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By The Staff

St. Elmo Hero wins 24th, then scratched

St. Elmo Hero, the harness racing horse named after a late St. Elmo man, earned his 24th straight win at Balmoral Park near Chicago to tie the record for most consecutive wins to start a career.

The horse was scheduled to race at the Cam Fella Stakes in Canada last weekend, but he was scratched because he is sick.

The stakes would have been the richest prize of his career had he won.

NWTF holding banquet on Saturday

The National Wild Turkey Federation is holding its 17th annual banquet at the American Legion in Vandalia on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

At the start of the banquet, individuals can play games and  sign up for a silent auction.

A catered meal will be served at 6 p.m., and after the meal, there will be a live auction, which includes wildlife paintings, figurines and home decor, and a big raffle, which includes guns, calls, hunting clothes and other outdoors items.