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Music in the park

The music was mellow and the weather was hot when Heritage Concert Band played at the bandstand behind the library on Thursday night. The band will...


Fatal crash attributed to DUI

A single-vehicle fatal traffic crash resulted in DUI and driving too fast for conditions charges for the driver, Daniel Adams, age 34, of Gillespie. His passenger, a 59-year-old male from Witt, was...


Busiest roadside mowing period underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that the busiest roadside mowing period is underway, requiring drivers to slow down,...


Sidewalk and demolition approved

During Monday night’s city council meeting, the council agreed to proceed with the sidewalk project on Miller Street from Deneen Street to Franklin Street at a cost not to exceed $15,000 as...


School security concerns

by Olivia Ervin School safety was an important topic for discussion at the Staunton CUSD #6 Board of Education meeting held on Monday, July 18. Concerns for the school's security system were raised...


Looking back

This week's Looking Back photo shows Duda restaurant and gas station with Dixcel sign on top on Route 4 south of Staunton (then Route 66) in about...


Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 5, 1990 -- NO SMOKING AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL -- Patrick B. Heise, Executive Director, has announced that as of July 1, 1990, Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, is a smoke-free...





From Our Files

Issue of July 24, 1997 Restructuring of the bridge on Route 4 north of Staunton began with a tentative completion date of Nov. 1. Rhonda Varner of Litchfield and Brian Gregory of Staunton were...


Illinois agriculture boomed during World War I

By Tom Emery During mobilization for World War I, a popular slogan was “food will win the war.” Illinois farmers took it to heart. In both years of American participation in the war, Illinois...


Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler This week would have been 35 years for us. I thought we had 50 in the bag, but it wasn’t to be. The day still holds meaning for me. I suppose it always will. I hope so. So, I pay...


Did you know?

Historically high fuel prices will undoubtedly prove to be one of the defining stories of 2022. As the average price for a gallon of gas reached heights drivers might never have imagined, some might...


Tips to harvest garden vegetables at peak quality, flavor

Whether you started your first garden this year or are a veteran grower, we’re coming up on the heart of harvest season. One of the advantages of homegrown vegetables is that you can harvest produce...



Victor C. Buehler, 77, of Worden, Ill., died on Monday, July 18, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 28, 1944, in Granite... Full story



Terry Slimick, 72, of Sorento, Ill., died on Monday, July 18, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. He was born on July 3, 1950, in Alton, the son of Charles and Twila (Markham) Slimick. Terry... Full story



Charles A. Lindsey, 63, of Petersburg, Ill., died at his residence on Sunday, July 10, 2022. He was born July 19, 1958, in East St. Louis to Carl Lindsey and Jean (Knight) Hansard. He married Joan... Full story



Gloria Garino, 94, of Staunton, Ill., died at The Glenwood in Staunton, on Friday, July 22, 2022. She was born on Aug. 30, 1927, in Williamson, a daughter of the late Leandro and Anna Hasko Brun. She... Full story



Gary Wayne Smith, 79, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Friday, July 22, 2022. He was born June 24, 1943, in Litchfield, to Harry Smith Sr. and Maggie Linton Smith. He... Full story



Frank Eugene Castiglione, 95, of Staunton, Ill., formerly of Benld, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The son of Guy and... Full story



Kevin W. Pratt, 62, of Staunton, Ill., died July 19, 2022. Born June 26, 1960, in Highland, he was a son of the late Ronall and Barbara Pratt. Kevin... Full story



Peggy Sue Peterson, 65, of Williamson, Ill., died on Friday, July 22, 2022, at her residence. She was born on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1956, in... Full story


Motorcycle club donates to Project Kid Kare

The Band of Brothers X-Ray Co. Motorcycle Club held their annual Backpack Run on July 16. The run started and ended at Ceejo's in Gillespie. Proceeds...


Macoupin County Historical Society meeting on Aug. 1

The monthly meeting of the Macoupin County Historical Society will be Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Ruyle Building on the historical grounds in Carlinville. The speaker for this month is Bill...


Class of '72 reunion planned

The class of ’72 needs help celebrating their 50-year reunion. Anyone from ’70 through ’74 is invited to attend. Nothing is planned other than a get together at Roosters on Staunton's Main...


Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage licenses Cindy Jane Randle, Hillsboro; Donald Howard Williamson, Hillsboro Albert Joseph Dunn, Shipman; Victoria Aghetta, East Alton Aaron M. King, Girard; Alicia A. Schroeder, Girard James...


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