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Proposed Zoning Code changes

by Kelly Costa The first reading of an ordinance that would amend Staunton's Zoning Code was given at the city council meeting on Dec. 13. The potential changes refer to camping trailers at...

 

COVID cases up at local schools

Cases of coronovirus disease have been on the rise the past couple of weeks in Staunton and area school districts. The week of Dec. 13-17 had nine elementary and junior high students and one staff...

 

Livingston main streets decoration campaign

The Village of Livingston would like to start a cooperative effort to replace the aging holiday decorations along Livingston Avenue and Nichols Street. They are looking to local organizations,...

 

Santa stops in Livingston

Santa spent time in Livingston on Saturday visiting with families at the Livingston Grocery Store. Tony sponsored the event with help from Tina and...

 

Earned PhD degree

Nathan Colley (son of Lonnie and Connie Colley), a 2012 graduate of Staunton High School, recently earned his PhD in organic chemistry from...

 

Local girl performs in 'Christmas at Belmont'

Alaina Bozarth of Worden joined nearly 650 Belmont University students and faculty in the performance of this year's "Christmas at Belmont," set to air on PBS for the 19th straight holiday season....

 

Sorento community fights proposed school closing

The Bond County Community Unit School District 2 Board of Education is set to vote on Wednesday, Dec. 22, on whether to close Sorento Elementary School, but the Sorento community is fighting back...

 
 By Dana Cattani    News    December 22, 2021

The MAC gets grant

For the third year, the Illinois Arts Council Agency has awarded The Macoupin Art Collective of Staunton a General Operating Support Grant with an increased amount of $5,700 to be used by Aug. 31,...

 

Nominations for service academies include locals

Three area high school students have been nominated for admittance to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2026 by Congressman Rodney Davis. Gavin Matoush, the son of Chris and Jill Matoush,...

 

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....

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Dec. 13, 2021: Heather Tulley; In-State Warrant Dec. 16, 2021: Robert W. Jett; Muffler Violations Dec. 17, 2021: Kenneth R. Diesselhorst; Traffic Sign Violations. Dec. 18, 2021: Zoe S. Sanmiguel; No...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 19, 1996 A daughter was born to Jon and Kenni (Rowen) Biernath of Staunton on Nov. 19 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A daughter was born to Tony and Anna (Tooley) Fritz on...

 

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)...

 

SHS November Students of the Month

Two students were selected by the Staunton High School staff as the students of the month for November. The students who were honored are Lily Dyer...

 

Sudden change of 1836 dropped temperatures 40 degrees in minutes Settlers froze to death, water became ice in blink of eye

By Tom Emery This winter has brought the usual roller-coaster temperature swings, along with occasional bone-chilling winds and fast freezes. They’re nothing like the “sudden change” of 1836....

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Blowing out 18 candles on your birthday cake is a huge milestone. It happens in an instant. You are an adult! As such, you can vote and get married. You can serve in the military, get...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 6, 1966 -- HAMEL CHURCH TO MARK ANNIVERSARY -- St. Paul Lutheran church, Hamel, Illinois, will celebrate its 110th anniversary Sunday with special services. Rev. August G....

 

Hebenstreit

Mary Linden Hebenstreit, 87, of Staunton, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. She was born on July 14, 1934, in Leb...

 

Tiburzi

James Tiburzi, 70, of Staunton, Ill., died at Community Hospital of Staunton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. He was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Litchfield, to Americus "Mac" and Helen (Biscan) Tiburzi. He...

 

Braman

Rev. Larry C. Braman, Sr., (82)of Staunton, Ill., died on Friday, Dec. 17, at his residence. A complete obituary will be published in next week's paper. Arrangements are pending at Williamson Funeral...

 

Hildebrand

Karen Jean Hildebrand, 75, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. She was born Dec. 24, 1945, in Litchfield, to Charles and Edith (Hammann)...

 

Bremer to host New Year's Day walk

Bremer Sanctuary has decided it is time to resume some of its regular public offerings and will start 2022 with a walk on New Year’s Day. They will meet at the barn at 11 a.m. Traditionally, the wal...

 

Methodist Church candlelight service

Nancy Hubert, pastor of the local Methodist church, has announced that their Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. All are invited to celebrate Christ's birth...

 

Dos and don'ts of disaster donations

The tornadoes that ripped through Illinois on Dec. 10 have tugged at the heartstrings of many local communities and interest groups. While there is no doubt that the affected communities will have a l...

 

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