Chicken fry for Livingston/Williamson Fire Department

Volunteers were kept very busy on Saturday during the Livingston/Williamson Fire Department's annual chicken...

Boy Scout Troop 34 held fundraiser

Hamburgers, brats and barbecue were on the menu when the Staunton Boy Scouts held a fundraiser on Saturday in the Duda Ace Hardware parking lot....

Staunton chamber resumes meetings

After a reduced level of structure due to CO- VID-19, the Staunton Chamber of Commerce has returned to full function. Events are back in action and...

Conflict of interest policy approved

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, the council approved a resolution adopting a Conflicts of Interest Policy for the city.. This newly adopted policy is to protect the...

Monthly flea markets coming soon to St. Paul UCC lawn

St. Paul Second Chances: A Mixture of This and That will take place on the third Saturday of each month from May through October at St. Paul UCC (corner of Union and Mill streets) in Staunton. The...

SHS Class of 2022 to graduate this Friday

Staunton High School will celebrate commencement for the Class of 2022 on Friday night, May 13, at 7 p.m. The plan is for the graduation ceremony to be held on the football field, weather...

Poppy Days to be rescheduled

The VFW Post 1241 regrets to announce that the Poppy Days originally planned for May 13 and 14 had to be postponed due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control. They will announce the new...

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. In criminal actions, the person has been charged by a law enforcement agency but is entitled to a hearing or trial to argue his innocence....

New Illinois highway map

The Illinois Department of Transportation has released the new Illinois Official Highway Map. The map includes route updates as well as a new feature that shows mileage between towns and marked...

Softball girls win at Hillsboro

The Lady Bulldog softball team defeated the Lady Hiltoppers in Hillsboro on Monday, May 2. Staun. 0 -2 -3 -2 -1 -3 -1=12 Hills. 0 -4 -0 -0 -0 -0 -1...

Signing ceremony

Cayden Silvester, senior at Staunton High School, recently had his signing ceremony where he has committed to further his education by attending...

Bulldogs win at Calhoun

The baseball Bulldogs were in Hillsboro on Monday, May 2, where they lost to the Hiltoppers 0-5. Hillsboro scored 2 runs in the first inning and...

State playoffs

The IHSA has posted brackets for the State playoffs in softball, baseball, and soccer. Softball The Lady Bulldogs will get a first round bye and play their first game on Wednesday, May 18, at 4:30...

Staunton track teams hosted SCC Meet

The Staunton High School boys and girls track teams hosted and competed in the South Central Conference meet on May 3. Men’s Results Carlinville won the Men’s Division with a team score of 137...

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Staunton track teams hosted SCC Meet

The Staunton High School boys and girls track teams hosted and competed in the South Central Conference meet on May 3. Men’s Results Carlinville won the Men’s Division with a team score of 137...

County track meet

The Macoupin County Track Meet was held Friday, May 6 at Carlinville High School. In the Men’s Division, Virden (North Mac) took first place with 173 points followed by Carlinville, 139.75;...

School Calendar

May 13 - High School Commencement, 7 p.m May 23 - Last Day of School (2 p.m. Dismissal) May 24 - Teacher Institute Girls Softball May 11 - Home vs GNHS Greenfield May 12 - Home vs Bunker Hill Game...

Punt-Pass-Kick this Sunday

The Jr. Bulldogs will be having their annual Punt-Pass-Kick event this Sunday, May 15, at the football shed by the baseball fields. The event will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Awards will be given out...

Looking Back

This photo shows the 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Zion Lutheran School in Staunton from 1952-53. Students are identified by row (front to back). Row 1...

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, April 5, 1990 -- Elmore's Retirement Marks 38 Years in Education -- Describing himself as not overly sentimental, retiring Staunton High School Principal Gil Elmore says his 38-year career...

From Our Files

Issue of May 8, 1997 Retiring city council members Danny Masinelli, Norm Ruffini and Betty Sternickle were given plaques of recognition for their community service. Outgoing mayor Wayne Heinemeyer...

Inflation is recurring issue in American history

By Tom Emery Inflation is a frontline issue in America today, and has driven down approval ratings for the Biden administration. It’s one of several periods in the nation’s history when rising...

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler On November 16, 2020, my life changed forever. And since that day, each 16th of the month is an anniversary for me. It marks another month since my husband left this physical world....

Letters to the Editor

Disapproves of Livingston mayor's comments Letter to the Editor: I recently sent a letter to the Attorney and Clerk for the Village of Livingston. In my letter, I expressed my concern over comments...

Sievers

Ruth Ann (Steinmann) Sievers, 94, with her family by her side at the family farm, passed peacefully from her earthly home into her heavenly home on...

Fuchs

Anneliese Fuchs, 101, of Staunton, Ill., died Friday, April 29, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton. Born May 21, 1920, in Saxony, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Max and Frieda Anna...

Bertolis

Jeffrey Scott Bertolis, 52, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Saturday, April 30, 2022. He was born July 31, 1969, in Litchfield, to Mike and Donna (Campbell) Bertolis. He was a foreman...

Loveless

Vernon Robert "Bob" Loveless, Jr., 75, of Mt. Clare, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Thursday, April 28, 2022. He was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Litchfield to Vernon Sr., and Marybeth...

Silvester

Kathleen I. Silvester, 102, of Staunton, Ill., died Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton. Born Dec. 1, 1919, in Moline, she was a daughter of the late John and Nellie (Croxton)...

Keupper

Lillian Marie Keupper, 102, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, May 8, 2022. She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Litchfield, to Hugo and Marie (Carroll) Keupper. Lillian...

DeVries

Sharon Lee DeVries, 80, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Staunton on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born on Aug. 29, 1941, to Forest and Leta (Best) Frailey. She married Ray Garner on...

Ebling

Rebecca Josephine Ebling, 69, of rural New Douglas, Ill., died on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Nov....

Sullivan

LaMoine C. Sullivan, 95, of Staunton, Ill., died May 3, 2022, at Heritage Manor in Staunton. She was born July 6, 1926, in Staunton, the daughter of...

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