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Staunton School District's tax rate is lowest in area

Prior to the regular meeting of the Staunton Board of Education on Dec. 20, a public hearing was held regarding the tax levy for 2021. Michael Kelly, the district’s interim superintendent, provided...

 

Up above the rooftops

A reindeer soars above the rear of buildings in the 200 block of West Main Street....

 

2021 Year in Review

Jan. 6, 2021 Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill announced he was resigning from the Illinois Senate on Jan 17 and would be accepting a position as senior advisor to Illinois Gov. Pritzker. Girl Scout...

 
 By Kelly Costa    News    December 29, 2021

Council adopts tax levy

The Staunton City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the tax levy for the period of May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022, at their regular meeting on Monday night. The ordinance authorizes the levy...

 

Staunton Sports Boosters hosts music trivia

Music trivia with Big Papa G will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Concordia Hall at 709 South Union Street in Staunton. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person with a...

 

Holiday hours at the Star-Times

The Staunton Star-Times office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, for the New Year's Day holiday. We urge advertisers to submit their copy to us by noon on Thursday to be included in the following...

 

Adopt-A-Pet's

Benld Adopt-A-Pet's shelter at 807 Stewart in Benld is open Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays and holidays. Please call 217-835-2538...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 6, 1966 -- BURGLARS ENTER TWO LOCAL PLACES -- The staunton police department and the Macoupin county sheriff's office were investigating two burglaries which occurred some time...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 26, 1996 There was a string of burglaries from vehicles in Staunton on Dec. 14 and 15 between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. During that time an estimated 40 cars were opened by three juveniles...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler It’s that time of year. Out with the old, in with the new. It would be an understatement to say that I welcome the new. It would more of an understatement that I still mourn the...

 

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. 21, 2021: David J. Yancik; Failure to Reduce Speed/Accident. Dec. 23, 2021: Nicholas A. Streeb; In-State Warrant...

 

Gillespie student receives scholarship

Greenville University is pleased to name Alyssa McDaniel of Gillespie as a recipient of the Panther Preferred Scholarship. This $19,500 scholarship is offered for fall 2022 and is renewable annually....

 

Adopt-A-Pet thanks Staunton Elementary students for Christmas donations

On Dec. 21 Benld Adopt-A-Pet and Santa Paws visited Staunton Elementary School for their annual donation collection. The children had been encouraged...

 

Genealogy record searches can be done online in Macoupin County

Those interested in searching Macoupin County records for genealogy can now look at the indexes online, Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan announced recently. A searchable online index has been placed...

 

Scott's Law reminder

The Illinois State Police (ISP) would like to remind the motoring public of the requirements of Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the “Move Over” law. When approaching an emergency vehicle, or...

 

Drive sober, arrive alive

The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 law enforcement agencies throughout the state are joining together to remind motorists that the most important gift...

 

Changes to FOID and CCL Acts

The Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau is announcing several changes to the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card program based on statutory changes to the FOID Act effective Jan. 1,...

 

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)...

 

Celebrate a favorite chocolate dessert

Brownies are one of North America's favorite baked treats. They actually are classified as a bar cookie rather than a cake, and the dessert earned...

 

Highlander

James Franklin "Bulldog" Highlander, 55, of rural Staunton, Ill., died on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 24, 1966, in... Full story

 

McMillan

Erva Violet McMillan, 91, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. She was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Vera to David Womack and Mary Gray. She married...

 

Schmidt

Eldon Wayne Schmidt, 72, of Worden, Ill., died on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, at Alhambra Care Center in Alhambra. He was born June 7, 1949, in...

 

Braman

Rev. Larry C. Braman, Sr., 82, of Staunton, Ill., died on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1939, in Ravenden Springs,...

 

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