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33 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. Anonymous on July 5, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Before the fireworks display on Sunday, I accidently left my phone on top of my car when we were setting up chairs. When we left, the driver behind me saw my phone fly off. He flashed his lights to get my attention. We both pulled to the side of the road, and he and his wife helped me look for it. Found it! Luckily it was in the grassy area and not on the road. Shout out and huge thanks to this family!!

  13. 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.

  14. Anonymous on July 5, 2021 at 9:43 am

    What a great 4th of July fireworks display!!! I wish we could have had the food, drinks, and music, but understand the caution. Happy Birthday, America, and thank you City of Mascoutah!!!

  15. 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!

  16. Anonymous on July 5, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Great Fireworks Mascoutah! Thanks to all who donated towards the event and the City staff and Police department for their efforts in preparing for and executing the show.

  17. 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!

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

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Anonymous on April 19, 2021 at 11:05 am

    This is to thank the wonderful women who prepared and delivered those delicious meals to our house for the past month. Tip of the hat to Mascoutah Senior Center also. – John Klapetzky

  25. Anonymous on April 13, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Thank you to all the candidates for your devotion to Mascoutah. We appreciate the giving of your time.

  26. Anonymous on April 9, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you to all the candidates in this year’s election. Whether you won or lost isn’t the real issue. You put yourself out there and that is what really matters. That takes a lot of courage. Congratulations!

  27. Anonymous on April 1, 2021 at 8:07 am

    Got a couple of cheeseburgers last week at Skootr’s. They must have changed something about the way they cook them or changed an ingredient or a different beef. They were some of the best burgers I have ever had. They remind me of the burgers Skootr’s was making when I moved here in the 1990’s.

  28. Anonymous on March 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Thank you to our local newspaper for the questions & answers yesterday at the high school. It was nice to be able to ask questions in person. To the people who are courageous enough to run, thank you. It says a lot about your character and your spirit.

  29. Anonymous on March 22, 2021 at 9:21 am

    I want to applaud the members of the Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club who hosted the delicious, drive thru fish dinner last Friday. There were plenty pieces of cod cut ups, ample sides of mac and cheese, slaw and hush puppies. Service was prompt. All for $10. Great job!!

  30. Anonymous on March 15, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I want to thank those that are running for the school board for the opportunity to hear your views on the forum on Sunday. I’m looking forward to hearing additional view points on Sunday at the high school auditorium.

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