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Tour de Donut

Cyclists proceeded down Main Street in a steady rain to begin this year's Tour de Donut bicycle race....

 

State Funeral for "Woody" Williams Last WWII Medal of Honor Recipient

During World War II, 473 men received the Congressional Medal of Honor for their service. The last of these men, Herschel "Woody" Williams, 98, of... Full story

 

Elementary principal employed

At a special school board meeting on Thursday, July 7, the Staunton Board of Education employed Rachel Davis to serve as the elementary school...

 

Main Street mural

The new Main Street mural on the 400 block of West Main Street evokes a bright summer day with the sun's rays extending the entire width of the...

 

Arrest made under new law Digital record keeping on catalytic converters now required

Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Friday that Mark A. Schafer, age 36, was charged with one count of failure to keep electronic records of catalytic converter purchase...

 

City council held brief meeting

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, the city council received a request from the Staunton FFA to reserve Firemen’s Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2, for the annual Back- to-School...

 

Girl Scouts food stand at Tour de Donut

Girl Scout Troop 6098 sold Italian beef at the Tour De Donut to raise money for camping and future trips. The girls are very thankful to the riders...

 

Kids' play

Kids had a great time playing Splat the Rat at the community street fest held at St. Paul United Church of Christ on Saturday afte...

 

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....

 

Montgomery County Antique Farm Equipment Show set for July 23 & 24

The Mid-State Collectors Club is preparing for their local summer tractor and equipment show. Changes are being made for this 2022 show. It will be held Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, at the...

 

Now here's a Tip

* "To remove paint or stain from hands (even oil-based), use an old dry washcloth with liquid hand soap -- no water. After the paint is loose, rinse with warm water." -- H.P. in Washington * "Candle...

 

Senior citizens held meeting

The meeting on July 7 was brought to order by President Gerry Cook. The 25 members in attendance said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. We had one visitor, Norma Albright. The minutes...

 

Blood drive in Gillespie

The Gillespie community is hosting a blood drive on Monday, July 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. It will be held at 900 Broadway, inside the United Methodist Church gym. To donate, contact Brenda Lowe at (217)...

 

Join a local Girl Scout troop

Now is a great time to join a local Girl Scout troop for girls kindergarten-5th grade. Girl Scouts are running their extended year deal, which is $35 and will last until Sept. 30 of 2023; however,...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

June 27, 2022 - James C. Blum - Violation of Orders of Protection, Aggravated Domestic Battery June 28, 2022 -Kaitlyn E. Wilhelm - Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Suspend Revoked Drivers License,...

 

Young Citizen of the Year

Recognizing outstanding achievements and civic responsibility, Adelyn Johnson was recently recognized by the Village of Maryville Board as a 2022...

 

On UIS spring semester Dean's List

The University of Illinois Springfield spring Dean’s List includes McKenna Vereeke of Alhambra. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate who took at least eight graded...

 

Ice cream social in Mt. Olive

The members of Mt. Olive's Immanuel Lutheran (town clock) Church are sponsoring an ice cream social on Sunday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. They will be serving sandwiches, desserts, drinks, and the great...

 

Summer flea market

Staunton St. Paul UCC is hosting a flea market every third Saturday through October from 8-12. Please call the church office at 618-635-2386 to reserve a spot. The next market is July 13 and will be...

 

Spudich

Lynette Lucille Spudich, 95, of Glen Carbon, Ill., formerly of Hamel, died on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Meridian Village Senior Living Community... Full story

 

Lesich

John William Lesich, June 18, 1939 - June 29, 2022. Age 83 of Shelby Township, Mich. John is survived by his dear and loving wife, Patricia (nee... Full story

 

Wayman

Gilbert Ray Wayman, 73, of Staunton, Ill., died at his residence on Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born on Aug. 7, 1948, in Carlinville, a son of Gilbert and Gladys (Scoggins) Wayman. He married Anita...

 

Neuhaus

Mark William Neuhaus, 70, of Staunton, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Saturday, July 9, 2022. He was born Oct. 19, 1951, in Staunton, to Carl and Irene Mishanec Neuhaus. He married... Full story

 

White

Roland Eugene White, 71, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, July 3, 2022. He was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Jacksonville, to Oliver and Esther Schrier White. He married Linda...

 

Arden

Harry G. Arden, 94, of rural Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was born April 29, 1928, in Benld, the son of Mike and Peligia Arden. He married...

 

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