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Looking Back Photo

This is the 1940-41 basketball team with the ball from their win at the 1941 County Tournament. Some are identified by number: 31 Norman Fuchs, 21...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 26, 1990 -- Petition to dissolve Livingston School District is dismissed -- At a hearing Monday night County Regional Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to dismiss the petition...

 

GUEST COMMENTARY

Kindness By Bryan Golden There is undue rudeness and thoughtlessness in every day interpersonal interaction. Friends, relatives, and strangers can act inconsiderately. More and more people are under...

 

From Our Files

Issue of Aug. 7, 1997 The annual Streetfest was held by Staunton merchants over the weekend. The annual Staunton car show topped off the event on Sunday. A daughter was born to Simon and Tricia...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler This column is about friends. Before writing it, I thought to myself, ‘I wonder if there is an official Friends Day?’ So I did the Google. Turns out there is an International...

 

Looking Back Photo

Football season will be opening in just a few weeks and that means halftime shows by the Marching Bulldogs. Perhaps readers with a good eye/memory...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 12, 1990 -- AT BERLIN WALL -- Specialist Kelly Pieper, son of Dean and Evelyn Pieper of Staunton. attended the historic New Year's eve celebration of the tearing down of the Berlin...

 

From Our Files

Issue of July 31, 1997 A contract was signed between the city of Staunton and We Care Recycling for We Care Recycling to operate the Staunton recycling site. Jacob and Laura (Ludwig) Favre of...

 

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: I have over the decades watched many congressional hearings. The hearings about the Americans held in Iran, the McCarthy-era hearings, the Watergate hearings, and others. All...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler “Tell them you love them over and over again. Tell them too much, and never too little, for the time we have is short, but the love we have is endless.” - Dane Thomas This week...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, July 5, 1990 -- NO SMOKING AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL -- Patrick B. Heise, Executive Director, has announced that as of July 1, 1990, Community Memorial Hospital, Staunton, is a smoke-free...

 

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From Our Files

Issue of July 24, 1997 Restructuring of the bridge on Route 4 north of Staunton began with a tentative completion date of Nov. 1. Rhonda Varner of Litchfield and Brian Gregory of Staunton were...

 

Illinois agriculture boomed during World War I

By Tom Emery During mobilization for World War I, a popular slogan was “food will win the war.” Illinois farmers took it to heart. In both years of American participation in the war, Illinois...

 

Slices of Life

By: Jill Pertler This week would have been 35 years for us. I thought we had 50 in the bag, but it wasn’t to be. The day still holds meaning for me. I suppose it always will. I hope so. So, I pay...

 

Looking Back

This 1955 photo at the corner of Union and W. Pearl Streets shows young Walt Haase in his 1951 Studebaker Commander and Streamliner No. 301 built...

 

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, June 28, 1990 --council commits $80,000 to community building -- Dwight Brackman, a representative from the Chamber of Commerce, addressed the Staunton City Council at the meeting on June...

 

From Our Files

Issue of July 17, 1997 There were 336 bicyclists that took part in Tour de Donut on Saturday. During the month of June the DAV van stationed in Staunton had a record number of 75 patients that were...

 

Mary Safford was Illinois battlefield angel in Civil War

Issue of July 17, 1997 There were 336 bicyclists that took part in Tour de Donut on Saturday. During the month of June the DAV van stationed in Staunton had a record number of 75 patients that were...

 
 By Jill Pertler    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Slices of Life

“Life is a lousy spectator sport.” –John R. Powers When it comes to thrill-seeking, I’ve always embraced being one of the wimpiest of the wimpy. Why ride a roller coaster when you can watch al...

 

Looking Back

Fritz Unger and Herbert Paschen stand beside the two new 1930 Dodgetrucks purchased for Paschen & Son Bakery which was located on East Main...

 

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