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Articles from the February 23, 2022 edition

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Airplane crash at Route 4 and DeCamp Road

An airplane crash with no injuries took place in the area of DeCamp Road and Illinois State Route 4 in Staunton on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11:11 a.m. The...

 

No ruling regarding COVID-19 mandate restraining order

–Capitol News Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration said Friday, Feb. 18, it will ask the Illinois Supreme Court for an “expedited review” of an appellate court’s decision not to...

 

More ice and snow hit area

Ice was the focus of the winter storm that started Wednesday with lots of rain. The heavy rainfall prior to the ice made pretreating the roads...

 

Kindergarten pre-registration at Staunton Elementary

Kindergarten pre-registration will be held through the month of March for students entering kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration forms can be downloaded by going online to...

 

Wordi Gras celebration this Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 26, Worden, will host the 15th annual Wordi Gras celebration and parade. Last year’s event would have been its 15th year; however, due to COVID in 2021, the event was postponed....

 

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...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Feb. 18, 2022: Jordan D. Bishop; Improper Lane Usage (One way street) Feb. 19, 2022: Joshua D. Geil; Disobeyed Stop Sign...

 

Scholarship deadline is March 31

The scholarship committee is currently taking applications for the 2022 Bob Price Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to graduating students living in Illinois State Police District 18...

 

ISP responded to over 2,000 calls for service statewide during the last storm

The Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated 303 traffic crashes, responded to 827 motorist assists, and over 2,000 calls for service during the recent significant winter storm event....

 

St. Louis Home & Garden Show March 3 thru 6

The Annual Builders St. Louis Home & Garden Show is the place to see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services under one roof. Hundreds of local companies and countless experts will...

 

Motorists urged to renew license plate stickers online

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding customers with license plate stickers expiring at the end of the month that they can renew online at ilsos.gov, print their receipt and keep that r...

 

Certified food managers class and exam in March

University of Illinois Extension will be offering the state mandated Certified Food Protection Managers class and exam. The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Code (section 750.540)...

 

Veterans Assistance Commission in Benld

The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, March 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Assistant Superintendent Bobby Scott will be at the Cahokia Township office. He will be...

 

Scholarships and grants available

High school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture are invited to apply for a $2,000 Farm Credit Illinois agriculture scholarship. Thirty scholarships will be given in 2022 with two recipients...

 

Free income tax preparation assistance

Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2021 income taxes can receive free help through several trusted programs across the state of Illinois. The Internal...

 

National FFA Week celebrates 75 years

FFA members nationwide will observe the 75th anniversary of National FFA Week from Feb. 19-26, 2022. During this time the National FFA Organization and its members will celebrate what FFA is and the...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, December 1, 1966 -- REORGANIZATION OF S & L MOTOR PARTS -- At a recent reorganization of the S & L Motor Parts, Inc., whose principal office is in Staunton, some changes were made in the...

 

Midnight Appellate Court decision – Who is in control of your school?

Over the last two years schools, along with everyone else, have navigated territories that have not been experienced in our lifetime. While global pandemics are not new in history the context of each...

 

Letter to the Editor

Fond blast from the past I have a bad case of spring fever and can't wait for baseball season to start. Kittenball was a summer staple in Staunton. The Marty & Millie's team played at the old...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Feb. 20, 1997 John P. Skuta (86) of Staunton died Feb. 16 at his home. Walter J. Stemploski (90) of Staunton died Feb. 14 at Community Memorial Hospital. Joseph E. “Huck” Healey (85) of...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin Ben was a smart guy, but I’d like to add one item to his list: grief. Death is nearly, almost...

 

LOOKING BACK P H O T O G R A P H

This week's Looking Back photo shows the 1950 Staunton Terriers basketball team. Front Row: (L to R) Jim Bond, Marvin Stein, Loyal Coalson, Jim...

 

Felchner

Violet R. Felchner, 91, of Staunton, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Staunton on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. She was born on March 9, 1930, in Mutual, Colo., a daughter of the late Jack and Mary... Full story

 

Dobrinich

Joshua "Chache" Michael Dobrinich, 44, died unexpectedly on Feb. 9, 2022. He was born Oct. 31, 1978, in Staunton, the son of the late Michael and Debra (Sparrowks) Dobrinich. Joshua graduated from... Full story

 

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