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Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 14, 1990 School's fate In Hands Of Regional Board -- The petition recently signed by 531 Livingston voters to dissolve the Livingston School District has been checked by the Madison Cou...

 

From Our Files

Issue of July 10, 1997 Vehicles stolen from Tri-Ford in Staunton on June 27 and July 1–four in all–were recovered in St. Louis. Marci Kolkovich was named Miss Staunton 1997 during homecoming...

 

Corr was Macoupin County's first female doctor

By Tom Emery While female doctors are common today, they were few and far between in the nineteenth-century. The first female medical graduate of Macoupin County managed to break new ground both in...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Superman, Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk all possess superpowers, but I enjoy supremacy even greater than x-ray vision, unlimited strength or the ability to fly. My capabilities...

 

Looking back Photo

This 1907 postcard shows two Interurban streetcars, at the right the main line on Union Street, with Benld to the north and Worden to the south....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 7, 1990 -- Staunton Expo Is Saturday And Sunday -- The Annual Staunton Expo as sponsored by the Staunton Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, at the...

 

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From Our Files

Issue of July 3, 1997 Steve and Mary Jurak celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16. James M. “Bananas” Banovz (60) of Staunton died June 28 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield....

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Tonight the sunset was beyond spectacular. It sat low and sinking in the sky in every shade of orange imaginable, plus a dozen or so hues that haven’t been invented yet. Two loons...

 

District transportation staff

The school district's transportation staff was recognized for their efforts during the June school board meeting. Pictured with board resident, Dr....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 7, 1990 -- COUNCIL HEARS COMPLAINTS REGARDING SEWERAGE PROBLEMS -- Mayor Brauer called the Staunton City Council to order at 7 p.m. The following aldermen answered roll call: F. Stein,...

 

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Looking Back

This week's Looking Back photo is the property of Marie (Ahrens) Mindrup of Alhambra. It shows the Evangelical Zion Church that was once part of...

 

From Our Files

Issue of June 26, 1997 Lester and Norma Jean (Northcutt) Cummings will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. Robert and Frieda (Covi) Augustine of Livingston celebrated their 50th...

 

In Illinois, another key moment in Revolution happened on July 4

By Tom Emery During the American Revolution in Illinois, the Declaration of Independence was not the only important event on July 4. On that date in 1778, George Rogers Clark’s brazen capture of...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Lately, I’ve become acutely aware of the clarity in my life. This clarity was earned with all that I had and all that I am. I know I am not alone. I know our numbers are too great...

 

Looking Back

On March 3, 1956, railway passenger service ended in Staunton. An old streetcar draped in black stopped at the station on Union Street for the last...

 

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Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler I like my phone. I rely on my phone. I truly appreciate my phone (and you, too, Siri!) but beyond that, well, my phone is just a phone. She does for me what I ask her to do, when I...

 

Letters to the Editor

Plea for justice The Illinois Prisoner Review Board had scheduled a hearing to consider Robert Turner for clemency! To say I am astounded is no measure of the outrage I am feeling. By rights, this...

 

Looking Back Photograph

Walter Spotte was kind enough to share his photo of the Staunton High School basketball team from 1939-40. He even included a little history. Before...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, May 31, 1990 -- Pool - Dance Party At Forest Lakes Pool -- Forest Lakes Resort and the Majic Jukebox will co-sponsor a Pool-Dance Party at Forest Lakes Swimming Pool for area teens on...

 

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From Our Files

Issue of June 12, 1997 The Staunton High School Concert Choir returned from their five-day tour to Indianapolis, Ind., and Cleveland, Ohio, where they toured the area and performed at several location...

 

Flag Day created by Illinois dentist

By Tom Emery An oft-overlooked holiday on the calendar is Flag Day, June 14, which celebrates the official establishment of the American flag. The occasion was first created by an Illinois dentist....

 

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