Area churches host Easter Egg hunts

Two area churches held Easter Egg hunts on Saturday, April 13.

The first was held at Crossview Church, and was co-sponsored by Schnucks and First National Bank of Waterloo. The Easter Bunny was on hand, along with a bounce house, and the O’Fallon Fire Department. 

The second event was held at Shiloh United Methodist Church and featured a variety of games, activities, and food in addition to the indoor egg hunt. 

Crossview Church Easter Egg Hunt (O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller)

Shiloh United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt (O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller)

First National Bank of Waterloo hosts shred day, donates to food pantry

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

The First National Bank of Waterloo branch located within Schnucks on Highway 50 hosted their fall shred day on Saturday. The community took full advantage of the service, shredding nearly 13,000 pounds of paper during the three hours the truck was on site. 

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

Additionally, the bank collected food and cash donations that were presented to the O’Fallon Food Pantry on Tuesday.

First National Bank of Waterloo hosts two shred days per year. The first is typically in late April while the second is in October. There is no charge to bring items to the shred day.

Police investigate O’Fallon bank robbery

O’FALLON – Police are investigating a daring daylight robbery at the First National Bank of Waterloo inside of Schnucks on Highway 50.

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at approximately 1:27 pm, the O’Fallon Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the 1st National Bank located within Schnuck’s at 907 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, Illinois.  The suspect is described as follows:

Black/male, 5’10 wearing a short sleeve black polo style shirt, light colored pants, dark sunglasses, and a black and white St. Louis Cardinal’s ball cap with a white striped flat bill. This suspect remains at large.

A weapon was inferred and the suspect was last seen fleeing on foot in a northwesterly direction from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The O’Fallon Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance with investigating this crime.  If anyone was in the area at the time and believe they might have information, please call the O’Fallon Police Department at 618-624-4545.

As a reminder, the suspect remains at large and should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.  Anyone sees the suspect, do not take action yourself, but call 9-1-1 immediately.


Schnucks announces new customer rewards program

For the O’Fallon Weekly

ST. LOUIS –  Schnuck Markets, Inc. has launched  “Schnucks Rewards,” a program that allows customers to earn points redeemable for dollars off future purchases.

“This is a modern way for us to say ‘thank you’ to customers for choosing Schnucks,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck. “Customers will be rewarded for something they’re already doing – buying groceries to feed their families – and Schnucks will be helping them to stretch their dollars even further.”

Customers who sign up for Schnucks Rewards will earn 10 reward points for every dollar spent on qualifying* purchases. After accruing 1,000 points (the equivalent of $100 in purchases), customers will earn $2 off a future purchase. They can choose to redeem dollars off as they are earned or allow them to accumulate (up to $500).

Customers can participate in the program by downloading the Schnucks Rewards app from their smartphone’s App Store or Google Play. Customers can then either create an account, or those with an existing Schnupons digital coupon account may use that log-in information. Customers who do not have a smartphone can still participate by visiting and using their phone number to register.

To earn points, customers will scan the Schnucks Rewards in-app barcode or enter their phone number at checkout. Schnucks will also occasionally offer promotions such as double points and free items available exclusively to Schnucks Rewards customers.

“Shoppers have many options to choose from when it comes to where to buy their groceries, and our hope is that Schnucks Rewards provides them with one more reason to choose us,” said Schnuck. “Along with our commitment to being best in fresh and offering quality, friendly service, this program is one more way for us to encourage those who may not currently be our customers, to give Schnucks another look.”

In addition to Schnucks Rewards, the new app also features enhanced item-location information, allowing shoppers to easily find the location of a specific item in any Schnucks store. Customers can also use the app to view the weekly sales ad, refill pharmacy prescriptions and access digital coupons.

*Points may not be earned on lottery, tobacco, third-party gift card purchases, Schnucks Delivers orders, wire transfers or any non-food purchases made at customer service. Points may be earned on pharmacy prescriptions and alcohol purchases, however, customers cannot redeem dollars on those purchases. 

Scenes from community Easter egg hunts


The Easter season not only brings the coming of Spring, it also brings plenty of egg hunts around the area. Pictured are scenes from the egg hunts at Schnucks and the Rotary Club’s adult egg hunt at Far Oaks Golf Course. (O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Nick Miller)