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  1. Anonymous on January 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

    I don’t know why they closed the schools on Friday. If they were worried about the ice that was suppose to arrive in the afternoon, why not just have early dismissal? I’m confused with the reasoning.

    • Anonymous on January 19, 2020 at 7:08 am

      I am sure the fact it made it a 4 day weekend had nothing to do with it.

  2. Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Gotta love those Illinois lawmakers. Now I’m going to have to pay $151 for that little sticker on my license plate . My brother in Missouri pays $28 every two years for his sticker. Thanks to all the excess taxes on gas, I have to buy gas in Missouri. A few days ago I filled my car in St.Louis and gas there was 60 cents less per gallon than here in Mascoutah. The price difference saved me $12. Just think about that. To purchase the same amount of gas here would have been $12 more. Illinois has to be seen as a joke to the rest of the nation

  3. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    There’s been a lot of time, effort and sweat put into making our park an attraction for residents and sporting events. However, I wonder why the football tackling dummies and other football equipment remain on the park grounds 24/7/365. When Little Indians football season is over, shouldn’t the equipment be removed so they are not an eyesore? Leaving out year round does not make the park very attractive. We can’t park motorhomes in front of houses because it’s not attractive but we can leave football practice equipment out year round in the park?

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 6:39 am

      Maybe they can store the equipment somewhere behind the high school. There’s plenty of space behind the school. Who says you can’t park motor homes in front of your house? Sure you can. There’s no law or statute that says you can’t. Just drive through Bel Air Terrace neighborhood (where the streets are named for Chevy cars). There are plenty of trailers and motor homes in front of houses, camping trailers in the yards or driveways, and boats in yards and driveways.

  4. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Just wondering if anyone has had a business or school require scanning of their drivers license recently? This is a new practice to me. Just this week I had the sales rep at a Sprint store tell me they couldn’t access my account without scanning my drivers license. Yesterday, I went to the high school here in Mascoutah, and the office required me to let them scan my drivers license before I could go to where I needed to go. Just went to the same school last week to visit the same location in the school and wasn’t required to have my license scanned.

  5. Anonymous on January 16, 2020 at 8:29 am

    When we were growing up, we were always told that if you are in trouble and need help, always go to your teacher, pastor/priest, or police officer. Today’s news tell us that is so wrong. How many teachers have had sex with their students, priests – like the one in Mascoutah who is serving 9 years in prison – who take drugs and view children having sex, and police officers who exchange sex to drop a ticket. This is the reason young people are not in churches anymore. They have lost faith. They have lost faith in the system and in society. The only people they have left to turn to is their friends. Our society is very messed up and will only get worse.

    • Anonymous on January 17, 2020 at 7:00 am

      Everything you mentioned has always existed. None of it is new to our society. In older times, these issues weren’t top news stories and now they are. The reason young people aren’t in church anymore is because so many people/parents don’t encourage any religious faith anymore. I know plenty of people that haven’t been to a church since their wedding day. My son has a 15 year old friend that asked us what we do at church. He has never been to one, even though his parents claim to be Christians. You can’t lose faith if you never had any to begin with. I’m not just talking about religious faith. Whether it’s faith in police, teachers, priests, etc., young people aren’t taught to have any.

  6. Anonymous on January 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Last week, at about 9 p.m., vandals threw rocks at my house. I now have seven holes in the siding of my house. 911 was called, and the Mascoutah Police Department responded immediately. Thank you, Mascoutah Police. Unfortunately, the vandals were not caught. Also the bottom of my screen door was kicked in. Has anyone else experienced vandalism? Let’s catch them and put a stop to this.

    • Anonymous on January 14, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Our neighbors had holes in their garage windows this weekend. My husband said it look like they were from a BB gun. I doubt you are going to catch them unless they brag to friends about it.

  7. Anonymous on January 13, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Why didn’t the city council have a meeting last week? Certainly they had something to talk about or decide on?

  8. Anonymous on January 11, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I loved the headline article last week about the old Herald building.
    Thanks, Pamela for sharing those wonderful memories!

  9. Anonymous on January 9, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t care if someone wants to participate in transgender therapy, but I certainly don’t think the taxpayers of Illinois should pay for it! Medicaid should be used for illnesses or injuries, not changing from one gender to another. I am against this 100%.

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2020 at 6:53 am

      100% agree

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm

      I have to agree with the other folks here. If someone wants to change genders, which is their own business, they should want it badly enough to pay for it. Why should the working class people spend their money on this? This is not a lifesaving procedure or a necessary medication or surgery. Figure out a way to get a job and pay for it. Only then will you realize how much you really want it.

      • Anonymous on January 14, 2020 at 10:17 am

        Unless you experience, you do not have the right to complain. You don’t know what these people are going through.

        • Anonymous on January 15, 2020 at 3:35 pm

          Then they should seek psychiatric help

  10. Anonymous on January 1, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I can not believe no one complained about the student who gave have internet threat against MMS. He only got 10 days suspended even though he was arrested. That is not right. 10 days is not enough for something so serious.

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      I may be speaking incorrect information, but here is what I was told about the threat punishment. I was told the principal can only suspend someone on the spot for 10 days. Any longer period or expulsion requires school board approval and even though the student was suspended for 10 days, the school board could vote to expel the student. Now I don’t know how accurate any of this is. I would hope that sense the threat was deemed serious enough to warrant arrest, then it should be serious enough for expulsion. I have known two students that were expelled for less serious offenses in the Mascoutah District, so I guess we will see how the school board handles it. Last year at the middle school my 8th grade son was at a school dance with three of his friends and a bigger kid approached one of his friends, body-slammed him into a locker and told him he was going to kick his butt because he just didn’t like the kid. When my son and his friends reported it immediately to one of the teachers at the dance, they were told to go about their business and to ignore the bully. However, not a single adult approached the bully about his actions. I will say that now that my son is in high school, he has asked about carrying a pocket knife to school for protection because he said he sees a lot of bullying going on and he wants to be able to protect himself if someone gets physical with him.

  11. Anonymous on December 30, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    If you haven’t visited our local Pizza Hut on Main St and had the pleasure of meeting the daytime server Julie, you are missing out. Bright, witty and bubbly, no matter how busy she will always make time to talk with her customers, ask about their days, so on. My wife loved our weekly visits with Julie, and I still continue them in her honor.

  12. Anonymous on December 27, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Yesterday at Moto my husband paid for a soda and got change. A 5 dollar bill I guess fell out of his pocket. When he left, a kid ran out and gave him the money. Said he saw it on the floor. My husband was surprised and thanked him. Thank you to the kid who could have kept the money.

  13. Anonymous on December 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    So now we have a new military branch named the U.S. Space Force. What a joke. Just another entity that will want billions of dollars a year. Maybe NASA should be terminated since we don’t have a need to have two agencies for the same mission.I have never understood why we have an Air Force. Should have just left it as part of the Army Air Corps.

  14. Anonymous on December 20, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Was just at Mid-America Airport to pickup a passenger. The security used to be so friendly and it made using Allegiant much better than anything at Lambert. But now, they were so rude not allowing us to pull over for 1 minute without yelling and cussing at us – they really SUCK! I won’t waste the hour drive there anymore and put up with the a**h0les over here at Lambert! Thanks for nothing d**k heads….

  15. Anonymous on December 19, 2019 at 8:51 am

    I work for the City of Mascouth, so I have to answer Facebook rants anonymously. To all of those who complained about the City employees not plowing roads to your perfect specifications then you should do it yourself. They had to clear mile after mile of road, hour after hour after hour. It is a thankless job. They work as hard as they can to clear the streets. Just because your precious little world is not being fulfilled the way you wish, don’t take it out on them. Its a very important job, a very boring job, and a very thankless job. However to my fellow City employees, I want to tell you how much I appreciate you and your efforts.

    • Anonymous on December 19, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      Sadly, too many Mascoutah employees don’t even live in Mascoutah. They go home to some other place at the end of the shift and don’t have to live with the consequences of their actions at work. If they actually lived in the community they might show a bit more conscientiousness and pride in what they do.
      I’m sure crocodile tears will flow heavily when they cash that big fat overtime check.

      • Anonymous on December 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm

        I know quite a number of city employees and they all live in Mascoutah. What consequences do they have to live with? Doing their jobs? Go to any single town for a 200 mile radius and notice that their streets were plowed in the same fashion as ours. No better and no worse. The city’s job is not to plow every street down to the bare concrete or asphalt. The streets only need to be plowed to be able to drive on them and they were. The only places I would expect the city to clear sidewalks are city owned buildings such as the library, city hall, etc. Some business owners clear the sidewalks in front of their businesses, so maybe more home owners should clear the side walks in front of their homes.

    • Anonymous on December 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      Do you think it’s necessary for you to degrade the residents of Mascoutah for complaining just because you work for the city? That’s the problem with our city government…they would rather rant and rave at people who complain than to take anything serious. The good ole boy stuff has got to stop and YOU have to start working for US…that’s the job you chose by being a city employee. Stay off of social media lashing out at those that pay your salary and accept that not everyone will be happy no matter what happens. Hopefully the city will start regulating what employees say/do on social media while employed by the city. This is just uncalled for and pathetic. We know it’s a thankless job and are very proud of the work our city employees do when the work is done right. One thing Mascoutah has never done is maintain city roadways, no matter the weather. Never have, never will. So please get off your high horse and accept criticism with a little more dignity.

      • Anonymous on December 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

        Well said. Maybe we should call for an impeachment of our entire city staff. Something is rotten there and nobody there knows how or cares to fix it.

        • Anonymous on December 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

          I find it hilarious that people complain about the city, but yet will not leave their warm home or comfy recliner to attend a council meeting. They are held twice a month. Surely you can find time in your extremely busy schedule to attend to voice your opinion. If you can not muster the energy, then you really have no room to complain.

          • Anonymous on December 21, 2019 at 2:05 pm

            I’ve lived here 44 of my 60 years and have attended numerous council meetings to address this very subject. From broken machines to manpower, it’s always something different. So don’t be so quick to criticize.

      • Anonymous on January 3, 2020 at 6:33 am

        I agree 100% the city of Mascoutah is a laughing stock of employees that are all some how related, Crooked government even in small towns. The police force is a joke, go by your local convenient store and you will find a cop car there, probably flirting with the girls.

        • Anonymous on January 4, 2020 at 10:13 am

          People like you will never be happy. If we have no crime, then you will say we are spending too much money on officers. If we have crime, then you will say they are not doing their jobs. It’s a no-win situation for police officers. Just remember…these are the men and women who will come to your rescue when you are in trouble. Let’s hope they think you are worth it. I don’t think you are but then I’m not an officer.

    • Anonymous on January 3, 2020 at 6:29 am

      If you are so perfect why do you just ride around all day, sitting on your a**, you guys are a joke.

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