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Perfect day for fishing

The Staunton Sportsman's Club fishing derby was held without a raindrop in sight on Sunday afternoon. After the downpours of Saturday, the weather on...

 

New math curriculum approved

by Olivia Ervin The Staunton School Board met in regular session on Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the district library. Present were Interim Superintendent Michael Kelly; Education Services Coordinator...

 

Brett Allen hired as superintendent

After a thorough search, the Staunton Board of Education announced that Brett Allen, Staunton Elementary principal, will be transitioning into the superintendent position starting on July 1. Allen...

 

Memorial Day services

There will be no parade this Memorial Day. How- ever, the Staunton Honor Guard will conduct Memo- rial Day Services at the following times and places on Monday, May 30. 8:30 a.m. - The Glenwood 9...

 

Need copy early for next week

The Memorial Day holiday is Monday, May 30, so all copy for news and advertising to be included in our June 1 paper must be in our office no later than noon on Friday, May 27. News items and...

 
 By Kelly Costa    News    May 25, 2022

Requests granted at council meeting

During Monday night’s city council meeting, the council approved Jack Pritchett's request to hold his Eagle Scout ceremony on Friday, July 1, at the city hall complex where he completed his Eagle...

 

Chamber sponsors planters

The Planters on Main Street are becoming beautiful for the season, thanks to several Staunton Chamber of Commerce Members. SCC members have stepped...

 

Rowbotham

Harriet Rose Rowbotham, 92, of Staunton, Ill., died at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Staunton on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Born Aug. 18, 1929,... Full story

 

Klausing

Lyndel Wilmer Klausing, 70, died on Monday, May 9, 2022, at his residence in Staunton, Ill. Lyndel was born on Nov. 29, 1951, to Wilmer and Ramona... Full story

 

Scanzoni

Janice Lee Scanzoni, 77, of Livingston, Ill., died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. She was born Oct. 23, 1944, in Leef Township in Madison County, the... Full story

 

Friesner

Timothy M. Friesner, 48, died at his residence in Mt. Olive on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Tim was a baptized and confirmed member of Zion Lutheran... Full story

 

Peterson

Sharon Kay Peterson, 80, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. She was born Aug. 24, 1941, in Belleville, to Arnold and Lillian (Vogt) McDaniel. She... Full story

 

Retirement gift

Pastor Kelly Mitteis accepted a gift presented by representatives of the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League on his last Sunday as...

 

To You … With Love,

Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2022. This is your time to shine. It took some years to get to where you are today and probably seemed like it would never come – but alleluia moments do...

 

Honor Memorial Sunday

Mt. Olive First Baptist Church at 410 West 3rd North Street in Mt. Olive will be celebrating "Honor Memorial Sunday" on May 29 in the 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. services. All military and...

 

Revelation study in Bunker Hill

The book of Revelation is the last book in the Bible. It has some of the most vivid descriptions of Christ's triumph and evil's destruction in all of scripture. What does Revelation have to say about...

 

Rummage sale at Zion Church in Litchfield

Zion Lutheran Church,1301 N. State Street in Litchfield, will have their rummage sale on Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Also on Friday, the Zion PTL will have a bake sale. A $3 bag sale...

 

LOOKING BACK

Our thanks to JoAnn (Mihelcic) Hansen of Las Vegas, Nev., for submitting this week's photo. It features the Staunton High School JV cheerleaders from...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, April 26, 1990 -- LIVINGSTON SPRING CARNIVAL IS SATURDAY-- The annual Livingston PTO Spring Carnival will be Saturday, April 28th, at the Livingston High School gym. The carnival stands...

 

From Our Files

Issue of May 22, 1997 Staunton Police Officer Andy Pingolt was attacked May 19 by a pit bull that was running loose. Pingolt was notifying the owners when the dog bit him in the face. He required 40...

 

Origin of name 'Macoupin' is highly debated

By Tom Emery There is only one Macoupin County in the world, and it is generally agreed that the county takes its name from the creek that bisects it. Where the name “Macoupin” itself came from,...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I remember a book from early childhood written by Charles Schulz. It was titled, “Happiness Is” and it caused quite a stir amongst the preschool crowd (and beyond). For good...

 

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. Divorce...

 

Former Staunton man sentenced to 20 years

Macoupin County State's Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Monday that Jerry E. Shafer, age 36, formerly of Staunton, has been sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by...

 

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