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Issue of Dec. 19, 1996 A daughter was born to Jon and Kenni (Rowen) Biernath of Staunton on Nov. 19 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A daughter was born to Tony and Anna (Tooley) Fritz on...

 

Sudden change of 1836 dropped temperatures 40 degrees in minutes Settlers froze to death, water became ice in blink of eye

By Tom Emery This winter has brought the usual roller-coaster temperature swings, along with occasional bone-chilling winds and fast freezes. They’re nothing like the “sudden change” of 1836....

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Blowing out 18 candles on your birthday cake is a huge milestone. It happens in an instant. You are an adult! As such, you can vote and get married. You can serve in the military, get...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 6, 1966 -- HAMEL CHURCH TO MARK ANNIVERSARY -- St. Paul Lutheran church, Hamel, Illinois, will celebrate its 110th anniversary Sunday with special services. Rev. August G....

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 12, 1996 John R. Scraper (72) of Livingston died Dec. 4 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Hilda M. Best (88) of Prairietown died Dec. 6 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, September 29, 1966 -- FINALIST FOR U OF I HOMECOMING QUEEN -- Miss Donna Yakos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yakos of Staunton, a junior student at the University of Illinois, Urbana, has...

 

Photos needed for Looking Back

The Star-Times would like to share your old photographs with our readers. We are looking for local landmarks, events, organizations or groups that have a wide appeal or historical...

 

Illinois has endured some horrific coal mine accidents

By Tom Emery Coal mining has been a key component of the Illinois economy for over two hundred years. Sadly, many men have lost their lives in the process. The state has endured some of the worst...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I never saw it coming; this life I now live. I had things so planned out. They’d been in place for more than three decades and my husband and I were finally going to enjoy the thing...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I was an early proponent of online shopping. I lived in a rural community without much access to retail, so it was a natural fit. I even experimented with grocery purchases when it wa...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 5, 1996 Junior and Lorraine (Dannenberg) Faulstich of O’Fallon, formerly of Staunton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 17. Albert and Virginia Yearman of New...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, September 8, 1966 -- NURSING HOME PLANS EXPANSION-- Thursday, Sept. 1, marked the first anniversary of the opening of the Staunton Nursing Home, on which date the second annual interest...

 

Lowering stress levels for holiday travel

In today's world virtually any holiday travel is going to be a cause for increased stress and anxiety. Whether driving for a holiday visit with relatives or taking a holiday plane trip, it's almost...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Stories from the files of the Staunton Star-Times in years gone by. Thursday, September 1, 1966 -- GOING UP -- The new steeple which is part of the remodeling project at the First Methodist church in...

 

Reducing the conflicts of that relationship with your boss

If you're in a work situation where you have a strong, positive relationship with that supervisor or boss above you, congratulations. While it...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 28, 1996 The road names for Macoupin County were posted in the post office that will take effect with the implementation of 911. A Staunton woman, Kelly N. Ellis, hit a patch of ice...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler A year ago today I woke up being someone’s wife and went to bed a widow. My life changed forever that day. And, I guess it’s been changing ever since. I honestly never...

 

Looking Back

This week's Looking Back photo is the Livingston School built in 1907 and later enlarged in 1912. Problems with overcrowding in 1916 and 1917 caused...

 

Looking Back Photograph

Basketball season is opening now. This picture shows the Livingston High School team in 1946. Members of the team were (L to R) Rico Pellizaro,... Full story

 

Slices of Life

Welcome to the world of aphantasia By: Jill Pertler Ever feel lost? Welcome to my life. Quite literally. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had trouble with directions and all things spatial. I...

 

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