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  • Macoupin County Center For Developmentally Disabled Was Granted The Funds To Relocate

    Jul 24, 2024

    On July 16, 2024, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) visited the Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled and presented the Center, MCDD Director Debi Lyons, MCDD Development Coordinator Kim Wing, with a $500,000 check to build a new facility and expand its offerings to the community. Budzinski secured the funding in a recent bipartisan government funding bill after submitting a request for the resources during the House of Representatives’ Community Project Funding process. In t...

  • The Average Hero That Lives In All Of Us

    Jul 24, 2024

    By CAMERYN BARBEAU/ STAR-TIMES During the city council meeting on Monday, July 22, the council recognized the courageous and heroic act of Andrew Cisler by his quick thinking and heroic actions, saving Jadien Huhsman, his 21-year-old cousin. On Sunday, June 30, Cisler saved Huhsman, his cousin, from a potential tragedy that was brewing. Huhsman had a seizure in the deep end of her family’s pool which caused her to disappear under the water. Luckily, Cisler was there not only to save the day, b...

  • District Survey Results Will Be Analyzed And Assessed For Upcoming Ballot Question

    Jul 24, 2024

    By Brett Allen On Monday, July 15, Staunton's Board of Education held their July meeting where two outstanding students were recognized. 2023 SHS graduate, Riley Kessler, presented a plaque to the Board of Education and shared her recent experience serving as the FFA Secretary for the state of Illinois this past year. Also, recent SHS graduate, Max Eldred, was recognized for earning the Commendation of Biliteracy, which is awarded because he demonstrated significant progress toward achieving a high level of proficiency in English and in...

  • Companion Animals Can Suffer From Mental Health Issues Too

    Jul 24, 2024

    Pets generally may seem like carefree animals with nary a worry, but the truth is that companion animals may suffer from many of the same mental health issues that affect humans. ASPCA® Pet Insurance says that pets experience certain mental health issues, including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and fears or phobias. Some pets also experience depression, with similar symptoms of social withdrawal, lethargy, loss of interest in food or activities, and more. Some animals are predisposed to mental health conditions. For example, small...

  • Slices Of Life

    Jul 24, 2024

    By: Jill Pertler When my kids were little, they often came to me with “what ifs.” What if the school bus starts to fly? What if we ate dessert first? What if God never invented rabbits? Or ice cream? Or trees? Or bikes? Or the rain? What if my hair turned into spaghetti noodles? What if all the grass turned purple? What if broccoli tasted like candy and candy tasted like broccoli? What if the person we see in the mirror isn’t the same as the person everyone else sees? Attending to these what ifs often proved difficult because they were, for t...

  • Tour de Donut: From The Perspective Of A Rider

    Jul 24, 2024

    By Christian Hasselberg Registration started at 7 a.m. and all was well. We had a large group from Staunton and the Boeing Bike Club! We set about things as normal until we realized that some of our numbers were missing a barcode. Fleet feet jumped in a solved that problem for us. At the last second, we had the Star Spangled Banner right on time! The race was off! The start was largely ceremonial and uneventful. We hit Reservoir Road and the racing commenced. Things got gnarly very quickly when a turtle crossed the road! With terrible timing,...

  • Today's History: The Seneca Falls Convention

    Jul 24, 2024

    The Library of Congress provided the following information: On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention had been advertised on July 11, 1848 in the Seneca County Courier. Despite the minimal amount of publicity , there were an estimated 300 attendees at the inaugural meeting. It is not surprising that many of the convention attendees lived locally, as there were a number of a...

  • From Our Files

    Jul 24, 2024

    Issue of July 21, 1999 The 11th annual Tour de Donut bicycle race was held July 17 in Staunton with a record 388 bicyclists participating. A.A. and Dorothy Ross announced plans to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24. Shirley M. Kuethe (70) of Staunton died July 15 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Mary Magdeline Karlovic (91) of Mt. Olive died July 16 at Litchfied Health Care Center in Litchfield. Issue of July 22, 2009 Staunton is to receive $1.07 million in grant...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jul 24, 2024

    Dear Star-Times, I was surprised to see so few spectators watching the Tour De Donut this year. I can remember seeing people lining the streets from St. Michael's Church and Bill’s IGA to the turnoff at Sullivan’s. I was one of maybe 50 spectators this year. Many bike riders still talk about how nice and motivating it was to ride with all the spectators and the Rib Fest contestants cheering you on. I’m not sure why the Rib Fest was moved to a different day and location. I would like to suggest to the different committees in charge of these...

  • Album Of The Week: Black Pumas', Capitol Cuts

    Jul 24, 2024

    When the Black Pumas made their self-titled debut in 2019,the Austin, Texas duo set off a reaction almost as combustible and rapturous as their music itself.The Black Pumas', Capitol Cuts (Live From Capitol Studio A), album, along with earning a career total of seven Grammy Award nominations, singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada achieved massive success as a live act and delivering a transcendent show Burton aptly refers to as "electric church." As they set to...

  • SHS Sports: Timelines From The Sidelines Tradition Everlasting

    Jul 24, 2024

    Overview 1980-1989 The 1980s witnessed the emergence of basketball (boys) and volleyball (girls) as the marquee sports programs at Staunton High School. The basketball program overcame two decades of struggles to capture six South Central Conference titles during the era, not to mention multiple Macoupin County and Regional crowns. In fact, at one point the program experienced four straight 20-win seasons. The volleyball program was even more impressive, capturing numerous conference, county and postseason titles, capped off with a trip to the...

  • For Sale

    Jul 24, 2024

    L & W Mattress Direct- Winter Special: Twin Mattress, $159; Full $209; Queen, $249; King, by order only, $349. All mattresses except Kings are in stock and on sale at Mattress Direct. Located across from Walmart in Litchfield (217) 324-3636 12-tf FOR SALE: 2015 Lund 1675 Impact Sport fishing boat, one of a kind, customized in Green Bay Packer colors. Very low hours. Stored inside in winter, always, covered in summer. Includes trailer, trolling motor, GPS system, and 90HP mercury engine. $25,000, obo. Call 217-710-7319. FOR SALE: Futon tan...

  • Services

    Jul 24, 2024

    RUBBER STAMPS and Marking Devices Available at Staunton Star-Times, 108 W. Main, Staunton tf SALES - PARTS- SERVICE: McCormick, LS Tractors, Grasshopper, Ferris Lawn Equipment, BIGHORN UTVs. Bodner Equipment, 1203 West Frontage Rd, 1-55 & Exit 41, Staunton, 618-635-5600 #33/y24 - #33/yr25p...

  • For Rent

    Jul 24, 2024

    FOR RENT: Self Storage 10 x 10 and 8 x 20 Units and Fenced in Boat and Camper Storage Available at S & K storage. 1100 S.Union 618-635-5306 37-t...

  • Public Notices

    Jul 24, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE Olive Township Assessor, Margie Lamore, would like to notify residents of Olive Township (Madison County) that 2025 is a quadrennial reassessment year. She will be visiting each parcel beginning in August 2024 in order to record and photograph any changes such as new construction, demolition, or changes in the condition of a structure on the property. Should you desire to bring a change to her attention feel free to call her at 618-637-2716. ANNUAL TREASURER’S REPORT OLIVE TOWNSHIP AND ROAD DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2...

  • Help Wanted

    Jul 24, 2024

    The City of Benld is looking for the right candidate to fill a vacancy at our City Office. Duties include: -Answering phones -Waiting on customers -Processing bill payments -Filing and other basic office tasks -Attending meetings and taking minutes when needed -Other duties as needed *Position is part-time. *Must be able to work a variety of shifts when needed: Mon/Wed/Fri from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tue/Thu 2 - 6 p.m., and Sat 9 a.m. - Noon. *Must have experience working with a wide variety of computer programs. *Must pass a criminal and employment...

  • Nutrition Center

    Jul 24, 2024

    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 noted (*) and 2% milk served daily. Menu subject to change based on product availability. Call local center to learn about events and activities. Make checks payable to: IVEDC PO Box 431, Jerseyville, IL 62052. Wednesday, July 24 – BBQ Johnny Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Baked Beans, Rosy Applesauce, W...

  • Staunton Senior Citizens Meeting

    Jul 24, 2024

    Senior citizens' meetings are available for all seniors 55 and older to join. They are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. President Geri Cook called the Thursday, July 18, 2024 meeting to order. There were 17 people in attendance. To begin, the Lord's Prayer as well as the Pledge of Allegiance were recited and July birthdays were celebrated. Even though only one member held a July birthday, she was able to get a free bingo card for her birthday. The dearest of sympathy goes out to a recent passing of a member’s f...

  • Tori Carroll Fun Run

    Jul 24, 2024

    The Fifth Annual Tori Carroll Memorial 5K Or 1-Mile Fun Run will be held at the track located at Staunton's High School on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024, at 8 a.m. For any community members and local area businesses wanting to participate as a Sponsor for the Tori Carroll Memorial 5K Or 1-Mile Fun Run, the Sponsorship fee is $50. The Sponsor names will be put on the back of the event shirts, however, this does not buy a shirt. The entry and shirt fees are separate. To become a Sponsor, send the the following information: Company Name (as it will...

  • To You … With Love,

    Jul 24, 2024

    "Christmas en Bal" A crisp wind blowing in my face, the tender touch of a warm soft scarf offering some protection from a December day. The joyful songs of the cantata at St. Paul still holding my mind close to the sounds of Christmas become a fireside moment for my soul when I feel the presence of the Son of God taking hold of the world again. It astonishes me to see what power and glory the coming message of the Savior still has to grip the heart of men. To each of us there is a new invitation to come and see what God has done. To each of us...

  • Dorchester 64th Annual Homecoming Celebration

    Jul 24, 2024

    Mark all calendars for the annual homecoming celebration in Dorchester the weekend of August 2, 3, and 4. Dorchester – known for its river fish – will be serving Buffalo starting Friday afternoon around 4:00pm. Serving time starts Saturday at noon. Unfortunately, the high river level is limiting the availability of Buffalo. Plans are to serve Buffalo until Parade time or until it’s gone, at whichever time, the switch will be made to our Catfish Fritters for the remainder of the afternoon/evening. Frying will begin at noon on Sunday. Our famou...

  • A Local, Retired Fireman Receives 40-Year Membership Pin

    Jul 24, 2024

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  • MCPHD Hosting Pop-Up Clinic

    Jul 24, 2024

    For those that may have a child entering the following grades, they may need required immunizations for school: Kindergarten, Sixth grade and Twelfth grade. At the Mobile Medical Unit in the Maple Street Parking Lot located at 109 E. Maple Street, Gillespie, Ill. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. However, pre-registration is preferred but it is not mandatory. Walk-ins are definitely accepted as well. There will be Pop-Up Immunization Clinics on the following dates as well: Monday, July 29; and...

  • Macoupin County Courthouse News

    Jul 24, 2024

    Marriage Licenses Sara Susan Piechowski of Winchester, Ill., Zane Bryan Thomson of Palmyra, Ill. Marcus Bradley Morey of Bunker Hill, Bailey Nicole Mowen of Bunker Hill. Andrew Joesph Riech of Girard, Cynthia Renee Starkey of Girard. Samuel Ernest Potthast of Staunton, Veronica Mae Sheahan of Staunton Dissolutions David McQuay, of Granite City; Tasha McQuay Court Timothy D. Conlee, (29), of Gillespie, committed a Class four felony for aggravated fleeing and disobeying two or more official traffic control devices on July 6, 2024, in that said de...

  • Open-Public CPR Classes

    Jul 24, 2024

    Macoupin County Public Health Department is hosting Heartsaver and BLS CPR Certification Classes. Everyone is welcome and these classes are open to the public. Heartsaver Classes (General Public) are Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 10. The BLS Class (Healthcare Staff) is Thursday, Oct. 17. The times for classes are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sign-up on line at https://forms.office.com/r/RFAyYQTtgk, email [email protected], or call (217)854-5322. Classes are located at 205 Oakland Avenue in Carlinville, Ill....

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