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Pork steak dinners at Concordia

Volunteers at Concordia Hall were dishing up pork steak and side dishes on Sunday during their annual pork steak dinner fundraiser. This event raises...

Baseball/softball scoreboards to be erected at city fields

By Kelly Costa The Staunton City Council voted on Monday night to approve the purchase of two scoreboards for the city's baseball/softball fields. The scoreboards will be purchased from Nevco at a...

Two new buses on the way; SFPD will use scrap bus

During the Staunton Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday night, Jan. 17, Brett Allen, the Staunton School District superintendent, stated that the school district is slated to receive delivery...

Alpha Tau offering education grants

The Alpha Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary organization for women educators, is offering a $500 grant to a deserving college student who will be doing their...

Donations made to SEF

The Staunton Education Foundation would like to thank the following for their memorials: In memory of Art Manea: Patricia & Mike Bortko of Glen Carbon; Gloria & Will Reiser of Pleasant Plains; Wayne...

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Divorces Jill M. Fenton, Mt. Olive; Zachary T. Fenton, Mt. Olive Brad A. La Rose, Staunton; Michelle K. La Rose, Benld Donald N. Corby, Staunton; Rhonda G. Corby, Staunton Marc H. Woodruff, Virden;...

Veterans Assistance to be in Benld

The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Superintendent Bobby Scott will be at the Cahokia Township office. He will be able to...

Staunton Police Blotter

Jan. 17, 2023: Zachary A. Ziegler, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle; Cancel Suspend Revoked Registration Jan. 17, 2023: Joseph Evans; In-State Warrant Jan. 17, 2023: Juvenile; Aggravate Assault...

Sausage Supper at Salem UCC

The 75th annual sausage supper at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra will be held this Saturday, Jan. 28. The dinner is a drive-thru only with meals being served from 1 to 7 p.m. at the...

SHS girls are county champions

The Staunton High School Lady Bulldogs brought home the championship at the Macoupin County Tournament hosted by Bunker Hill last week. They beat...

Lady Bulldogs are County Champions

The Staunton girls were scheduled to play the winner of Monday's (Jan. 16) North Mac vs. Mt. Olive game at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the...

Terriers win Greenville Tournament

The Terrier 8th grade basketball team traveled to Greenville last week to play in the 74th Annual James Burke Memorial Tournament. The program was...

Staunton hosting 8-3A Regional

Staunton Jr High is the host school for the this year’s 8-3A Basketball Regional. Schools competing are: (Game 1) - Roxana vs. Greenville at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 (Game 2) East St. Louis Lincoln vs. East...

Southwestern wins County title in OT

Southwestern defeated North Mac in the Macoupin County championship game in overtime. NM 10 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 3 = 36 SW 10 - 7- 11 - 5 - 5 =...

School Calendar

Feb. 3 - School Improvement Day (12:30 p.m. Dismissal) Girls Varsity Basketball Jan. 26 - Piasa SW, T, 6 p.m. Jan. 31 - Madison, H, 6 p.m. Boys Varsity Basketball Jan. 27 - Vandalia, H, 6 p.m Jan....

Bulldogs win third in County

In their first game at the Macoupin County Tournament, the Staunton Bulldogs defeated Carlinville (58-40) on Jan. 16. This win advanced the Bulldogs...

8th grade night at Zion

The 8th grade girls basketball players were honored recently. Pictured are Elsa Burenga from Trinity Lutheran School,...

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, May 15, 1975 -- Staunton Home Burglarized -- Staunton City Police are investigating the reported burglary of the home of James Tipler. The burglary occurred Monday, May 5, according to...

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Looking Back Photo

This week's photo is the property of Pat Wieseman of rural Worden. It shows the two old South School buildings on Henry Street in Staunton. The photo...

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 22, 1998 Staunton’s water lines are going to be relocated in preparation of Route 4 being resurfaced through town. Gretchen Albrecht and Eric Karnosky were married on Aug. 2, 1997,...

Women's Christian Temperance Union was major movement at turn of century

By Tom Emery Today, alcohol usage is a persistent social issue, as drunk driving and domestic turmoil, among other problems, haunt American society. It is not a new issue, and over a century ago,...

Looser

Wendy Kay Looser, 43, of Staunton, Ill., died on Jan. 12, 2023, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Wendy was born on Nov. 29, 1979, to Jim and Sheri... Full story

Pickett

John Edward Pickett, 70, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. He was born May 31, 1952, in Litchfield to William and Isabelle (Murray)... Full story

Hainaut

Gail Hainaut, 66, of Granite City, Ill., died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born April 10, 1956, in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Calvin...

Klekamp

John Harold Klekamp, 76, a well-known area resident of rural Litchfield died Jan. 19, 2023, at Elevate Care Chicago North in Chicago due to a fall... Full story

Brown

Janet F. Brown, 81, of Gillespie, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Brighton to Lester and Wilmeth (Carr) Brown. She was a retired clerk for... Full story

Kay

Kenneth Charles Kay, 87, of Benld, Ill., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. He was born in 1935 in Racine, Wis., to Elwood and Mary (Trione) Kay. He grew up in East St. Louis,... Full story

Smith

Harold D. Smith, Sr., 85, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Jan. 23, 2023. He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Gillespie to Irvin and Ruth Hazel (Dillard) Smith. He married... Full story

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