Staunton to provide dispatch services

by Kelly Costa The Staunton City Council voted to provide radio dispatch services for the Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Service, Inc., at the city council meeting held Monday night. After negotiations,...

Sunflowers at sunset

The sun sets on this beautiful field of sunflowers growing on the Odorizzi Family Farm in rural Staunton. They have been planting between...

Dedication

On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, Father Tom Hagstrom blessed the statue of St. Michael the Archangel that graces the lawn in front of St. Michael's Church....

Dean of students hired at special school board meeting

The Staunton Board of Educa- tion held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26. During that meeting they voted to employ Brian Hart to serve as the 6th- 12th grade dean of students and the junior high...

SHS Class of 1967 reunion in September

The Staunton High School Class of 1967 will hold a get-together of class members. The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Prairie Inn in Prairietown. The event will begin at 12 noon...

Senior citizens held meeting

The meeting on Aug.4 was called to order by President Gerry Cook. There were 26 members in attendance who said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegience. There were no visitors or new...

Class of '72 reunion this weekend

The class of ’72 is celebrating their 50-year reunion this Saturday. Anyone from ’70 through ’74 is invited to attend. Nothing is planned other than a get together at Roosters on Staunton's...

Breakfast at Gillespie Methodist

Gillespie United Methodist church at 900 Broadway will be having a waffle, biscuit and gravy, sausage and bacon breakfast on Saturday Aug. 13, from 7 to 11 a.m. Free will...

Monthly flea market

Staunton St. Paul UCC is hosting a flea market every third Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Call the church office at 618-635-2386 to reserve a spot. Stop by to check out the variety...

Staunton Police Blotter

Aug. 2, 2022: Vanessa Dobrinich; Expired registration Sticker Aug. 3, 2022: Dustyn M. Kieffer; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Suspend Revoked Drivers License Aug. 3, 2022: Peggy Forbes; Expired...

Bulldogs preparing for opener

The Staunton/Bunker Hill Football Bulldogs have been busy preparing for their upcoming 2022 season. The first game of the year will be on Friday, Aug. 26, at home vs. the Southwestern Piasa Birds....

Ladies Golf League results

The Staunton Country Club Ladies Golf League had some decent golfing on Thursday even though it had rained and was hot and humid. The low scores were a tie between the teams of Cynthia Tipler and...

Pirates and Sweethings are Kittenball Champs

The 24th Dorchester co-rec kittenball tournaments opened Friday with the Anti Buffalo Skins defeating Buffalo Skins 9-8 in the Kidds game. On Friday evening, Beach Towels won 3rd place by defeating...

Ladies Golf League results

The Staunton Country Club Ladies Golf League had some decent golfing on Thursday even though it had rained and was hot and humid. The low scores were a tie between the teams of Cynthia Tipler and...

Looking Back Photo

This is the 1940-41 basketball team with the ball from their win at the 1941 County Tournament. Some are identified by number: 31 Norman Fuchs, 21...

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 26, 1990 -- Petition to dissolve Livingston School District is dismissed -- At a hearing Monday night County Regional Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to dismiss the...

GUEST COMMENTARY

Kindness By Bryan Golden There is undue rudeness and thoughtlessness in every day interpersonal interaction. Friends, relatives, and strangers can act inconsiderately. More and more people are under...

From Our Files

Issue of Aug. 7, 1997 The annual Streetfest was held by Staunton merchants over the weekend. The annual Staunton car show topped off the event on Sunday. A daughter was born to Simon and Tricia...

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler This column is about friends. Before writing it, I thought to myself, ‘I wonder if there is an official Friends Day?’ So I did the Google. Turns out there is an International...

Cox

Barbara Anne Cox, 88, of Benld, Ill., died at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. She was born Dec. 28,...

Durbin

Carole Marie Durbin, 83, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. She was born Jan. 9, 1939, in...

Weber

Robert Lee "Bob" Weber, 80, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Aug. 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Sylvia (nee...

Ellis

Rodney E. Ellis, 73, of Benld, Ill., died at his residence on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Brewton, Ala., to William E. and Corine Borders Ellis. He married Janet J....

Gausepohl

Richard Joseph Gausepohl, 79, of Staunton, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 30, at Heritage Health in Staunton surrounded by his family. He was born...

Rull

Beth L. (Heyen) Rull, 44, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born Oct. 14, 1977, in Litchfield to Mike and Debbie Heyen. She...

Peterson

John Rogers Peterson, 92, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died Aug. 1, 2022. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield to Freeland E. Peterson and Bessie Belle (Daniels) Peterson. He...

Newingham

Ned Ray Newingham, 77, of Gillespie, Ill., was born on Feb. 11, 1945, to Clarence and Rosa (Henson) Newingham in White Hall. Ned met Sylvia Clark and they were married on June 27, 1986. She...

Cunningham

Patrick “Pat” Aron Cunningham, 45, of New Douglas, Ill., died Friday, July 29, 2022. He was born on April 22, 1977, in Staunton. Patrick attended Highland High School and moved on to a career in...

Cordani

Kate (Hopley) Cordani, 95, passed peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, surrounded by family. Born in Dorchester, Ill., on Jan. 23, 1927, to...

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