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Livingston Summer Fest on Saturday

The Village of Livingston is hosting their second annual Livingston Summer Fest on Saturday, June 18, from 2 until 9 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial...

 

$5/gallon gas crushes previous record

The national average price of gas in the U.S. surpassed $5 per gallon on Thursday, June 9, for the first time ever, according to GasBuddy, a fuel...

 

Staunton agriculture students travel to Michigan

By Jillian McLaughlin, Staunton FFA Chapter Reporter The Staunton FFA took 19 individuals on an agriculture-based trip to northern Michigan in order...

 

Water main bids accepted

By Kelly Costa During the Staunton City Council held Monday night, the council accepted the low bid from Midwest Municipal Supply for hydrants for the Franklin/Hibbard water main project for $4,200....

 

You can still be part of the Homecoming

There is still time to become a part of the Homecoming Celebration in Staunton set for June 24, 25 and 26. Rides and carnival games will be hosted by Egyptian Exposition. However, there are two ways o...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

June 7, 2022: Derek M. Wiggins; Criminal Trespass to Land June 9, 2022: Matthew S. Griffith; Domestic Battery June 9, 2022: Juvenile; Mob Action; Resist, Obstruct a Peace Officer, Firefighter;...

 

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage License Gregory Newberry, Christine Alexander, both of Jacksonville Divorce Sandee Hans, Carrollton; Jessica Fabian, Carlinville Court • Logan Billings, 32, of Staunton, faces a felony char...

 

On Blackburn College spring Dean's List

Area students are included Blackburn College's spring Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's list must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. Bunker Hill - Josephine Manar;...

 

University of Missouri spring dean's list

Area students at University of Missouri in Columbia were named to the Dean's List: Sydney Basler of Alhambra, sophomore; Ashley Knackstedt of Alhambra, senior; Kaylee Klaustermeier of Bunker Hill,...

 

Looking Back Photograph

Walter Spotte was kind enough to share his photo of the Staunton High School basketball team from 1939-40. He even included a little history. Before...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, May 31, 1990 -- Pool - Dance Party At Forest Lakes Pool -- Forest Lakes Resort and the Majic Jukebox will co-sponsor a Pool-Dance Party at Forest Lakes Swimming Pool for area teens on...

 

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From Our Files

Issue of June 12, 1997 The Staunton High School Concert Choir returned from their five-day tour to Indianapolis, Ind., and Cleveland, Ohio, where they toured the area and performed at several location...

 

Flag Day created by Illinois dentist

By Tom Emery An oft-overlooked holiday on the calendar is Flag Day, June 14, which celebrates the official establishment of the American flag. The occasion was first created by an Illinois dentist....

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler If the fire alarm went off in your home or workplace and you had to evacuate quickly, what would you grab on your way out? Besides pets, spouses, chapstick and an extra change of...

 

Hosto

Donna M. Hosto, 83, of Staunton, Ill., formerly of New Douglas, died on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton. She was born on Sept.... Full story

 

Boster

Steve Boster, 61, of Staunton, Ill., died Monday, June 6, 2022, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. He was born on June 27, 1960, in Litchfield, the... Full story

 

Eickmeyer

Arthur William Eickmeyer, 94, of Livingston, Ill., died on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the home of his daughter in Staunton. He was born on June 28,... Full story

 

St. Clair

Jeffrey Lynn St. Clair II, 51, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died of cancer at St. John's Hospital in Springfield on Sunday, June 5, 2022. He was born Aug. 23, 1970, in Sparta, to Jeffrey and Janice (Crain)... Full story

 

Bumgardner service

A Celebration of Life will be held for William "Bill" Bumgardner, 73, of Staunton, Ill., on Saturday, June 25. It will begin at 1 p.m. at the village hall in White City. Bill died May 19, 2022, and... Full story

 

Rust

Telsie Juanita (Barnes) Rust, 88, died at Heritage Health in Staunton, Ill., on Thursday, June 9, 2022. She was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Ellington, Mo., in Reynolds County, to Dora and Ruth (Whitchurch)... Full story

 

Fassero

Ben Elvio Fassero, 72, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, June 11, 2022. He was born Oct. 18, 1949, in Litchfield, to Elvio and Juanita (Hall)... Full story

 

To You … With Love,

A quiet sorrow settles over my heart when Father’s Day arrives, as I find myself with a wild longing to reach out and touch two men I have seen and known. One was my grandfather, whom I often...

 

VBS at Gillespie Methodist church

Vacation Bible School will be held June 20-24 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at First United Methodist Church in Gillespie (900 Broadway Street). All students entering kindergarten up to entering 6th...

 

Lincoln Library and Museum will display the Emancipation Proclamation Visitors can see historic document at no cost

As America celebrates Juneteenth, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is giving everyone a chance to see a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. There will be no charge to see...

 

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