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Exploring the Arch helicopter

Kids at the Livingston Summer Fest got to explore an Arch helicopter on Saturday. Personnel explained how their operation works and kids were excited...

 

Off The Wall gets new mural

Those who have made the trip to Off The Wall Tacos in Benld know that the food there is a thing of beauty. Now, with the help of the Macoupin Art Coll...

 

Brianna Kruse wins FFA state public speaking

After winning the Section 15 and District 3 competitions, Staunton FFA member Brianna Kruse competed on June 14 in the Illinois FFA State Creed...

 

Murder suspect arrested in Gillespie for stealing bicycle

Deundrea S. Holloway, age 22, who lives in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street in Litchfield, was arrested in Gillespie on Thursday, June 9. Police found Holloway riding a stolen bicycle and took...

 

Murderer's clemency hearing delayed

A clemency hearing for Robert Turner has been delayed due to the fact that the victim's family was never notified by the Illinois Prison Review Board. Robert Turner's hearing was scheduled for Wednesd...

 

Homecoming this weekend

After much anticipation and hours of planning, the annual Firemen’s Homecoming Celebration will return to Staunton this weekend. The three-day weekend starts Friday, June 24, with rides by Egyptian...

 

American Legion Auxiliary presented scholarship

The American Legion Auxiliary has named Cassidy Eyman of Livingston as their Junior Member Scholarship winner. Cassidy will receive the scholarship...

 

SIUE Dean's List announced

The area students qualifying for the spring 2022 Southern Illinois University Dean’s List follow. To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours...

 

Joseph Fisher named to American Rivers Conference spring all-academic team

The American Rivers Conference has announced its 2022 Spring Academic All-Conference Team. Among those Buena Vista University student-athletes to make the list is Joseph Fisher. Fisher, of Worden and...

 

State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud

–Capitol News Illinois A state audit released Thursday found nearly $2 billion in federal money intended to help unemployed Illinoisans during the pandemic was lost to fraudulent claims in...

 

Macoupin County now at medium level for COVID

The Illinois Department of Public Health updates community assessments weekly based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It ranks the level of COVID-19 by county...

 

Greenville University Dean's List

Maddison Adolph, junior, of New Douglas and Erica Webb, senior, of New Douglas were placed on the Dean's List at Greenville University for the spring 2022 semester. To qualify for the GU Dean's List,...

 

Metro-East 2nd semester honor roll

The following area students have been named to the honor roll at Metro-East Lutheran High School for the second semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Honor roll with high distinction (g.p.a. 4.0)...

 

Monticello Sculpture Gardens 2022 summer theme to explore art

Visitors to the Monticello Sculpture Gardens at Lewis and Clark Community College this summer will explore the world of fine art through botanicals...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

June 14, 2022: Amy S. Odle; In-State Warrant June 18, 2022: Brandon L. Wikoff; Suspend Revoked Driver’s License June 18, 2022: Juvenile; Illegal Consumption by Minor...

 

Nutrition Center

Reservations for Benld Nutrition Center must be made by 1 p.m. on the day prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center. To register for o...

 

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....

 

Illinois Department of Human Services releases first-ever statewide assessment of gambling

Last week the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) released the first-of-its-kind statewide assessment of problem gambling in Illinois. Commissioned by IDHS and conducted by researchers at...

 

Looking Back

On March 3, 1956, railway passenger service ended in Staunton. An old streetcar draped in black stopped at the station on Union Street for the last...

 

From Our Files

Issue of June 19, 1997 Community Memorial Hospital opened a new medical office in Livingston. Livingston Family Practice was staffed by Dr. Deters, Dr. Jain and Sheri Banovic, CNP. A son was born to M...

 

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Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I like my phone. I rely on my phone. I truly appreciate my phone (and you, too, Siri!) but beyond that, well, my phone is just a phone. She does for me what I ask her to do, when I...

 

Letters to the Editor

Plea for justice The Illinois Prisoner Review Board had scheduled a hearing to consider Robert Turner for clemency! To say I am astounded is no measure of the outrage I am feeling. By rights, this...

 

Hartnett

Perry F. Hartnett, 91, of Staunton, Ill., died at his residence on Wednes- day, June 15, 2022. Born June 12, 1931, in Omphghent Township, Madison Coun... Full story

 

Simon

Sharon Kay Simon, 72, of New Douglas, Ill., died on Sun- day, June 19, 2022, at her residence. She was born on Thursday, Jan. 19, 1950, in Highland. S... Full story

 

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