Enjoying the STEAM
The recent STEAM Night at Staunton schools gave the elementary students a chance to share their know-how with their parents and siblings. STEAM...
Staunton 8th grade girls volleyball 3rd place at State
The 8th grade lady Terriers won 3rd place in the Illinois Class 3A State Tournament on Saturday, March 18. On Friday night, they beat New Athens...
The Addams Family is spring musical at Staunton High School
The music department at Staunton High School is busy planning their spring musical to be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. They will be performing “The Addams Family Musical” in...
Wednesday, March 29, is Vietnam Veterans Day
Wednesday, March 29, has been designated as Vietnam Veterans Day. The VFW Post 1241 in Staunton will be hosting special activities at the Post home, 120 E. Henry Street, in Staunton. Beginning at 4...
Gillespie man sentenced to a decade in prison on meth delivery case
Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Thursday, March 16, that Frank D. Ashmore, age 28, of Gillespie was sentenced by the Honorable April Troemper to 10 years in the...
United Methodist Church of Gillespie baptizes and confirms six youth
There was great joy on Sunday, March 12, as members of the United Methodist Church of Gillespie witnessed and celebrated six young people being...
Celebrity bartenders at VFW fundraiser
The VFW Post 1241 in Staunton will be holding a special fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Post home, 120 E. Henry St., in Staunton. The fundraiser will feature celebrity...
Memorials to local hospital
Community Hospital of Staunton would like to recognize the following memorials: Marilyn Goldasich in memory of Lisa Heyen and Jackie Yakos; Catherine S. Wright in memory of Jackie...
Macoupin County Courthouse News
Marriage license John Spencer Werner, Wilsonville; Sandra Leigh Miller, Wilsonville Chandler Ross Seago, Carlinville; Adriann Leigh Welte, Carlinville Timothy Craig Huson, Palmyra; Jinying Su,...
Scholarships available for SHS seniors
SHS seniors pursuing careers in either the medical or engineering fields are invited to apply for one of two possible Academic Merit Scholarships for an amount up to $3,000 but no less than $500....
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- Spring Delight dinner buffet
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Lady Terriers place 3rd in State
Staunton 8th grade Lady Terriers had defeated Gillespie in two sets 25-13 and 25-11 to win their Sectional and advance to State. The Lady Terriers won 3rd place at State last weekend. They played...
SHS softball opens with two wins
The Lady Bulldogs softball team opened their season with 2 wins. They defeated Nokomis 12-4 on March 14. Staunton ... 1-0-1-5-0-4-1 =12 Nokomis ...0-0-0-0-2-1-1 = 4 The Staunton girls put together...
Mar. 24 & 25 - The Addams Family Musical, HS Aud., 6:30 p.m. April 3 - 10 - Spring Break (classes resume April 11) Track & Field Mar. 24 - IL Top Times Indoor Championship at IL Wesleyan U Mar. 24 -...
Concordia Tuesday Night Men R & B's 59 Split Happens 48 JM Power Washing Svcs 48 The Finishers 27 Tim Copeland, 240 & 635; R &B's, 888; JM Power Washing Svcs, 888 & 2604; Dillon Bertels, 225; Greg...
1. He played cornerback for the New York Giants (1992-99) and Dallas Cowboys (2000). His daughter, Jordin, won Season 6 of "American Idol." Who is he? 2. What British boxer, a former welterweight...
Looking Back Photo
This week's Looking Back photo shows an automotive repair shop on what we think is North Edwardsville Street in Staunton. The gas pumps appear to be...
From Our Files
Issue of March 19, 1998 Madison Communications recently acquired the cable territories of Macoupin County Cablevision. The Bond Madison water towers are under construction and the 40 miles of water...
Some traits of a small town
By Clarence “Pete” Hughes 1. The place everyone knows everyone. 2. The place one can charge their groceries and pay later. 3. The place when you go to visit grandma, it is in the paper. 4. The...
Merry L. Callovini, 66, of Staunton, Ill., died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. She was born Aug. 7, 1956, in... Full story
James R. Wright, 82, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield on Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born July 11, 1940, in Alton, to Clyde Wright and Freda Boker Wright. He... Full story
William Nolan Logue Jr., 75, of Hamel, Ill., died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at his home. William was born on Feb. 5, 1948, the son of William Logue Sr. and Mary (Manning) Logue. He attended Mt.... Full story
Carol Fern Schoeneweis, 78, of Plainview, Ill, died in Plainview on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. She was born April 10, 1944, in Alton, to Karl King and Leona Clark King. She married Rolland Schoeneweis... Full story
Rose M. McCrady, 97, of Litchfield, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Pomona to Ausba and Cora Miller. She married Charles W....
James Edward Mitchell, 76, of Earlville, Ill., died on March 16, 2023. James was born on May 24, 1946, in Litchfield, to James and Velma (Carter) Mitchell. He graduated from Gillespie High School in... Full story
Jacqueline C. Coyne, 80, of Staunton, Ill., died Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Heritage Health in Staunton. She was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Edwin and Bertha... Full story
Dale Eugene "Geno" Hughes, 61, of Illinois died on Feb. 25, 2023. Geno grew up in Gillespie, and became an over-the-road truck driver. He loved to drive and see as much of God's country that he... Full story
Roger D. Quarton, 66, of Findlay, Ill., died at Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville on Friday, March 17, 2023. He was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Carlinville to Donald Lee Quarton and Carolyn Rees... Full story
Mary Catherine Legge, 62, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Thursday, March 16, 2023. She was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Litchfield, to Daniel B. Fraelle and Anna Mary... Full story
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