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Zion youth fundraiser

Zion Lutheran youth group will be holding a fundraiser in conjunction with the big game on Sunday, Feb. 13. The public will have an opportunity to pre-order football snacks that will be available for...

 

Veterans assistance to be in Benld

The Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission will be in Benld on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Assistant Superintendent Bobby Scott will be at the Cahokia Township Office. He will be...

 

Olive Township meeting schedule

Olive Township will hold its 2022 monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Olive Township Hall. The next regularly scheduled meeting date is Feb. 16. The remaining dates...

 

SHS scholastic bowl teams do well in recent tournament play

On Saturday, Jan. 8, the Staunton Scholastic Bowl team participated in the IHSSBCA Scholastic Bowl Turnabout Tournament held in Granite City. Teams...

 

New voter cards being mailed to all county voters

Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan announced that new voter cards are being mailed to every registered voter in the county in the next few weeks. Duncan explained that state law requires the Election...

 

Wintertime – and the grilling is freezing

It was a very cold day on Sunday, but Noah Bertels (left) and Larry Bertels bravely took on the job of manning the grill so there would be plenty of...

 

SHS plus 8th grade were under an adaptive pause

OnthedaysofJan.5toJan.7, the number of students and staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 led to a portion of the student body going to full remote learning last week beginning on Tuesday,...

 

Russell Furniture donation match

Russell Furniture has once again done their annual "Dollar for Dollar" donation match for the Staunton Helping Hands Center. Danny Russell pledged a...

 

Macoupin County Public Health's latest guidelines

The Macoupin County Public Health Department continues to serve the residents of Macoupin County in COVID-19 preven- tion efforts, but at this time they are also asking everyone to as- sume...

 

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. Marriage...

 

The Dugout offers a variety of products

by Debbie Hoog The Dugout in Staunton opened in August of 2021 at 213 West Main Street. The manager was familiar with the area and noticed the...

 

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)...

 

ISP's new crime reporting system is successful

The Illinois State Police is pleased to announce since becoming certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 1, 2021, over 300 law enforcement agencies have now converted to the new...

 

Secretary of State departments and Driver Services facilities to remain closed – reopening Jan. 24

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments ...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Jan. 10, 2022: Juvenile; No Tail Lights Jan. 10, 2022: Kelvin Pearson; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle Jan. 11, 2022: William J. McCarthy; No Valid Registration Jan. 11, 2022: Drake A. Dufrain;...

 

Area students earn academic recognition

Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., President's List - Katherine Vaughn, a senior Elementary Education major from Bunker Hill Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., Dean's List - Jeffrey...

 

Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center to close for $5 million capital improvement projects

The Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will be closed to the public beginning March 1 to facilitate $5 million in capital improvement projects at the site. The projects, which...

 

L&C GED classes provide students with flexible options

The Adult Education Department at Lewis and Clark Community College is once again offering flexibility for students earning their GED to study remotely, online or in-person. “In a response to...

 

Annual Salem UCC sausage supper Jan. 29

The 74th annual sausage supper sponsored by Salem Churchmen’s Fellowship will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra. Dinners cost $12 each and include fresh...

 

Senior Homestead renewal

The 2022 Senior Homestead Exemption (yellow cards) will soon be mailed to senior citizens in Olive Township (Madison County). This exemption deducts $5,000 from your assessment on owner occupied...

 

Now Here's a Tip

* To soften food that is stuck on a pan, try soaking it overnight with fabric softener. Just fill the pan with enough water to cover the burned-on food, then lay a dryer sheet of fabric softener in...

 

Agriculture scholarships available

The Macoupin County Agriculture Education (MCAE) Foundation is offering one $1,500 scholarship, one $1,000 scholarship, and seven $500 scholarships for the upcoming 2022-23 school year to students wis...

 

Jesse White awards nearly $6 million to libraries focused on pandemic recovery

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded nearly $6 million to libraries focused on responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying services, transforming...

 

Tips to stay safe when walking on snow and ice

Winter is here, and snow has already covered our region, making getting around a challenge. Slips and falls can cause serious harm as conditions of roads, parking lots and sidewalks worsen in winter...

 

Illinois Valley scholarships

Stephanie Stahlhut, executive director for Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation has announced that its Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program funded by the Illinois Department of...

 

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