Articles from the October 26, 2022 edition

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Chili Cook-off

Chili Cook-off People took advantage of the beautiful fall day to meander through Duda Park and sample all the entries in the Chili Cook-off...


Planning for truck stop in Staunton

The Staunton City Council waived the first reading and approved an ordinance on Monday night that sets the gears in motion for a truck stop and convenience store to be constructed by Meyer Oil...


Harvest time

This year's harvest saw farmers in the field one day picking corn and the next day combining soybeans. These pictures were taken last week on the...


Halloween Parade

The Staunton Lions Club an- nual Halloween Parade will be Sunday, Oct. 30. Participants should meet at the Staunton band shelter in back of the Staunton Public Library begin- ning at 5:40 p.m. The...

 By Olivia Ervin    News    October 26, 2022

SHS to expand CTE program

The Staunton CUSD #6 Board of Education met on Monday, Oct. 17, in the unit library for the monthly meeting. The board discussed the Ma- coupin/Montgomery Counties Career and Technical Education...


Seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year

The Staunton Chamber of Commerce is seeking nomina- tions for the 2022 Citizen of the year. The Citizen of the Year will be chosen by a commit- tee appointed by the Staunton chamber. Nominations are...


Staunton man dies in crash in West Alton

A Staunton man, George D. Redenius, age 82, was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday, Oct. 18, after his car was struck by a Hino truck that ran a red light at a West Alton intersection. The...



Bernice Hemann, 84, of Staunton, Ill., died at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. She was born Dec. 24, 1937, in Staunton to Ben Wessel and Minnie Wehr. She... Full story



George David “Dave” Redenius, 82 of Staunton, Ill., formerly of Belvidere, died on Oct. 18, 2022. Dave was a son of the late George and Gertrude (Erickson) Redenius and was born on Feb. 24, 1940,... Full story



Claire Ann Lienard, 59, of Gillespie, Ill., died on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. She was born Oct. 31, 1962, in Litchfield, the daughter of Edward and Joan (Bednar) Lienard. Claire was very lovable who... Full story



Sharon Mae Dann, 75, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. She was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Centralia, to Orvil Hopper and Dorothy Ellis. She was retired... Full story



Debrah Barber, 74, of Benld, Ill., died at her son's residence in Gillespie on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. She was born June 23, 1948, in Alton, the... Full story



Carolyn F. Duncan, 70, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Alhambra Nursing and Rehab Center on Monday, Oct. 17. She was born Jan. 20, 1952, in Litchfield, to Clarence A. Russell and Letha Davis Lubrant.... Full story



Edward A. Bertrand, 64, of Worden, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at his residence. Born Sept. 8, 1958, in Granite City, he was a son of Betty (Creek) Bertrand and the late Huntley Bertrand. He... Full story



Orville Herman Franke, 92, of rural Litchfield, Ill., died at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. He was born Nov. 18, 1929, in rural Litchfield to Herman Arno and Clara Marie (Boehme) Franke. He... Full story



Katherine F. (Leadbetter) Robinson, 65, of Staunton, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at her residence with family by her side. She was born Dec. 19, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a daughter of the... Full story



Michael Joseph Reiniesch, 71, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. He was born Oct. 1, 1951, in Gillespie, to Joseph and Eleanore (Kulenkamp) Reiniesch. He married... Full story


Renken Road Trunk or Treat

The second annual Renken Road homeowners Trunk or Treat will be held this Sunday, Oct. 30. Everyone is invited to participate and get in on the fun at 9384 Schaefer Road between 4:30 and 7 p.m. for...


County woman charged in death of 3-year-old

Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison, Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, Carlinville Police Chief David Haley and Litchfield Police Chief Kenneth Ryker announced on Saturday, Oct. 22,...


Truck or Treat at Zion Sunday

Zion Lutheran School’s Trunk or Treat is Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. They would love to have more cars participating. Please email [email protected] if you would like to decorate a...


Social media forum at high school

Do you have questions about what your kids are doing on social media? Would you like information about how to keep your kids safe online? If so, please plan to attend the Social Media Parent forum on...


Looking Back Photo

This week's Looking Back photo shows the Puritan Malt baseball team of Williamson in the 1930s. Those in the photo are (back, L to R) Tubby Novotney,...


From Our Files

Issue of Oct. 23, 1997 The football Bulldogs were undefeated in conference play. Denise Philippe and Daniel Mateyka were married June 27 in Edwardsville. Alma Lena Drewel (87) of Mt. Olive died Oct....


Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1990 -- Staunton's Second Centennial -- New Years Day is next week. It starts 1991, an important year in Staunton when we celebrate our second Centennial. The first Centennial, in 1...


As you prepare to vote, be informed – not misled

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the News Literacy Project. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. By ALEE QUICK Civic...


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