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Construction gains ground

As harsh winter weather settles in, the outside construction of the new Sanks Machining building on State Route 4 south of Staunton is complete...

 

New laws on Jan. 1

–Capitol News Illinois Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see a boost in their hourly pay to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants in affordable housing units will be allowed to keep pets....

 

Tournament champions

The SHS Lady Bulldogs have been enjoying an outstanding season. Last week the girls won the Winterfest Tournament held at Christ Our Rock Lutheran...

 

2021 year in review from the pages of the Star-Times

Part 2 July 7, 2021 Gov. Pritzker warned of threats posed by the Delta variant and urged caution when going out. The SHS Class of 1970 held their 50+1 reunion. Obituaries: Mildred M. Pervinsek (103)...

 

Illinois State Museum launches Route 66 collecting initiative

The Illinois State Museum announces its Route 66 collecting initiative focused on expanding the museum's holdings of related historic objects in...

 

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. Marriage...

 

Driver Services facilities and Secretary of State departments closed Jan. 3-17 due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments will not conduct in-person transactions – including...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Dec. 28, 2021: Cheyanne N. Hein; Disobeyed Stop Sign Dec. 29: Elizabeth J. Hart; Disobeyed Stop Sign Dec. 29: Jason M. Ray; Resist, Obstruct a Peace Officer, Firefighter Dec. 30: Cory J. Eulberg;...

 

2021 Macoupin County tentative multiplier announced

Macoupin County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment...

 

It's time for eagles to return to the Alton area

Eagles are returning to their winter homes in southwest Illinois and the region is preparing for the upcoming eagle season with a full schedule of events including a kick-off festival on Saturday, Jan...

 

Staunton Sports Boosters to host trivia night

Music trivia with Big Papa G will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Concordia Hall at 709 South Union Street in Staunton. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person with a...

 

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 (217)...

 

Antique tractor club meeting

The Mid-State Collectors Club first meeting for 2022 will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at Maverick restaurant at Litchfield. Attendees are asked to arrive prior to 7 p.m. to eat dinner before the...

 

Looking Back

This week's photo is a wintertime of the old South School. There is no indication of the year the photo was taken. The South School operated many...

 

Adopt-A-Pet's

Benld Adopt-A-Pet's shelter at 807 Stewart in Benld is open Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays and holidays. Please call 217-835-2538...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Turning the calendar over to a new year is often a time of reflection, not only to look backward but also to look ahead. What can happen to make the future bigger and brighter? The...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 2, 1997 Roosevelt Financial Group Inc., the holding company for Roosevelt Bank, announced on Dec. 23 that they will merge with Mercantile Bank. The merger will be completed in mid-1997....

 

Hainaut

Sharon Kay Hainaut, 69, of rural New Douglas, Ill., died on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at her residence. She was born on June 15, 1952, in Litchfield, the... Full story

 

Morey

Mary Linda Morey, 77, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. She was born Aug. 15, 1944, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Golda (Hampton) Withrow.... Full story

 

Tieman

Donald D. Tieman, 83, of Gillespie, Ill.,died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. He was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Carlinville, to Chester and Irene (Lueking) Tieman.  He married... Full story

 

Turner

Kim Ottis Turner, 64, of Grafton, Ill., died Dec. 29, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 2, 1957, in Alton, to Cecil and Denise (Denny McAfoos) Turner. He graduated from Bunker Hill... Full story

 

Knop service

There will be a memorial service for Bill Knop on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton. Visitation will be 9 - 11 a.m. The memorial service will start at 11 a.m. A lunch will be... Full story

 

Cunningham

Larry Louis Cunningham, 80, of Alton, Ill., formerly of Gillespie, died on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at River Crossing of Alton with his family by his side. Larry was born on May 19, 1941, in Sorento,... Full story

 

Klaus

Kenneth Eugene Klaus, 88, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Carlinville Rehab Center in Carlinville on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. He was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Womac to Otto and Clara (Bouillon) Klaus. He... Full story

 

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