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Safe Passage available

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, two representatives from Safe Passage were present. Safe Passage is a program provided by St. Francis Way Clinic in Litchfield and the...


High School absenteeism climbing

by Olivia Ervin The Staunton Community Unit School District #6 Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Board members present were P. Jain, J. Renner, C. Green, D....


Educator shortages causing problems across the state

–Capitol News Illinois School officials across Illinois say a shortage of teachers and substitutes is forcing them to cancel course offerings, move them online or fill open positions with people who...


Achieved highest PSAT/NMSQT scores at SHS

Two students earned the highest PSAT/NMSQT scores at SHS. This is a national standardized test that compares students all across the country, and...


SHS Illinois State Scholars

The Staunton High School seniors that had achieved Illinois State Scholar recognition for 2022 were honored at the recent board of education meeting....


30-day wellness jump-start

Try this 30-day wellness jump-start with an achievable goal each day. “A commonsense approach to heart health includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep,” says...


Need caffeine?

Health care professionals indicate that caffeine appears to be safe for the majority of healthy adults when it's consumed in moderation. The Mayo Clinic notes that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine...


The risks of an overly sedentary lifestyle

Moving every 30 minutes is one way to reduce the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Health experts call it "sitting disease." It refers to when people spend more of their time behind a desk or...



This week we're featuring the Staunton High School basketball team from 1935. The team was successful enough to win a nice trophy. Front Row (L to...


Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 27, 1966 -- ADMIRAL LUKER GIVEN LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL -- Rear Admiral George R. Luker, Commandant of the Third Naval District, received the second highest military medal normally...


Brain fitness can help fight memory loss

It’s a common problem many of us encounter as we age — we forget more things and it seems to happen more frequently. It can be a frustrating experience and even a frightening one as we worry that...


From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 23, 1997 Michael Johnson announced his candidacy for mayor of Staunton. Senator Vince Demuzio took the oath of office last week for another term as State Senator from Illinois 49th Senat...


Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler There’s something about a new year that often has me reflecting on time. I guess that’s fairly natural. For many of us, January is a time of assessing priorities, setting goals,...



Silas M. Burgess, 80, of Staunton, Ill., died peacefully at his residence with family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Born Oct. 10, 1941, in... Full story



Kelly Lyn Daley, 55, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. She was born Sept. 8, 1966, in Alton. She was a kitchen and bath designer. Kelly... Full story



Thomas Dale Hubert, 78, of Benld, Ill., died at his residence on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. He was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Carlinville, to Charles G. and Sue (Suchko) Hubert. He married Dona (Sandretto)... Full story



Ronald Louis Cunningham, 76, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. He was born June 12, 1945, in Carlinville, to Louis and Margret (Radae)... Full story



Sheryl Elaine Halpin, 71, of Dorchester, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. She was born Jan. 20, 1950, in Springfield, to Richard and Beverly (Killen) Arvin. She married James... Full story



Truman Leonard Burns, 76, of Carlinville, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. He was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Carlinville to Robert and Irene (Schaaf) Burns. He... Full story



Pamela Sue Hayden, 65, of New Douglas, Ill., died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at her residence. She was born Jan. 31, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., the dau... Full story



Tanya M. Feeley, 47, of Carlinville, Ill., died at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. She was born April 1, 1974, in Savannah, Ga., to Michael and Rebecca (Tolle)... Full story



Nelson L. Marasti, 82, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Staunton to Nello and Leona (Salter) Marasti. He married... Full story



Geraldine Mae Harvill, 73, of Gillespie, Ill., died at her residence on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. She was born July 15, 1948, in Bethalto, to John Tucker and Mae (Hauseman) Tucker Adams. She married... Full story


Painter service

There will be a memorial service for Peggy Painter at Cornerstone Church in Benld at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30.... Full story


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