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164 Comments

  1. Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 6:11 am

    How many Mascoutah churches are having church in their sanctuaries?

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Hopefully all of them.

  2. Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 11:29 am

    What will the locals this year do without their precious Homecoming Und Augustfest WT party? God forbid they leave small town Mayberry, venture out into the world & experience classy real life & actual beautiful surroundings.

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 2:56 pm

      Love the new stop sign on Railway and George. Very effective, 18 vehicles ran through in the first 1/2 hour including city of Mascoutah vehicles. I’m loosing count, there goes another vehicle! This street is dangerous. Help me Baby Jesus!

      • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 8:00 am

        They probably ran thru the sign because they didn’t notice it. Over time people will start noticing it.wpww.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 7:52 am

      Classy, real life? Yeah, very classy calling an entire community “WT” because of a fundraising festival. Maybe if you got off your keyboard and volunteered a little in the community instead of insulting it, you’d realize how much revenue the Homecoming and the MIA generate for park improvements, without the need for a specific park tax. But, I’m sure you’re too busy enjoying your “actual beautiful surroundings” to donate some of your time for “WT”. Or, why don’t you move to somewhere that is more suitable to your classy lifestyle?

      • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 8:50 am

        The poster that referred to Mascoutah as WT is upset because we are at least one level above him/her on the social hierarchy ladder.wpww.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 8:48 am

      If we are WT, then that places us at least one level above you on the social ladder.wpww.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 9:13 am

      Why do you have to be such a jerk about this? There are many people who like it, enjoy the parades, and meet up with friends. The volunteers put in a lot of time and energy to make it nice. It’s a fun family event. And if you represent the “classy” part of life, I’ll stay in Mayberry.

  3. Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you to Gov. Pritzker for keeping our Covid-19 numbers low compared to the other surroundings states. He has done a great job in keeping our state safe.

    • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      COVID 19 cases by state: Illinois 147,251; Indiana 48,201; Iowa 31,611; Missouri 23,816; Kentucky 16,376. Illinois is the 6th highest state for Covid 19 cases. What exactly are you thanking Governor Prixster for? Getting us in the top 10? We have more cases than every single surrounding state. You need to check that kool aid you are drinking for brain cell destroying chemicals.

  4. Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    I really wish the city would quit with this whole chip and oil crap on our streets. It doesn’t serve a purpose and only makes the streets worse. These streets were laid out years ago and were not designed for the weight of Waste Management, FEDEX, or UPS trucks. I actually watch the Waste Management trucks leave ruts in the street every time they come down my street. If the trucks were to sit in the same spot for very long they would start sinking into the tar.

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      From the IDOT Seal Coat Manual:
      Seal coats (oil & Chipping) are normally a very economical means of:
       Establishing an all weather surface
      o Requiring less maintenance
      o Dust free
       Maintaining an existing pavement structure in its present condition
       Change the texture of the roadway
      o Providing better skid resistance
      o Improve ride ability
      o Provide an uniform appearance
       Change the color
      o Provide contrast between the driving surface and shoulders
      o Improve the reflection of light
       Provide additional strength to the pavement structure
       Provide a barrier to keep water out of the base and sub-grade
       Correct other pavement problems
      o Waterproof open graded pavements
      o Enrich the asphalt for older pavements
      o Improve minor dips or bumps
      o Sealing of cracks

      • Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 4:37 pm

        I can see three things on the above list that are false.

  5. Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I agree that Black Lives Matter. I strongly say All Lives Matter. You see and hear of all the get togethers and protests by the BLM Protesters. My problem is they don’t seem to get it that the Blacks are killing each other more than anyone else combined. Seems that the Protesters and supporters just want something to grips about.

    • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      All lives matter ( black, white, brown, unborn babies) BLM is not about race. It’s about politics. In fact, go to the BLM website. It’s a fascist organization.

  6. Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Thank you to the city for letting the organizers host the adult softball tournament. It was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to do their part on trying to social distance, sanitize, etc.

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

      “Letting.”
      It’s the citizens/tax payers, park not the “city’s”.

      IMO

      • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

        +1 our government seems to forget they work for us, we dont work for them

  7. Anonymous on July 3, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Our government tells us we can’t go to sporting events, the beach, gather in crowds such as for the Fourth of July celebration, etc, etc, to stop the coronavirus from spreading, but now says that protesting does not spread the coronavirus. Seriously? Just saw it on two local newspapers stations. The other day same two stations reported that when people are diagnosed with the virus doctors cannot ask them if they were involved in the protests. BTW, someone posted on here that Trump is a dictator. If he was then the looters and rioters would have been put down permanently in true dictatorial fashion.

  8. Anonymous on July 3, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Kudos to the St.Louis couple for arming themselves against the thugs that came into their property and threatened them.

    • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      Kudos? How can you support what they did? He was armed with an assault weapon! What was his plan? To take out the entire group?
      Of what I’ve read, they are both attorneys. They are well-educated people who should have found a better way of handling this.

      • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

        He was holding some type of assault gun while wearing white pants and a pink shirt. Not exactly dressed to instill fear. She looked a lot like “Where’s Waldo?” while holding a toy gun in her hand. I’m surprised the crowd didn’t bust a gut laughing.

        • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm

          What does the clothes they are wearing have to do with anything? I bet they both know how to use the guns they had.

      • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 4:36 pm

        Yes they are lawyers. What would you suggest, file for an order of trespass or suspicion of criminal intent.. That wouldn’t help in this instance. They done exactly what a sensible couple would do to protect their property

      • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 5:13 pm

        I’d rather support the two lawyers that know the laws about self-protection and gun rights rather than the thugs trying to intimidate and threaten them. I bet if the same protesters showed up in front of your house and threaten and intimidate you and your spouse, you would probably drop to your knees and cry and apologize for being White and yet they will still beat you and probably set your house on fire.

        • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 12:46 pm

          Doesn’t anyone question why he happens to have an assault weapon in his house?

          • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 1:16 pm

            No. I have them. Bought them legally. Since the guy is a lawyer he most likely obtained it legally.



        • Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 1:57 pm

          i agree. the protester were trespassing . last time i checked that was against the law. Hurray for him for having guts enough to protect his property from being looted and burned down. Why do protesters have the rights to destroy statues that represent history, loot and burn down places. If black lives matter then why are blacks killing blacks everyday. I feel sorry for the african americans who have worked hard to get where they are in life and made a good life for themselves not expecting handouts for everything. quit protesting and destroying america get a job even if its not the highest of salaries and make something of yourself. America change or cut off the welfare system then some of them might not have time to protest. Taking guns away from people who use them for hunting will not stop the killings. Criminals will always have guns maybe alittle corporal punishment would change some of the criminals ways of some of the criminals minds. America needs alittle common sense and quit with all the handouts

          • Anonymous on July 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm

            AMEN !!!



  9. Anonymous on July 2, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I can not believe the city is cancelling their council meeting on Monday. They said it was because there were “no action items.” So what? With everything going on in the world and the city, you mean to tell me they have NOTHING to talk about, NOTHING to discuss. That’s such bull. They just wanted to lengthen their July 4th holiday weekend.

    • Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 9:43 am

      Why spend the money when don’t need to. If no action items then will just sit there for few minutes and taxpayers would be on the hook for the money for no reason

      • Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 10:20 am

        Your comment is correct. It would cost us money. However, if items were discussed now, all glitches worked out now, and make preparations for future projects, it would save the city time and money in the long run. Because they only meet twice a month, I think this meeting would be beneficial for everyone. Plus this would be the first time the council has met in person since March due to covid. Although residents could have joined the meeting through ZOOM on the internet, there are many that do not feel comfortable or have knowledge about this app. This would have been the first time the public had the opportunity to bring their concerns to all the members.

      • Anonymous on July 6, 2020 at 6:40 pm

        Do they still get paid if there is no city council meeting?

        • Anonymous on July 7, 2020 at 12:45 pm

          I thought they were going to make a decision about the food trucks?

        • Anonymous on July 9, 2020 at 7:50 am

          They still get payed regardless of how many meetings they go to. Stipend is $400 a month for each Councilman, $800 a month for the Mayor.

    • Anonymous on July 5, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      Lengthen their holiday weekend? Right, because the council members don’t have jobs to go to on Monday. Maybe, just maybe, despite the fact that you think they should get together and gossip about world affairs, they’re being responsible and actually have things running smoothly…

      • Anonymous on July 5, 2020 at 8:42 pm

        The council meets twice a month. If the meeting was already scheduled, what would it hurt to use that time to discuss business and projects?

  10. Anonymous on June 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

    To all the wretched Karens in the world, I hope you get what you truly deserve. And if you don’t know what a Karen is, ask your kids or younger siblings. To the women who are honestly named Karen, I’m so sorry. This is not directed to you.

    • Anonymous on June 30, 2020 at 3:40 am

      The wretched Karen’s probably hang out with the wretched Felicias.

  11. Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I thought the new law for golf carts just allowed golf carts not off-road ATVs. Just saw one flying through the park.

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      the rules and regulations are on the city website

  12. Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Regarding the work on Route 177 West of town – why did they waste 2-3 days of messing up traffic out of & into town to patch several spots only to ground all the pavement off on Friday?? I guess this is another show of proper spending of tax payers money! Why wasn’t there any notice given that this was going to be done so people trying to get to work could find other routes to use & how long is this supposed to take? I assume it will take a long time since they don’t seem to know what they are supposed to be doing.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      I love when a citizen voices their opinion on a project they know absolutely nothing about.

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 3:58 pm

        He/she is correct. It’s patched one day and ripped apart the next day.

    • Anonymous on July 3, 2020 at 10:45 pm

      To the poster who is obviously unfamiliar with road construction, the initial work that was performed was full depth patching of areas of failed pavement, mostly at old joints in the original concrete pavement. Upon completion of the replacement of those areas, the existing surface asphalt was milled off in preparation for placement of the new asphalt binder and surface layers that will be placed. It appears that the rains we experienced this past week interrupted the process, but I’m sure we’ll all be pleased in a week or so once the jobs complete. Patience folks, this work takes time.

    • Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 9:44 am

      This was known for weeks if not months. Sorry if you can’t read. Also they had to patch the seams that were in bad shape then could pave everything.

  13. Anonymous on June 27, 2020 at 10:53 am

    To the two families that let your teenage kids drive around by themselves on a permit only( as in no drivers license yet) with nobody else in the car…please don’t. It is not okay. I’m sure the police and your insurance companies would agree.

  14. Anonymous on June 27, 2020 at 6:42 am

    I had to laugh when the gov said if we dont follow the rules, he will put us back in home jail (aka time out). It’s like a parent telling you that you will be grounded again if you don’t shape up. Then he points to the other states and says see? They were put back in home jail. Is that what you want? What I want is to sneak out of the house, meet my boyfriend, and go to a drinking party. This whole thing is like a 60’s teenage flick.

    • Anonymous on June 27, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Is that what you think this is? You think you’re being punished for something? Did you forget we’re in the middle of a PANDEMIC? The south closed back up because no one wanted to follow the guidelines. We have a problem, we came up with a solution, but no one wants to play ball. Still wondering why there’s a second wave happening?

      • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 1:02 pm

        Should be my decision to “play ball” not the government’s.

        • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 3:26 pm

          Not when your decisions affect public safety.

        • Anonymous on June 30, 2020 at 7:53 pm

          That’s fine. Don’t wear your mask because someone told you to. Do it for your family, your friends, your country. Do it because you know it’s the right thing to do. It’s not fun, but it’s the only we can fight this.

  15. Anonymous on June 27, 2020 at 6:35 am

    I wish they would open the pool even if it was only Friday Saturday and Sunday. At least it would be something to look forward to. Surely they could find enough lifeguards for three days.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Even it they opened it a few days, your chances of enjoying it are slim. It would be opened to allow only 50% capacity and you would have to buy tickets in advance for the date and time you want to go to the pool. There wouldn’t be anyone being able to just show up and get in without booking it in advance.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 10:04 pm

      All you need to do is get qualified to be a lifeguard and take your time & be a lifeguard. If enough of the folks that want the pool open would do this, perhaps the pool could be opened.

  16. Anonymous on June 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Since the town will have to be renamed soon, I think the renaming process should be a contest. Whoever submits the winning name for the town should get a $500 prize.

  17. Anonymous on June 26, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I’m tired. I’m tired of the destruction both in the form of burning and looting, and the destruction of historical monuments. I’m tired of people not even attempting to listen to others. It’s their way or the highway. I’m tired of the “Karens” of the world that call the police on such trivial things like children coloring with chalk on the sidewalk. I’m tired of the spitting on cops but turning around and begging for their help when needed. And yes, I know there are bad cops, good cops, bad doctors, good doctors, etc etc etc. I’m tired of people not seeing gays as people, nothing more, nothing less, just a different kind of love. I’m just plain tired. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. But yet people seemed shocked when they hear about a suicide. Really? I’m shocked there isn’t more.

  18. Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 11:22 am

    When are the statues coming down? I would claim dibbs on the Big Boy

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      I get the horse and Indian statue.

    • Anonymous on June 28, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Where would put it? Basement, family room? Come on get a life. Remember, if the government is big enough to give to you, they can take it too!

      • Anonymous on June 29, 2020 at 10:21 am

        Who said anything about the government giving it to me? I’m talking about taking it when the protesters topple it.

  19. Anonymous on June 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Lower the electric rate!
    Lower the water rate!
    Highest in country behind California.
    Ridiculous. Disgusting.
    Vote them out this Spring!

    • Anonymous on June 21, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      For goodness sake, calm down. Did you forget to take your medications today? Does the home know you are missing, honey?

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2020 at 7:50 am

      Maybe it is time to vote them out. People have been complaining about the electric rates since I came to town and for the most part its all the same councilmen and mayor. They don’t seem to want to listen to the people or correct the rates. Heck they won’t even acknowledge that the rates are high. Maybe it is time for them to go.

      • Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 8:35 am

        Having lived all over the U.S., I know that no matter where I’ve lived, people complain about the electrical and water rates. What proof is there that we are second to California in electrical rates? According to my relatives in San Diego and Los Angeles, they would love to pay our rates. Maybe the people that the rates are too high are just wasting too much. I have 4 people in my household and my in-laws have 2 people. Yet their rates are normally higher. Maybe it’s because they always have most of the lights on in the house all the time. They will go out to eat and leave tv and lights on when they are gone. When someone in another town around here tells you their electrical bill is lower, do you actually compare their usage against your usage or just assume you are paying more?

        • Anonymous on June 27, 2020 at 9:53 am

          No, we are paying more. I don’t know about being second to California I did;t write that comment, but I do know about neighboring towns, town throughout Illinois and southern Missouri and if you do compare total charges with exact usage we are considerably higher. In some cases the Mascoutah rates are double. Our elected officials like having the extra money and won’t let go.

      • Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 9:46 am

        Council really can’t do much about the rates. The city is locked into long term contract that seemed good at the time but hindsight is 20/20. Only think I can think of is seeing if can sell out to a larger utility

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      I know of 2 councilmen who would like to see a change with Mascoutah Electric.

    • Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 8:37 am

      How do you know we are second behind California? What are you comparing?

  20. Anonymous on June 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

    My daughter was a lifeguard at the Mascoutah pool last year. When she visited from college over the weekend, I was telling her about the pool being closed. She started laughing. I asked her what was so funny. She said one of the main reasons the kids went swimming in the pool was because their parents used it like a babysitting service. She and the other guards always knew which kids would be dropped off first, and then they would watch them be picked up by their parents in the evening. She said it was the same every single day. Now I’m looking at the closing of the pool and realizing why some of the residents are so upset.

    • Anonymous on June 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Old news. That’s every public pool since the 1950’s.

  21. Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I think Mascoutah is a pretty nice place to live, overall.

    • Anonymous on June 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Mascoutah is a wonderful place to live… as long as you’re not a minority or LGBT.

      • Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 8:50 pm

        Someone trying to play the race and gay cards. So pathetic. I have two neighbors that are black and another from Nicaragua and they love it here. They love the fact it’s a small town, close to bigger cities but not too close, it’s clean, and for the most part people are genuinely friendly (their words). It must suck to be so pathetic to have to play the race or gay card when things don’t go as you think they should.

  22. Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    As reported by KMOV earlier this week, people of color are 4x more likely to get the virus, 21/2 times more likely to be hospitalized, and contribute to 62% of the deaths. Not sure, they didn’t say, but it’s a sure bet that the other 38% are of people in nursing homes WITH underlying conditions. Just a little background info. I think it’s time to get back to normal, the REAL normal, not the NEW normal that they keep throwing in our faces. Without fear, and without MASKS. Also, as reported by the CDC, almost 3 million people die in the United States every year. 2,813,503 in 2017.(Million). Based on 2019 figures, almost 8000 people die every day from all causes. Lose the fear, it’s done so much to alter our lives and change them in so many ways we didn’t want changed. ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

    • Anonymous on June 19, 2020 at 11:58 am

      I agree. Now the good doctor, Fauci, says in a Washington Post story yesterday that lockdowns were unnecessary in the U.S. He’s 90 days too late and $$$$ millions too short.

      Open up America! I need a school open on November 3.

    • Anonymous on June 19, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Wow, and they have everyone living in fear over 150,000 or so deaths. Come on people, you’re probably not going to get the virus, and if you do, you’re probably not going to die. Start living normally again. I agree, without fear and for sure without masks. Heard some schools over St. Louis way are going to have their senior proms. I think it’s wonderful. More power to them, trying to salvage some of the many disappointments of these past 3 months.

      • Anonymous on June 26, 2020 at 12:23 pm

        Those 150,000 deaths are people. We’ve entered war on several occasions for having lost a much smaller number of Americans and have days of remembrance for them. We have benefits, runs, and awareness campaigns for various types of cancers that kill a small fraction of people each year relative to what COVID has done in 6 months. The country will drop to its knees over the death of a celebrity or athlete. But regular, every day folks who are just like us? Eh, who cares, right? The problem isn’t staring us in the face, so that makes it fake or not a big deal, right? God forbid you exert a relatively small amount of effort for about a year to help out.

  23. Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Will City Leaders let Mascoutah become the next Flint, Michigan? The reliability of electric service in Mascoutah is fast degrading to the point of being worse than a third world country. When electric power goes two mornings in a row with a clear sky, low winds, no storms, and for no explainable reason, Mascoutah has a BIG problem. The City of Mascoutah is being maleficent in providing an adequate system to distribute electricity to its hardworking and taxpaying residents. Citizens of Mascoutah already pay more for electricity than our neighbors using Ameren electricity, yet for some reason and after years of supposedly upgrading the system, the City of Mascoutah still in incapable of providing dependable electric service. The citizens of Mascourah absolutely deserve better!

    Without reliable utilities a community will rot on the vine; businesses depend on reliable and dependable electric service, healthcare facilities REQUIRE it, residents use it to cook , heat and cool their homes, and to power important medical equipment. Unless the City Manager and elected officials in Mascoutah wake-up, smell the coffee, and address this problem no new businesses will locate here, exiting businesses will move elsewhere, and current residents will choose to move to communities where their property values are not at risk due to a lack of reliable utility services. Mister Mayor, Councilmen, and City Manager….do your job…fix the electrical problem NOW, before it is too late!

    • Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 10:50 am

      Lack of reliable utility services? Are you serious? There isn’t a town in the United States that doesn’t have an electrical problem one time or another. Get off your high horse. It happens. It’s not like you are living off a generator.

      • Anonymous on June 20, 2020 at 7:42 am

        Your right, every town has electrically problems occasionally, but I bet they don’t pay the high rates that we do. I just want the rates LOWERED!!!

      • Anonymous on June 22, 2020 at 10:17 am

        Mascoutah is a money pit, just admit it stupid

    • Anonymous on June 20, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Third world, where is that, I thought we lived on the same planet, one world.

      • Anonymous on June 22, 2020 at 10:18 am

        Your an idiot you probably work for the city.

        • Anonymous on June 23, 2020 at 3:49 pm

          *You’re

  24. Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 9:20 am

    We need to have a “Protest in the Park” to protest the canceling of Mascoutah’s Homecoming. People could donate money to procure beer which will be give away free to those of legal age, tickets to the Queen Contest could be sold, and local bands could volunteer their services. If millions can protest across the nation in the midst of the COVID epidemic pandemic, a few thousand should be able to gather in Scheve Park to celebrate our fine little community. I pledge $100 toward such an event and challenge others to do the same.

    • Anonymous on June 18, 2020 at 10:51 am

      Bring a cooler. Hire a DJ. Call it a protest. Done deal.

      • Anonymous on June 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

        I love the idea!! I vote for t-shirts being made! LOL

  25. Anonymous on June 17, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I live on the north side of Biscayne. It has almost become a weekly occurrence of losing electrical power. When it goes out it seems to affect only the north side of Biscayne, all of Impala and at least part of west Harnett. Most of the time when it goes out is when it’s a clear, calm day with no wind. Yet on the windiest days it doesn’t go out. Anyone have an idea of what’s going on?

  26. Anonymous on June 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    The perfect example of people displaying their entitlement attitude: by whining and bitching that the pool isn’t open. Or displaying yard signs that state “Open the pool”. People seem to think the pool is an entitlement and that the city is required to fulfill that entitlement. Only in the good ole USA.

    • Anonymous on June 20, 2020 at 7:46 am

      A part of my taxes pays for the pool. I want the Pool Open or a partial refund on my taxes. They didn’t make a good effort in trying to open it. Shame on our city leaders.

  27. Anonymous on June 14, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I was taking my daily walk around the park yesterday and saw the protesters. They seemed peaceful and friendly. I wasn’t worried. However this did bring up a question. If people can meet at the park for a protest, why can’t they meet there for a picnic or city event? What’s the difference? Only about half, maybe less, were wearing masks. It seems to me if you are worried about catching the sickness, then don’t attend. Let the rest of us enjoy our 4th of July picnic, homecoming, baseball games. Worried? Don’t go. Not worried? Then attend. Case closed.

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2020 at 2:39 pm

      Organizations and companies need to have some fortitude and refuse to follow the guidelines. I am watching the Charles Schwab Challenge (PGA) and there aren’t any fans. There’s no reason why golf, baseball or any other sport shouldn’t have fans at the events. Fans should be allowed to attend sporting events with no restrictions. I myself attended two graduation parties yesterday. The smallest party had about 30 people. I’ve gone to Scheve Park several times with other people to have picnics. There just isn’t reason to not allow people to get together if they want. Besides, I have heard several lawyers say that Gov. Prixster doesn’t have legal authority to enact his rules for more than 30 days.

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Maybe we should call the Mascoutah Homecoming a Protest and not a festival, then we could attend and the Governor couldn’t say anything.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 10:13 pm

      Hope you are willing to work at the event so others that usually do and are worried and at high risk can stay home.

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Totally, totally agree. And, did you know, as reported by KMOV earlier this week, people of color are 4x more apt to get the virus, 2/1/2 times more apt to be hospitalized, and have 62% of the deaths. Not sure, they didn’t say, but it’s a safe bet, the other 38% of deaths are of nursing home patients WITH underlying conditions. So let’s get back to our normal lives, the real normal, not the NEW normal, without all the fear, and without MASKS. And oh yeah, did you know as reported by the CDC, that almost 3 million people die in the United States every year? 2,813,503 in 2017 (MILLION) Based on 2019 figures, almost 8000 people in the United States die every day from all causes. Lose the fear, it’s done so much to change our lives these past 3 months. Enough is enough.

  28. Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Oh, my God, people!!! Are you really so inconsiderate or just plain dumb that seeing your precious little fur baby take a dump in the middle of a sidewalk isn’t incredibly gross? People walk on the sidewalk and kids ride their bikes. Carry a bag and pick up your dog’s mess!! It is not the dog’s responsibility. IT IS YOURS! If I thought posting videos of you just leaving the stinking piles to sit on the sidewalk would shame you, I would do it.

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2020 at 9:48 am

      And as the dog dumps on the sidewalk the owner keeps a lookout to make sure nobody sees it being done.

  29. Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I figured out how we all can attend the Fourth of July celebration and homecoming. Everyone make a sign. You can put whatever statement you want on it (BLM, black power, white power, all lives matter, save the whales, hug a tree, save a horse ride a cowboy, etc.,etc.) whatever floats your boat. Then we can say we are protesting and police will leave us alone.

  30. Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Freeburg pool opening shortly!!!
    Mascoutahs top brass excuse was they couldn’t find enough lifeguards. How come a town 12 miles away can? Laziness. Sad.

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      No playground. No pool. No 4th of July picnic. The next thing you know, they’ll cancel the Mascoutah Homecoming.

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      Well, if no one wants to take the training to be certified & or doesn’t want to put up with the unruly attendees. How would you staff the pool with lifeguards. Let’s face it folks, when you cannot discipline the people, young & old. But are expected to be able to save their life if they are drowning & or some other emergency & heaven forbid that you didn’t see something. Who would want that job? Want the pool open apply for the Lifeguard position. Just saying.

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

      Why is it laziness and sad? If the city doesn’t have enough lifeguards then don’t open the pool. Since nobody has been able to participate in the required lifeguard training maybe the cities that are opening pools had enough lifeguards whose certifications are still current to apply for the jobs. Maybe there isn’t enough young people in this town whose certifications are current. If the pool can’t open then I don’t think it’s a big deal.

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Hey moron, I thought the Mayor explained this pretty clearly at several city council meetings. Instead of taking to anonymous complaints, how about you attend one and learn some things?

      • Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 10:07 am

        Hey moron, sounds like poor HR recruiting. City workers need to understand how the real world works, outside of their minuscule extremely small bubble they live in.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 7:44 am

      I didn’t see the city advertise for any positions available. How do they know they can’t find lifeguards?

      • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 8:24 am

        They advertised on the City’s website and in the Mascoutah Herald.

        • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 9:01 am

          Wow what hard work they put forth. B/c both those avenues receive so much traffic. What a crock. Wow.

          • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm

            I saw the ad online on Indeed and my daughter had the information from her school in a neighboring town. If people do not apply and do not seem to want to work, or they are going to stay as local to their hometown as possible and not drive from too far for barely over minimum wage, what more can they do? Force people to work or force people to force their kids to work?



      • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 12:49 pm

        They started recruiting for seasonal workers (lifeguards, park maintenance, concessions, etc) back in January. It was stated only a handful were turned in during a four month period.

        • Anonymous on June 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

          That’s good it trickled to indeed then. Let’s raise the wages! We can afford it. $16-$20 hour?

        • Anonymous on July 4, 2020 at 9:48 am

          Wonder why? Seems off having this issue once a new person was in charge

      • Anonymous on June 30, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        That’s because you only come to sections like this to complain. You’d actually have to go to the town website or the classifieds to see the job posting. Since that doesn’t meet your agenda of airing your complaints, it’s no wonder you never saw the job openings.

  31. Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Cities are changing there minds about public swimming pools now. Freeburg has opened there pool. Why can’t we have a pool this summer?

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Maybe they could open it for just a few hours a day or maybe Friday through Sunday? Anything would be fun.

    • Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Maybe you should change your mind about only getting your news from Facebook…

    • Anonymous on June 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      They stated they couldnt get enough lifeguards

  32. Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I don’t understand the mixed-messages being sent by all forms of government. You can have peaceful protests of hundreds of people, but you can’t open community playgrounds and parks. You can use your car to get cocktails-to-go but you can’t drink inside a bar. You can have hundreds of people attend the funeral of someone they don’t personally know, but you can’t have 10 or more family members at a local funeral home when your loved one dies. You condemn all police officers for the mistakes of a few, but you can still call them for help 24/7 when someone is breaking into your home, car, etc. I am so confused.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Preaching to the choir. I say we go out and protest or riot and then it’s okay for us not to social distance.

    • Anonymous on June 14, 2020 at 9:46 am

      We can go to the parks and playgrounds. I take my kids to the park now. Took them yesterday (Saturday) to sit and eat at a picnic table. There’s not a law that says we can’t. E even seen some “protesters” there.

  33. Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I see how it is. Our governor can attend rallies with over 1000 people, but we can’t gather in groups larger than 10 in Phase 3. What gives?

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      I say do what we want. If you can’t enforce social distancing on protesters, then don’t put it on anyone else. We should gather up about 50,000 people and have a massive street party.

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm

      The purpose of keeping people at home was to not spread the virus AND THUS FLOOD THE ICUs WITH PEOPLE TOO STUPID TO STAY HOME. And it’s not over yet.

  34. Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Rioting and looting killed the virus. OPEN up the restaurants, libraries and churches, especially. Get people back to work! No masks necessary.

  35. Anonymous on June 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Chicago just had its deadliest day in 60 years on May 31, 2020. Eighteen people were killed by violence. Where is BLM? Are they protesting those deaths? Probably not since the deaths were not at the hands of a cop. I guess those 18 lives don’t matter to BLM.

    • Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 10:55 am

      Now that the virus is dead and was a scheme all along, it’s time to OPEN up EVERYTHING!! I am so angry many lost their jobs and businesses to a FAKE VIRUS!! Yes, some people died, that’s what people do in nursing homes, but it was not ‘highly’ contagious and not near anything like what we treated it as.

      • Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 7:56 pm

        Who said the coronavirus is dead and it was all a scheme?

      • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm

        I have free hamburger made by a cook with covid . Want to eat it ? The virus is “fake” right?

      • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:38 pm

        I double dog dare ya to go to an ICU and get a good dose of mucus or saliva from an infected patient and smear it up your nose

        • Anonymous on June 12, 2020 at 8:34 am

          Well played, Ralphie. The only thing left is the coup-de-gras of all dares, the sinister “Triple Dog Dare”.

  36. Anonymous on June 8, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I still see a camper parked in the school bus lot. Then just to the east people paying to park their campers.

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      I still see someone who needs to worry about themselves. Who cares.

      • Anonymous on June 9, 2020 at 7:31 am

        I pay to park my camper . My lot is not fenced in. That camper lot is paid for by tax payers.

        • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:42 pm

          Then by all means park yours there too. You paid for it. Go ahead, park it there. They won’t mind…

    • Anonymous on June 8, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      I still don’t understand why people pay to park & store a camper. It’s free if parked & stored in their own yard or driveway or along the curb in front of their house.

      • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:45 pm

        Finally, someone who understands the system. Oh wait. I forgot. How foolish of me. Some people in town are too busy with other people’s business they won’t let that go without writing nasty words about it.

        You can always move to Fayetteville

    • Anonymous on June 10, 2020 at 11:40 pm

      It’s probably the school administrators. Go to a school board meeting and ask.

    • Anonymous on June 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Have you called the bus garage and asked them why a camper is sitting in the parking lot?

  37. Anonymous on June 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I don’t understand why the Mascoutah wants to punish Food Truck owners? They are only here once every few weeks. How is that hurting established businesses in town? It seems to me that if they didn’t have customers they would not have a business. So people like them. The only thing the city is going to accomplish is to send these fun trucks to another place. No one wins.

    • Anonymous on June 6, 2020 at 7:40 am

      If the restaurants in Mascoutah are threatened by a mobile food truck that is only here twice a month, then they have major problems that have nothing to do with the truck.

      • Anonymous on June 7, 2020 at 10:03 am

        When you buy from a food truck you are supporting another town. The sales tax they collect helps towns like Belleville or Marrisa or where ever they have their business registered by the state. Buying from them here help fix roads pay for fire protection etc. I personally don’t trust eating out of a rolling food wagon. food trucks wont hire my son when in town . Understandable for a day. Restaurants do hire locals pay local sales taxs that go to the operation of the city. Local pay property tax’s e help us the citizens in our community and help educate and employee our children. I think the city is just trying to level the playing field. there is a place for food trucks . this is a positive step the city is taking . I applauded them. To the other commenters here remember not all clouds are dark and gloomy.

        • Anonymous on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 pm

          So if you buy food from a food truck you are supporting another town? Really? Then the exact same thing happens when you eat at a restaurant in another town. The taxes go to that town. You say you don’t trust eating out of a rolling food wagon (your words) but then complain they won’t hire your son. If you don’t trust the rolling food wagons then why would you want your son working for them? I’m sure he can find a job at any of the food establishments here in Mascoutah.

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