of living. It’s al true, do a little research. Prairie State made a compelling sales pitch and many towns took it. Ask the old mayor how many dinners and events he went to sponsored by them.

          It’ was a poor decision. Look we elect people based on popular vote, not necessarily brains.

          Between the high price of power and the states allowing a jammed finger or a cpap to qualify some of these entitled people to be disabled, it’s running this city and state down.

          Here’s an idea, take care of the south, east and west side of the town, not just the north. Most in the north don’t even contribute, look it up at st. Clair county real estate taxes. 70-100 percent disabled, then go look, disabled my a**. No taxes and get Money on top of money for doing nothing.

          It’s a disgrace to all of us that did serve and continue.

          For those bros and sisters, that truly are from combat, we support you.

          Anyways, point is… thank our old mayor and what he and the council did for us back then and look at your neighbors while some of you served and just have better ethics.

          • Anonymous on October 9, 2021 at 6:16 pm

            Only two states in this country offer no property tax break to veterans. Quit acting like Illinois is alone with this benefit. Tell me, if you qualified for the benefit, would you not file the qualifying paperwork and pay full taxes? Are you refusing your retirement check? Or did you bail before twenty?

            What I find telling is that other towns surrounding the base have managed to prosper from the relationship.
            Mascoutah has stayed much the same as it was in the 1980’s. Progress has never been a catch word associated with this town.

            I dropped my subscription to this paper because of this column. And I can’t say I regret the decision. I was only here today to check on an obituary. The least, and I mean the very least this paper should do is require names to postings. Non-attributional remarks only encourage people to make outrageous and hateful statements. Words have consequences. This column shows the worst of this town.



      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 8:06 pm

        Why would you complain? Looks like someone actually wants the city to help the people who live here. I’ve lived here for 12 yrs electric rates have always been a subject everyone complains about. This is the first time I’ve seen with the guts to bring the subject to the forefront rather than empty excuses. Kudos to the author.

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Sewer, $25 Monthly flat service fee, besides usage, to pay for new Poop Plant. And Personnel. Ridiculous.

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:49 am

        It’s the backwords thinking of Mascoutah. What did you expect. Just think of those dummies that bought a house next to the sewer plant. What were they thinking.

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 9:35 am

          I think they wanted to put the cart before the horse but forgot to buy the feed.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:36 pm

          Yeah. Backwords.

        • Anonymous on October 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

          Mr. Mayor where is the $400 you promised us during your campaign to be reimbursed to us for the high electrical rates?

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:47 pm

        What else should they do for new sewer plant? Current plant is at capacity and the EPA will levy huge fines on the city if nothing is done and they violate clean water act. It would be more costly if waited and got in trouble. Like it or not, it has to be done. Mascoutah is not the only one in this boat. Just look how much other areas are paying and be thankful

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 9:32 am

        I understand the city being
        a sewage provider for the town. I don’t understand why the fees were raised before it is built.. I don’t understand why the city is in the electric business. It can’t be efficient. I say let Ameren provide power to us.

        • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 11:49 am

          I already see numerous complaints on Mascoutah Residents Facebook Page in regards to utility bills in Mascoutah. I hope those folks realize natural gas prices have tripled since last winter and those bills this past winter are going to look like bargins.

          • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 7:54 pm

            What does natural gas have to do with electric. Coal is burnt to give us power and kill the planet.



        • Anonymous on October 4, 2021 at 9:21 pm

          I agree. Wish could sell out to ameren. Save so much money

    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      The revolving door of transient military that use & abuse the town & school district, will hep play for it. However, the true locals are the ones, whose pocketbooks really take a beating on it. Good luck on this town ever reaching 10k population.

      • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 4:36 pm

        The conservatives in this town have always tried to keep the population small. They hate change, so they’re happy with no growth .

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 6:26 am

          If growth is so good, Chicago, St.Louis, Atlanta and New York City should be the best laces to live.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:56 am

          Because growth does not necessarily equate to being a good thing. BTW, conservatives don’t hate growth. They just dislike the negatives that come with growth (more crime, higher taxes, more traffic. You know, all the things that aren’t progress.

  15. Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I was in the Rural Family Medicine waiting room this morning and there was a gentleman on his cellphone. I think he was talking business. I honestly was trying not to listen in. However my question is: Is it rude to talk on your cellphone in a setting like a waiting room? Shouldn’t you wait until you are outside or in your car?

    • Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

      You’re kidding right???

      • Anonymous on September 24, 2021 at 2:35 pm

        so it’s not rude to talk on the phone? I guess I’m not up on the times anymore.

    • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 7:09 am

      Wow, have you ever been outside of
      Mascoutah Illinois?

      • Anonymous on September 26, 2021 at 6:26 pm

        Wow, must there be sarcastic remarks? This person was clearly just trying to figure out todays cell phones does & don’t. Doesn’t hurt to ask as I’m sure alot of people wonder this same thing.

        • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:51 am

          So now there’s do’s and don’t to use a phone??

          • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

            Of course there is! There are does & don’ts living in a society. Consideration of others is key. Nothing wrong with being aware of one’s surroundings and being considerate of others around you.



    • Anonymous on September 27, 2021 at 11:29 am

      It’s 2021 not 1999.

      • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 7:19 pm

        The year we live in has nothing to do with being courteous to others in a public setting.

        • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 7:40 pm

          Agreed. However I don’t see the point in complaining about it on this forum. It’s not necessarily a right/wrong issue, more of a decent/annoying issue. Maybe they had to take that call tho, who knows

  16. Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    I saw that Congressman Bost was trying to get in on the Boeing bandwagon. While he may support it. He didn’t have a hand in the process. Just taking credit for others work. Where was he when The NGA needed to be courted ? The picture weeks Herald of The Mayor, City Manager and other staff has the appearance of involvement , but very little actual. i think the real main player is County Chairman Kern and retired Airport director Cantwell.

    • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Been in the works a decade

    • Anonymous on September 28, 2021 at 10:28 am

      The city manager and his assistant did nothing to get Boeing here. It’s been in the works by the county for years. Unfortunately they will try to take that credit by bringing it to “his town”.

  17. Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

    I have lived on Mascoutah most of my life. I was in band in high school. I am embarrassed for the high school. The football team and cheer leaders have not attended one performance in all of these years. The band practices 8 hours a day for 2 weeks every summer in the heat to learn the half time for the FOOTBALL games. It would be nice that they take a road trip to attend ONE perfomance during the year. I think the football players and cheerleaders believe they are better than the other students in the high school. Prove me wrong. Just attend one permanance.

    • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 1:02 pm

      Same here, I was in band back in the 70’s. Back then the band was laughed at. I hear the people in the band these days get a bit more respect then we did. It may take another 50 years for the band to be praised for what they add to school spirit.

      • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 5:24 pm

        I hope it does not take another 50 years. Let’s prove the schools that we have the beat fans for band and colorguard like we have for the other sports.

    • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Typical all over the world. Pretty standard. They chose to do band. Just like the athletes chose, to not have time for much else, due to their rigorous schedules.

      • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 9:45 pm

        But band members attend all of the football games, why can’t the football players attend just ONE competition. That is all. Just ONE competition.

        • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 8:27 am

          The band has a performance every other week. It just happens to be at half time of the football game. It allows the band to have maximum exposure. I think it would be good if all students supported each other, going to games, competitions, meets, etc. But I do notice most of the band parents leave as soon as the band performs, so should they stay and support the football team and cheerleaders? Or is it just about the band?

        • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm

          If dont like it then don’t be in the band. Why doesn’t the band play for other outdoor sports? Not fair

          • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 9:43 am

            Maybe they would if the other sports would attend the band competitions. I think the athletes think they are better and more important than band. It should not be that way. Have a contest between the sport teams to see between team supports the band.



    • Anonymous on September 21, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      I am embarrassed we have so many morons in this town, such as yourself.

      • Anonymous on September 29, 2021 at 11:12 pm

        Whoa, big words for a keyboard warrior. Not sure what set you off but actually nobody cares for your opinion anyway

    • Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 9:45 am

      This is a very minute way of thinking. I get it, everyone wants their kids to be seen, appreciated, and applauded. That is human nature. I know for a fact that the athletic department is very appreciative of the band. I believe I saw a post last eek where the band was even complimented publicly for their halftime performance by the ahletic department. I see it as a football game is not only a football game. It’s an event. Cheerleaders cheer, dancers dance, the band plays, and the football team plays. They are all part of one big event. It’s not one supporting another ore visa versa. Are you suggesting the band doesn’t like being at the football games?? PErhaps we should host a band competition at home and kids would come. I haven’t seen the band at a single away game. It just seems that we love to complain. On another note, the amount of band parents that leave after halftime tells me that they truly don’t care about other events or kids either. Just food for thought. This argument is silly. Our kids support each other often in many ways. Don;t turn it into a battle that don’t exist.

  18. Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Why on earth has there been a storage pod sitting on west Church Street for the past two weeks?
    If the maximum time limit for a vehicle parked on the street is 72 hours, one would think this pod would be in violation of something.

    • Anonymous on September 20, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Busy bodies should just worry about yourself and not what other people are doing.

    • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 12:36 pm

      Is it for the construction of the hog river culverts?

    • Anonymous on September 22, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      I’m just taking a shot in the dark on this one but, I’m guessing that something needed to be stored on West Church Street for the past two weeks. But then again, just a guess…

  19. Anonymous on September 19, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I have been reading the comments on the Mascoutah Residents Facebook Page in regards to the Boeing announcement earlier this week. The question I will continue to throw out to the folks who have aspirations of new business putting roots down in Mascoutah is this. What business is going to commit capital to starting a new business when we have more jobs available than participants to fill those needs? I started a thread approximately ten days or so in regards to the shortage of labor and I saw two responses. I will repeat $20.00-$30.00 per hour will not even attract an applicant in this current environment. It will take an entire generation for this dynamic to change. Mascoutah currently has some store fronts empty on Main Street and not one entity has risked capital in this market to fill those empty spaces. The Bricks and Mortars of retail and dining will continue to contract not only in Mascoutah but throughout the country. The new business dynamic is small scale retail such as Dollar General and the continued growth of the Food Truck Industry. Businesses of ten or fewer employees are the new future due to labor constraints. I will pose the question again, where do we ascertain the labor? You cannot risk capital without a healthy supply of labor. Thank you to the Mascoutah Herald for this Forum.

  20. Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 11:49 am

    It’s a shame that when a 16 year old born and raised here, and is in high school has to wander the school at lunch to figure out where to eat by himself because other kids want to spend lunch teasing and bullying him. And it’s also shameful that the few friends he did have now want nothing to do with him because he won’t drink alcohol, smoke weed or vape.

    • Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Being a teenager & being in high school can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life!! Been there,done that. Your peers will judge you, make up rumours, & all out be cruel. It can make a person just want to hide & get away from the meanness. Just know that not everyone is like this & this 16 year old will find a true friend among the drama & chaos of this time in his/her life. Just remember there is good and bad in all aspects of life & the world. I feel what this person is going through will make him/her stronger. It helps prepare you to the real world, and will stir compassion in your heart for others going through hard, tough times.

    • Anonymous on September 17, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Yes it is a shame but, people I know some that went through the same thing are now very well off, got married and have families. Besides being very happy with there lives they laugh at the loser bullies that now have to go back to digging ditches because the free money has stopped. I know this doesn’t happen to all that were bullied but, its great irony

  21. Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I don’t understand “play dates” for children. Whatever happened to kids just playing, why does it need to be set up? I saw one post of Facebook where a mom was trying to find another mom to set up the date. WTH! If the mom doesn’t know how to get in touch with the other woman, then are the kids really friends? This seems so bizarre to me.

  22. Anonymous on September 11, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Seven people shot in East St. Louis. A three year old girl in East St. Louis, in her bed, shot and killed by a stray billet coming thru her father’s house. Come on all of you BLM supporters? Aren’t you outraged? Or maybe not since none of them were shot by the police.

    • Anonymous on September 13, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      I figured it was the hate group side of the BLM doing stuff like this.

      • Anonymous on September 16, 2021 at 7:37 am

        The whole entity is a hate group.

  23. Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Do you think a heartless boss is a person who has always been that way or someone who lets power go to his/her head?

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

      Do you think an ungrateful employee is a person who has always been that way or someone who has their priorities mixed up?

    • Anonymous on September 10, 2021 at 8:44 am

      Is that really a thing? I’ve only had two jobs but my supervisors have always been nice. Does it happen at sertain jobs?

    • Anonymous on September 13, 2021 at 8:22 am

      It’s possible they were trained by an old fashion style of management.

      • Anonymous on September 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

        I think a heartless boss gets off on making his employees feel like crap. Its a turn on.

  24. Anonymous on September 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    My topic of discussion does not belong in the Sound Off Forum. However, I was hoping to get some responses into how our community or any other can bring in a new business or businesses. We currently as a nation have more jobs available than individuals to fulfill the current labor market. How does a community lure a brand new business in while we are witnessing shortened business hours or even businesses shuttering their doors one or more days a week? Do we entertain going back to the “Blue Laws” where places were not allowed to operate on Sunday? Are we witnessing the beginning of Commercial Real Estate becoming an eyesore as businesses close and we have almost nobody willing to risk their capital due to lack of labor? I do not have the answer(s) on how to solve the issues at hand. Maybe some responses will generate some ideas? I do not believe the Extended Unemployment Benefits coming to an end will help bridge any of our current labor needs. If someone has been out of the job market for 12-18 months, it is a difficult choice based upon economics to hire an individual only to hope he or she is sincere in their commitment to you as a business owner. Do I possibly waste the training costs and time on this group of individuals if he or she want to return to the labor force? Currently, $20.00-$30.00 an hour does not even get an applicant to come interview for a job which paid $15.00-$18.00 an hour prior to the pandemic. Any constructive thoughts are welcome. I am hoping this thread does not turn into a political sideshow or finger pointing. Thank you.

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Agreed, its a catch 22. It would be hard for me to hire anyone that has shown they have no work ethic and been sitting on there a**es for a year and a half. Even for 5 buck an hour much less 15. But then I would never start a business that rely on that level of people to make it work.

      • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 5:47 pm

        Don’t assume that because someone hasn’t worked in a year and a half has no work ethic. There could be other reasons that they haven’t worked in a few years. I wanted a change and thought I’d try to get a job here in town so I wouldn’t have to drive out of town. Applied at a hardware store and was told they prefer to hire people with plumbing and or electrical experience. That’s fine, but why are most of his hires under 20 years old? Everytime I go into that store I notice new employees and if I ask about a certain employee I get told that person quit. I spent 25 years in the military and another 7 years at my last job. Went thru four bosses at that job. They kept quitting. Some employers just don’t want to hire more people. I applied for a federal government job but the black interviewer told me he didn’t want to hire any European Americans.

    • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 11:12 pm

      I agree with you 100%. Your topic of discussion doesn’t belong in the Sound Off forum.

  25. Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    I have to applaud the residents in Mascoutah. Sound Off has been relatively quiet for a few weeks. You’re either tired or gearing up for a huge wave of future complaints. Allow me to grab my beer first before you begin.

    • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 5:04 pm

      I left Mascoutah in 1977 but I always remember the bbq pork steaks marinated and barbecued in a great pork steak sauce. Does anyone have a good recipe for the sauce?

      • Anonymous on September 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

        You gotta Maull it!

        • Anonymous on October 20, 2021 at 12:05 am

          Can’t get Maull’s in the UK. Thanks but I was looking for a home made recipe.

  26. Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Why can our city (Mascoutah) not require utility contractors PROPERLY to repair the damage they do to our city streets? There are some awful patches on Church Street, beginning with one near 6th Street and then all the way to Railway as well as First Street between State and Church. It is a shame since Church Street was nicely rebuilt just a few years ago.

    • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      They are supposed and should be bound by the contract. The city just needs to hold them accountable.

  27. Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 9:41 am

    How come no one in town talks about how awful the sign at the grocery store is? If it were any other business this town would so angry that it looks awful and needs to be replaced.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 9:58 am

      Tom’s? What’s wrong with it? Looks fine to me.

      • Anonymous on September 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm

        Go at night and see it lit up or just the first 2 letters are.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Mascoutah – 1, their broke. 2, the intersection by the expensive high school, is a lot worse. Derelict Jefferson’s lot, mechanic shop house to the south, & that eyesore cheap section eight boarded duplex to the west.

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Is everybody okay with the volleyball team being forced to face the crowd during their games? It seems to be a humiliation tactic.

      • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

        Not sure I understand this comment. But it doesn’t sound to be anything of concern

      • Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        Please explain

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 9:16 pm

      Send them letter like they do for high weeds or a derelict house.

    • Anonymous on September 7, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Maybe because most of us aren’t busy bodies with no life that actually worry about pointless things.

  28. Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 7:01 am

    I’ve been noticing the county assessor vehicles out and about in Mascoutah for the past couple of weeks. Must be time to increase the property taxes again.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Reassessing isn’t the totally reason taxes go up. We live in St Clair Co Illinois. It will always go up. And even more if the schools decide we need a stadium for girls field hockey.

    • Anonymous on September 3, 2021 at 9:15 pm

      That’s their job. Their in every St Clair County town.

  29. Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 7:34 am

    You can set fire to police stations, police cars, businesses, and even loot businesses and nothing is done about it. You can attack someone for wearing a Trump hat and nothing is done. But set fire to a BLM flag and you are prosecuted. Just goes to show how screwed up our legal system is.

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

      Not just the legal system, I’ll leave it at that.

    • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 7:53 am

      It was a stolen flag. From a historical church. And he was carrying illegal firearms. Spewing hate was just a part of his flaws. Similar to you being only one of your mother’s flaws.

      • Anonymous on September 2, 2021 at 8:39 pm

        I notice you didn’t say anything against the rioting, looting (stolen property m), burning of property (destruction of property). I guess all of that pales to stealing a flag that spews hate. I guess you’re correct about me being one of my mother’s flaws. But I am also one of your mother’s nasty little secrets.

      • Anonymous on September 4, 2021 at 7:03 am

        Sounds like your comment spews hate as well. No comment about your mother.

        • Anonymous on September 4, 2021 at 2:57 pm

          Actually there was in the last sentence.

  30. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    So happy out great governor is mandating vaccines to health workers and teachers. Hopefully this will curb the numbers.

    • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 10:16 am

      I hope so too.

      • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:14 am

        What ever happened to “my body, my choice” ???

        • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 4:22 pm

          It’s negated by a public health crisis, where everyone besides your body is affected.

        • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 6:39 am

          Good point. We sure wouldn’t want any innocent unborn babies to die of covid.

          • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:14 am

            No, our leadership says they can die for nothing. But maybe we should put masks on them straight out of the womb?



        • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm

          If you’re talking about abortion, nothing is done to your body. It’s the baby’s body that’s affected.

    • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:08 am

      The vast majority of health care workers are already vaccinated. His mandate only covers the stragglers. Also, they can still choose not to be vaccinated. If they choose not to vaccinate, they will have to submit to weekly COVID testing. Either way, it will have little impact on numbers, it’s just another political grand stand.

  31. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Mask mandate goes into effect on Monday. Let the bashing begin.

    • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:13 am

      No bashing, I just thinks it’s funny to set a mandate for a future date. Why not just say the mandate is in effect immediately and enforcement will begin at the future date. His delay could be costing lives!!!

      • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 9:45 am

        That’s what you come up with?? Think about it, maybe some businesses need time to make preparations for the mandate.

        • Anonymous on August 30, 2021 at 9:40 pm

          Make preparations? Like making a sign to ask people to wear masks? Business’s already have them stacked up from the last mandate. What exactly do you think they have to do?

          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 8:35 am

            Obvious your to young to get the way some business’s work.



        • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:05 am

          I assumed they cut a deal with Covid for the weekend and we couldn’t catch it for a couple of days. Did I miss something?

  32. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Loved the headline article today about Stambaugh. I wondered when he was going to get caught. I particularly the quote “Any theft of government property harms the taxpayers, but worse, items such as equipment and uniforms could easily fall into the wrong hands and threaten the safety of our service members.”
    Please tell me this same attorney is going to go after Biden for turning over to the Taliban over 2,000 armored vehicles, Black Hawk Helicopters, military drones, and thousands of rifles, and tons of other equipment.

    • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 9:20 am

      What about the sales of military equipment and uniforms by military members to surplus stores. That stuff could just as well end up in the wrong hands.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:09 am

        I think it was more of a breach of the contract that Stambaugh had, as opposed to the contract others may have to sell the property. But, I don’t know anything about anything.

  33. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:26 am

    King Pritzker!

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      For your health

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

        I’m so glad a politician is available to tell me what’s best for me. Phew! One less decision I have to make for myself. Next thing you know, politicians will allow me to not pay rent or give me extra money for being unemployed. Nah, that would never happen, that would be crazy.

    • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 7:21 am

      Just wait until he runs for President. He will win because apparently most people love the Democratic Party so it can keep the plantations going.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:07 am

        JB run? Good one!

        • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 9:34 pm

          Our next President and Vice President will be Gavin Newsom and JB Pritzker

          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 11:34 pm

            Can’t tell if that’s a joke



  34. Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:46 am

    hopefully the state will put a middle turn lane in rt 4 north going out of mascoutah it should start at caseys n exend all the way to I 64 With the new develement going in by midamerica it wont belong before its 35mph all the way to the interstate

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Ignorant. Not enough vehicles. That would also cost over $10 million dollars. Many more locations in the State that warrant it. What a moronic statement. Think before you speak.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm

        Masks are symbolic of helping one another WHICH IS PART OF ANY FAITH.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        Be kind.
        That was not a smart reply.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm

        Calm down dude. Get some rest. Maybe this idea isn’t practical but, there’s no need to call the person a moron. Take a deep breath, it’ll be OK if someone has an idea that differs from yours, pumpkin.

      • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 8:25 am

        wow your abillity to know the vehicle counts and cost of construction amazes me. you must be the life of the party with social skills and a attitude like that

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:04 am

      Mascoutah will never grow fast enough to warrant any road construction like that for years. Unless a progressive is mayor someday. They’ll have it done and worry about the money later.

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 1:09 pm

        Speaking of growth, I would like Scheve park to be more natural and not just sports.

        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm

          Out of town sports teams don’t pay the city and the local businesses to walk through dandelions

      • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm

        There’s that word again… Progressive. What does that mean?

        • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 1:21 pm

          Progressive is just another word for a liberal. Just a lot more dumber. Check out anything that AOC says. Even the devils wife thinks she needs mental help.

          • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 7:59 pm

            Ah. So, if you’re not a liberal, you’re regressive? That doesn’t seem quite fair. I guess that’s what the media tells us though, so it must me true?



          • Anonymous on August 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

            I use to be a liberal until the crap they pulled when trump was in office. All the money they pissed away to try and hang him with something to impeach him. Sure he’s a compulsive liar but, it was his turn to see how many idiots would believe him. Now it Bidens turn . He’s screwing things up on his own level. But for some reason reps don’t piss money away trying to impeach him. Go figure



          • Anonymous on September 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm

            AOC IS SO COOL! What’s wrong with you man!?!?



        • Anonymous on August 28, 2021 at 5:40 pm

          A “progressive” is someone who lives in an imaginary world full of unicorns, ponies and fairies, that has no concept of reality. They all vote Democrat.

          • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:01 am

            So, that just begs the question then. The original poster said that unless a progressive is mayor road construction won’t get done. I’m confused about how it’s a political issue and not an ideological issue. I guess I just don’t understand the use of the word in that context.



          • Anonymous on September 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

            Read the post again. It says nothing about construction will only happen when a progressive is in office. I took it as this town needs to grow a lot more for needing any roadwork on Rt 4. Progressive would do it now without having the means to pay for it.



  35. Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Hopefully the city can use some of the funds from the covid stimulus to replace more bathrooms at the park especially ones by the ballfields, they are disgusting

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      They are disgusting mostly due to the vandals. Would you want your offspring to do the same to the household bathroom? Don’t judge the state of the restrooms without realizing how it became to the state there in.

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

        It’s time. Their 50+ years old. Previous regime installed the new one. They have ample money. Budget for new ones. Quite simple. Nick & Pat are pro park people, so we should see it happen with their terms.

        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 3:20 pm

          I saw Councilman Seibert walk Mayor McMahan through those bathrooms months ago, hope they can get it addressed.

  36. Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Are you kidding me? The ENTIRE Mascoutah City Hall is closed because one person has tested positive for Covid? Just send that person home!!! The entire building doesn’t need to be shut down. Everyone is just looking for extra vacation days!! This is ridiculous!!!

    • Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      Welcome to Mascoutah, if you kiss enough a** you can get special treatment also.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:11 am

      Must not be following masking recommendations if every has to quarentine

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:04 am

        I’m not sure that’s an actual sentence. Think before you type ol’ keyboard king. Your opinion will be much more receptive if it’s legible. Just sayin.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:31 am

      They should be vaccinated if dealing with the public. The city has a disinfectant machine that we paid 40 or 50 thousand for to do police cars ambulances and city hall rooms. Now when they come back they will probably be over worked and need to hire more assistant for staff.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:12 am

        Show me your papers! I feel like another generation was forced to comply with the same demand.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

      Agree. Ridiculous.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 10:19 am

      From what a few people working for the city told me, half the employees refuse to get the vaccine.

      • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 2:10 pm

        Stupidity.

        • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 6:21 pm

          They are part of the problem.

      • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:25 pm

        Hire socially responsible people.

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:33 am

      City hall is not CLOSED. The doors might not be open, but all City Hall staff has been working. Maybe get your facts right before your fingers start being a keyboard warrior.

    • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 11:41 am

      City Hall is not closed, just public access. All City Hall staff have been working. Maybe get your facts straight before becoming a keyboard warrior. Ridiculous is having uninformed people make comments on something they know nothing about and stirring the pot for no reason.

  37. Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Was at the nite deposit and heard the mayor talking about Mascoutah getting a Taco Bell. Can’t wait!

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 9:21 am

      That would be great to get one but, I can’t see Mascoutah being able to make it worth it for a franchise like that.

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      “Mayors” have been talking about “Mascoutah” getting a “Taco Bell” for “decades”. You’ll be waiting a long time fattyfatsmcgee

      • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 6:24 pm

        Ooo Burn!!!

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      Del Taco would be better than Taco Bell.

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 10:46 am

        Naugles would be the ultimate. But if taco bell wont come Naugles wouldn’t even consider.

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 2:31 pm

          Naugles was bought out by Del Taco years ago. Same menu. Miss that macho combo burrito.

    • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Is the new pizza place still gonna happen

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 10:58 am

        you mean the one the mayors son will be owning?

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 2:28 pm

          $23 for a two topping 16”, or $27 for a speciality. No thanks, I’ll pass.

          • Anonymous on August 23, 2021 at 8:10 am

            Good more for me



          • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 2:47 pm

            Gotta pay for huge electric bill! Unless their daddy pulls some strings



        • Anonymous on August 26, 2021 at 6:50 am

          Hope they have gaming machines

      • Anonymous on August 27, 2021 at 7:43 am

        We already have 4 places to buy pizza. I don’t think we need another one.

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 7:36 am

      That must be true . The bars are where his policies are formed. Sorry just not fan.

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

        He’s alright. Could be a lot worse. I overall feel comfortable with him at the realms. We’ll still buy our pizzas from the bowling alley though. Electric bill hahaha funny good stuff.

    • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 6:24 pm

      Yep the new city information platform. Spreading disinformation to the masses. Wasn’t that Hitlers tactics? If you believe the Taco Bell talk you could be easily cultinized. Just saying.

      • Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 12:17 am

        Are you insinuating that Hitler was behind the Nacho Bell Grande?!

  38. Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 6:45 am

    I guess the no camper on the street doesn’t apply to the city manager. He has his on the street constantly while sending letters to the rest of us telling us to move ours. Do as I say, not as I do.

    • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 11:43 am

      I would burn the letters. And take photos/videos of his on the street so if I have to take him to court I have proof that he’s violating the ordinance.

    • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      Just drive it around the block a couple times a week and you will be good, too!

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 8:18 am

      you need to check your facts. That isn’t his camper.

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 10:59 am

        true, it isn’t his

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:59 pm

          The RV is. The camper is not.

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Sec. 34-9-21. – Recreational vehicles.
      With the exception of travel trailer parks and commercial establishments engaged in the sale of recreational vehicle, recreational vehicles shall comply with the following regulations:

      (a)Not more than one recreational vehicle shall be parking on any lot.
      (b)No recreational vehicle shall be used as a dwelling.
      (c)No recreational vehicle shall be used as an office or for any other commercial purposes.
      (d)No recreational vehicle shall be parked in front of any existing residences or in the front yard or driveway on any lot in any single-family residential zoning district. Such vehicles may be parking in the side and rear yards. RV’s and campers will be allowed to be parked in driveways for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours.
      (e)Recreational vehicles are defined as RV’s, campers, boats, jet skis, trailers, utility trailers, towing trailers, pull trailers, buses, shuttles, limousines, tractors, ATV’s, four-wheelers, RTV’s, golf carts, and other similar such vehicles.
      (f)Recreational vehicles shall not be parking on city roads for more than 72 consecutive hours.
      (g)Any person who violates any of the provisions of this section can and shall, upon conviction, be fined as provided in section 1-1-20.

      • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 8:55 am

        sigh…Please allow me to say this one more time….It is NOT his camper.

        • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm

          The camper may not be his, but the RV is. He drives it around like it’s a commuter car.

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 9:00 am

      You should call and talk to him about it rather than trying to start crap on Sound Off.

      • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 1:18 pm

        Their too scared to verbally communicate. Keyboard Warrior Trolls.

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      It’s camping season number one. And two, I bet it moves, or comes & goes on the weekends. Haven’t seen it, and don’t really care.

  39. Anonymous on August 17, 2021 at 8:42 am

    With people getting extra unemployment benefits and now a 27% increase in food stamps, many of the recipients will never want to work.

    • Anonymous on August 17, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Usually people that take advantage of free money and now more food for free, aren’t worth a s**t for a work ethic anyway.

      • Anonymous on August 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm

        That’s how it is for socialists.

  40. Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 9:36 am

    With all the talk about census information coming out, was wondering when the Mascoutah Herald will publish detailed census results with a comparison to 10 years ago. Should be interesting to see how this friendly, progressive community has developed!

    • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Progressive is not a word to describe Mascoutah. You must be a noob to the town. Conservatives don’t like to much progress at a time. If it works, why try to fix it is our motto.

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 9:44 pm

        What exactly is “progressive”? The original post used the word as complimentary, the response used it in a pejorative way. I don’t care what the answer is, I guess I’m just trying to figure out what the word, in a political context, actually means. Everyone likes progress, right? But, is it progress according to what you believe in an economic sense, or is it what you believe to be progress in a social aspect? Either way, I certainly have no issue with Mascoutah. Just looking for answers here!

  41. Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Mascoutah School District scheduled open houses for three schools on the same day. I have three kids. One goes to Wingate, second goes to Mascoutah Elementary and third goes to Mascoutah Middle School. Next year they need to communicate with each other when scheduling open houses.

    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      Just curious, but if you have two elementary aged kids, why is one going to Wingate and the other going to MES? Since both schools have the same grades, shouldn’t both kids be attending the same school?

      • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 12:47 pm

        Pre-K is at Wingate and 1st grade at Mascoutah Elementary.

        • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 6:53 pm

          Good to know about the Pre-K. I assumed both schools have it.

    • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 6:17 am

      It was your decision to have 3 offspring.

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm

        It’s irrelevant how many kids the parent has. It was irresponsible for all the schools to have open house at the same time.

        • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:13 am

          Right! Because school open house is so important, we couldn’t possibly figure out how to attend both or one over the other. Good grief, how many times does a kid need to see a classroom to know it’s a classroom or to see their teacher to know it’s their teacher? With the constant complaining of parents these days, no wonder this generation is lacking life skills. Slow the helicopter down there, parents.

    • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 9:58 pm

      Dr. Fiegel wanted them all at the same time to make our lives difficult.

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

        I had kids at both MES and MMS. I thought it was great having them at the same time. Only one of my evenings was consumed. Hats off to the school district for making my life easier and the staff was very courteous. I even got to eat at the food truck that they arraigned to have at MMS.

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

        Precisely! What a genius you are to have solved the problem! Dr. Fiegel had it planned from the get-go! Unreal…

  42. Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    There is a man on the corner of Main St. & Rt. 4 who sells political signs. I’m not questioning his freedom of speech, but I am questioning his right to be on a public sidewalk to sell something. Does he have a permit? Does he have permission to block that sidewalk or use public property to make money? With all the rules and regulations and permits needed in Mascoutah, I’m surprised he is still there.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 5:50 pm

      He’s nuts but, harmless.

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        I wasn’t questioning his mental state although he does seem a little different. I was questioning the city allowing him to sell items on a public sidewalk. Does that mean anyone can set up a chair on the other three corners and sell items?

        • Anonymous on August 14, 2021 at 9:11 am

          Nothing different about him. He’s completely normal.

          • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 7:52 am

            He’s normal if normal is now defined as a person living to argue and thriving on conflict.



        • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 8:58 am

          Over the years Mascoutah has had mentally challenged people just walking around. This one at least stays in one spot. Let him sell his little signs.

          • Anonymous on August 16, 2021 at 9:03 am

            He’s not mentally challenged just weird.



    • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      Agreed

    • Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Has anyone ever thought that maybe someone owns the building he is standing next to and has given him permission to stand there?!?!? Because he is bold enough to stand physically behind his opinion instead of hiding behind a computer screen that makes him mentally challenged? In the words of your messiah, “come on man!”

      • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 8:49 am

        The sidewalk is owned by the City,not a private person. The question is: does he have a permit to sell signs at that location? Does he pay sales tax?

    • Anonymous on August 20, 2021 at 12:17 am

      Does he take Venmo? #askingforafriend

  43. Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 7:14 am

    It’s odd how every state seems to have different Covid protocols. Illinois school students must wear masks, while other states don’t require masks for students. The government is going to mandate masks for all active duty military. So why not mandate them for guard, reservists, civil service and contractors. All of those groups work side by side with the active duty personnel. Parents protest schools that require masks or vaccines, but act shocked when their kid gets Covid. I got the vaccine even though I really didn’t want to because it put other family members at ease since they have medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to getting Covid. We know it’s spreading. We know people are dying from it. So I don’t understand why everyone won’t get the vaccine. Do you really want to bet your life against Covid?

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 am

      A non FDA approved vaccine that isn’t fully effective beyond 4 months for an illness that you have a 99% percent chance of surviving, NO THANKS! The only way for all of us to get through this is to let the virus run a its course. If you seek out the truth instead of relying on the lying media, you’ll find out.

      • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 9:56 am

        How do you come up with a 99% survival rate?

      • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 am

        Run it’s course?? One less moron to worry about .

        • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 1:26 pm

          I agree. My kids are doing better than the adults on wearing masks.

      • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

        There’s more to this virus than surviving it. You seem to think this works like, you either come out perfectly fine or you die. The ways COVID can affect your breathing, your heart, and even your brain can last long after the virus wears off, the rest of your life in some cases. Anybody who’s actually had the virus can tell you about it.

      • Anonymous on August 12, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        Just get the vax & move on. Similar to measles mumps polio TB.

        • Anonymous on August 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

          Agree. What needs to happen is for the federal government to establish the same guidelines for all states to follow.

  44. Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 9:53 am

    What’s the story & circumstances behind the Mascoutah Lifeguard, that got seriously injured at the Pool?

    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

      Didn’t hear anything about it

  45. Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I would like to thank all the people who worked so hard from year to year that put the homecoming together. This team nailed two and half day of pure fun. I can not wait till next year.

  46. Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:04 am

    So who’s bright idea was it to put an etching of a past mayor on the beer buckets that is responsible for why our electric rates are out of control?? He sure left his mark on this town. Thanks Perrottet.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:16 am

      That’s not Perrottet, you moron.

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:47 am

        I’m glad I’m wrong then. I couldn’t figure out why someone would put the guys face on it that’s trying to make this a ghost town. Even after death. And before any other assh*le comments, do the research.

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:07 pm

          You should have done YOUR research, moron.

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:21 pm

          If your under 60 you might not be aware of the BS he pulled long ago. But we have to live with it. Or move.

        • Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 12:16 am

          I won’t insult your intelligence by assuming you believe what you said is actually true. Unreal.

  47. Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 7:12 am

    So now we are starting the school year with masks. I am glad.this keeps the kids in school were they belong. Please don’t whine and complain. Just do it. The honor system did no work for not wearing masks.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 4:17 pm

      That’s where they belong???? So you didn’t like your kids at home? Very sad.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 10:49 am

        I love my kids at home. The learn better at school and need to be with their friends. It has been a rough year. My kids do better in school. You are the sad one. You may be part of the problem.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

      I agree

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:27 am

      Wow. I think I understand what you’re saying. But, if you’re the spokesperson for classroom logistics, I’m hesitant to follow suit.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Wearing masks and spacing is very important for everyone involved!

      I would like to know how much of a SUPER SPREADER the homecoming turns out to be.

      • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 7:35 pm

        We will see. Let’s see what the number is in week or two. We all need to work together on this.

  48. Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Ah, a nice cool Tuesday night. How relaxing to sleep with the windows open; a cool breeze blowing in.
    Until 1:20 AM when the West End Idiot goes blasting down the street in his loud internal combustion-powered golf cart, the riders hollering louder than the engine.
    Where are the police? These things are supposed to be off the street by 10 PM.
    This is the same guy that rides around with no seat/shoulder belts on and rolls right through all the stop signs. An accident waiting to happen.
    I wish the now-departed former councilman that initiated the “non-highway vehicle” ordinance had to put up the crap he started. Amazing what began as allowing electric golf carts morphed into ‘anything goes’. And our elected officials gave into a handful of whiney owners of toys they should never have purchased.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Agreed. Some people think the town is one big farm for their own personal use, ignoring the fact that we have a bunch of subdivisions.

      • Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 7:42 pm

        It is a farm town, just go to city hall and turn around. Are you one of those military people that feel entitled because you served and now you found a way to screw the community out of taxes. Be proud. Go look at that neighborhood I think it’s called chief estates . One house pays taxes, but they are all disabled. Sad but keep hating small towns because they are the ones paying for your rear.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      No Respect! -Rodney Dangerfield

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 3:23 pm

      Motorcycles on my block are so loud morning noon and night.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

        I agree. The loudest vehicles on the road have to be the hogs. They’re even louder than the thumping car stereos or trucks with straight pooped pickup trucks.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:37 am

      It’s the same with normal vehicles too. Just people we not respectful regardless of the vehicle. But it is what it is and I live with it

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 8:03 am

      I think it is unfair to lump all “internal combustion powered machines” together. I have witnessed many of these people abiding by the same rules of the road as other vehicles. The issue is one person should not dictate the perception of the majority. Likely a police officer would have needed to be located in that area to ticket them. All we can do is call the police and hope they can stop this individual from participating in this behavior.

    • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

      This is what happens when a conservative town listens to a liberal.

      • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:35 am

        Congrats. You win the award for making the most assinne comment on this thread. And that takes some doing!

    • Anonymous on August 7, 2021 at 1:33 am

      You people will complain about anything. The police can’t be everywhere all the time. I’m not sure what you mean talking about the now-departed Councilman initiating the ordinance but, it doesn’t matter. Clearly, it makes you feel better to incessantly complain about non-issue a, so carry on.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      I wonder if this is the same family that got into a fight Saturday night around 12:30 am at the homecoming. Then they were banned from the Sunday activities at the park.

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Agree, that gives the people that do obey the law a bad image.

      Someone just needs to report that golf cart.

  49. Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    So did the city or United way cut funding for the civic center? I have seen both stories. It would be nice if someone from the center would set their record straight instead of just letting rumors fly. Or maybe that is the plan to make residents believe certain things so they can get more funds. Hmmmm

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 10:10 am

      United Way. 100 year old building. Not enough interest. (business). It’s not rocket science. Happens all over the country. Folks need to open their eyes & realize the common basics. Yes I understand the sentimental value.

      • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:39 am

        Yea it’s times for something new. The civic center needs to be up front about everything work for the future. Instead of sitting on sidelines and let the rumor mill run

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 9:34 am

          Exactly. But seems they are more interested in trying to let the rumor mill force the city into a corner than actually being honest and work with the community on a long term solution.

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:12 pm

          Support the civic center and help it out

          • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

            I am willing to support. They just need to be honest and up front instead of letting the rumor mill spread. But need a concrete plan for going forward and I bet city would be more than happy to help as much as possible. But all we get is crickets from the Leu



    • Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 12:08 am

      And crickets. Bueller?

      • Anonymous on August 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm

        It’s funny the past Leu Civic center director left during the budget cuts. I guess she didn’t want her salary cut.

  50. Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    i know that a book was written about the prom nite murders but did they ever figure out who murderd the banker with the homecoming money years ago

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      This is a new one to me, would love to hear more about the story!! TIA

    • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

      Not that I’m aware of. Thought some kids did it but they were cleared.

    • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Please drop this subject. This family has family members living here.

  51. Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    anybody know how many bands will be in the parade? we used to get bands from other towns in the area , ofallon was always good to watch but i dont think think they will be here anymore because of what happened a few years ago.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      What happened?

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 6:33 am

        Probably an alcohol related incident would be my guess.

        • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm

          Ofallon used to be in our parades for years and were paid to do so. 3 or 4 years in a row, O’fallon’s bus was damaged and some of their instruments on that bus. After the 3rd year (if I remember right), they refused to come back (can’t blame them). The 5 year reunions were also banned from that point for many years. I think that has changed now, but it really shouldn’t have.

          • Anonymous on August 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

            Why shouldn’t 5 yrs be allowed? Judge much?



      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:32 pm

        Pretty sure some people peed on their bus/instruments

  52. Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Those mascoutah Facebook pages are garbage now. Bunch of white trash commenting all day about the most stupid topics. Get a life folks! Or a job for that matter. Or go volunteer. Do something positive for society. Some don’t even live in or near town, and/or, a lot are just transients stirring the pot. Not a very good representation of the majority of residents.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:18 am

      Hilarious but so true. Don’t forget garage sale mania & all the junk brought into town by hoarders on Facebook. They should call it garbage sales instead of garage sales haaaaaaa. I remember when Facebook was strictly for college students, and you had to have a email address with “edu” in it. Now it’s an addiction & a game for loser 40-80 year olds.

      • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

        You can always tell the generation that makes these comments. Learn some English kids.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:20 am

      don’t forget lost dogs…..
      ….also people need to make real life friends……

      • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

        yeah like chickens and rabbits are going to change the world get a life people

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 11:30 pm

        Agreed. Luckily we all have this thread to voice our disdain for annoying public posts about stuff that nobody cares about. God bless social media.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 8:17 am

      FB ruined society as we know it

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 7:15 am

        FB is for losers that don’t have real friends. For some reason they believe that their FB “friends” are the same as real friends.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Speaking of volunteering and doing something positive, very proud of the people out petitioning to keep the Leu Civic Center OPEN. This place has been around for a long time, and I think it’s a shame that the city doesn’t want it open anymore. Yes, it’s an old building. Yes, it has much needed upgrades. It’s also a building full of history in this town. But, if the city, and volunteers, put a little time and effort into fixing the building, it could have great possibilities to giving kids something to do. Not only offer after school care and sports activities, it could have a video arcade, indoor mini golf, etc. possibilities are endless. Plus, it would keep revenue in town instead of other places.

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:34 pm

        Please double check your facts. Pretty sure United way funding was cut not the city.

      • Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 11:41 am

        I thought a YMCA is coming to town. Why keep the Leu?

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 11:21 pm

      Karen’s: “who can mow my yard?” “my dog is lost. im a ignorant pet owner.” “free trash on my curb” “my utility bill is $44 more than other towns” “the dollar general is awful”. “it’s so humid out”. “some car passed me on 177”. “I can see farm fields so I should be allowed chickens”

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Comical! Coincidently today, 3 lost dogs, mowing needed, & free crap/scrap.

    • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 7:19 pm

      that’s what you get from lazy uneducated unemployed keyboard warriors, with not many real life friends. Facebook addicts, it’s quite sad

  53. Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    High School entrance/road looks like crap. Welp! Didn’t even widen it, so what was the point? Also terrible patch with black asphalt instead of gray concrete. Pathetic. Just keep wasting my money.

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 6:22 am

      what needed fixed anyway, isn’t that place only like ten years old?

    • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      All I know is, my property tax bill went up from $7400 to $7700. Reckless spending by the school district

      • Anonymous on August 1, 2021 at 7:39 pm

        Property tax bill went up because the value of your home increased. Looking at the tax rates from all of the taxing bodies the school District did not increase its rate. In fact here’s the total tax rate 2019 and 2020 comparison if you live in city of Mascoutah: 2019 @ 8.6007 & 2020 @ 8.5928. Again, if your tax bill went up it’s because of an increase in your property value and not because of tax rates.

        • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 2:58 pm

          Or more people find ways not to pay property taxes…

        • Anonymous on August 9, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          Hope that if you go to sell your property, you can the value that the County taxes you for. Just saying good luck

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 7:08 am

      Concrete was replaced with concrete; asphalt (in the street) with asphalt.
      Had you paid attention before the work was done, the asphalt street was terribly buckled, ostensibly from vehicles coming off the sloped drive onto the flat street.
      The question you should be asking is why the school district repaired the curb/gutter and street. Those items are the responsibility of the City, not the school district.

    • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:35 pm

      Asphalt will fade so it will match soon anyways.

  54. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    More taxpayer money being wasted in the city this week. City hall closed and all city employees at the park for a party for some city workers that retired. Congrats to them on their retirement but i sure dont feel taxpayers should be paying employees to attend parties.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      Check the facts before saying tax dollars. The City doesn’t operate on tax dollars. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, just please be accurate.

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

        You say the city doesn’t operate on tax dollars. Then what is done with all the taxes the city generates from us. I see a city of Mascoutah tax on our electric/water bill, Ameren bill, cell phone bill, county tax bill. Now I’m not sure if it’s true, but I have heard there is a city tax on the Spectrum (Charter) bill and that the city even receives certain taxes from the airport.

        • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

          I maybe wrong or blind but I haven’t seen a tax on my Ameren, cell phone, or property tax bills! Library, schools, fire dept isn’t a City tax

          • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:18 pm

            I looked at my cell phone bill and there is a Mascoutah City and State tax. Ameren has a Mascoutah Municipal Gross Revenue and a Mascoutah Excess Franchise charge. Maybe those aren’t taxes . I don’t know. The water bill has a Mascoutah Municipal Tax and another same tax for electric. The property tax bill has a Mascoutah Township , Mascoutah Road, City of Mascoutah LB, and Mascoutah surface water. Maybe these are just fees and not taxes.



          • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm

            The property tax bill also has a tax at the top that reads City of Mascoutah (along with the other four previously mentioned).



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

            Looks like you/re blind then. County has an exemption for that. Save yourself some money.



    • Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      You obviously have never worked on a military base. We were always shutting down work (even it was for only an hour) to celebrate a promotion, birthday, new baby, reassignment to another base, etc.,etc. Every couple of months we would shut work down to have a unit golf outing. Once a year we would make a St. Louis Cardinals game our “alternate duty location.

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 1:42 pm

        You all as a wonderful group of service members deserve to take a short break, the heck with anyone who disagrees. May you all stay safe and be blessed!

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:13 am

      Good lord. Maybe it is nice to celebrate events like this for moral and such. Also if make it a good place to work then may get better workers and thus better deal for taxpayers. I am sure more money was wasted on other things that we should be more worried about than a couple hour celebration of someone’s years of service to the city and especially the youth with the parks. Maybe you should go volunteer if that upset

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:22 pm

      Everywhere I worked, retirement parties were during the lunch hour or after 5pm shift. That’s how the real world operates. Big time private sector. SAFB & Mascoutah isn’t the real world folks.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Absolutely 110 million % agree. Backwards a$$ town.

      • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 5:21 am

        Regardless, they could have spent some of that money on other things, such as planters that do not look like Hefty cans.

        • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:36 pm

          I don’t think the city purchased those

      • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 3:24 pm

        You guys need better jobs then.

  55. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 10:13 am

    First don’t wear masks, then wear masks, then get vaccinated so you don’t have to wear a mask, now wear a mask even if you’re vaccinated. Dear CDC, President Joe and all the rest of you political dolts refusing to let go of the mass control over us that you seem to have fallen in love with…….I had existing antibodies from my bout with COVID which I survived, and still had the anti-bodies when I got the vaccine. I have no plan to put on a mask to protect the MORONS who choose not to get the shot. If you have an actual medical reason for not getting vaccinated, then mask up or stay home and hide. I for one am done with this nonsense. COVID is here to stay, you may as well accept this fact. The faster the ‘herd’ becomes stronger with constant exposures, the faster it becomes an annual ‘flu’ event that no one pays attention to. Sorry for those who aren’t strong enough to survive.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      not to be a debbie downer but if ” follow the science ” the homecoming could be a superspreader are there any safe gaurds in place like 6ft between people in line for food or drinks or rides should we wear mask , how about people in the bleachers and most of all the poeple serving n cooking food . the parade is another problem ,wear gloves if throwing or picking up candy just asking for a friend

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

        The Homecoming is not a celebration. It is a large 3 day protest against mask mandates, and the systematic annihilation of a vibrant economy by power hungry Democrats. If BLM protests, Chicago looting and any other Democrat approved gathering of thousands isn’t considered a super spreader, I don’t know how you can call the Homecoming one. Name one predicted super spreader event that ever turned out to actually be one. They said the Super Bowl was going to be one due to parties etc….nothing. The MLB has been filling stadiums with 20-30 thousand fans several times a week for the past several months….no super spreader issues mentioned there. Scared? Stay home and save the rest of us from being exposed to your ignorance.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:14 am

      And I like they said fully vaccinated spread covid yet in same press release they say it is rare. Talk about flip flopping ans fueling the anti vax fire. Time to live with covid. Maybe should spend more time getting full approval than flip flopping

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:56 am

      dont want to rain on anybodys parade , but if you ” follow the science” the homecoming will be a superspreader event; any guide lines about 6ft distance on parade route ,how about when standing in food and ride lines and bleachers. maybe all antivaxxers should wear masks i think its gonna look like a trump rally with nobody cares about the other guy

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

        Maybe it will look like a Biden rally, or BLM or Antifa looting rally. None of those events had mask wearers so why single out Trump rallies?

  56. Anonymous on July 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

    17 Year old shot on Riverview Blvd, man shot and killed on Mora St, man shot and killed on Wabada Ave…..all North St Louis last night July 27th. Home of the new NGA mapping facility. Sure hope they hand out bullet proof vests to the employees. It’s a real shame the decision was made to put it there rather than near Scott AFB. Pure politics at its best.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:15 am

      Such a dumb decision but we all know why it was made. Was not made in best interest of the military and tax payers other than a select group

  57. Anonymous on July 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

    IN contrast to all who think the flower pots on Main Street are so ugly– someone went to a lot of expense nd effort to try to beautify our city. If you think that the pots need to be painted, get out there with your brush and paint and paint away. As far as blocking the view of oncoming traffic, that is a legitimate complaint. I’m sure it was just and oversight and can be remedied very quickly! Thanks again to whomever planted flowers along our Main Street.

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

      Good morning
      I currently live in Belleville, and my family (multi ethnic) would like to relocate to Mascoutah. Our concern is; would we excepted? We are a quiet hard working family, and just want to hear from some locals. Please… give us your honest opinion with out being cruel. Thank you for your help.

      • Anonymous on July 25, 2021 at 5:39 pm

        Why would you not be accepted? Contrary to popular belief among certain races, Mascoutah is not all white.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 12:59 pm

        We have had an influx of every race from SAFB for decades. Mascoutah is a great place to raise your family.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

        As long as you’re not gay, you are welcome. People around here say they don’t mind, but they do.

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:45 pm

          There goes another member of the gaystapo spreading false information. Nobody said gays aren’t welcome in Mascoutah.

        • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 8:16 am

          I think closed minded people who spread false rumors like you we don’t want

      • Anonymous on August 3, 2021 at 10:59 am

        Stay in Belleville, we have enough mixed in Mascoutah.

    • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Try painting them and see how fast you get arrested!

    • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      Yes! Thank you, Mascoutah, for the nice flower pots. It’s good to see more greenery along Main Street.

      • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 4:24 am

        More greenery, yes. Trash cans with some flowers in them, no thanks. It’s like they tried but didn’t want to put the effort in to pick something that looks appropriate. They look like my hefty yard waste container.

    • Anonymous on July 27, 2021 at 11:20 am

      What about the point they look like hell and who came up with the placement?? Nice try but, that’s what it looks like. An attempt to look good but, failed.

    • Anonymous on July 29, 2021 at 9:52 am

      Not only is the obstruction of traffic a serious issue, but it appears that a wheelchair will not make it past these large planters and still have all of its wheels on the sidewalk. Some also look to be very close to the ramp portion of the curb. Finally, how was the placement distribution decided? Very haphazardly it appears.

  58. Anonymous on July 23, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I was at the park last night under the ag building pavilion for the St. Clair County Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social. The MIA or city decided it would be great idea to blacktop the show and arena area. The MIA and St Clair Farm Bureau worked hard to bring the 4H to Mascoutah now they are trying to remove them in my thoughts.

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2021 at 11:58 am

      What does that have to do with 4H? Just put some bedding down and good to go. Not much different than the old lime. At least it is more usable year round now too

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:57 pm

        People moan and groan if the roads are rock and dirt, and they complain if they blacktopped. Make up your mind.

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

          I say we go back to dirt roads with horses. Then they will appreciate what we have

  59. Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

    So yesterday I was driving by the 4 way stop at route 4 and seen the gentleman with his signs. I was struck by several that indicated commy and socialists. My question to him is, does he refuse social security and Medicare? Are those not Socialist programs to help the retirees in the United States. And if he is collecting it, is he not just a hypocrite?

    • Anonymous on July 30, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Actually he is Veteran who fought for our country, beyond that, he is exercising his first amendment right to free speech. I would imagine he disproves of the radical right wing agenda, not common things like social security and Medicare.

      • Anonymous on August 2, 2021 at 9:51 pm

        There is no radical right wing agenda.

        • Anonymous on August 5, 2021 at 5:26 pm

          Lol! I’m pretty sure that person meant radical left-wing agenda.

  60. Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I don’t understand what the big deal is concerning slot machine businesses. They bring revenue into town and if someone wants to throw away their money on them, that’s their business.. No one is forcing them to do it.

    • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 11:31 am

      I agree, let the market decide how many businesses can be successful.

      • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 7:22 am

        Why does the Mayor and council think they know more about what the market wants? Our city is there to provide services not to protect us from ourselves. Let the Market decide. The gambling places won’t be there very long if no one goes into them. Does the City feel like it now should tell us how many restaurants we should have or how many grocery stores we need? I say government should stay out of business decisions. They’re not very good at it anyway.

        • Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 1:58 pm

          Very well said. Any town’s economy is dictated by customers not politics.

    • Anonymous on July 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      Mascoutah veterans don’t like progress much and, most are hypocrites anyway. Let them whine it’s there nature.

  61. Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 9:48 am

    I love Mascoutah but detest the electric rates! I do everything I can to keep the cost down. i make sure lights are off when not being used. I’m extremely careful with my AC. I’ve basically turned into the electric police and my kids think I’m crazy. Isn’t there anything we can do? Isn’t there anyway to change electrical companies? There has to be something!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:41 am

      I’m willing to bet your kids aren’t the only ones that think you’re crazy

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 8:11 am

        The new business front improvements a a welcome sight.The large green awning needs a power wash or replaced. it looks awful.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

          I have no idea what you are talking about.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 10:19 am

          maybe we could paint the new trashcans (i mean flower pots) on main street rainbow colors and possible blm stickers on some to show that we are a open minded town.

          • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 11:49 am

            Don’t dismiss this idea right off the bat…What if you asked MHS art students to submit their designs for each planter? The City could choose the ones that best represent Mascoutah. Sort of like the mural on Main Street. It wouldn’t have to be done all at once. Maybe one planter a month.



          • Anonymous on July 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm

            But we’re not an open minded town. If they wont let a gay float in the parade what makes you think we can handle BLM.



  62. Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I think it is time to make the covid mandatory for schools. Other shots are mandatory. Everyone should get it or else we will never rid of the virus. Memorial Hospital is now taking covid patients from Springfield MO. this has got to stop or we will have another lockdown. Do you all want that?

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 8:25 pm

      You are misinformed. Read the caption under the home page at nurembergtrials.net and see the criminals in the photo. You don’t get shots for a common cold, which is what a corona virus is. If you get this virus, simply take hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin and feel better in a day. The experimental unapproved inoculations make the problem worse if it doesn’t outright kill you.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 9:21 am

        Totally, totally agree.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

        Good one. Spreading more false info. Go stick yourself head in the sand if think the vaccines are worse for you. Now I don’t know if should be mandatory but also don’t spread lies

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

        You are misinformed, just like an antivaxxer is. Follow the science, you are not following science.

        • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 7:01 am

          Yeah, follow science!! Unless you’re born a male and want to identify as a female, or vice-versa. Then, don’t follow science. Actually, just follow science when it benefits you. Or, follow science when it lines your pocketbook. Uh oh, did I say something wrong?

          • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm

            That has something to do with covid



      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        All the vaccines you received as a child kept you from getting all the terrible viruses that afflicted the world until the 50s and 60s. Thank your parents for getting you vaccinated, cretin.

        If you don’t get vaccinated and then end up on a vent in the ICU all I can do is laugh at you. There is no sympathy for the clowns that were anti-mask and anti-vax.

        • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 9:20 am

          You are still spreading misinfo. If they really cared for us, the insulin for diabetes patients would be free and so would inhalers for asthma patients. Have you not seen the reports on Vaers? Obviously not or you would not push the unapproved, experimental ‘vax’ that kills more people than the virus. This is also against Nuremberg Code, and many media reporters, doctors, nurses and hospital staff will end up at Nuremberg for perpetuating this crime. You also don’t get jabs for virus with 99% recover rates, which is for most people unless they are overweight or have other health issues.
          I’ve already had the virus and it was like a cold for 3 days, big whoop. For those with more serious cases, ask your doctor for HCQ or Ivermectin and the recovery will be a day or two at most. If your doctor won’t prescribe it, contact the Frontline Docs who can get it for you.
          They will go through the entire Greek alphabet to get the world inoculated, the next ‘variant’ will be Epsilon.

          • Anonymous on July 22, 2021 at 9:39 am

            You are so right on. I agree with everything you said. It wouldn’t hurt to make sure you get enough vitamin D, and some zinc for extra measure. A virus that the survival is so good, doesn’t need a vaccine thrown down our throats.



      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        Oh great another Qanon cult follower with sh*t for brains.

  63. Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Did you miss it?? I’ll bet you did. July 14th was International Non-Binary peoples day!! I can’t believe more wasn’t made of this in the National Media. There are over 1 million U.S. adults that do not identify as either male or female, and I for one think they are way past due to receive the recognition they deserve. It’s a shame the vast majority of those who identify in this manor are under age 29 and white. I hereby challenge the non-binary culture to become more diverse/inclusive and less racist, by allowing more minorities into you group. This is your only hope in getting Grandpa Joe to declare a Federal Holiday to honor you.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      Stand nude in front of a mirror, if you see a penis, you’re male. If you see a vagina, you’re female. What is so hard to understand? If you have a problem then go to a sensible physicatrist. It might also be a benefit to talk with a head of your clergy. May God help you!!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:57 am

      Couldn’t agree more. We need a “National I Don’t Stand For Anything Day”. Oh wait, we had that on election day

  64. Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Question about the new flower pots on Main Street. Is that their color or are they going to be painted yet?

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 6:44 am

      It doesn’t matter the color, they are eyesores, what a waste of money. The pot by North County Road is blocking the view of oncoming traffic, its hard enough to see the east bound traffic, now they put a flower pot there to block your view, what a bunch of idiots.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

        While I agree with you in some regards, I think the placement was not given the proper thought. There are some in place that do indeed block drivers view of oncoming traffic. Others interfere with the walking path and hinder handicap access.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        Wouldn’t say eyesore, but cheap looking. Should have spent more on fancier ones. They match all the black pothole patches haha.

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:47 am

        Must be nice to sit back and complain all the time, meanwhile not being willing to donate time or money to help. Such a nice view from the catbird seat.

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Ugly Ugly Ugly those pots don’t match anything . Look cheep , BUT PROBABLY NOT.

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:49 am

        So easy to snipe when you’ve done nothing to benefit the community. Stick to your secret keyboard, let the adults handle the rest.

        • Anonymous on July 19, 2021 at 6:28 am

          Your an idiot, would love to meet you and set you straight.

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

        Cheep? Before you take to the anonymous airwaves to complain, at least learn how to spell. Your comment would be much better taken if you spent as much time on your grammar as you do slighting the people that are actually trying to help this community.

  65. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Gotta love Missouri. Filled up my car over there today and gas was $2.67 a gallon ($3.29 here). Sixty two cents lower is a good savings. Last week it was $2.72 over there. Of course it goes up here and seems to change only for an increase. Besides myself, I know of six other families here in town that buy all their groceries and gasoline in St.Louis. 38 miles one way isn’t that far to drive for such good savings.

    • Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 10:57 am

      You must not be local originally. Old news. Been like that for decades. My time is more valuable then worried about saving $14 bucks.

    • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 8:11 am

      So in other words, you’re cheap and not to bright.

      • Anonymous on July 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        It’s too, not to, bright guy.
        Not too bright to put wear & tear on your car.

  66. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

    I wish people would stop draining their house water across sidewalks and into ditches. Full ditches are breeding grounds for mosquitos, and for those of us who walk, water across the sidewalk is hazardous– especially in the winter when it freezes or when it is mossy and slick!

    • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      I agree with sidewalk or driveway or street.
      Ditches, I disagree.

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      I assume you are referring to sump pumps and downspouts. Pretty sure already not allowed to dump out near sidewalk as cause icing hazards. But also where is the water supposed to go if not in the ditches

      • Anonymous on July 24, 2021 at 11:15 am

        When the ditches have water in them all the time, it is a health hazard since mosquitos breed in standing water. If the ditches drained, it would be fine. Come look down at the dtich in the 1000 block of Madison. It constantly has water– stagnant water– standing in it!

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 6:53 am

      Is there so much water across the walking paths that it’s hazardous? Seems hyperbolic to me.

  67. Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I know this isn’t right but I’m really jealous of those people that don’t have to work but still get money from the government. There are things at home I would like to do but don’t have the time because I have a job. I feel guilty and angry at the same time.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      You could have done the same but, if you have a good work ethic that little voice in your head says, don’t be a lowlife, you’re above that, be proud of your upbringing.

      • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

        I have a sister-in-law who is on unemployment and also receives the extra $300. I wouldn’t be so mad if it wasn’t for the fact she is always going shopping and buying things. She said I should just quit my job because they can’t deny you unemployment. At what point did our society embrace unemployment as a career?

        • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 12:06 pm

          They started embracing unemployment when the U.S. became the laziest, fattest country in the world.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      I would love to take a month long vacation with pay. Don’t want to be greedy…LOL

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

      Imagine how you are going to feel when famlies start getting that $500 child tax credit starting July 15. Unless you have a child under age 17, you are s**t out of luck. Are past jealous and into major angry??

  68. Anonymous on July 9, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Has anyone seen any of the food trucks in town? I haven’t seen any since last year.

    • Anonymous on July 11, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Better places to go I bet. Also one that came a lot no longer is in business

  69. Anonymous on July 9, 2021 at 9:20 am

    While registering my high schooler for the new year, I started wondering about some of the fees. One in particular is the student parking fee. We pay an excessive amount of property taxes to the school already so I don’t really understand why we have to pay for the kids to park. So I have three questions about this fee. #1: why do we need to pay to park? . #2: where does the money grabbed by this fee go towards? #3: does the staff have to pay to park? If not, then why do the students? Want to see a classic deer-in-the-headlights look? Go ask questions 2 & 3 to anyone on staff at the school and you will see that look. Ask question #1 and you will probably get the answer I received “we’ve always charged the students to park”.

    • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

      I agree. If it were a small parking lot, then I could understand setting it up as a “first come, first serve” type of registration, or maybe seniors only along with a fee. However, MHS has a HUGE parking lot. Why do students have to pay a fee. Seems like just another way to grab some extra money to me. Shame on the school district!

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm

        I believe the parking fees should be used to maintain the parking lots.instead they are using taxpayers money to redo parking lots that were in good condition and needed no repairs

      • Anonymous on July 11, 2021 at 12:25 am

        With the amount of $ spent to transport students to & from school. Why is it necessary to provide a parking lot for the students? Because we (the tax payers) aren’t getting proper representation on the school board & no one will ask the hard questions.

        • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 8:31 am

          We can ask but I guarantee that we will just be patted on the head and told that we don’t understand how a school district is ran.

        • Anonymous on July 31, 2021 at 11:34 am

          Does anyone even show up to the school board meetings to ask the hard questions or see what is going on? Nope! If you have a problem with what is happening voice your opinion, and ask questions!

      • Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 4:26 pm

        The parking fee is $50 per student. Not sure why there is a fee at all. I too am curious as to whether the staff at the high school has to pay the fee. If so, how much do they pay? If not, then why should the students? I know several students park in the front lot of the building near the main entrance to avoid the fee.

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 3:58 pm

      You live in Mascoutah. What did you expect?

    • Anonymous on July 12, 2021 at 9:06 pm

      I can attest that Mascoutah has fairly low overall fees compared to other schools of similar size in the area. The state continues to lag behind in disbursing money which has put the schools in a bind. While the school taxes are a significant part of your tax bill be glad that you are getting something for your money. We continue to pay very high county taxes and have terrible roads and loads of general mismanagement and waste within the county.

      • Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 9:27 am

        Actually, the portion of our property tax bill that goes to the county is only about 12% of our total bill.

  70. Anonymous on July 8, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Ok so we have been in this pandemic for over a year. The Missouri side has had an increase in cases. Everyone needs to get vaccinated that can, all others need to wear their masks over the NOSE and MOUTH. So simple. Just do it. So easy.

    • Anonymous on July 11, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      Agreed. SCIENCE IS REAL. YOUR HAREBRAINED CONSPIRACY THEORY IS NOT. GET OVER IT.

    • Anonymous on July 14, 2021 at 6:27 pm

      If you are being forced to get a poisonous ‘vax’ be aware that Nuremberg trials 2.0 are going on now. Any hospital, doctor, nurse, employer, teacher, professor, school pushing this medical experiment, unapproved by the FDA, are liable for violating the Nuremberg Code. Follow the trials at nurembergtrials.net and be informed.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 4:25 pm

        Oh good lord. Just go crawl into a hole please

  71. Anonymous on July 8, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    The Belleville news Democrat has an article that says Ameren is forgiving $29 million in utility bills to help their customers. Why can’t Mascoutah do that?

    • Anonymous on July 11, 2021 at 12:22 am

      They could but then rates would go up to recoup the lost revenue

  72. Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 8:29 am

    It’s just a float. They’re not asking to open a brothel on Main Street.

    • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 8:33 am

      OMG! We’re allowed to have a brothel on Main Street? (jumps up and down, clapping with glee). We should open one in the old Mascoutah Steak House building. That would be a perfect location! Can you imagine the amount of business they would have during the Chili CookOff?

    • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 9:27 am

      are we talking a gay brothel or would it be for everybody

      • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 11:57 am

        I guess it would depend on the business permit the Council would issue. It seems only fair to make it all inclusive…LOL. Couldn’t you imagine the discussions the council men would have regarding rules and sales tax? Of course, there would probably be a lot of objections to their float in the homecoming parade.

    • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 12:08 am

      Just speaking. These folks wanting to make a statement/impact with a float. The MIA needs a group to fry chicken for the Homecoming. Why not step up & contact the MIA & volunteer to fry chicken for the Homecoming? You can help the community & make a statement @ the same time. What can you loose?
      .

      • Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 9:11 am

        That’s a fantastic idea!!! Bravo to you!!

  73. Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 8:32 am

    If you feel gays are sinners and should be shoved in the closet (no pun intended), what would you say about a straight male watching pay-per-view porn on cable and thinking his wife does not know about it. I’m the wife.

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Sin is sin. Watching porn is no different than adultery. He is coveting another through visual pleasure. It’s sinful.

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      This came up 2 years ago . Big plans . No action. Just a lot of stuff on FB in support and against. No one entered a Pride float. Some one just wants to stir the pot. Freedom of speech. Its a great thing. if the priders want recognition and acceptance for their life style so be it. I would suggest the pride community volunteer with in a community . The movement would be better served by actions than in your face except me. I except they want to be treated equal that’s America. I read on the page , writers talking of sin pay- for-view and porn. As I understand the thought is just as much sin as the action. So to the wife you have never looked at a guy with out his shirt or swimmer in a Speedo without a thought? No your human. The bible says all that god created is good. Why aren’t gays good? A male dog will hump another male dog and a female will do the same ,go’s for cattle to.

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      come on man dont turn the parade into a circus next you got a blm float then a proud boys float and moms for Trump float where do you draw the line on free speech????

      • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 11:32 pm

        The Proud Boys float could go alongside the BLM float. To save space, the KKK and Black Panthers could share a float.

    • Anonymous on July 6, 2021 at 8:11 am

      i like to watch golf on tv because it helps me with my game, lately though when my wife would go in the kitchen i’d turn on the porn chanel then back to golf when she came back in the room , the third time she caught me she said “leave the porn chanel on you already know how to play golf”

  74. Anonymous on June 30, 2021 at 6:43 am

    My friends and I are thinking about putting a gay Pride float in the Homecoming parade this year. Yes or no?

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2021 at 7:44 am

      Absolutely! Be you snd don’t let anyone tell you different.

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:32 am

        You must be a fruit loop to, move to San Francisco if you want preach being a fruit

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      It’s 2021, love who you want but who says you need to have a float that you prefer the same sex? I guess I just don’t understand why a float is needed.

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:04 am

        I guess you could pose the same question to the churches in town, or the library, or the c ity, etc. It’s just fun to be part of the City, to celebrate the homecoming. Nothing more.

        • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 8:59 am

          Those are actual organizations, not a sexual orientation. Those people are promoting their “business.”

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Be careful, there are more bigot’s in this town then you might think.

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:26 am

        Yes there is and I for one will speak out.

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:36 am

        LOL see what I mean. This town has alot of backward f**ks in this town.

        • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 11:30 am

          Hypocrite considering your mentally ill, & use body parts not the way they were intended for. Yeah go to Chicago or NY or Cali or STL. Wouldn’t recommend getting all rainbow in mascoutah

          • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 12:23 pm

            Imagine getting this upset because some people are deciding to be happy with who they are. News flash: no one is holding a gun to you or your kids to turn gay. That would be about as bad as forcing their kid to be straight under threat of abandonment, disownment, and homelessness… OH WAIT…

            I kinda agree about that last part though. Clearly celebrating pride is more tolerated in a major city than some half-dead Midwestern farming village, huh?



        • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 8:27 am

          That means your a gay blade also, keep it to yourself. Nobody else cares

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Hell no, Mascoutah don’t need s*** like that. Its a disgrace

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Sinners! Heathens! Mentally deranged! Unstable!

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      I don’t get the need to shove the gayness in our faces. I thought you just wanted to live your chosen way of life without interference. We have the same goal. We just want to live our way of life without someone shoving their chosen behaviors in our faces.

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 2:28 pm

        Mascoutah showing there true colors. Still think you live in a good town???

        • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 4:14 pm

          Yeah, pretty disheartening. Unfortunately I do think it is a few people that are not accepting.

        • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 8:29 am

          Its a great town, and we are going to keep it that way, you wanna gay float, go somewhere else, it don’t belong here in Mascoutah.

          • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 8:26 am

            The word is “It’s.” Place a period behind the word “way.” Capitalize “Y” in the word “you.” Place period after the word “else.” Capitalize the “I” in “It.” Use “doesn’t” instead of “don’t.” Okay, your good to go now. Feel free to carry on with your ignorance.



          • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 12:09 pm

            Here’s an idea,when the float comes down the street,put a bag over your head or better yet don’t attend the parade at all,problem solved,wasn’t that easy?



        • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm

          There’s like 20 people on here commenting. That’s not the full 7000 population opinion

          • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 8:19 am

            Wow! Are you psychic? I’m beyond impressed with your abilities to read each comment and guess who wrote it.



      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 8:40 pm

        110% agree/correct

  75. Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    What a great time to be in Mascoutah! Our high school sports are doing incredible. We are getting ready to be in prime Mascoutah showcase time with the Forth of July events and the Mascoutah Homecoming. I am so glad we decided to move to this community 20 years ago for the great schools and have decided to stay and make this our forever community.

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Wow, honey! Either lay off the weed or the sugar high! Nice but a little over the top.

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2021 at 9:52 am

        Lol haha

    • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      The resurgence in the athletic program in town has been really neat. When I was in high school we were pretty bad at everything. What’s the difference now?

  76. Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Please be careful when coming to intersections now that the crops are up. I always appreciate when the farmers leave a little square by intersections. I know the farmer at the southeast corner of fuesser rd and richter rd always does that. Kudos to the farmers out there trying to help protect the public.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 10:14 pm

      Sparklers;
      Some small-cap guns;
      Snake or glow worm pellets;
      Smoke devices;
      Trick noisemakers (known as party poppers);
      Booby traps;
      Snappers;
      Trick matches;
      Cigarette loads; and
      Auto burglar alarms
      This is a list of fireworks allowed in Illinois. Why does Mascoutah allow the sale of fireworks that are illegal in Illinois than warn us thru the Herald not to use them. Doesn’t make sense the police allowing illegal activity.

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2021 at 9:54 am

        Zzzzzzzzz “crying noise”
        America! USA!

  77. Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Does anyone know anymore details about the splash pad that has been proposed for Scheve Park? I believe the Lion’s club fish frys proceeds were being donated for the cause. Is this being spear headed by the MIA or the City. I can’t wait for Mascoutah to get a splash pad. I love the pool but sometimes can be intimidating for my little kids. We love the splash pad in O’Fallon but want to stay in Mascoutah. Thanks for any additional information.

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2021 at 5:42 pm

      hopefully by the pool and not way over by the green space off tenth st & house owners

  78. Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Is Mascoutah having their traditional 4th of July festival this year? I remember seeing they are having the fireworks but did not see if they are having rides, entertainment, food, etc. Thanks

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 3:12 pm

      No. Just fireworks. It’s been on the city’s website and in the Herald several times.

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        I saw that back in May and just didn’t know since CDC guidance had changed if any provisions were being made to do more things to help defray the cost of the fireworks. As someone that has thoroughly enjoyed going to the park on July 4th, spending money and having a good time with all, I wish the city could capitalize on the people that just come and don’t help support the costs associated with the event. Maybe donation buckets on the sixth street and harnett street. I would volunteer to help work. Just a thought.

  79. Anonymous on June 27, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Pride Month is over on June 30 and I’m sure there are many of you that are really glad it is. But it is more than a month. When you look past all the parades and rainbow flags flying, you will see people who just want to be accepted for who they are. They want to be accepted in the work place like anyone else. They want to love who they wish, marry their heart’s desire, and raise a family like everyone else. If it takes a month of massive parades, speakers, demonstrations, etc to try and get their point across, then so be it.
    The bottom line is this: They just want to live their lives like everyone else. Is that so hard to accept?

    • Anonymous on June 27, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      I find it interesting that the school board president claims he has no ties to the contractor doing the million dollar parking lot paving job but his minority company has done work with them and the subcontractors doing the work also how they took the millings from the middle school to the DMS yard which is not a legal disposal site I hope the elected school board looks into this matter his minority company has done work on the tennis court I’m pretty sure that’s illegal

      • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 10:23 pm

        He is not a minority, so he doesn’t have a minority company. He is a white male.

        • Anonymous on July 2, 2021 at 10:20 am

          His daughter’s mother has a minority company I believe it’s AMS they did work on the school tennis court people please wake up the school district needs to look into his dealings with Hemmer construction before the the state’s attorneys office starts investigation and makes the school district look bad

    • Anonymous on June 27, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Sinners! Mentally sick.

      • Anonymous on June 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

        Are you referring to the gay people or the board president?

      • Anonymous on July 3, 2021 at 6:08 pm

        Implying someone is mentally ill in a negative light has created a stigma for those who need help and are ashamed. We have lost too many lives. Please watch what you say when you are oblivious to the facts of mental health.

    • Anonymous on July 1, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Yes, it is very hard to accept, they are very sick people. Fruit loooooops

  80. Anonymous on June 25, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Get ready people! The shooting of fireworks has begun. We had some over on Widgeon Dr. Nothing serious, but it’s not the 4th yet either. Im sure the best is yet to come.

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      America! USA! USA! USA! Time to celebrate & party. Blast em off!

  81. Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Can someone please explain to me how “refinancing” $7.4 million in bonds adds the same amount to the expense budget of the school district? Refinancing involves borrowing from a lender to repay debt from another lender, usually at a better rate. A small amount of expense may occur, for possible fees, but not the full amount of the refinancing.

    • Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      Traditionally in municipal or school refinancing, the agency has to budget the expense side of paying off the old debt and the revenue side to have the new debt. It is very confusing and I asked the same question when I was on a board. Ultimately it saves money for the district taxpayers and that is a good thing.

      • Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

        I understand what you’re saying, but according to the article in the Herald, only the expense side of the budget was amended?

  82. Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Has anyone used Pods, U-Pack, or Packrat for moving from one state to another state? I want to minimize damage to my property and any recommendations or suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.

  83. Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 10:52 am

    I like Mascoutah that’s why we moved to this town instead of another when I was transferred. The thing I find horrible is my utility bills. I have lived in 4 other states thus far in my career. Cost here are by far the highest I have ever paid. Why?? I have a coworker who lives in O’Fallon. We compared bills his usage was 12 units higher than mine yet his bill was $126.00 lower. Why does Mascoutah charge these high prices?

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      What to you mean by units? And, are you removing water and sewer charges? The utilities are consolidated?

      • Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 1:09 pm

        I should have said kilowatts used. Yes I just compared electric usage .

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Mascoutah’s electric is definitely higher than surrounding communities. Just remember your city bill includes electric, water, and sewer. O’Fallon’s bill has separate bills for water, sewer, and electric. Ever since Mike Baker was not elected mayor and vacated his council seat, I have not heard anything about electric. It is going to get real ugly if prairie state shuts down like the legislature wants.

      • Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 1:42 pm

        Mike may not be on the council any more but he won’t give up the fight. The present council needs to listen.

  84. Anonymous on June 20, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Congratulations to the MHS Boys Track Team! We are so proud of you!

    • Anonymous on June 21, 2021 at 10:03 pm

      What did the track team do?

      • Anonymous on June 22, 2021 at 5:31 pm

        Wow!! Remove the rock you live under.

        • Anonymous on June 23, 2021 at 1:06 pm

          Actually I have been out of town for awhile. But thanks for the rock reply. Reinforces that hometown, friendly attitude Mascoutah is known for. After calling two 2021 graduates and one of them calling someone else, I finally got an answer. I guess all is well now and I can crawl back under that rock.

          • Anonymous on June 24, 2021 at 8:55 pm

            Get a new phone when you get there.



        • Anonymous on June 25, 2021 at 9:34 pm

          Really? Under a rock?? The person was simply asking a question. Why respond like a bitter, crab a$$ed A-hole? Oh, never mind…..you probably voted Biden, that would explain it. Hey, just live with it quietly, don’t take out the frustration of your poor choice on the rest of us.

  85. Anonymous on June 19, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I was driving on 6th street earlier and a car of teenagers going the opposite direction passed me and throughout firecrackers at me. I was surprised and it happened so quickly that i didn’t have time to turn around and follow them. This is not funny. Someone could have gotten hurt. Dont they have stuff better to do.

  86. Anonymous on June 18, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Does anyone consider it a good idea for our sitting President to provide a list of the United States 16 most critical infrastructure entities we wouldn’t want hacked by cyber criminals, to the leader of the country most accused of hacking US systems? Ok Vlad here ya go. I’d appreciate it if you would leave the ones on this list alone if that’s ok with you. I guess the one’s NOT listed are fair game? At what point do you consider this doddering geriatric a risk to National Security?

    • Anonymous on July 18, 2021 at 12:03 am

      If you don’t think every other nation state knows the IP addresses of the critical infrastructure sites already, you’re living in denial. Just as we know theirs. Ask yourself why the utilities put their access out on the internet knowing it was not secure. They used to use point to point connections when the access was needed. As a matter of convenience they placed their systems on an open network for easier access.

  87. Anonymous on June 18, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. It’s good that blacks have a holiday to celebrate the end of slavery. Since I’m not black and the holiday isn’t for me, I do appreciate the extra day off.

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

      Just another attempt from Grandpa Joe’s staff to once again offer proof as to how ‘woke’, caring and life like he truly is. After the signing, the President’s staff allowed him to recite from the teleprompter and he made the following statement; “Great Nations don’t ignore their most painful moments, they don’t ignore the moments of the past….they embrace them.” Dear Joe, would you consider tearing down statues and monuments embracing the past? How about the rewriting of our American history via the 1619 project?

    • Anonymous on June 21, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      I can’t believe that more people are not outraged about how stupid Juneteenth is and how it is a federal holiday. They will moan and groan and get bent out of shape regarding a Pride Month – which is not a holiday – but won’t get upset about this. Oh yeah. Now I get it. Federal holiday equals day off. OMG!

      • Anonymous on June 21, 2021 at 10:02 pm

        As a straight, White male I actually have no problem with Juneteenth being a holiday. Look at it as black Americans celebrating their independence from the slave masters. Same as celebrating our ancestors independence from the English king. Even though Juneteenth doesn’t affect me since I am White and can’t celebrate it (and have no reason to) I can see why it’s important to black Americans. On another note, I am curious as to why Illinois has a holiday for Casimir Pulaski.

    • Anonymous on June 22, 2021 at 8:04 am

      I wonder when the Indians will get there day. We gave up our land forced to live in reservations.

      • Anonymous on June 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm

        But who did the Indians take the land from when they first migrated here?

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2021 at 5:03 pm

      Agreed. It’s good to see at least one other person around here who is capable of being happy and having empathy for other people.

  88. Anonymous on June 17, 2021 at 10:08 am

    To the little monsters that thinks setting off firecrackers when working people are trying to sleep is funny, we will catch you and call the cops. And to the parents…take care of your brats.

  89. Anonymous on June 16, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Another corrupt Mascoutah government worker! The poop plant guy! Only in Mascoutah. Classic. Classy. Fricking Mayberry ha. Got off easy, must have had a great Attorney & a short record.

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      I’d move if I were you. But you’ll stay and whine just like most.

    • Anonymous on June 18, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Every single state, county, town, city, village, etc., has some level of corruption. Even the military has it. Not sure why you seem to think it is something unique to Mascoutah.

  90. Anonymous on June 13, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Hasn’t anyone noticed that the former city manager who was fired is now back and running the homecoming parade? Seems odd.

    • Anonymous on June 13, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      I don’t believe he was fired. I believe he resigned.

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

      Why? Maybe he wants to volunteer and has turned a corner on his addiction. Also why didn’t you step up to do it?

      • Anonymous on June 15, 2021 at 8:35 pm

        Good for him. He’s stepping up and helping his community. How about you? The homecoming is coming back and it really needs volunteers. Many of the older members are slowing down. We need new blood…. new younger volunteers. Please help! …and please support those that are.

      • Anonymous on June 15, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        Addiction?

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2021 at 10:53 am

      His kids are in the mascoutah school district, and they frequent activities in town. He’s a just a normal person, leave him alone. 5+ years on a occupation doesn’t define a person. He also did a pretty good. Besides, somebody has to do it. I guarantee ten people aren’t lining up for that volunteer job.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Just thought I’d reply to this one. Yes the former city manager resigned for personal reasons. He has stepped up to get back involved in the community by volunteering to chair the parades. People should be happy not critically questioning someone for volunteering. I have commitments in June July and August and wont be in town for homecoming this year . Believe me the parade is no easy task. Each year it gets harder to find volunteers. This year Im helping Cody. Please step up your help is needed to insure another great parade. Thank Mike Baker past parade chair.

    • Anonymous on June 16, 2021 at 8:41 am

      So what, maybe he lives to run the homecoming.

    • Anonymous on June 16, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      There will be a plethora of booze!

      • Anonymous on June 21, 2021 at 10:22 pm

        Of course. It is the Mascoutah Homecoming und Drunkfest

    • Anonymous on June 19, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      Cody was and is a good person. He was better than most of the past and present city managers. He developed a problem, who doesn’t have a problem? Cody was and still is a very good person and I’m proud to know him!!!!

    • Anonymous on June 22, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Yes people have noticed. The ones paying attention have also noticed that he’s a really decent guy who had personal issues in his past that he now has under control. I think it shows a huge amount of character for him to come back and offer his time to handle the organizing and operation of the homecoming parade. Look at your own life, I’m sure there are skeletons hiding there you aren’t proud of. Wouldn’t it be nice if the people around you would accept and forgive rather than sit on their thrones in judgement?

  91. Anonymous on June 13, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    I hope that bear in New Memphis finds a safe place to hide. It would be a shame to have someone shoot it. Poor thing!

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      I think the Illinois DNR is monitoring its travels. Maybe it’s on a summer vacation!

  92. Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:18 am

    I took a walk through the park this morning and was amazed at the amount of activity that was going on so early. The city pool was full of school kids, i’m assuming some sort of summer school class. Many adults walking around getting their exercise. I wander if the city has looked into forming some sort of programs to encourage residents to get together and exercise or just to be able to meet. Just thinking of different ideas. Thanks Mascoutah for the great park!

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:49 am

      Why should the city spend money for community activities at the park? If residents want to meet up and walk around the park, or hang out at the pavilion, then do so. The city has better things to do and better things to spend their money on. I understand you love the park, and that is great. But rethink your statement.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 10:35 am

        Never once said the city should pay for it. Maybe you should rethink your statement.

        • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 1:41 pm

          Even having a city employee “look into” something costs money. That employee doesn’t do it for free. I understand what you are saying and I think it is admirable. But any sort of program should be left up to the residents not the city.

          • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 2:48 pm

            The city is here for the residents. Most communities have robust parks and recs departments that provided opportunities for residents. I understand what you are saying, and appreciate that but the city has staff that are being paid to provide opportunities for the residents.



          • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 6:35 pm

            The city does not have a parks and recreation department, nor do they have the staff to do that. They are doing the best the can with their options.



          • Anonymous on June 14, 2021 at 10:04 am

            If your all about City employees maybe you should check out how much time they spend doing nothing but riding around in the City Trucks, or find them at the local convenience store, so you want to talk about money, get a grip on the City of Mascoutah employees, they have a pretty easy job.



        • Anonymous on June 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

          I pay taxes and I think some should go towards community events

      • Anonymous on June 12, 2021 at 8:29 pm

        There is a parks and recreation department. Know your facts. Go to mascoutah.org/departments

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

          Yes there is but there is no park specific tax like a lot of other communities.

  93. Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I am sure excited that it looks like we will get to have our Homecoming this year! This is where Mascoutah is at its best! Volunteers, people supporting each other, that is why I love living in this town. Many people like to spew negativities and misinformation on this forum and I am sure they will find something negative to say. I love my town, my school, and most of the people here!

  94. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Why is it that I can go to just about any dine-in restaurant and actually dine inside, yet every fast food restaurant I visit doesn’t allow dining in?

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Rather than employ personnel they’ll end up eliminating once the $15 minimum wage kicks into full gear, maybe they’re opting to end inside dining all together. After all, we’ve all become acclimated to drive thru only due to past Covid restrictions. Just a guess of course, but if McD’s was my store that’s what I would do.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Lack of workers and cheaper to not have to clean, etc

  95. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Just got my property tax bill. Have lived in the same house on Impala since the mid 1990’s. Now, just the portion going to the school district is more than the whole tax bill was just a few years ago. I think it’s about time to call it quits to living in Illinois. I just can’t think of any sane reason to go on living here.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2021 at 11:42 am

      There are plenty of valid reasons to vacate the State of Illinois, all revolve around our idiotic Governor put into office by the same voters responsible for our current President, but your ‘local’ tax bill can’t be blamed on the State. On my bill, 61% of the total was for Mascoutah Unit #19. We all voted for the new High School building that was truly needed, and the new Wingate Elementary school that resides practically in Belleville. I know, I know, we were told that our taxes wouldn’t be affected, but if you believed that you probably vote blue and will continue to do so blindly. Our school district is one of the best in the area. This keeps our community attractive to new residents and helps to maintain our housing prices. It also provides a first class education to those who are willing to put in the work to learn. While I wish it was half what it is, I also don’t have a problem supporting our district.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:05 am

        I agree with your post. I wish my taxes were half also but having a top notch school system is worth every penny to me. The community supported building both the new (10 year old) high school and wingate elementary. Our increased property values are because of the excellent school and community that we live in. Kudos to all the staff at the school and city that make our community great!

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:15 am

        One of the best??? All schools are one of the best. For some reason other ONE OF THE BEST schools don’t pay what Dist 19 does. Geez

        • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:21 am

          I would disagree with you. Look at our rankings. Mascoutah is almost always ranked near the top in the metro east and the state. I would encourage you to look at the tax rates compared to our neighbors and state schools and I you will find our rate is amongst the lowest around.

          • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 5:44 pm

            Only when compared to similar size schools. Belleville and O’Fallon high schools aren’t comparable to Mascoutah because of the larger student populations.



        • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:23 am

          Mascoutah routinely ranks amongst the best in the metro east and the state. They have one of the lowest tax rates around. Do a little research before you spew our your negativity.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 5:40 pm

        I don’t think Mascoutah attracts that many people. In fifty years (1970-2020) the population grew by just slightly more than 3,000

  96. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    I had read some of the earlier posts of people complaining about mail delivery. I can see why. I get the Mascoutah Herald in the mail. I just received the last three issues three days ago. Today I received a catalog that had on the cover “prices effective April 2,2021-April 25,2021”. The catalog is basically useless at this point in June. Several of my bills are also arriving late. Good thing I can check online to see when certain bills are due.

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:26 am

      Did notice my property tax bill came right on time! The post office is definitely not going to hold that up! I’m just trying to have a little fun! I love my mail carrier. He is the nicest guy and always has a smile on his face.

  97. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    So our animatronic joke of a President can travel to Tulsa and deliver what has to be the most disgusting anti-American speech ever given by a sitting President, but can’t be bothered to mention a tribute to the brave that gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy. Anyone who voted for this man truly should have to pass a basic intelligence test before the next election. Well done all you Biden voters!

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      I agree 100%. Some talk has sprung up about paying the families a reparation for the incident. If that happens what about the families of the ones lost at Pearl Harbor. Neither of the victims asked for what happened.

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      Would you expect anything less from a puppet?

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2021 at 8:03 am

      We all know there are a lot of racist in Mascoutah but, you don’t have to show it here.

      • Anonymous on June 9, 2021 at 11:57 am

        You are So Stupid!!

      • Anonymous on June 9, 2021 at 12:46 pm

        Yes there is, and I am proud to be one of them.

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

        Nothing racist has been said.

      • Anonymous on June 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

        I read nothing racist anywhere in the comment. Or is having an opinion against a man who was himself accused of being a racist by his own Vice President now considered ‘being racist’.

        • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:19 am

          I can read between the lines also. And what happen 100 years ago is called racist. Open the mind ppl.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2021 at 11:34 am

      I’m confused. What about the president’s speech bothered you? What about it was “anti-American,” as you put it? Were the 39 (likely much more than that) dead, 800+ injured, 6000 imprisoned in internment facilities, and 10,000 left homeless after the Tulsa massacre not Americans like you? Is Biden as unAmerican as those who got into planes and dropped bombs on various buildings during the attack, a domestic aerial assault on American soil?
      Yes, Memorial Day is meant to honor the brave men and women in uniform who gave their lives to defending this country and its people. We honor them every year, as they well deserve, but no one has talked/would talk about the Tulsa massacre. Schools didn’t even start teaching about it until the early ’00s.
      To learn from history we need to come to terms with it. Not ignore it because it makes us uncomfortable.

      • Anonymous on June 11, 2021 at 8:29 am

        Biden could have commemorated the event by addressing the ways Americans have attempted to end racism in the past century, including electing the first black man to be president of the United States, and the first ‘woman of color’ as VP. He could have mentioned the accomplishments and contributions of generations of successful black entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, engineers, artists, preachers, athletes, etc. Instead, what he chose to do is continue to spew his normal BS rhetoric that America is still as racist today as it was 100 years ago. I guess that’s why people of color are storming the Southern border to get in here. Makes sense to me, of all the countries to flee to, lets pick the most racist one on the planet. Yes, I’d call that anti-American.

  98. Anonymous on June 2, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Might be better to reach out to the city manager or a council member.

  99. Anonymous on May 29, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    You just described about every small town in this country.

  100. Anonymous on May 27, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Haven’t done the research. I’m merely observant to a situation needing improvement. It’s the responsibility of the municipality to handle such and then to implement those bare minimum accessibility standards. Whether or not there are any code deficiencies is not my point (yet it’s worth looking into to confirm they are at least met), I’m merely discussing well thought-out considerations for the public at large, that will just so happen to have a larger impact on those with mobility issues. With some improvements, all would benefit from being able to move in and out and about the park easier, more efficiently, safely, and possibly provide more parking (and accessible spots and drop-offs), without sacrificing any of the park itself.
    Some people will never “get it”. But many will, and do.
    I’m most happy to help with things and very much plan to do that which I can, with hopes it will make things better for the community at large.

  101. Anonymous on May 27, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Paper bags that are made to be biodegradable are allowed

    • Anonymous on May 27, 2021 at 2:06 pm

      I was told by the city that the paper biodegradable bags are not allowed. They end up ripping apart and the wind blows the pieces everywhere. In fact, I dumped some paper bags there one day and put the empty bags back in my trunk. A city employee on a tractor at the burn pile saw me dumpimg them and proceeded to drive up to me and berate me for leaving the bags. I let him talk stupid to me for a few minutes and then popped my trunk open to prove I kept the empty bags.

    • Anonymous on May 28, 2021 at 8:12 am

      When you apply for the waste site access card, or renew it thru the mail, the list of provided rules has the following listed as the first item on the prohibited item list: bags of any type. There are at least four signs stating “ No Bags Allowed” as you approach the gate and in the yard waste disposal area. Whoever is dumping bags there must be the same illiterate people that ignore the red octagons with the white letters of STOP on them.

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

        The Council voted unanimously to allow biodegradable bags at the yard waste site.
        December 21, 2020.
        Five months later the City Code does not reflect the changes.

        • Anonymous on June 5, 2021 at 11:34 am

          That’s our (out of town resident) City Clerk for you. Ridiculous. Uncalled for.

  102. Anonymous on May 4, 2021 at 9:40 am

    yep,let’s all gripe about the number of speeding tickets so they quit issuing them,then let’s gripe because everyone is speeding,smh!!

  103. Anonymous on May 3, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Need to write some high weed grass tickets & eyesore fines.

  104. Anonymous on May 2, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Yeah. Trump couldn’t get people in line to distribute the vaccines that are only so useful. Such a party line that makes that argument. Basically, there’s nothing the president has done so far that is noteworthy and that’s OK. He has 4 years to get something together. Even though I disagree with him politically, I want him to be a success because I believe in America.

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