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Articles from the May 24, 2023 edition

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Flying caps and confetti

Eighty-three Staunton High School seniors received their diplomas during the graduation ceremony held in the gym at Staunton High School on Friday...


Kids' Fishing Derby

It was a beautiful day for fishing on Sunday afternoon as kids and parents gathered at Staunton Sportsman's Club for the annual ev...


Firemen's Homecoming lineup

The Staunton Firemen's annual homecoming celebration is coming up on June 23-25. Live music will be provided by three bands: Friday - Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters from 8-11 p.m....


Memorial Day services scheduled

The American Legion Post 362 and VFW Post 1241 will be conducting Memorial Day ceremonies at the following locations and times on Monday, May 29. They are listed here in order of the time they will...


Need news copy early for next week's paper

The next issue of the Star-Times is Wednesday, May 31, with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29. Since Monday is the day we usually finalize the paper, that work will have to be done on...


Area woman is 8th victim in I-55 dust storm crash

The Illinois State Police announced the death of another victim in multiple crashes that occurred on May 1, at approximately 10:55 a.m. on both northbound and southbound Interstate 55, between mile...

 By Kelly Costa    News    May 24, 2023

Main Street properties for sale

During Monday night’s city council meeting, the property at 104 E. Main Street and 108 E. Main Street was declared as surplus real property and authorized for sale at a minimum bid of $10,000. All...



Dennis G. Nowell, 72, formerly of Mt. Olive Ill., died peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Portageville, Mo., on... Full story



Curt L. Hicken, 73, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Thursday, May 18, 2023. He was born Oct. 30, 1949, in Litchfield, to Neal and Mary Lucille (Keck) Hicken. He married Elizabeth Jean... Full story



Herbert C. "Herb" Sievers, 74, of Staunton, Ill., died on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born June... Full story



Kinsley Elizabeth Blum was born without a heartbeat Sunday, May 14, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Ill. Though she never spent much time with us on earth, she touched many of our lives... Full story



Janet Meininger, 75, of Plainview, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, on Monday, May 8, 2023. She was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Alton, to Kenneth and Irene (Myers) Foreman. She married... Full story



Lillian June Strubinger, 91, formerly of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at River Crossing of Alton on Monday, May 15, 2023. She was born July 16, 1931, in Hardwick, Vt., to Chester and June Bailey. She... Full story



Kay Ann Purdy, 81, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Friday, May 19, 2023. She was born July 22, 1941, in East Chicago, Ind., to Henry Wagner and Irma Johanntosettel. She... Full story


Honor Memorial Sunday

Everyone is invited to attend First Baptist Church at 410 W. 3rd North Street in Mt. Olive as they celebrate "Honor Memorial Sunday" in the 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. services. Special...


Staunton Senior citizens held meeting

The May 18 meeting of the Staunton Senior Citizens was called to order at 1 p.m. by president, Gerri Cook. There were 30 members in attendance. The Lord's Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance were said....


Celebrating 90th birthday

Frances Westerhold will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House for family and friends at The Glenwood in Staunton on Saturday, June 3.  The Open House will be 1:30 - 3:30 in the...


Band Booster Fundraiser Thursday

The Staunton Band Boosters is partnering with Littly Italy's Pizza for a fundraiser night. On Thursday, May 25, the Staunton Band Boosters will receive a percentage of pizza sales to benefit the...


Matter of Balance to begin May 30 in Gillespie

Many people experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to help people manage falls and increase their activity levels. The...


Italian-American Days Celebration Memorial Day weekend in Benld

The Italian Club of Benld, a non-profit organization, invites everyone to the Benld City Park on May 26, 27 and 28 to celebrate the 69th Annual Italian-American Days Festival. The festival is known...


Girl Scouts' mother-daughter tea party

Girl Scouts' mother-daughter tea party Local Girl Scout Troop 6098 hosted a Mom and Me Tea for Mother's Day. Girls Scouts from Service Unit 107...


Zion Lutheran School graduates

The 2023 graduates of Zion Lutheran School are Thomas Beys, son of Michael and Angie Beys and Kindra Beys; Sophia Bond, daughter of Brian and Carol...


Macoupin medical scholarships awarded

The Carlinville Area Hospital Auxiliary presented $1,000 scholarships to two Macoupin County high school seniors during its semi-annual dinner meeting on May 9. Scholarship program leader Karen... Full story


CHS nurse wins DAISY award

Sara Angel, RN of Community Hospital of Staunton (CHS) was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of...


Memorials to SEF

The Staunton Education Foundation would like to thank the following people for their memorials: In memory of Beverly Smith and Betty Peterson made by Dolores & Wayne Brooke of Livingston In memory of...


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