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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Daughter
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent Friday and Saturday with her daughter, Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo. They enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday.
    Return Home
    Elijah and Emma Latin, returned home to Chase, Mich., on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Death
    Mildred Miessner, mother of Karen Benning of Shobonier, died on Friday morning. Services were held on Monday morning.
    Recovering from Surgery

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Lady, the Mini-Mare, gets new ‘Do’
    Sometimes when we are very busy, we kind of let our personal appearance slide, such as our hairdo. Such was the case with Lady, who, through no fault of her own, but due to the busy schedules we have had lately, her grooming and mane were in need of a shampoo, detangler comb, brush, and curry comb.
    She has such a heavy coat in the winter time that, although the wooly hair has detached from her skin, it tends to linger amid her smoother coat.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, July 31
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Chinatown Restaurant.
    Saturday, August 2
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 North Walnut.
    • Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 1 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon. Those who wish to do so can eat lunch together at noon in the hospital cafeteria.
    Monday, August 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, August 5

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These siblings were born about 65 years ago in the Bluff City area, where they attended school. They both now live in Vandalia.
    Do you know them? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – The Fifth Saturday Celebration in Vandalia included a Civil War encampment, art show, craft show, Christian music festival, classic car cruise and a biathlon.
    Robert Burnside was honored for 50 years in the practice of law during the annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association.

    30 Years Ago

  • Old Hurricane Church among area's oldest

    A few months ago, Brent Hunter shared with me papers that his mother had copied from the original church records of the Hurricane Baptist Church, organized near VanBurensburg before Illinois' statehood.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Michael Darreal Kimbro
    Vandalia
    Jane May Ponder
    Mulberry Grove

    Cynthia Jean Hamilton
    Pekin
    Leslie Sue Seelye
    Pekin

    Elijah Thomas Keppler
    Vandalia
    Sydney Maxine Hilpert
    Vandalia

    Harry Ernest Hodson II
    Vandalia
    Deanna Lee Traylor Pruitt
    Greenville

    Ryan Jonathan Winn
    Valparaiso, Ind.
    Samantha Renne Hall
    Valparaiso, Ind.

    John Earl Bauer
    Bingham
    Diane Rebbe

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Brittany K. Yokley, 24, 1014 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on July 29 for failure to appear in court on a charge of distribution of a misbranded drug. Bond was $5,000.
    • Joshua D. Crawford, 36, Pocahontas, was arrested on July 28 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $5,000.

  • Hood stays positive even when he's not in the game plan

    ROBINSON – Clinton Hood didn’t fit into the offensive game plan for Post 95 during the Sr. Legion District Tournament.

    So, he trotted out to the first-base coaching box most innings to help guide his teammates once they reached base.

    He didn’t fit into the starting pitching plans, either.

    So, he waited patiently until called upon as a reliever in the championship game, tossing three innings of one-hit baseball.

  • Controversial ejection mars Sr. Legion finale

    A controversial decision by the director of the Fifth Division Sr. Legion Tournament marred what became the final game of the finest Legion season ever played in Vandalia.

    Pitcher Jacob Behrends was ejected from last Wednesday’s game by tournament director Bob Oster, and Post 95 was unable to recover in a 6-2 loss to Herrin that ended its season.

    Herrin’s Nathaneal Higgins got caught in a rundown between third and home, and collided with Behrends as he approached the plate in the fifth inning.