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Wild beauty

An entire field of Black-eyed Susans is stunning in a field north of Staunton....

 

Tour de Donut this Saturday

The 33rd Tour De Donut bicycle race in Staunton is all set to happen on Saturday, July 9. Race start time is 9 a.m. Registered riders can sign-in beginning at 7 a.m. Registration is now open and must...

 

Staunton man faces child pornography charges

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced last week that a Staunton man was charged with disseminating child pornography. The case is part of Raoul’s ongoing work to collaborate with federal law...

 

Raises given at special school board meeting

At the special Staunton Board of Education meeting held on June 29, bills were approved and the board approved Title Grant waivers to carry over funding from fiscal year 2022 and apply for a continuat...

 

COVID-19 level high in Montgomery County

Many residentsa of the Staunton area travel to the Litchfield area on a regular basis. Take note that in Montgomery County, community level is rated high for transmission of COVID-19. People are...

 

Macoupin County Primary Election results

Voting in Macoupin County on Primary Election day produced the following top votes. The top vote getters in Macoupin County did not necessarily win the nomination for state offices. Macoupin County...

 

American Legion members donate to VFW Post 1241

American Legion Commander Pete Matesa (left), along with legion members, presents a check for $500 to VFW Commander Brad Lemke to be used to repair...

 

Pritchett promoted

Associated Bank is happy to announce the promotion of Connie Pritchett to Assistant Director, Credit Risk Review.  Connie has worked at the bank for...

 

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....

 

Seeking sponsors for Memorial Fun/Run

Businesses and individuals are invited to participate as a sponsor for the 4th Annual Tori Carroll Memorial 5K/1-Mile Fun Run. This event will be held at Staunton High School on Saturday, Aug. 20....

 

On Drury University spring Dean's List

Earning a spot on Drury University's Dean's List is a significant accomplishment. The recognition means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a...

 

Historical society held meeting

The monthly meeting of the Macoupin County Historical Society will be held Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Ruyle Building on the historical grounds at 920 West Breckenridge, Carlinville. The...

 

Community street fest

The community is invited to participate in a family-friendly Street Fest on Saturday, July 9, from 1-4 p.m. on the lawn of St. Paul UCC (corner of Mill and Union streets) in Staunton.  The event...

 

Cookout in Gillespie

The Coal Country Sports Complex Foundation will be holding a cookout at Randy’s Market in Gillespie on Saturday, July 9. Serving will start at 10 a.m. and continue until all sandwiches are sold....

 

Litchfield Pickers Market Sunday

The Litchfield Pickers Market returns Sunday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Litchfield. This vintage and antique marketa is a fun, family-friendly event specializing in antiques,...

 

Tervasi

Joseph L. Tervasi, 52, of Wilsonville, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born Nov. 16, 1969, in... Full story

 

Nimmo

Josephine C. "Jo" Nimmo, 93, of Springfield, Ill., died on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Concordia Village. Jo was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Staunton, the daughter of the late James and Martha Haenel... Full story

 

Bledsoe

Helen P. Bledsoe, 96, formerly of Staunton, Ill., died at Edwardsville Care Center in Edwardsville on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Staunton, a daughter of the late Anton and... Full story

 

Robbins

Margaret A. Robbins, 83, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care Center in Jerseyville on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Brook, Ind., to Wayne and Jenny... Full story

 

Petroline

Betty Louise Petroline, 87, originally from Wilsonville, died on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Bridgeview Nursing Home in Ormond Beach, Fla. She was born Nov. 30, 1934, in Litchfield to Basilio and Fr... Full story

 

Byrd

Don Lewis Byrd, Jr., 57, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Thursday, June 30, 2022. He was born Sept. 30, 1964, in Red Bud to Don and Virgie Mae Johnson Byrd. He was a construction... Full story

 

Revelation study continues

The book of Revelation is the last book in the Bible and has some of the most vivid descriptions of Christ's triumph and evil's destruction in all of scripture. First Congregational Church of Bunker...

 

June weather was hotter and drier than average

June temperatures in Illinois were above normal with a prolonged heat wave mid-month, according to Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford at the University of Illinois’ Illinois State Water...

 

Looking back Photo

This 1907 postcard shows two Interurban streetcars, at the right the main line on Union Street, with Benld to the north and Worden to the south....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 7, 1990 -- Staunton Expo Is Saturday And Sunday -- The Annual Staunton Expo as sponsored by the Staunton Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, at the...

 

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