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  • Poppy Days are Friday and Saturday

    John M Galer|Nov 10, 2021

    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 VFW will not forget those sacrifices. Volunteers will be out from 8 a.m until 5 p.m. on Main Street and Bill's IGA in Staunton accepting your donations, and volunteers are still needed. There is a sign-up sheet at the Staunton VFW Post 1241. Anytime you can help out is appreciated. You can sign up with friends or family, pick your time and help...

  • Increases approved in water line tap fees

    Kelly Costa|Nov 10, 2021

    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 smaller requires payment of $2,000 for city residents and $2,500 for non-city residents. Each tap to a main with a service line greater than one-inch in diameter is $3,000 for city residents and $3,500 for non-city residents. No new water accounts will be activated outside the corporate limits unless the property owner signs a pre-annexation agreement wit...

  • Madison Communications collected for local food pantries

    Nov 10, 2021

    During their Employee Appreciation Week celebration in October, the employees at Madison were challenged to donate non-perishable items for the local food pantries as part of a team bonding exercise. The Madison employees collected around 40 bags/boxes of food and chose to divide a portion of their items to the Mt. Olive Care Center and the Staunton Helping Hands Center. These donations are just a small part of Madison's commitment to care for the communities that they serve. Along with...

  • Craft Fair Shopping

    Nov 10, 2021

  • Many veterans rest in Staunton cemeteries

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 sea, in the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War and the Spanish American War rest in marked and unmarked graves. Noah Webster Powers was likely named after the creator of Webster's Dictionary, educator and textbook pioneer. Mr. Webster died in May 1843; Staunton's Noah Webster was born in April 1843. His parents died when he...

  • Poppy Days are Friday and Saturday

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 VFW will not forget those sacrifices. Volunteers will be out from 8 a.m until 5 p.m. on Main Street and Bill’s IGA in Staunton accepting your donations, and volunteers are still needed. There is a sign-up sheet at the Staunton VFW Post 1241. Anytime you can help out is appreciated. You can sign up with friends or family, pick your time and help sup...

  • Veterans Day service

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 located in front of the city library on Main Street....

  • Secret Santa applications now available

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 toys and food certificates. All information is on the application. Please read it carefully for information needed....

  • Dental Clinic at Staunton schools

    Nov 10, 2021

    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, fluoride, and sealants. The exams being conducted will fulfill state dental examination requirements for grades kindergarten, 2nd, 6th, and 9th. Parents/guardians must complete registration and submit it to the school office by Nov. 23. If you have any questions about the clinic, feel free to contact the health department or the school nursing...

  • Metro-East first quarter honor roll

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Sophia Ball, Worden 11 Leticia Bennasar-Lluy, Worden 11 Alexandra Bozarth, Worden 11 Marcus Gerling, Bunker Hill 11 Ryton Miller, Alhambra Honor Roll with Distinction (g.p.a. 3.75-3.99) 9 Kate Jose, Worden 10 Mary Curtis, Worden 10 Avah Jones, Bunker Hill 10 Deagan Jones, Bunker Hill 10 Haleigh Knipping, Worden 11 Joseph Bowers, Hamel 11 Silas...

  • Zion youth selling Krispy Kremes

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 [email protected] to reserve your dozen. They have to be picked up from Ace by 9 a.m. They appreciate any support for their youth group....

  • Scouting for food coming up soon

    Nov 10, 2021

    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, food can be dropped off at the Cisler Real Estate office or it can be dropped off on Nov. 20 between 9 and 11 a.m. at the scout building at 121 N. Elm in Staunton. Please donate non-perishable, non-expired food items. Their goal is to collect about 7,000 items, and hope that you will help them reach that goal....

  • Honor Veterans Sunday in Mt. Olive

    Nov 10, 2021

    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. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 217-299-0508....

  • Crustless pie a treat for those with gluten intolerance

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 celebrations out of fear that a nibble of this or a bite of that may trigger an allergic response. In such instances, concern about ingredients can cast a pall over normally festive occasions. Those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerances must be mindful of the foods they consume. Meals or desserts containing gluten, a protein found in grains like whea...

  • Knop

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Aug. 4, 1944, the son of the late John and Viola (Toeningsmeier) Knop. He married the former Kay Bradley on April 3, 1964, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton, and she survives. Bill graduated from Staunton High School with the Class of 1962. After graduation, he went to work at L.E. Sauer Machine Shop in St. Louis, Mo., as an operating milling and... Full story

  • Medders

    Nov 10, 2021

    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, St. John's School of Nursing in Springfield and SIUE where she received a bachelors in nursing. She was a registered nurse in the home health industry. Melissa loved her job, patients, football, Christmas and animals. Her son meant the world to her. She is survived by her parents, Willard and Carole Scheller of Eagarville; son, Blake (fiancée,... Full story

  • McGhee

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Wright. Marcia graduated from the University of Missouri with a double major in French and Spanish. In 1966, she moved to Staunton to teach Spanish at Staunton High School. Although she had several offers to teach at the college level, she would continue to teach at Staunton High School for over 30 years until retirement. While she was teaching in... Full story

  • Murphy

    Nov 10, 2021

    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, 1967, in Staunton. She was the daughter of Rufus Huddleston and Annamarie (Brabec) Stewart. Tami married Timothy Murphy on Nov. 18, 2011, in Edwardsville. Tim preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2019. Tamera was a technician for Alton Mental Health for 28 years. She, along with her late husband Tim, enjoyed Cardinal baseball. Tami is survived by her son,... Full story

  • Masinelli

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 in Memphis. Favorably known as Big Steve, he will always be remembered as a funny, genuine and a caring person. He was happiest being the center of attention with his wise-guy comments. Steve graduated from SIUE with a bachelor's degree in communications and worked in sales throughout his professional life. He served in the Army during the Vietnam... Full story

  • Days Gone By In Staunton

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Jaycee Chapter in cooperation with local stores, were attended by large crowds on Friday and Saturday of last week. Local merchants displayed many "Redikulus" bargains on the sidewalks in front of their places of business, as well as reductions on the prices of merchandise in the stores. The bargains were eagerly sought by the throngs which roamed thr...

  • Illinois has been well-represented in American wars

    Tom Emery|Nov 10, 2021

    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. Today, statues, monuments, and memorials stand silently in cities and towns across the state, honoring the hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans who fought for their country in various conflicts over the last 200 years. Though Illinois did not attain statehood until 1818, there were a surprising number of skirmishes across the state in the War of 1812....

  • Letters to the Editor

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Maryland and feasting on blue crabs and oysters. Best Regards, Art Thimsen...

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

    Jill Pertler|Nov 10, 2021

    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 entered the emergency room of the hospital - alone. It was during COVID. No visitors were allowed. Then, nine days later, we learned he could very well die. The doctor called me personally to tell me this news. She was kind. She didn't like being the messenger. But she vowed to smuggle me in that very night. And she did. I got to see him, for the fir...

  • From Our Files

    Nov 10, 2021

    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 Hospital. Lydia E. Beinke (85) of Staunton died Nov. 1 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Anna S. (Brashears) Wenner (79) of Staunton died Nov. 1 at Community Memorial Hospital. Herman J. Rosenthal (90) of Hamel, formerly of New Douglas, died Oct. 30 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Charline Kellebrew (74) of Staunton died Nov. 4 at Com...

  • Climate Change Cartoon

    Nov 10, 2021

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