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Parade route goodies

The Girl Scouts passed out cookies along the parade route on Sunday afternoon....

 

Leading the parade

The Staunton Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard stepped off to lead the Firemen's Parade on Sunday afternoon....

 

Homecoming fun

Smiles were in ample supply for thrill seekers during the Staunton Firemen's Celebration as a result of the spinning, twisting and fast-moving...

 

Resident expresses fireworks concerns

During Monday night’s city council meeting, a resident who lives near the Fireman’s Park was in attendance. He wanted the mayor and the city council to know that the fireworks had deposited deb...

 

New Staunton Junior High administrator

Ryan Pirok was employed as a school administrator for Staunton Junior High School during the board of education meeting held on Monday, June 20. He...

 

More positions filled for the 2022-2023 school year

by Olivia Ervin The Staunton CUSD #6 Board of Education took action during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 20, to fill positions within the school district. Three administration positions...

 

Volunteers are needed for Tour de Donut

by Olivia Ervin The Staunton CUSD #6 Board of Education took action during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 20, to fill positions within the school district. Three administration positions...

 

Learn how to respond when mental health aid is needed

Mental health and substance use issues are common. Nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1999 to 2016, 630,000 people di...

 

Retired from Community Hospital of Staunton board

The Community Hospital of Staunton Board of Trustees President, Don Kasubke, presented Bernice Henke with a plaque last Tuesday recognizing her for...

 

Williamson receives $30,000 planning grant

An Unsewered Communities Planning Grant has been awarded to the village of Williamson for $30,000. It provides funding to develop plans addressing wastewater collection and treatment. Communities are...

 

Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders to host Kids Day/Riding Skills Day

The Cahokia Creek Dirt Riders off-road motorcycle club will be having a Kids Day/Riding Skills Day on Sunday, July 10, at 9 a.m. on the club grounds i...

 

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

June 20, 2022: Nicole H. Teeske; In-State warrant June 22, 2022: Joseph Kelley; Violation of Classification - Motorcycle, No Valid Drivers License June 23, 2022: Andrea R. Dugger; Expired...

 

On Southeast spring Dean's List

Nicole Knackstedt of Alhambra has been named to the Southeast Missouri State University Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2022 semester. The university is located in Cape...

 

Fireworks injuries increasing

The American Pyrotechnics Association states that 49 states plus the District of Columbia allow some or all types of consumer fireworks. Illinois and Vermont allow only wire or wood stick sparklers...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 7, 1990 -- COUNCIL HEARS COMPLAINTS REGARDING SEWERAGE PROBLEMS -- Mayor Brauer called the Staunton City Council to order at 7 p.m. The following aldermen answered roll call: F. Stein,...

 

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Looking Back

This week's Looking Back photo is the property of Marie (Ahrens) Mindrup of Alhambra. It shows the Evangelical Zion Church that was once part of...

 

From Our Files

Issue of June 26, 1997 Lester and Norma Jean (Northcutt) Cummings will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. Robert and Frieda (Covi) Augustine of Livingston celebrated their 50th...

 

In Illinois, another key moment in Revolution happened on July 4

By Tom Emery During the American Revolution in Illinois, the Declaration of Independence was not the only important event on July 4. On that date in 1778, George Rogers Clark’s brazen capture of...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Lately, I’ve become acutely aware of the clarity in my life. This clarity was earned with all that I had and all that I am. I know I am not alone. I know our numbers are too great...

 

Pfalzgraf

Rhonda D. Pfalzgraf, 69, of Staunton, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was born July 2, 1952, the daughter of the late Ronald and Wyeetia (Hurst) Simonson.... Full story

 

Church

George Franklin Church, 80, died Friday, June 17, 2022, at Carlinville Rehab and Health Care. He was born March 8, 1942, in Fairmont, W.V., to Beryl... Full story

 

Vaniter

Alfred E Vaniter, 75, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Jacksonville, to Bobby and Flossie (Evans) Vaniter. He married Rhoda Striplin, a... Full story

 

Richvalsky

Rhonda Faye Richvalsky, 59, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, on Friday, June 17, 2022. She was born Dec. 5, 1962, in... Full story

 

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