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Destructive tornado claims six lives at Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville

–Capitol News Illinois In the wake of Friday night storms that left six dead at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, a disaster proclamation was...

 

Adopt-A-Pet founder leaves lasting legacy

Lorraine Jackson of Benld died last Wednesday at the age of 88, but her passion for finding loving homes for homeless dogs and cats will live on...

 

A story of kindness

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Helfer of Staunton were reunited with their lost dog, Chico, thanks to two Staunton High School students. Lilly Burke and Blake...

 

Madison Communications toy drive donations

Madison Communications sponsored the Community Hope Center's Christmas Toy Drive once again this year. The new and unwrapped toys for girls and boys...

 

Staunton teachers are grant recipients

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program and the IAA Foundation along with the Illinois Farm Bureau® have released the names of the 2021-2022 Teacher Grant Winners. John Davin and Maggie...

 

Adopt-A-Pet's Tree of Hope campaign

Benld Adopt-A-Pet, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Benld has now begun its Tree of Hope campaign 2021. This is the shelter's largest fund-raising event of the year, and they ask that you give...

 

Adopt-A-Pet's Pets of the Week

Benld Adopt-A-Pet's shelter at 807 Stewart in Benld is open Wednesday through Monday, except holidays, by appointment. Please call...

 

Nutrition Center

Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on the day prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center. To register for or cancel meals, call (217)...

 

Macoupin County Courthouse News

Persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. In criminal actions, the person has been charged by a law enforcement agency but is entitled to a hearing or trial to argue his innocence....

 

ISP announce progress in reduction of FOID backlog

After implementation of a streamlined process for FOID renewals and the hiring of additional Firearms Eligibility Analyst Trainees, the Illinois State Police (ISP) announces great progress in the...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Dec. 6, 2021: Casey M. Roach; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle Dec. 7, 2021: Armando D. Aragon-Ayuzo; Only One Red Taillight, No Valid Drivers License, Illegal Transportation of Alcohol Liquor Dec....

 

Dealing with winter wildlife damage webinar

On Jan. 12 from 3-4 p.m. the U of I Extension will present a webinar on dealing with winter wildlife damage. Wildlife can be fun to watch, but wild animals can also be very destructive to the home...

 

Food manager class and exam

University of Illinois Extension will be offering the state mandated certified food protection managers class and exam. The Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation Code requires food serv...

 

Correction

Anthony and Donna Bagaglio were erroneously listed as being delinquent. Parcel # 01-003-294-00 was sold and they are no longer the owners. Roger Anderson, Macoupin County Treasurer...

 

Celebrating 50th wedding anniversary

Eric and Rebecca Bohlen of rural Staunton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at New Hope Church in Paris, Ill., on Dec....

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 12, 1996 John R. Scraper (72) of Livingston died Dec. 4 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Hilda M. Best (88) of Prairietown died Dec. 6 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, September 29, 1966 -- FINALIST FOR U OF I HOMECOMING QUEEN -- Miss Donna Yakos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yakos of Staunton, a junior student at the University of Illinois, Urbana, has...

 

Photos needed for Looking Back

The Star-Times would like to share your old photographs with our readers. We are looking for local landmarks, events, organizations or groups that have a wide appeal or historical... Full story

 

Illinois has endured some horrific coal mine accidents

By Tom Emery Coal mining has been a key component of the Illinois economy for over two hundred years. Sadly, many men have lost their lives in the process. The state has endured some of the worst...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I never saw it coming; this life I now live. I had things so planned out. They’d been in place for more than three decades and my husband and I were finally going to enjoy the thing...

 

Community Christmas concert

The community choir along with the St. Paul UCC bell choir recently presented an inspiring concert of Christmas music....

 

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