Santa's Workshop - was the theme of this year's Sweatman Family Farms' entery in this year's annual Christmas Parade in Virginia.  A perennial crowd favorite, the float featured lights, music and a  pneumatic candy canon that launched treats into... more
Santa's Arrival – Santa Claus made his first official appearance in Virginia at the end of the Annual Christmas Parade to officially kick off the Christmas season.  After the parade, Santa visited with children to hear their Christmas wishes.
Battle for the ball – Triopia’s Maddie Gregory battles two Carrollton Lady Hawks for control of the basketball in the Lady Trojans’ Monday night win over Carrollton.   The game recap appears on Page 8. (Photo by Ralph Sabetti.)
Welcome to America – Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus welcomed children at Beardstown’s Houston Memorial Library last week and among those they greeted was America Rodriguez, the two-month-old daughter of Natalie Barajas and Mario Gonzalez.  (Photo by... more
Anala Massie, dressed as Ralphie in his bunny suit from “A Christmas Story,” (at left) prepares to toss a Tootsie Roll into the crowd
On parade –Temperatures may have been cold, but it didn’t chill the spirits of those turning out for Virginia’s annual Christmas parade.  Caroline French  (above) waves to the crowd

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The Star-Gazette’s own, the venerable Don Chipman, has been selected for induction into the Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame for his lifetime commitment to high school basketbal

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The Star-Gazette’s own, the venerable Don Chipman, has been selected for induction into the Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame for his lifetime commitment to high school basketbal

Obituaries

Clarence Delmos Winkelman, 88, of rural Arenzville, died Monday, Dec. 10, at his home.