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Spring planting

After a string of wet days, the fields are finally prepared and spring planting is done or underway. This field in rural Staunton was planted on...


SHS principal hired

Staunton High School will be welcoming Carrie Griffith to the Staunton CUSD #6 family. On Tuesday, May 31, the CUSD #6 Board of Education employed...


Pancake breakfast at Boy Scout shed this Saturday

There will be a pancake breakfast at the Boy Scout shed, 121 N. Elm, in Staunton this Saturday, June 11. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost for the breakfast...


City-wide yard sales and chamber Ridiculous Days

The annual Staunton city-wide yard sales plus the Staunton Chamber of Commerce Ridiculous Days are both being held this weekend. The city-wide yard sales are set for Friday and Saturday, June 10...


Fatal crash in Macoupin County

A two-vehicle crash at Illinois Route 16 at County Line Road in Macoupin County resulted in a fatality on Tuesday, May 31, at 4:23 p.m. The Illinois State Police's investigation revealed that Grace...


Tax bills to be mailed June 10 Payments due on July 11 and Sept. 16

Macoupin County Treasurer Roger Anderson states that the 2021 real estate tax bills will be mailed June 10. Approxi- mately 38,000 tax bills are being prepared for mailing. The first installment is...


CDC reports 19 Illinois counties at high community level for COVID

According to the CDC, 19 Illinois counties are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19,. An additional 31 counties in Illinois are now rated at Medium Community Level, including Madison...



Calvin F. "Sonny" Penrod, 85, of New Douglas, Ill., died Monday, May 30, 2022, at the University Care Center in Edwardsville. He was born on June 25,... Full story



Ida Maryann Hendriksen, 106, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died at her daughter’s residence on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Ida was born on Oct. 28, 1915, in Mt. Olive, the daughter of Otto Victor and Emilia... Full story



Darvin Dean Hensley, 87, of rural Worden, Ill., died Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his residence. Born July 30, 1934, in Virden, he was the son of the... Full story



Patricia Johnson, 71, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Heritage Health in Litchfield. She was born Feb. 1, 1951, to Henry and Betty (Jones) Gerdes in Litchfield. Patt was CNA... Full story



Vera Kay Gerecke, 55, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton on Friday, May 27, 2022. She was born July 11, 1966, in Carrollton, to Harry and Mary (Meyer) Gerecke. She was a... Full story



Roxanne Lynn Gregory, 59, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born on... Full story



Marian Mae Smith, 78, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Thursday, June 2, 2022. She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in... Full story



Debby Theresa (Crowder) Lovsey, 66, of Wilsonville, Ill., passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Ill. Born May 15, 1956, in St. Louis County, Missouri, she was a... Full story



Charmaine Banovic, 88, of Staunton, Ill., died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Liberty Village in Maryville. Born March 1, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., she... Full story



Edna M. (Kelly) Audi, 90, of Divernon, Ill., formerly of Gillespie, died at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Sunday, May 29, 2022. She was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Gillespie, to James Orville and... Full story



Sharon L. Komnick, 79, of Bethalto, Ill., died at her residence on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. She was born on July 31, 1942, in Wood River, to Osborne "Curly" and Virginia (Melow) Hedges. She married Wi... Full story



Eugene J. Wieseman, 84, died Saturday, June 4, 2022, at his residence near Worden, Ill. He was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Bunker Hill, a son of the late... Full story


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....


Staunton Police Blotter

May 25,2022: Cynthia D. Hash; In-State Warrant May 25, 2022: Christopher L. Vesper; In-State Warrant May 26, 2022: Scott T. Schmitt; Speeding (Radar) May 26, 2022: Ernest L. Stevenson; In-State...


Livingston Summer Fest on June 18

The Village of Livingston is hosting a Summer Fest on Saturday, June 18, at Veterans Memorial Park in Livingston. The event promises to be exciting for the whole family with live music, food, vendors...


Time change at Methodist church

The worship time will be changing at First United Methodist Church in Staunton on Sunday, July 3. Worship time will move from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This is due to the fact that Pastor Nancy will also...



We send a special Thank You to Walter Spotte for sending us his photo of the North School patrol boys. This group would patrol the Route 4 crossing...


Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, May 17, 1990 -- Second Grade Olympics balloon found -- Each year, the second grade classes at Staunton Public School hold a balloon launch as part of the opening ceremonies to their Second...


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