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Articles from the November 10, 2021 edition

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 By John M Galer    News    November 10, 2021

Poppy Days are Friday and Saturday

Staunton VFW Post 1241 annual Poppy Days are this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. As the VFW's official Memorial Flower, the poppy represents the blood shed by American service members and the...

 
 By Kelly Costa    News    November 10, 2021

Increases approved in water line tap fees

During Monday night’s Staunton City Council meeting, the council approved an increase in tap fees to city water mains. Each tap-on to the water main with a service line one-inch in diameter or small...

 

Madison Communications collected for local food pantries

During their Employee Appreciation Week celebration in October, the employees at Madison were challenged to donate non-perishable items for the local...

 

Many veterans rest in Staunton cemeteries

Noah Webster Powers is one of 63 known veterans from American wars of the 19th century buried at Staunton City Cemetery. Men who fought on land and...

 

Poppy Days are Friday and Saturday

Staunton VFW Post 1241 annual Poppy Days are this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. As the VFW’s official Memorial Flower, the poppy represents the blood shed by American service members and the...

 

Veterans Day service

The Staunton area Military Honor Guard will hold a special Veteran’s Day service to honor all veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11. The special service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial...

 

Secret Santa applications now available

The Staunton Lions Club Secret Santa applications are available for pickup at Bill's IGA, the Staunton Public Library, and His Service Station for anyone who is in need of help for Christmas with...

 

Dental Clinic at Staunton schools

The Macoupin County Public Health Department will have its Mobile Dental Clinic at Staunton Schools on Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. Services will be provided including exams, x-rays, cleanings,...

 

Metro-East first quarter honor roll

The following area students have been named to the honor roll at Metro-East Lutheran High School for the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. Honor Roll with High Distinction (g.p.a. 4.0) 11...

 

Zion youth selling Krispy Kremes

Zion Lutheran Youth group will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts outside of Duda Ace Hardware on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 7 a.m. until they are sold out for $10/dozen. We are taking preorders. Email...

 

Scouting for food coming up soon

Scouting for Food is going to be happening in the near future. On Saturday, Nov. 13, bags will be distributed. Then on Saturday, Nov. 20, everything will be collected. If you don't receive a bag,...

 

Honor Veterans Sunday in Mt. Olive

Mt. Olive First Baptist Church at 410 West 3rd North Street in Mt. Olive will be celebrating "Honor Veterans Sunday" on Nov. 14 in the 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. services. Uniforms are welcome....

 

Crustless pie a treat for those with gluten intolerance

The holiday season is a popular time to entertain. Food is often a focal point of holiday season entertaining. Individuals who navigate food allergies or intolerances may shy away from certain celebra...

 

Knop

William "Bill" Knop, 77, of Staunton, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born in Litchfield on... Full story

 

Medders

Melissa S. Medders, 53, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. She was born Aug. 13, 1968, in Litchfield. She was a graduate of Gillespie High School,... Full story

 

McGhee

Marcia Kay McGhee, 78, died on Sept. 22, 2021. She was born March 8,1943, in Kansas City, Mo. She was the oldest child born to Merle and Dorothy... Full story

 

Murphy

Tamera Ann Murphy, 54, of Livingston, Ill., died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Tami was born on March 1,... Full story

 

Masinelli

Steven Leo Masinelli, 73, of Memphis, Tenn., was born May 23, 1948, in Litchfield, Ill., and died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Allenbrooke Nursing Home... Full story

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Stories from the files of the Staunton Star-Times in years gone by. Thursday, August 11, 1966 -- REDIKULUS DAYS BRING BIG CROWDS -- The annual "Redikulus Days" promotion, sponsored by the Staunton Jay...

 
 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 10, 2021

Illinois has been well-represented in American wars

Since statehood, and even before, Illinois has been well-represented in American wars. In many cases, Illinois was among national leaders in the number of men and women supplied to the service....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor Find enclosed check for $32 for one year subscription. Clara and I enjoy all the news from Staunton and surrounding areas. We are enjoying the “Land of Pleasant Living” here in...

 

Slices of Life The best of times in the worst of times

This could be a difficult time of year for me. It might be. A year ago, we were discovering my husband was gravely ill. We were on vacation when he en...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 7, 1996 Alvin and Vera Prante of New Douglas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10. Anthony D. “Tony” Monti (66) of Staunton died Oct. 31 at Community Memorial...

 

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