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Today's News

  • Another Eventful Weekend
  • County has budget issues

    The Fayette County Board chairman said on Monday that the county will be presenting a proposed budget that’s balanced to the public.
    But, Steve Knebel said, “whatever we put before the public will change.”
    That, Knebel said, is because “a couple of things have come up” since the proposed budget was drafted.
    One of those “things” is notification that the county’s workers’ compensation coverage from Bliss McKnight will not be renewed, Knebel said.

  • Vandalia dog park is in the works

    The Vandalia Park District has agreed to work with the local animal rescue on a project that will benefit local dog owners.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, October 16

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    Friday, October 17

  • FCH & LTC will become tobacco-free Nov. 20

    Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care announced this week that on Nov. 20, the date of this year’s Great American Smoke Out, it will transition to a 100-percent tobacco-free campus.
    “As everyone knows, tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death and disease in this country.
    We are a healthcare institution, and our job is to save lives and prevent disease, so to become 100-percent tobacco-free not only makes sense, but it is the responsible thing to do for our community,” said Greg Starnes, CEO.

  • Vandalia man charged with injuring 1-year-old

    Bond has been set at $150,000 for a Vandalia man accused of causing serious injury to a 1-year-old child.
    Robert A.C. Stombaugh was arrested on Monday night and charged on Tuesday with four felonies after an incident at a Vandalia home.
    According to Vandalia Police, officers were called to a home in the 300 block of South Fourth Street for a report of a disturbance.
    Stombaugh was taken into custody after allegedly throwing a rock through a window of a vehicle at that home. A 1-year-old child in the vehicle reportedly sustained injuries to the eyes and face.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    YES – Lady, the Little Senior Mini-Horse …
    … now has not only one, but two new stable friends. The unknown, little jenny donkey that I knew was just waiting for us was found at the caring home of Ron Groennert and his sister Rhonda’s home in Okawville.
    When we saw their ad in the Trader paper to sell a jack donkey, we called to see if they would happen to know of a little mini-jenny, and there she was (among several other nice little jennies), waiting for us with a baby donkey by her side – a double blessing!

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 177.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Collin Miller served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Roxanne Emrick
    -Irma Jean Kruenegel
    -Ed Morton
    -Dorothy Vogus
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Mary Brimberry
    -Mary Dierks
    -Maria Oswald
    -Carolyn Quade

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 16
    • Fayette County 4-H youth ages 8-10 are invited to meet at the St. Elmo Public Library from 3:30-5 p.m. to participate in the NYSD event, “Rockets to the Rescue.” For more information, see the National Youth Science Day article following the announcements.
    Saturday, October 18

  • We Apologize

    Due to an error in the program for the Volley For The Cure game in Greenville, Lady Vandal volleyball player Jessica Sullens was incorrectly indentified as Mindy Ritchey. We apologize for the error.