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  1. Anonymous on April 2, 2024 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you MAC for replacing the fence on field 4 at the park. It was greatly needed and much safer for our kids now

  2. Anonymous on March 26, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Kudos to the volunteer election judges that kept the Mascoutah polls moving so smoothly this past Tuesday for the Primary election. It was especially refreshing seeing so many new & younger faces getting involved & doing an outstanding job of ensuring confidentiality & regulatory compliance, as well as maintaining calm composure while putting up with an often hostile environment from some of the elder drunkards of town. It’s not easy for anyone to commit to any 15+ hour workday for such a miniscule pay stipend & these good citizens handled it all with the utmost of grace, patience, & appropriate discretion.

  3. Anonymous on March 21, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Good story concerning Patty Peek and all she and her late husband, Dennis, did to build and develop the programs of the Leu Civic Center. Patty has a servant’s heart. Good to see her visit the Leu Civic Center again and hope she is enjoying retirement!

  4. Anonymous on July 5, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Great job Mascoutah on the 4th of July Celebration. Can’t wait for 2024

  5. Anonymous on December 2, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for increasing your coverage of Lebanon news. Zachary Daum is doing a good job.

    • Anonymous on December 20, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      I want to give a “Thank You” to the owners of Betty Ann Market.
      A seafood counter was set up this morning for the holidays. It was so nice not to have to go out-of- town to purchase seafood.
      I am looking forward to future improvements.

      • Anonymous on May 8, 2023 at 10:14 pm

        I just wanted to give a shout out & thankyou to the young man that works nights at Handi Mart!!! So nice and helpful. Don’t understand why alot of people that go in there are so rude🤔 Kindness goes a long way👍

      • Anonymous on May 8, 2023 at 10:17 pm

        I think his name is Gabe. And yes he is nice. I’ve seen his Mom bring him dinner sometimes when he’s working. She seems nice too👍👍

    • Anonymous on May 5, 2023 at 6:23 am

      Big thumbs up to the crossing guards. It’s been a long school year, and you have been their every day rain or shine, cold or hot. Thank you for all you do keeping our children safe.

      • Anonymous on May 18, 2023 at 12:26 pm

        I agree. Thank you for keeping our kids safe.

  6. Anonymous on October 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks to the Mascoutah PD for putting on a great National Night Out! My kiddos had a great time and even won a prize. I twas nice to see all the community workers there for the kids to enjoy. Great job!

  7. Anonymous on July 16, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    A sweet thank you to Truck #4 for buying my breakfast Saturday morning. The world is a better place because you are in it!!

    • Anonymous on August 31, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      Speaking of the world is a better place. Mr. Simmon welcomed former volleyball girls when they were bullied out. He is a tremendous caring person. Lots more students playing now.

  8. Anonymous on January 3, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Mascoutah is greatly blessed by having Rural Family Medicine and Dauber Pharmacy in our community. A great staff at both places! Our health and wellbeing give thanks.

  9. Anonymous on November 22, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Everyone keeps saying how Mascoutah is a town of VOLUNTEERS. Well on Saturday, 11/20/21, it was surely shown.
    The Boy Scout Food Drive for the Mascoutah Food Pantry was held.
    We wish to thank first off the Mascoutah Herald for the publicity of this event. Also, Boy Scout Troops 44 and 57. They all worked very hard. Also, the church of St. John United Church of Christ allowing the use of their Fellowship Hall, and the Food Pantry volunteers. In addition, there were some community volunteers helping that day just because it was the right thing to do.
    In addition, we can not forget, without the community support, we could not have had such success. It was a great success!
    -Thank you from the Mascoutah Food Pantry

  10. Anonymous on October 15, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    The high school band and colorguard did an awesome job at half time at tonight’s game in the rain. Good luck tomorrow in Effingham. You guys and gals are very dedicated in playing at all of the football games. Your performances get better and better everytime you play.

  11. Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    I have just seen the obituary of a lovely man, Carroll Lollar. He and his wife Alice were regulars at the Macoutah Senior Center and a perfect example of “lifelong sweethearts”. They always had a smile for each other and those of us who knew them. As Alice progressed with Altzheimers, he tenderly cared for her and always had that look of love in his eyes. An obituary is a nice record of one’s accomplishments and life yet it often cannot capture the essence of a person’s true nature. Carroll and Alice were the kindest and most loving couple it has been my privilege to know.

  12. Anonymous on September 5, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I want to thank all employees throughout the country who continued to work through the COVID pandamic instead of applying for unemployment. I know the money was easy which made it tempting, but I applaud the ones who awoke every morning and headed to work. This Labor Day holiday is to salute you and thank you.

    • Anonymous on October 5, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      I agree completely!! My son worked so many hours at his job, when others quit or got sick. He worked morning to night. As I’m sure alot of others did. Kudos to the hard workers & all the health care workers! America would have completely been lost without you! Thankyou so much!!!

  13. Anonymous on August 31, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    A big “Thank You” to Bishop Michael McGovern of Diocese of Belleville for throwing out the first pitch for the boys’ baseball tournament. That was very kind of him. God bless him.

  14. Anonymous on August 19, 2021 at 11:09 am

    What a great sight to see again! Lots of kids on the playground at MES!

  15. Anonymous on August 15, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    The new scoreboards at the park on fields 4/5 are awesome. Big thanks to those who installed them

    • Anonymous on August 24, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      I agree. I think the MAC installed them with approval by the city

  16. Anonymous on August 10, 2021 at 11:16 am

    To the City: Thanks for fixing North Fifth St. between Poplar and Oak. – John Surmeier

  17. Anonymous on August 10, 2021 at 7:27 am

    I would like to give a huge thumbs up to the MIA and City Employees for putting on such a great homecoming. It was a much needed event for Mascoutah. Everyone worked hard to pull off such a successful event and deserves a huge pat on the back for their effort. JOB WELL DONE! It made Mascoutah feel much more normal than it has for the last year and a half. We needed this.

    Thanks to all!

  18. Anonymous on July 26, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Big thumbs up to the city electric department crews. Our power when out on Saturday, July24, during the hottest part of the day. Turned out that power was out at 2 houses on Impala and 2 on Biscayne. The crew arrived and replaced a bad transformer. Kudos to the electric guys for coming out during the extreme heat and taking care of business.

  19. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Thank you to the red Chevy Cruizer who bought my coffee at McDonald’s today!!

  20. Anonymous on July 13, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Thanks to whomever is responsible for the planters along Main Street. It will be beautiful when they are in bloom. Another great addition to our city.

    • Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 6:38 am

      The planters are cheap and an eyesore, get a grip whoever posted they look beautiful.

  21. Anonymous on July 5, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Huge thanks to all the Mascoutah police, fire, and ambulance personnel who kept us safe this Independence holiday! We truly appreciate your dedication to the community.

  22. Anonymous on July 5, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Thumbs up to the homeowner’s on Hackberry Drive with the giant American flag hanging on their house. What a beautiful sight! God bless you and God bless America!

  23. Anonymous on June 12, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    I’d like to thank the City Electric Department for working so hard to get the the new lights on N. County Road. Great job guys!

  24. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Thank you to the lifeguards that made the opening of the pool possible.

  25. Anonymous on June 8, 2021 at 9:47 am

    On Friday, I was at the Mascoutah City Cemetery and the company hired to take care of the property was there. They were mowing and then trimming around the tombstones. There was no grass blown onto the tombstones. They did such a fine job that I walked up and told them. Everyone needs to hear a “good job” once in awhile. Keep up the great work and thank you.

  26. Anonymous on June 1, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    I’d like to say great job to the City of Mascoutah employees who worked so hard to get the pool opened this year.

  27. Anonymous on May 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Kudos to the Mascoutah school district to partner with Walgreens to host a Covid vaccine drive next Month. Let’s get all the kids 12 and up vaccined before school starts in August. Good Job!!

  28. Anonymous on May 22, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Kudos to Mascoutah and Walgreens for scheduling a vaccine clinic for the children that are 12 to 15 year olds. Let’s get the kids vaccined before school starts in the fall. Just they would have more.

  29. Anonymous on April 19, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Thank you to whomever bought my breakfast in the drive thru at McDonalds today. It was such a nice way to start my Monday.

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