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Staunton to provide dispatch services

by Kelly Costa The Staunton City Council voted to provide radio dispatch services for the Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Service, Inc., at the city council meeting held Monday night. After negotiations,...


Sunflowers at sunset

The sun sets on this beautiful field of sunflowers growing on the Odorizzi Family Farm in rural Staunton. They have been planting between two and...



On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, Father Tom Hagstrom blessed the statue of St. Michael the Archangel that graces the lawn in front of St. Michael's Church....


Dean of students hired at special school board meeting

The Staunton Board of Educa- tion held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26. During that meeting they voted to employ Brian Hart to serve as the 6th- 12th grade dean of students and the junior high a...



Barbara Anne Cox, 88, of Benld, Ill., died at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. She was born Dec. 28,... Full story



Carole Marie Durbin, 83, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. She was born Jan. 9, 1939, in... Full story



Robert Lee "Bob" Weber, 80, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Aug. 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Sylvia (nee Ostendo... Full story



Rodney E. Ellis, 73, of Benld, Ill., died at his residence on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Brewton, Ala., to William E. and Corine Borders Ellis. He married Janet J. Knowles... Full story



Richard Joseph Gausepohl, 79, of Staunton, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 30, at Heritage Health in Staunton surrounded by his family. He was born o... Full story



Beth L. (Heyen) Rull, 44, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was born Oct. 14, 1977, in Litchfield to Mike and Debbie Heyen. She... Full story



John Rogers Peterson, 92, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died Aug. 1, 2022. He was born Aug. 10, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield to Freeland E. Peterson and Bessie Belle (Daniels) Peterson. He... Full story



Ned Ray Newingham, 77, of Gillespie, Ill., was born on Feb. 11, 1945, to Clarence and Rosa (Henson) Newingham in White Hall. Ned met Sylvia Clark and they were married on June 27, 1986. She survives.... Full story



Patrick “Pat” Aron Cunningham, 45, of New Douglas, Ill., died Friday, July 29, 2022. He was born on April 22, 1977, in Staunton. Patrick attended Highland High School and moved on to a career in... Full story



Kate (Hopley) Cordani, 95, passed peacefully at home on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, surrounded by family. Born in Dorchester, Ill., on Jan. 23, 1927, to the... Full story



Shirley A. Stearns, 90, of Bethalto, Ill., died on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton. She was born on Oct. 13, 1931, in Alton, the daughter of James and Ann (Tedrick) Zimmermann.... Full story


SHS Class of 1967 reunion in September

The Staunton High School Class of 1967 will hold a get-together of class members. The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Prairie Inn in Prairietown. The event will begin at 12 noon in...


Senior citizens held meeting

The meeting on Aug.4 was called to order by President Gerry Cook. There were 26 members in attendance who said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegience. There were no visitors or new members,...


Class of '72 reunion this weekend

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


Breakfast at Gillespie Methodist

Gillespie United Methodist church at 900 Broadway will be having a waffle, biscuit and gravy, sausage and bacon breakfast on Saturday Aug. 13, from 7 to 11 a.m. Free will offering....


Monthly flea market

Staunton St. Paul UCC is hosting a flea market every third Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Call the church office at 618-635-2386 to reserve a spot. Stop by to check out the variety...


Staunton Police Blotter

Aug. 2, 2022: Vanessa Dobrinich; Expired registration Sticker Aug. 3, 2022: Dustyn M. Kieffer; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Suspend Revoked Drivers License Aug. 3, 2022: Peggy Forbes; Expired...


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....


Looking Back Photo

This is the 1940-41 basketball team with the ball from their win at the 1941 County Tournament. Some are identified by number: 31 Norman Fuchs, 21...


Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 26, 1990 -- Petition to dissolve Livingston School District is dismissed -- At a hearing Monday night County Regional Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to dismiss the petition...


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