Decorating Duda Park

Lynn and Nancy Neuhaus hang greenery and lights around the gazebo at Duda Park on Monday morning. A decorating crew was on hand to get the park...

Christmas in Staunton is this weekend

The highlight of Christmas in Staunton is the debut of Christ- mas in the Park, including 45 lighted and animated displays in Duda Park. These special displays have been provided by the city along...

Berg appointed to council, Ward 2

During Monday night’s city council meeting, a resolu- tion was approved appointing Kristy Berg to the position of Ward 2 alderman for the city of Staunton. This followed the recent resignation of...

Community Christmas concert

The Community Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 225 S. Laurel Street in Staunton. The concert will feature the Community Christmas...

Clemency hearing for the murderer of 16-year-old girl

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Monday, Nov. 21, that he, along with former State's Attorney Ed Rees and former State's Attorney Vince Moreth, had filed documents...

Macoupin County is finalist in election excellence program

Macoupin County is a finalist in the nonpartisan U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence inaugural cohort of Centers for Election Excellence, a recognition that Macoupin County is committed to...

Blackburn College new inductees into honors society chapters

A local Blackburn College student has been inducted into the College's honors society chapters. Cody Newcomb of Staunton was one of 14 Blackburn students celebrated for their exceptional academic...

Veterans assistance to be in Benld

The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Assistant Superintendent Bobby Scott will be at the Cahokia Township office. He will be...

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage licenses Steven Jay Johnson, Hettick; Aletitia Renee Cornman, Hettick Jessica Ross, Gillespie; Justin Thornhill, Gillespie Divorces Pamela J. Shanner, Carlinville; William R. Shanner,...

School holiday concerts

The Staunton School District choral department will present their holiday concert from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Fifth grade through high school will be performing this special Concert in the...

Bulldogs open season at home

The Staunton High School boys basketball team opened their 2022-23 season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, vs. Madison. They lost the opener 37-71....

Firearm deer season preliminary totals

Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 52,354 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season Nov. 18-20. Comparatively, hunters took 48,964 deer during the first...

School Calendar

Dec. 11 - Holiday Choir Concert, 5th - 12th grades, 7 - 8 p.m. Dec. 14 - K-2 Holiday Concert, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dec. 21 - 2 p.m. Dismissal - End of Semester Dec. 22 - Jan. 3 - Winter Break Girls Varsity...

Spartans beat Whizz Kidds

In the 54th Turkey Bowl, with no wind and temps in the 40s, Sawyerville Spartans with four TD passes from Quinn Hellmann beat the Wilsonville Whizz Kidds 37 - 7. In the 1st quarter, Quinn hit Rylie...

Bowling

Concordia Tuesday Night Men Split Happens 58 R & B's 54 JM Power Washing Svcs 43 The Finishers 13 Tim Copeland, 223; Dillon Bertels, 222, 214 & 629; Split Happens, 958 & 2774.Moose Scheumann, 203 &...

Terriers win Gillespie Tournament

The Staunton Terriers were recently crowned champions of the Gillespie Tournament. Staunton opened play on Saturday, Nov. 12, against Southwestern with a 31-19 victory. Cale Dugger and Paxton Brown...

Lady Terriers at Sectional Wednesday

The 7th grade Lady Terriers will play Litchfield at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Sectional 8 competition at Divernon. The girls won their Regional 16 title by defeating Roxana 35-17 on Nov. 21 and...

7th Grade Terriers are regional champs

The 7th grade girls basketball team won their IESA regional championship game on Saturday. The team...

Looking Back Photo

This week's Looking Back photo shows Kozie's Tavern located at 321 W. Main Street in Staunton. The business was owned by Loretta Kozemczak and her...

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, March 13, 1975 -- DIPPING INTO OLD MAN MOSES' BUCKET --It may be quite possible a large number of the present residents of Staunton and vicinity are not aware of how this area was settled....

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From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 27, 1997 Trista Frioli and Shannon Brown were married Oct. 4 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Adolph C. Wolf (90) of Staunton died Nov. 20 at Community Memorial Hospital. Donald C. Kotzman (63) of...

World War I defined rest of the 20th Century

It was called the “Great War” and the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately for mankind, there were even greater, and more deadly, wars to come. Though overshadowed by the Second World War...

Wright

Geraldine Ann Wright, 81, of Benld, Ill., died at her residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. She was born June 22, 1941, in Carlinville to Charles and Frances (Turigliatto) Norbent. She married...

Gregory

Roleen B. Gregory, 94, of Gillespie, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. She was born July 28, 1928, in Mt. Olive, to Henry Louis and Bertha Marie (Schwing) Gehner. She married...

Chestnut

Sarah Margaret Chestnut, 96, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at her residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. She was born April 3, 1926, in Alton, to Bijah and Anna Catherine (Hausman) Hodge. She was...

Pulley

Penny Marie (Crowder) Pulley, 65, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Community Hospital of Staunton. Penny was born Nov....

Weichbrodt

Gayle Marlene Weichbrodt, 76, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. She was born May 15, 1946, in Alton to Robert and Ruth Joyce...

Lilley

Gary Ray Lilley, 71, of Livingston, Ill., died on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. He was born on Feb. 13, 1951, in...

Sherman

Betty Ann Sherman, 70, of Gillespie, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. She was born Oct. 18, 1952, in Litchfield, to Lawrence and Minette (Harms) Enrici. She married Robert Dale...

Barnes service

Luther Dean Barnes, 92, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Visitation will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A memorial service...

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