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LOOKING BACK

This week we're featuring the Staunton High School basketball team from 1935. The team was successful enough to win a nice trophy. Front Row (L to...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 27, 1966 -- ADMIRAL LUKER GIVEN LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL -- Rear Admiral George R. Luker, Commandant of the Third Naval District, received the second highest military medal normally...

 

Brain fitness can help fight memory loss

It’s a common problem many of us encounter as we age — we forget more things and it seems to happen more frequently. It can be a frustrating experience and even a frightening one as we worry that...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 23, 1997 Michael Johnson announced his candidacy for mayor of Staunton. Senator Vince Demuzio took the oath of office last week for another term as State Senator from Illinois 49th Senat...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler There’s something about a new year that often has me reflecting on time. I guess that’s fairly natural. For many of us, January is a time of assessing priorities, setting goals,...

 

LOOKING BACK PHOTO

This photo shows grades 6 and 7 at Worden Public School, taken in October 1927. Notable are the hairstyles of the girls. Each one of them has a short...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 20, 1966 -- ST. PAUL TO MARK 90TH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY -- On next Sunday, Oct. 23, special services will be held at the St. Paul United Church of Christ of Staunton to commemorate the...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 16, 1997 George and Evelyn (Fones) Swain of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Staunton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan 1. Twin sons were born to Kevin May and Kristina...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler For the last 14 months I’ve been anticipating it. Waiting. Knowing it was lurking in the corners or behind a large, formidable rock. I figured I was immersed in grief and that...

 

Numerous Presidents suffered mental health issues

By Tom Emery A surprising number of chief executives have suffered from mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and alcoholism. The list includes some of the best Presid...

 

Looking Back

This week's photo was taken at the Staunton railroad station in October of 1917. World War I began in July of 1914 and ended in 1918. The size of...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 9, 1997 Kenton L. Smith (76) of Staunton died Jan. 5 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. John William Huntman (84) of Frontenac, Mo., formerly of Staunton, died Jan. 4 at a hospital...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Quite often, each morning before getting dressed I check my weather app to get the prediction for the upcoming day. Yesterday I caught myself hoping the sun would be shining and the...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 13, 1966 -- GRAND OPENING AT WINDY'S SHELL -- Francis "Poopie" Windisch has an announcement in this issue advertising a grand opening at his service station, named "Windy's Shell,"...

 

Try looking at resolutions a different way

While wanting to see positive changes in your life isn't a bad idea, the way most New Year's resolutions come together is usually complicated, often helps little and may even be harmful. Most of us...

 

Looking Back

This week's photo is a wintertime of the old South School. There is no indication of the year the photo was taken. The South School operated many...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler Turning the calendar over to a new year is often a time of reflection, not only to look backward but also to look ahead. What can happen to make the future bigger and brighter? The...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Jan. 2, 1997 Roosevelt Financial Group Inc., the holding company for Roosevelt Bank, announced on Dec. 23 that they will merge with Mercantile Bank. The merger will be completed in mid-1997....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, October 6, 1966 -- BURGLARS ENTER TWO LOCAL PLACES -- The staunton police department and the Macoupin county sheriff's office were investigating two burglaries which occurred some time...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Dec. 26, 1996 There was a string of burglaries from vehicles in Staunton on Dec. 14 and 15 between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. During that time an estimated 40 cars were opened by three juveniles...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler It’s that time of year. Out with the old, in with the new. It would be an understatement to say that I welcome the new. It would more of an understatement that I still mourn the...

 

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