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Articles from the November 2, 2022 edition

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Lions Halloween Parade

Kids and adults lined up for the Staunton Lions Club Halloween parade on Sunday evening. The parade started at the police station then down Main...

 

More information on county child's death

The 3-year-old boy who died Thursday, Oct. 20, has been identified as Hunter Drew of Carlinville. Ashley N. Bottoms, age 33 of Carlinville, was...

 

Adopt-A-Pet Trivia this Saturday, Nov. 5

“They’re baaack.” That’s the famous line from what ghostly movie? It’s also the plan for Adopt-A-Pet Trivia Night 2022. After three long years without a chance to show your trivia...

 
 By Kelly Costa    News    November 2, 2022

City aldermen down by three

During the city council meeting held on Oct. 24, a letter of resignation was received from Ward 2 Alderman Rick Johnson dated Oct. 14, 2022, effective immediately. Johnson’s resignation is due to...

 

Schools, students still recovering from pandemic learning loss State report card shows scores falling but student growth accelerating

–Capitol New Illinois Student test scores continued to fall last year but new data shows Illinois’ students are on the path to recovering from the learning loss that occurred dur- ing the...

 

Moehle

Elmer Herbert "Bert" Moehle, 97, from Worden, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Meridian Village Senior Living. Elmer was born in... Full story

 

Whitlock

Christopher M. Whitlock, 49, of Gillespie, Ill., died on Oct. 22, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., surrounded by his family. Even through two battles with cancer and an accident... Full story

 

Anglin

Mary Evelyn Anglin, 68, of Benld, Ill., died at her residence on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. She was born March 16, 1954, in East St. Louis, to Clarence Eveart and Minnie Lee Scholes. She married William... Full story

 

Behrens

Frederick "Ted" George Behrens, 77, of Gillespie, Ill., passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at 8:16 p.m. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis surroun... Full story

 

Schaller

Alice Eleanor Schaller, 85, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Staunton, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. She was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Shipman, to Howard and Eleanor (Schoeneman) Newby.... Full story

 

Schmidt

Edward J. Schmidt, Jr., 71, of Livingston, Ill., died in Wood River on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. He was born Jan. 10, 1951, in Belleville to the late Edward J. Schmidt and Jacqueline Lillian Knight.... Full story

 

Looking back Photo

The Yellow Dog Saloon in Worden was built approximately 1873 and is still a popular gathering place today. It is located on the corner of Wall and...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Jan. 2, 1975 -- FORMER RESIDENT FACES BURGLAR -- Howard Mull, a custodian at Fairview School, 2200 Ridgety Ave., Springfield, told police there that at about 7:15 p.m. he confronted a...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Oct. 30, 1997 The SHS Bulldogs completed a perfect 9-0 season and will host Red Hill in the first round of playoffs. A daughter was born to Dwayne and Angie (Rantanen) Heim of Staunton on Oct...

 
 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 2, 2022

War of the Worlds rocked radio listeners

A seemingly innocent fictional radio broadcast caused panic in the streets in 1938. Sunday, Oct. 30, marked the anniversary of the national radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which was...

 

Meals delivered to area farmers

The HSHS St. Francis Foundation Leadership Council and its agriculture committee delivered 60 healthy box lunches to area farmers on Friday, Oct. 21....

 

Completed training

PFC Haileigh Marie Lenger enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and has completed basic training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) specializing in Bridge Crew Member Engineering at Fort Leonard...

 

Spooky good time

Making spiders and skeletons were some of the craft projects at the Halloween party held at Staunton Public Library last week....

 

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage licenses Joseph Allen Kline, Bunker Hill; Mary Frances Daum, Springfield Kathleen Marie Pearl Kirk, Carlinville; William Thomas Dunn, Carlinville Alex Keith Huff, Carrollton; Kacie Catherine...

 

Nighttime patrols in December

Illinois State Police District 18 Commander, Captain Mark Gillock, announces the ISP will conduct Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrols in Macoupin County during December. NITE patrols allow the ISP...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Oct. 25, 2022: Nicholas A. Streeb; Battery Oct. 26, 2022: Ashleigh K. Bethel; Suspend Revoked Drivers License Oct. 27, 2022: Michael J. Sullivan; Expired Registration Sticker Oct. 28, 2022: Juvenile;...

 

Collecting warm winter clothing

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Staunton High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle will be holding a "Warming Up Staunton" Event at Duda Ace Hardware from 1-4 p.m. Members of the FCA will be on...

 

Historical Society meeting

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

 

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...

 

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