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Holiday Walk and Snack with Santa are this weekend

The planning that started months ago along with all the follow-up work to make it happen comes together this Friday, Dec. 3. The tree lighting events in Staunton are officially open from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Businesses are being asked to stay open...

 

SHS Post Prom Grinch 5k and 1-mile Fun Walk

Get in the holiday spirit this year with the Grinch 5k and 1-mile Fun Walk for Staunton High School Post Prom on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m. The race starts on Main Street in front of Rooster’s Pub. With your $30 registration fee you will receive...

 

FFA Stuff-A-Bus toy and food drive

The Staunton High School FFA will be sponsoring their annual Stuff-A-Bus toy and food drive on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You are asked to bring non-perishable food items or unwrapped toys to Duda Ace Hardware and help stuff a school...

 

Get your Christmas Passport stamped

Staunton Chamber of Commerce members will run their Christmas Passport program on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Snack with Santa event and the Main Street Craft Fair in Staunton. Please note that banks will only be open during...

 

Register for the Home for the Holidays contest

The Staunton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Home for the Holidays, 2021” decorating contest. Registration to be a part of this competition is open until Dec. 12 and the rules are simple. 1. The home must be within the 62088 zip code to be...

 

Community Christmas Concert

The Community Christmas Concert will be held this year on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 225 S. Laurel Street in Staunton. This year's concert will feature the Community Choir, the St. Paul U.C.C. Handbell...

 

Don't forget to vote for your favorite tree at Zion

Just for fun – on Saturday, Dec. 4, everyone in Staunton, resident or visitor, is invited to Zion Lutheran School’s gymnasium to vote for their favorite Christmas tree on display there. Zion invited participants in the contest to decorate an...

 

New inductees into Blackburn's honor society chapters

During a ceremony held on Nov. 11, Blackburn College inducted its newest members in the College's honors society chapters. Area students who were honored are Josephine Manar of Bunker Hill, Alpha Chi - A national honor society, Alpha Chi recognizes...

 

Vendor, craft fair, and bake sale at St. Paul UCC

Vendors are wanted for the annual St. Paul UCC vendor fair and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eight-foot tables are available for $15 each. A bake sale and chili/hot dog lunch will be served during the day along with a craft...

 

O Holy Night Live Nativity

Come experience a journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ child. Due to Covid 19 upticks, the annual live nativity will be a drive through event. It will be held on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. Your journey includes the angel Gabriel, travelers...

 

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) 835-3174. Whole Wheat Bread served daily unless...

 

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. Marriages Christopher Jurgen Koegler, Carlinville; Jessica...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Nov. 24, 2021: Timothy D. Garrett; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, No Valid Drivers License Nov. 25, 2021: Blaine Fritz; Speeding (Radar)...

 

Mid-State Collectors Club to meet Dec. 8 at Litchfield

The Mid-State Collectors Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Maverick Steaks and Spirits restaurant in Litchfield. Attendees are asked to arrive early and eat dinner before the meeting begins. Anyone interested in antique tractors and...

 

St. Michael's Women's Council holiday sale

The Women's Council of St. Michael’s Church will sponsor their fall holiday sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. It is being held at St. Michael’s gym in conjunction with the special Christmas activities planned that day in Staunton....

 

Scholastic Bowl A team 4th in tournament

The Staunton High School Scholastic Bowl A team placed 4th at the David Riley Memorial IHSSBCA Kickoff Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 20. The tournament was held at Granite City High School. Schools...

 

Here's a Tip

* Got plastic packaging that's a pain to get open? Use your can opener. Run it around the sides to break into your packages. * For every side dish that requires extra preparation time, plan for one or two that don't. For instance, if you are...

 

Students at St. Michael Church collected food for Thanksgiving

Kindergarten through 8th grade kids in the Children's Faith Formation group of St. Michael Church collected food donations for their annual Thanksgiving food drive. K-5th grade (at right) assembled...

 

Secret Santa applications now available

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....

 

Coal Country cookout in Gillespie

The Coal Country Sports Complex Foundation will hold a cookout at Randy's Market in Gillespie on Saturday, Dec. 4. Serving starts at 10 a.m. and continues until all sandwiches are sold. Porkburgers, butterfly pork chops, water and soda will be sold....

 

IDES prepares for change to unemployment insurance benefit banking, payment methods

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) recently announced that in the coming weeks, unemployment insurance benefit payments will no longer be made by debit card. Beginning Dec. 27, 2021, claimants who defaulted to a debit card option...

 

Christmas ceremony at Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host the annual Christmas Remembrance Ceremony for Illinois soldiers listed as POW/MIA during the Vietnam War at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, at 1 p.m....

 

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