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Memorial Day tribute

Local veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts gathered at the Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died while serving their...

 

Kindergarten retirements

Three educators retired from the kindergarten classroom at the end of the school year. Denise Ondes (left) served as a kindergarten paraprofessional,...

 

Staunton FFA 2022-2023 Chapter officer team

On May 16, a committee of faculty, staff, Staunton FFA alumni members, and current Staunton FFA members inter- viewed 12 individuals vying for a...

 

Firemen busy preparing for Homecoming

Be sure to mark your calendar for the return of Staunton’s Homecoming celebration set to be held June 24, 25 and 26 complete with beer, bingo, concessions, rides, music and a variety of food every n...

 

IDPH issues update on potential cases of severe hepatitas in children in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced last week that it has received reports of a total of nine patients under investigation for severe hepatitis in children under ten years of...

 

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....

 

SHS May Students of the Month

Two students were selected by the Staunton High School staff as the students of the month for May. The students who were honored were sophomores...

 

Register your parade entries now

The Staunton Fire Department would welcome your entry in their Parade of decorated floats and bands being organized for the Staunton Homecoming Celebration June 24-26. If you wish to participate in...

 

UIS graduate

Jared Young of Gillespie earned a degree from the University of Illinois Springfield at the conclusion of the spring semester on May 14. Young earned his MPA in Public Administrati...

 

On SNHU winter 2022 President's List

David Klenke of Worden was named to the Southern New Hampshire University winter 2022 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and...

 

On BVU's spring Dean's List

Joseph Fisher of Staunton was named to Buena Vista University's Spring 2022 Dean's List. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester....

 

SIUE spring commencement Class of 2022 graduates

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville completed 2022 spring commencement exercises for 2,438 eligible graduates during a series of ceremonies held April 30 and May 6-7. Degrees were bestowed upon...

 

Summer bird walk at Bremer Sanctuary

Would you like a chance to spot a Louisiana waterthrush? Or perhaps a sora? How about a blue-gray gnatcatcher or a northern parula? Come join the Bremer stewards at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, for the...

 

Collector's report

The collector’s report from the May 23 city council meeting included the following: State of Illinois - State Use Tax $14,718.48; Income Tax $160,424.88; Video Gaming Tax $12,239.12; Cannabis Use...

 

Public health officials warn about salmonella outbreak linked to Jif peanut butter

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to...

 

Looking Back

This photo was taken in 1950 and shows the students at Butler School. The small blackboard identifying Butler School is being held by Gerald Scherff....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, May 17, 1990 -- FIRE DESTROYS MAIN STREET LANDMARK -- A fire of undetermined origin totally destroyed two buildings on Main and Union Streets Saturday night. The buildings at 100 and 102...

 

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From Our Files

Issue of May 29, 1997 Miss Staunton candidates were announced. They were Maria Garbin, Jayne Johnson, Marci Kolkovich, Krissy Meyer and Rachel Streeb. Frederick E. Morgan (74) of Staunton died May 23...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I think a lot about perspective. I’ve even touched on the topic from time to time. But today, I stumbled across a new take on it. (Stumbled being the operative word. Isn’t it funn...

 

Living a long, healthy life

Many people wonder what they can do to live a long, healthy life, much like Betty White, who died days before her 100th birthday early this year. Preventative care plays an important role. “Preventa...

 

Cox

Mary O. Cox, 89, of Benld, Ill., died at her residence on Monday, May 23, 2022. She was born April 26, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo., to Wick and Clara (Miller) Seeba. She married James E. Cox, Sr., on... Full story

 

Domkoski

Sarah Ann Domkoski, 90, of Wilsonville, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Gillespie on Monday, May 23, 2022. She was born July 13, 1931, in Bunker Hill to James Davis and Ida (Hausman) Davis. She... Full story

 

Pizzi

Gloria Margaret Warford Pizzi, 96, of Benld, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Gillespie on Saturday, May 28, 2022. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Nebo to Charles and Faye (Gregory) Niebrand. She... Full story

 

Vacation Bible School at local Methodist church

Staunton UMC will be having Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15. Time is 5 to 8 p.m. The theme is "Food Truck Party." All kids from pre-school through 6th grade are...

 

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