Staunton FFA takes on livestock judging

Staunton FFA took a bus full of excited students to the Jersey County Fairgrounds on Thursday, April 4 to compete in the Section 15 Livestock Judging...

April is State Testing month; SHS will be taking its required testing starting April 17

April is state testing month. On April 17, Nineth through Eleventh grades will be taking the PSAT/SAT. These tests are required and if students miss the testing date, they will have to make it up....

Benld Public Library to DMV services on wheels

The Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Drivers Unit will be at the Benld Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. Services that will be offered are new and renewal of...

Norm Emmons Wins The Partnership's $5,000 Grand Raffle for 2024

Norman Emmons of Benld is the winner of the Partnership for Education Excellence 2024 Grand Raffle. Norm’s prize is $5,000; he has donated $500 of...

Railroad Crossing Closing At Mill and Fourth Streets

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, the city received correspondence from Norfolk/Southern Railroad that notified the city of the railroad company’s intention of closing...

Fentanyl Anti-Drugs Awareness and Prevention Seminar

Fentanyl Anti-Drugs Awareness and Prevention Seminar will be May 11, at 10 a.m. The seminar will be located at Net Community Church, 1255 South Hackman St in Staunton. Guest Speakers will include:...

Nutrition Center

Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on the day prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center. To register for or cancel meals, call...

To You … With Love,

Hill Talk Across the lowlands of life, shadows weave their webs along the landscape. In these wearied places one is destined to search for sunlight, as the mystery of things lay low in the mind....

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Dissolution Karen Sundborg, Concrete, Wash.; John Potter, Staunton, Ill. Court Shane J Lomelino, (42), of Palmyra, committed multiple offenses on March 21, 2024. Kidnapping and Unlawful Restraint in...

Staunton Police Blotter

April 3, 2024: Dakota J. Christians; Speeding (Radar) April 4, 2024: Jarrod A. Perry; Criminal Trespass to Land; Domestic Battery April 5, 2024: Wesley R. Zumwalt; Registration Sticker April 6,...

St. Louis Cardinals begin season

The Cardinals began the home portion of their 2024 season on Thursday April 4, 2024 at Busch Stadium against the Miami Marlins. The Cardinals won this game (8-5). The season continues with games...

SJHS Cheer Tryouts for 2024 season

Tryouts will be held Monday, May 6 through May 9 from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, May 10, starting at 3:30 p.m. until done. Any fifth through seventh grade student interested in trying out...

SHS Sports: Timelines from the Sidelines Tradition everlasting

Class of 1946 Baseball For the first time in history of the school, Staunton played host to a Sectional Tournament in 19446. Unfortunately, SHS did not advance to its own even, as the Bulldogs lost...

SCC Women's Thursday League

The SCC Women’s Thursday Ladies League will begin on April 18, 2024. We will meet at the clubhouse at 9 a.m. for refreshments and tee off at 9:30 a.m. All members are invited. If you need...

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler When my husband died three years ago one of the first thoughts I had was, “I’m not going to be a widow.” What that meant, to me, was that I wasn’t going to let widowhood...

Album of the Week: The Eagles Greatest Hits

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) is the first compilation album by the American rock band the Eagles, released by Asylum Records on February 17,...

Foster

Steven Wayne Foster, 70, of Mt. Olive, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 29, 2024. He was born in Germany on Oct. 26, 1953 to Stanley and Jessie Lorraine (Greemore) Foster. He graduated...

Schunk

Alberta Marie Schunk, 71, of Litchfield, died at Litchfield Health and Rehab Center in Litchfield on Sunday, March 31, 2024. Also known as “Cookie,” Alberta was born Dec. 4, 1952, in East St....

Nessl

Sharon Kay Nessl, 77, of Gillespie, died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Sunday, March 31, 2024. She was born March 23, 1947, in Alton, Ill. the daughter of Leonard Garret and Florence...

Sharos

Dr. Laurence (Larry) Bradley Sharos, 71, passed away on March 30, 2024. He was born to Hyman Chon and Jeane Kochinski and lived in Chicago on Kimball Ave until 1957 when his family bought a new home...

Bono

Robert "Bob" Bono, 77, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on March 30, 2024, following a hard-fought battle against Parkinson's Disease. he was born...

Eckhardt

Jeanne Heather Eckhardt, 60, of Staunton, died at her residence on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. She was born Sept. 16, 1063, in Alton to Ronald Ooton and...

Stroud, Jr.

Paul Jay Stroud Jr., 76, passed away in Independence Mo. On March 31, 2024. Paul was born in Granite City, Ill. On December 28, 1947 to Paul and...

Franke

Norma Jean Franke, 89, of Staunton, Ill. passed away on April 2, 2024. She was born on Oct. 4, 1934 in Bunker Hill, Ill. to the late Emil and...

For Rent

FOR RENT: Mobile Home or RV Lots. 618-512-5326 19-tf FOR RENT: Self Storage 10 x 10 and 8 x 20 Units and Fenced in Boat and Camper Storage Available at S & K storage. 1100 S.Union 618-635-5306 37-t...

For Sale

FOR SALE: April 2024 Rummage Sale/Vendor Fair, Sponsored by Livingston Street Fest Association, on Friday April 12 and Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will be held at Sacred Heart...

Services

RUBBER STAMPS and Marking Devices Available at Staunton Star-Times, 108 W. Main, Staunton tf SALES - PARTS- SERVICE: McCormick, LS Tractors, Grasshopper, Ferris Lawn Equipment, BIGHORN UTVs. Bodner...

Wanted

WANTED: Wanting to rent. 2-3 BR house with garage in established neighborhood. Minimum 6 month rental. Retired couple relocating. Excellent credit, references, and whatever else you need! Prefer...

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who supported the SHS Post Prom by purchasing a grocery raffle ticket to Bill’s IGA. The winners of the drawing are Missy Ray, $1,000 and Julie Sievers, $500. The Post Prom...

School Calendar

Varsity Softball 4/2: Home, 4:30 p.m. at Staunton vs. Father McGivney Catholic 4/3: Home, 4:30 p.m. at Staunton vs. Marquette Catholic 4/4: Away, 4:30 p.m. at Mulberry Grove vs. Staunton 4/5: Away,...

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