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City clerk employee hired

By Kelly Costa Personnel matters were on the agenda at the Staunton City Council meeting held on Monday night at the community center. The council gave approval to hire Tonya Whaley as full-time city...


Music trivia night this Saturday

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...


KCs donate to special education

The Staunton Knights of Columbus made a $2,791 donation from their annual Intellectual Disabilities Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive). Pictured are Alison...


Surge of COVID-19 cases stresses Illinois healthcare

–Capitol News Illinois As the omicron variant surges across the state, last week Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned that hos- pitalizations are about as...


Antivirals for COVID-19 to be available soon

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is an- nouncing two new COVID-19 oral antivirals, Paxlovid (Pfizer) and Molnupiravir (Merck), will be available in Illinois later this month. The...


Pork steak dinner this Sunday at Concordia

Concordia Hall, 709 S. Union, in Staunton will hold their pork steak dinner this Sunday, Jan. 16. The pork steak dinner is priced at $10 and comes with cole slaw and baked beans. The public is...


Sorento School might close

The Sorento community, about 500 in population, will find out Wednesday, Jan. 12, if their elementary school will be closed by the Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education. Sorento Elementary is a Na-...


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....


December 2021 was exceptionally warm

Provisional data show December was among the top five warmest on record in Illinois, with no snow on Christmas, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois...


Email and text options for FOID card and CCL correspondence

The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau announces the option for customers to receive correspondence regarding their FOID cards and CCLs from the ISP by email and/or text message instead... Full story


Public Health adopts CDC recommendations for boosters after five months

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation to shorten the interval from six months to five months for when people w...


New agent at Cisler Real Estate

Becky Leach is now working with Cisler & Associates Real Estate as their newest real estate agent. Leach grew up in the Highland area, but now...


Staunton Police Blotter

Jan. 3, 2022: Ian M. Bridges; Expired Registration Sticker Jan. 4 2022: Deanna R. Renfroe; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle Jan. 5, 2022: Zaira M. Davis; Cell phone - Hands Free Jan. 5, 2022:...


Water pipes need care in extreme cold

With extreme cold temperatures occurring across the state, Illinois American Water is reminding homeowners to take steps to prevent frozen pipes. During these cold temps: • Allow a small trickle of...


SHS December Students of the Month

Two students were selected by the Staunton High School staff as the students of the month for December. The students who were honored are junior Joey...


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)...



Samantha Alice Muir-Hogsed, 49, of Staunton, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. She was born Sept. 29, 1972, in... Full story



Richard Edwin Belovich, 84, of Litchfield, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Litchfield, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. He was born May 5, 1937, at home in East Gillespie, to Joseph and Barbara (Gavrun)... Full story



Billie Westwood, 93, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. She was born May 5, 1928, in Troy, Mo., to Daniel and Margaret (Ramsour) Hearn. She married... Full story


Bulldogs basketball report

The Staunton High School boys basketball team lost to North Mac on Jan. 4. N. Mac ... 10 -16 -15- 12 = 53 Staunton 8 - 7 - 8- 14 = 37 On Jan. 7, the... Full story



Debra Sue Page, 62, of Walshville, Ill., died suddenly at her home on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. She was born Sept. 29, 1959, to Wanda Smeathers in Owensbo... Full story



Kathy Joe Evanick, 59, of Benld, Ill., died at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. She was born Dec. 28, 1962, in Litchfield, to Elmer and Doris (Chaplin) Schoen. She married Leonard W. Evanick... Full story



Jim J. Ulrich, 88, of Staunton, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Heritage Health in Staunton. Born Aug. 8, 1933, in New Douglas, he was a son of the late Irvin and Helen (Shields) Ulrich. He... Full story



Norma M. Biros, 88, of Staunton, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Hillsboro Rehab & Health Care Center in Hillsboro. She was born April 13, 1933, in Fayette County, W.V., the daughter of the... Full story


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