Articles from the November 16, 2022 edition

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Saluting our veterans

With the flag blowing in the brisk wind, local veterans give a 21-gun salute to veterans in front of Staunton's Veterans Memorial on Friday. The...

 By Kelly Costa    News    November 16, 2022

Right to a hearing for water users

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, the council waived the first reading and approved an ordinance amending Chapter 38, Article 2, Section (I) (1) of the city of Staunton...


Shopping while helping a good cause

Margie Cavanaugh of Staunton looks over the selection of Christmas items at the rummage sale held Friday and Saturday sponsored by the Staunton Cares...


Kahl wins another term as Macoupin County sheriff

Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl was the winner on Election Day over Repub- lication challenger Jared DePoppe. Kahl had 9,621 votes to DePoppe's 8,203. Three of Staunton's four wards preferred...


Scouting for Food drive

This Saturday, Nov. 19, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be collecting items for the annual Scouting for Food drive. All donations will go to the Staunton Food Pantry. Please set your donations out...


Making a joyful noise

The Joyful Noise Choir made up of Zion Lutheran School's 3rd through 8th graders sang during a recent Sunday morning service at Zion Lutheran...



Kathy Lee Schultz, 65, of Staunton, Ill., died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. She was born Nov. 22, 1956, in Staunton, a daughter of Janet (Heinemeier) Schultz and the... Full story



Eugene M. Hildebrand, 93, of Gillespie, Ill., died at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Carlinville to Kayo and Anna (Komnick) Hildebrand. He married Norma L.... Full story



Elmer John Milcic, Jr., 89, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Ill. Elmer was born on Oct. 19, 1933, to Elmer Sr. and... Full story



Herman E. Smith, 85, died at his residence near Worden, Ill., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. He was born Oct. 15, 1937, in East St. Louis, a son of the... Full story



Delores M. Naglich, 94, of Worden, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Staunton on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. She was born Sept. 11, 1928, in Worden, a daughter of the late Irwin and Alwine (Lueker)... Full story



William V. "Woody" Woodruff, 83, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. He was born July 16, 1939, in Gillespie to Wayne Woodruff and Ellen Heyen Davidson.... Full story



Nancy Pearl Potter, 90, of New Douglas, Ill., passed away on Nov. 11, 2022, at her son's house surrounded by her children. She was born September 12,... Full story



James L. "Sonny" Sandretto, 91, of Gillespie, Ill, died at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. He was born Nov. 2, 1931, in Gillespie to James and Mamie (Pianfetti) Sandretto.... Full story


Christmas Bazaar

St. Paul UCC in Staunton is sponsoring a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The event will feature a rummage sale with a wide variety of items,...


Staunton FFA agriculture sales team advances to state

By Jillian McLaughlin, Staunton FFA Chapter Reporter The Staunton FFA's agriculture sales team competed at the district competition on Tuesday, Nov....


Holiday Hustle

The Holiday Hustle will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. All participants signed up by Nov. 14 will receive an event T-shirt and swag bag. To register for the race and for more details, go to...


Mt. Olive community Thanksgiving

Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive is hosting a community Thanksgiving worship service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Pastor Nancy Hubert will be leading the service. The offering will go to the Mt....


Local FFA sponsoring Stuff-a-Bus

The Staunton FFA will sponsor their Stuff-a-Bus campaign on Saturday, Dec. 3. A bus will be parked at Duda Ace Hardware on the corner of Main Street and Route 4 in Staunton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that...


Holiday Country Store at St. Michael's

The Women’s Council of St. Michaels Catholic Church will be sponsoring a Holiday Country Store and a 50/50 drawing in the school gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from...


Macoupin County Courthouse News

Marriage licenses Seth Andrew Luebbert, Piasa; Tessa Christine Cameron, Piasa Wayman Riley Meredith, Modesto; Robyn Joyce Jolly, Modesto Larry L. Sharp, Carlinville; Deborah L. Wilson, Carlinville...


Staunton Police Blotter

Nov. 7, 2022: Christian K. Tesreau; In-State Warrant Nov. 7, 2022: Ashley A. Craine; In-State Warrant Nov. 9, 2022: Juvenile; Minor Possess Vape, City Ordinance Possession of Tobacco by a Minor Nov....


Bottoms pleads not guilty

Carlinville resident Ashley Bottoms, age 33, pled not guilty on Thursday to the charges filed against her involving the death of 3-year-old Hunter Drew. She is seeking a jury trial. Bottoms was...


Trivia night and silent auction at St. Paul UCC

St. Paul UCC in Staunton is hosting a trivia night and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Concordia Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play commences at 6:30. The cost is $15 per person for teams up...


Secret Santa forms now available

The Staunton Lions Club Secret Santa forms 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...


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