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Safe Passage available

By Kelly Costa During Monday night’s city council meeting, two representatives from Safe Passage were present. Safe Passage is a program provided by St. Francis Way Clinic in Litchfield and the...

 

High School absenteeism climbing

by Olivia Ervin The Staunton Community Unit School District #6 Board of Education met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Board members present were P. Jain, J. Renner, C. Green, D....

 

Educator shortages causing problems across the state

–Capitol News Illinois School officials across Illinois say a shortage of teachers and substitutes is forcing them to cancel course offerings, move them online or fill open positions with people who...

 

Achieved highest PSAT/NMSQT scores at SHS

Two students earned the highest PSAT/NMSQT scores at SHS. This is a national standardized test that compares students all across the country, and...

 

SHS Illinois State Scholars

The Staunton High School seniors that had achieved Illinois State Scholar recognition for 2022 were honored at the recent board of education meeting....

 

30-day wellness jump-start

Try this 30-day wellness jump-start with an achievable goal each day. “A commonsense approach to heart health includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep,” says...

 

Need caffeine?

Health care professionals indicate that caffeine appears to be safe for the majority of healthy adults when it's consumed in moderation. The Mayo Clinic notes that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine...

 

The risks of an overly sedentary lifestyle

Moving every 30 minutes is one way to reduce the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Health experts call it "sitting disease." It refers to when people spend more of their time behind a desk or...

 

To You … With Love

Like the wings of the seagull, dipping down into the water, touching its coolness here and there, I sat with those who had come to honor and grieve one human life. Walking softly, privileged to be...

 

Sheriffs' Assoc. to award scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff’ Association announces that it will award over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the...

 

January is Radon Action Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month.  Radon is a naturally occurring...

 

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...

 

Taking applications for paid internship program

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), a division of Lewis and Clark Community College, is offering an opportunity for students enrolled in area colleges and universities...

 

Area students earn academic recognition

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Dean's List - Joseph Fisher of Staunton Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., President's List - Nicole Knackstedt of Alhambra...

 

Graduates of UA

The University of Alabama awarded degrees during its fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10-11, 2021. Local students receiving honors: Kirsten Halverson of Worden received a Bachelor of Science in...

 

Metro-East honor roll

The following area students have been named to the honor roll at Metro-East Lutheran High School for the second quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. Honor roll with high distinction (g.p.a. 4.0) 10...

 

Senior citizens held meeting

On Jan. 20, president Gerry Cook called the meeting to order. The 15 members in attendance said the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Since the first meeting of the month was cancelled...

 

Recognize home heating dangers

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, in 2017, 399 people died of unintentional non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2016, local fire...

 

Staunton Helping Hands Center holiday recap

The Staunton Helping Hands Center would like to thank all of the community individuals, businesses and churches that supported a successful holiday...

 

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)...

 

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....

 

Sausage supper at Zion

The Zion Men’s Club and Ladies Aid of Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton will hold their 63rd annual country sausage supper on Sunday, Feb. 6. Due to continuing COVID restrictions, the full meal will...

 

2022 Illinois tax filing season began Jan. 24

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) began accepting 2021 state individual income tax returns on Jan. 24, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting federal...

 

Staunton Police Blotter

Jan. 20, 2022: Jamie L. Crouch; Speeding (Radar) Charge amended to Ordinance and Paid Jan. 21, 2022: Jasen R. Ferratto; Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Obstructed Windshield/ Tinted Windows Jan....

 

Garden catalog season gives gardeners chance to explore, shop for next year's seeds

January begins the annual flight of vegetable, flower, and fruit tree catalogs to your mailbox or inbox. Depending on your level of gardening, the catalogs are starting to arrive frequently and en...

 

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