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Helping Hands Center report for July

Summer is typically a slow month for donations at the Staunton Helping Hands Center (SHHC) but July has been a great month with a lot of community...

 

Will distribute free backpacks and supplies

The Staunton Clergy Association will distribute free backpacks and school supplies for kindergarten through 8th grade students in need within Staunton schools. Pick-up is this Friday, Aug. 5, from 1...

 

MCPHD immunization and physical clinic at Staunton school health office

Macoupin County Public Health Department (MCPHD) is returning to the Staunton School District this year to provide immunizations, sports physicals, and school physicals. If your child still needs...

 

SHS freshmen orientation week

Staunton High School freshman orientation is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in the multi-purpose gym. Important information about the transition into high school will be...

 

Enrollment going on for Head Start

Head Start is now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. Head start services are provided free of charge to children birth to age 5 whose family meet the income guidelines for the program. This is...

 

Senior Day at the State Fair

Adults aged 60 and older will receive free admission to the Illinois State Fair on Monday, Aug. 15, with special events for seniors and their families taking place in the Illinois Building throughout...

 

Memorials to SEF

The Staunton Education Foundation would like to thank the following for their memorials and donations: Memorials were made by the following: Myron Hoffstetter in memory of Roger and all Veterans In...

 

Memorial Fun Run is Aug. 20

The Annual Tori Carroll Memorial 5K/1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday Aug. 20, starting at 8 a.m. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Staunton High School. This annual...

 

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

July 28, 2022: Adam R. Guild; Suspend Revoked Drivers License July 28, 2022: Leslie A. Shaw; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle; Expired Registration Sticker July 28, 2022: Danelle P. Garner; City...

 

Class of '72 reunion planned

The class of ’72 needs help celebrating their 50-year reunion. Anyone from ’70 through ’74 is invited to attend. Nothing is planned other than a get together at Roosters on Staunton's Main...

 

Lane closures on I-64

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that both east and westbound I-64 between IL 4 and Albers Road in St. Clair County will be restricted to one lane in each direction beginning...

 

Illinois acreage shift toward soybeans would be first in nearly 40 years

By Daniel Grant, FarmWeek Illinois appears well positioned to maintain its recent run as the top soybean producing state in the nation. While soybean...

 

Hamfest at county fairgrounds on Aug. 13

Amateur radio operators and radio controlled model plane enthusiasts from across West Central Illinois and beyond will be converging on the Macoupin County Fairgrounds in Carlinville Saturday, Aug....

 
 By Julie Jarman    News    August 3, 2022

Library Happenings

August 2022 - When I was a child, my favorite time of year was June, July and August. In those days, Memorial Day signaled the end of one school year and Labor Day as the beginning of another leaving...

 

Nutrition Center

Reservations for Benld Nutrition Center 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...

 

Coal Country Cookout in Gillespie

The Coal Country Sports Complex Foundation will hold a cookout at Randy's Market in Gillespie on Saturday, Aug. 6. Serving starts at 10 a.m. and continues until all sandwiches are sold. Porkburgers,...

 

Dorchester 24th co-rec kittenball

The 24th annual Co-Rec Kittenball Tournament will be held this weekend at the Dorchester Homecoming. Following is the game schedule. Friday, Aug. 5 - Kidds start at 5 p.m. At 6:15, Plainview Pirates...

 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School was held at Zion Lutheran Church last week. The kids enjoyed games, music, Bible stories, crafts and refreshments. The VBS kids...

 

Music in the park

The music was mellow and the weather was hot when Heritage Concert Band played at the bandstand behind the library on Thursday night. The band will...

 

Fatal crash attributed to DUI

A single-vehicle fatal traffic crash resulted in DUI and driving too fast for conditions charges for the driver, Daniel Adams, age 34, of Gillespie. His passenger, a 59-year-old male from Witt, was...

 

Busiest roadside mowing period underway

The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public that the busiest roadside mowing period is underway, requiring drivers to slow down,...

 

Sidewalk and demolition approved

During Monday night’s city council meeting, the council agreed to proceed with the sidewalk project on Miller Street from Deneen Street to Franklin Street at a cost not to exceed $15,000 as...

 

School security concerns

by Olivia Ervin School safety was an important topic for discussion at the Staunton CUSD #6 Board of Education meeting held on Monday, July 18. Concerns for the school's security system were raised...

 

Looking back

This week's Looking Back photo shows Duda restaurant and gas station with Dixcel sign on top on Route 4 south of Staunton (then Route 66) in about...

 

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