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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!!

  21. Anonymous on March 19, 2021 at 9:29 am

    This morning I came out of Dollar General and discovered I had a flat tire. I opened my trunk to get everything out when two gentlemen stopped and asked if I needed help. They were getting ready to go into the store. As quick as a flash, they had my old tire off and my spare tire on. I want to thank Mike and Daniel for being so kind to an old man.

  22. 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.

  23. Anonymous on March 11, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Just wanted to say thanks again for all those involved with the sand volleyball court. It is so nice to see so many using the courts and looks like lights may be installed soon. What a great project

  24. Anonymous on February 22, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Early Morning, Wednesday, a water line burst. I called 911 and the St. Clair dispatcher professionally and courteously handled my call. Shortly afterwards, Mascoutah Fire Department arrived and with assistance of the City Water Department shut off water to prevent further flooding. I want to thank these dedicated individuals for there assistance in extreme weather conditions. – John Klapetzky

    • Anonymous on March 7, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Why would the fire department be needed to assist the water department in shutting off the water? Even if someone doesn’t know how to remove the lid and shutoff the water at the city connection in their yard, it doesn’t seem the fire department would be needed to be dispatched. Takes less than 5 minutes for one person to open the cover and close the valve.

      • Anonymous on March 11, 2021 at 8:09 am

        Could be to help with shutting down roads if needed. Or extra manpower if needed to locate/dig up valve if got buried

  25. Anonymous on February 22, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Thumbs up to all the people that took the time and energy to clean their sidewalks off after the snow. Thanks for thinking of others.

  26. Anonymous on February 8, 2021 at 6:34 am

    A Thumbs Up to whomever is restoring/fixing up the house and outbuildings at the farmstead on the curve just a little west of town. What a nice job!

  27. Anonymous on February 4, 2021 at 9:53 am

    I was at Tom’s yesterday to pick up a few items. My wife fell and broke hip, and is currently in rehab. I was on the riding cart in the store. I picked up some items, and then drove up to the check out counter. The cashier rang it out. I reached for my wallet, but realized I left it in my truck. I told the cashier, “I’m so sorry. I left my wallet in my truck. I’ll get it and be back to pay.” He started to set the items to the side until I could return.
    I started to move the cart forward. Behind me, there was a younger woman and man, maybe in their early 30s, who said “wait a minute.”
    I stopped and she told the cashier to just continue to check out and “put his bill with mine.”
    I was so taken back. I couldn’t even talk. She picked up the big bag and set it in my cart.
    I called my wife in Waterloo and said I could not believe that happened. I talked to Mike Klein at Tom’s to see who it was but we couldn’t find out.
    To that young couple, thank you so very much. You don’t know how much I appreciate your kindness.
    -Dave Jung, a 77-year-old retired State Police officer

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