Articles from the March 22, 2023 edition

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Enjoying the STEAM

The recent STEAM Night at Staunton schools gave the elementary students a chance to share their know-how with their parents and siblings. STEAM...


Staunton 8th grade girls volleyball 3rd place at State

The 8th grade lady Terriers won 3rd place in the Illinois Class 3A State Tournament on Saturday, March 18. On Friday night, they beat New Athens...


The Addams Family is spring musical at Staunton High School

The music department at Staunton High School is busy planning their spring musical to be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. They will be performing “The Addams Family Musical” in...


Wednesday, March 29, is Vietnam Veterans Day

Wednesday, March 29, has been designated as Vietnam Veterans Day. The VFW Post 1241 in Staunton will be hosting special activities at the Post home, 120 E. Henry Street, in Staunton. Beginning at 4...


Gillespie man sentenced to a decade in prison on meth delivery case

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Thursday, March 16, that Frank D. Ashmore, age 28, of Gillespie was sentenced by the Honorable April Troemper to 10 years in the Illino...


United Methodist Church of Gillespie baptizes and confirms six youth

There was great joy on Sunday, March 12, as members of the United Methodist Church of Gillespie witnessed and celebrated six young people being...


Celebrity bartenders at VFW fundraiser

The VFW Post 1241 in Staunton will be holding a special fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Post home, 120 E. Henry St., in Staunton. The fundraiser will feature celebrity...


Memorials to local hospital

Community Hospital of Staunton would like to recognize the following memorials: Marilyn Goldasich in memory of Lisa Heyen and Jackie Yakos; Catherine S. Wright in memory of Jackie...



Merry L. Callovini, 66, of Staunton, Ill., died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. She was born Aug. 7, 1956, in... Full story



James R. Wright, 82, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield on Sunday, March 5, 2023. He was born July 11, 1940, in Alton, to Clyde Wright and Freda Boker Wright. He... Full story



William Nolan Logue Jr., 75, of Hamel, Ill., died on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at his home. William was born on Feb. 5, 1948, the son of William Logue Sr. and Mary (Manning) Logue. He attended Mt.... Full story



Carol Fern Schoeneweis, 78, of Plainview, Ill, died in Plainview on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. She was born April 10, 1944, in Alton, to Karl King and Leona Clark King. She married Rolland Schoeneweis... Full story



Rose M. McCrady, 97, of Litchfield, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Pomona to Ausba and Cora Miller. She married Charles W....



James Edward Mitchell, 76, of Earlville, Ill., died on March 16, 2023. James was born on May 24, 1946, in Litchfield, to James and Velma (Carter) Mitchell. He graduated from Gillespie High School in... Full story



Jacqueline C. Coyne, 80, of Staunton, Ill., died Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Heritage Health in Staunton. She was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Litchfield, the daughter of the late Edwin and Bertha... Full story



Dale Eugene "Geno" Hughes, 61, of Illinois died on Feb. 25, 2023. Geno grew up in Gillespie, and became an over-the-road truck driver. He loved to drive and see as much of God's country that he could... Full story



Roger D. Quarton, 66, of Findlay, Ill., died at Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville on Friday, March 17, 2023. He was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Carlinville to Donald Lee Quarton and Carolyn Rees Quarton.... Full story



Mary Catherine Legge, 62, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Thursday, March 16, 2023. She was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Litchfield, to Daniel B. Fraelle and Anna Mary Luket... Full story



Linda Gayle Cortesi, 71, of Springfield, Mo., died Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born in Arkansas on Sept. 1, 1951, to Samuel and Caleida Neely. Despite a physical disability, Linda earned a degree... Full story


Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage license John Spencer Werner, Wilsonville; Sandra Leigh Miller, Wilsonville Chandler Ross Seago, Carlinville; Adriann Leigh Welte, Carlinville Timothy Craig Huson, Palmyra; Jinying Su, Palmyra...


Scholarships available for SHS seniors

SHS seniors pursuing careers in either the medical or engineering fields are invited to apply for one of two possible Academic Merit Scholarships for an amount up to $3,000 but no less than $500....


Staunton Police Blotter

March 14, 2023: Jesse T. Wahl; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle March 16, 2023: Eric M. Streeb; Criminal Trespass to Residence March 16, 2023: Jacob C. Hellman; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle,...


Preschool screenings

Staunton Elementary School will conduct annual preschool screenings for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2022-23 school year on April 11, 12, 13 and 14. This is a free developmental screening for all...


Looking Back Photo

This week's Looking Back photo shows an automotive repair shop on what we think is North Edwardsville Street in Staunton. The gas pumps appear to be...


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