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Looking Back Photo

This week's Looking Back photo shows Kozie's Tavern located at 321 W. Main Street in Staunton. The business was owned by Loretta Kozemczak and her...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, March 13, 1975 -- DIPPING INTO OLD MAN MOSES' BUCKET --It may be quite possible a large number of the present residents of Staunton and vicinity are not aware of how this area was settled....

 

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From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 27, 1997 Trista Frioli and Shannon Brown were married Oct. 4 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Adolph C. Wolf (90) of Staunton died Nov. 20 at Community Memorial Hospital. Donald C. Kotzman (63) of...

 
 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 30, 2022 

World War I defined rest of the 20th Century

It was called the “Great War” and the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately for mankind, there were even greater, and more deadly, wars to come. Though overshadowed by the Second World War toda...

 

Looking Back Photo

This picture of St. Michael's School must have been taken in some of its early days. Note the building or house to the left that separates the school...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1975 -- VOLUNTEER FIREMEN TOUR NEW HOSPITAL -- On Monday evening, Feb. 10, over 40 members of the Staunton Volunteer Fire Department were afforded a tour and inspection of the new...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 13, 1997 A theft occurred at Dietiker’s Men’s and Boys’ Clothing Store on Main Street during business hours. A teenager entered the store, grabbed several expensive team jackets an...

 

Keeping your life's goals alive and well

We've all had dreams and goals in our younger years that seemed essential to our happiness, yet, for many of those dreams, we just never quite achieved them. This doesn’t necessarily mean we’re...

 

Terrier basketball report

Nov. 7-10 - The Staunton Terriers had a successful week, as both grade levels swept all three games on the schedule. The week began with a road game on Nov. 7 at Bunker Hill. The 8th graders played...

 

Looking Back Photograph

This week's Looking Back photo is from Lil Ashley's collection. It shows the north side of the 100 block of West Main Street, perhaps in the 1960s....

 

From Our Files

Issue of Nov. 6, 1997 The grand opening of His Service Station took place Nov. 3. The thrift store was located at 705 W. Pearl. Denise Hemphill, Terry Odorizzi and Wayne Bruhn Jr. were elected to the...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Jan. 30, 1975 -- RESIDENTS WANT AREA CLEANED UP -- A large number of visitors were present at the Staunton City Council meeting. The regular order of business was suspended to hear from...

 

The 11th hour

by Joseph Reagan The 11th hour has become synonymous with Veterans Day, originally called Armistice day, in recognition of the document signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. In...

 

Looking back Photo

The Yellow Dog Saloon in Worden was built approximately 1873 and is still a popular gathering place today. It is located on the corner of Wall and...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Jan. 2, 1975 -- FORMER RESIDENT FACES BURGLAR -- Howard Mull, a custodian at Fairview School, 2200 Ridgety Ave., Springfield, told police there that at about 7:15 p.m. he confronted a...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Oct. 30, 1997 The SHS Bulldogs completed a perfect 9-0 season and will host Red Hill in the first round of playoffs. A daughter was born to Dwayne and Angie (Rantanen) Heim of Staunton on Oct...

 
 By Tom Emery    Opinion    November 2, 2022

War of the Worlds rocked radio listeners

A seemingly innocent fictional radio broadcast caused panic in the streets in 1938. Sunday, Oct. 30, marked the anniversary of the national radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which was...

 

Looking Back Photo

This week's Looking Back photo shows the Puritan Malt baseball team of Williamson in the 1930s. Those in the photo are (back, L to R) Tubby Novotney,...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Oct. 23, 1997 The football Bulldogs were undefeated in conference play. Denise Philippe and Daniel Mateyka were married June 27 in Edwardsville. Alma Lena Drewel (87) of Mt. Olive died Oct....

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1990 -- Staunton's Second Centennial -- New Years Day is next week. It starts 1991, an important year in Staunton when we celebrate our second Centennial. The first Centennial, in 1...

 

As you prepare to vote, be informed – not misled

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the News Literacy Project. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. By ALEE QUICK Civic...

 

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