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Staunton to provide dispatch services

by Kelly Costa The Staunton City Council voted to provide radio dispatch services for the Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Service, Inc., at the city council meeting held Monday night. After negotiations,...

 

Sunflowers at sunset

The sun sets on this beautiful field of sunflowers growing on the Odorizzi Family Farm in rural Staunton. They have been planting between two and...

 

Dedication

On Sunday morning, Aug. 7, Father Tom Hagstrom blessed the statue of St. Michael the Archangel that graces the lawn in front of St. Michael's Church....

 

Dean of students hired at special school board meeting

The Staunton Board of Educa- tion held a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26. During that meeting they voted to employ Brian Hart to serve as the 6th- 12th grade dean of students and the junior high a...

 

SHS Class of 1967 reunion in September

The Staunton High School Class of 1967 will hold a get-together of class members. The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at Prairie Inn in Prairietown. The event will begin at 12 noon in...

 

Senior citizens held meeting

The meeting on Aug.4 was called to order by President Gerry Cook. There were 26 members in attendance who said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegience. There were no visitors or new members,...

 

Class of '72 reunion this weekend

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

 

Breakfast at Gillespie Methodist

Gillespie United Methodist church at 900 Broadway will be having a waffle, biscuit and gravy, sausage and bacon breakfast on Saturday Aug. 13, from 7 to 11 a.m. Free will offering....

 

Monthly flea market

Staunton St. Paul UCC is hosting a flea market every third Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Call the church office at 618-635-2386 to reserve a spot. Stop by to check out the variety...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Aug. 2, 2022: Vanessa Dobrinich; Expired registration Sticker Aug. 3, 2022: Dustyn M. Kieffer; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Suspend Revoked Drivers License Aug. 3, 2022: Peggy Forbes; Expired...

 

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 FFA members attend Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

By Jillian McLaughlin Staunton FFA Chapter Reporter On Monday, July 25, a group of Staunton FFA members departed for the 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership...

 

Community blood drive on Aug. 15

Staunton will have a community blood drive conducted by the American Red Cross on Monday, Aug. 15, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus #2197, Crystal Ballroom, 20631 Staunton Road,...

 

SHS freshmen orientation

Class of 2026 families are invited to Staunton High School freshman orientation scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in the multi-purpose gym. Important information about the transition into...

 

Nutrition Center

Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Beef Stroganoff, Brussels Sprouts, Mixed Melon, Cookies Thursday, Aug. 11 - Broccoli Cheese Soup, Chicken Salad, Pickled Beets, Fruit Cocktail, Peach French Toast Delight Friday,...

 

August Litchfield Pickers Market cancelled

Due to the incident that occurred over the weekend in downtown Litchfield with a building collapse in the 300 block of North State Street, the Pickers Market scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14, has been...

 

Received grant

The Staunton Helping Hands Center was awardaed the Diocesan Campaign for Justice and Hope (DCJH) Grant. This grant has been a consistent source of...

 

Produce for sale

Ivan Isenberg was one of the vendors at the Vintage Station Farmer's Market/Vendor Market on Saturday. His sweet corn, honey and melons were a...

 

Water main treatment and flushing

Beginning this week, Illinois American Water’s Metro East water system will undergo an annual temporary treatment change. Work will also include the flushing of water mains and fire hydrants. The...

 

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...

 

Baseball team made donations to food pantry

Coaches Ben Waters and Chris Cozad along with the Storm 8U baseball team collected items for the SHHC during a Home Run Derby in July. In addition...

 

Staunton man dies in boating accident

A boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri claimed the life of Staunton resident Timothy Ridens, age 41. Ridens was boating on the lake with three friends as pas- sengers aboard Ridens's...

 

Fire training

Livingston-Williamson Fire Department Captain Gene Coe was in charge of a training session for fire fighters in late July. They did a live burn out...

 

August will be busy month in Staunton

August promises to be a busy month with a variety of entertainment choices as Staunton hosts the Balloon Glow and Ribfest. The Balloon Glow has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Firemen's Park...

 
 By John M. Galer    News    August 3, 2022

Williams honored at U.S. Capitol

by John M. Galer The last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, Herschel "Woody" Williams, lay in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Thursday,...

 

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