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New voter cards being mailed to all county voters

Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan announced that new voter cards are being mailed to every registered voter in the county in the next few weeks. Duncan explained that state law requires the Election...

 

Wintertime – and the grilling is freezing

It was a very cold day on Sunday, but Noah Bertels (left) and Larry Bertels bravely took on the job of manning the grill so there would be plenty of...

 

SHS plus 8th grade were under an adaptive pause

OnthedaysofJan.5toJan.7, the number of students and staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 led to a portion of the student body going to full remote learning last week beginning on Tuesday,...

 

Russell Furniture donation match

Russell Furniture has once again done their annual "Dollar for Dollar" donation match for the Staunton Helping Hands Center. Danny Russell pledged a...

 

Macoupin County Public Health's latest guidelines

The Macoupin County Public Health Department continues to serve the residents of Macoupin County in COVID-19 preven- tion efforts, but at this time they are also asking everyone to as- sume...

 

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...

 

The Dugout offers a variety of products

by Debbie Hoog The Dugout in Staunton opened in August of 2021 at 213 West Main Street. The manager was familiar with the area and noticed the...

 

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)...

 

ISP's new crime reporting system is successful

The Illinois State Police is pleased to announce since becoming certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 1, 2021, over 300 law enforcement agencies have now converted to the new...

 

Secretary of State departments and Driver Services facilities to remain closed – reopening Jan. 24

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments ...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Jan. 10, 2022: Juvenile; No Tail Lights Jan. 10, 2022: Kelvin Pearson; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle Jan. 11, 2022: William J. McCarthy; No Valid Registration Jan. 11, 2022: Drake A. Dufrain;...

 

Area students earn academic recognition

Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., President's List - Katherine Vaughn, a senior Elementary Education major from Bunker Hill Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., Dean's List - Jeffrey...

 

Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center to close for $5 million capital improvement projects

The Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will be closed to the public beginning March 1 to facilitate $5 million in capital improvement projects at the site. The projects, which...

 

L&C GED classes provide students with flexible options

The Adult Education Department at Lewis and Clark Community College is once again offering flexibility for students earning their GED to study remotely, online or in-person. “In a response to...

 

LOOKING BACK PHOTO

This photo shows grades 6 and 7 at Worden Public School, taken in October 1927. Notable are the hairstyles of the girls. Each one of them has a short...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 20, 1966 -- ST. PAUL TO MARK 90TH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY -- On next Sunday, Oct. 23, special services will be held at the St. Paul United Church of Christ of Staunton to commemorate the...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 16, 1997 George and Evelyn (Fones) Swain of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Staunton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan 1. Twin sons were born to Kevin May and Kristina...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler For the last 14 months I’ve been anticipating it. Waiting. Knowing it was lurking in the corners or behind a large, formidable rock. I figured I was immersed in grief and that...

 

Numerous Presidents suffered mental health issues

By Tom Emery A surprising number of chief executives have suffered from mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism. The list includes some of the best Presid...

 

Chapman

Mary Catherine "Cookie" Chapman, 80, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at her residence on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was born April 12, 1941, in St. Louis,... Full story

 

Ulrich

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... Full story

 

McCourt

Rose Marie McCourt, 85, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. She was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Senath, Mo., to John and Maude (Gholson) Smith.  She married... Full story

 

Bray

Nicolle Rene Bray, 31, of Ballwin, Mo., died at her residence on Jan. 6, 2022. She was born April 22, 1990, in Carbondale.  She was a student. Nicolle enjoyed concerts and food. She is survived by... Full story

 

Lewis

Howard G. Lewis, 73, of Staunton,died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022,at Christian Northeast Hospital. He was born on April 15, 1948, in Alton,the son of Frank and Viola (Murphy)Lewis. Howard was a planner... Full story

 

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