Today's News

  • Birthday

    Lucille Taylor
    Lucille Evelyn (Devall) Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday on March 12 with family and friends at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, where she is a member.

    She was born on March 1, 1926.
    She is the mother of Linda {deceased) (Carl) Neely, Sue (Gary) Grounds, Gerry Taylor (deceased), Chuck (Deanna) Taylor and Diane (Don) Little.  She also has 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

  • Birth

    Abigail Jane DeCloedt
    Jonathon and Aubrea DeCloedt of Carmel, Ind., are the parents of a girl born at 9:31 a.m. on March 10, 2016.

    Abigail Jane weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia, and Kim Scott of Beverly Hills, Fla., is the paternal grandmother.
    Great-grandparents are Jane Hall, the late Art and Betty Perry, and Carol Youngblood.

  • Donates to Children's Home
  • Community Briefs

    FCHD holding 5K
    Fun Run/Walk

    The Fayette County Health Department is hosting a 5K Fun Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, April 16.
    Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:15 a.m. at the health department office, 416 W. Edwards St. in Vandalia, and the event begins at 9 a.m.
    The cost to participate is $20, with all proceeds going to Fear Nothing, a non-profit organization providing support of Fayette County individuals and families facing cancer diagnoses, and raising funds for cancer research and advances in treatment options.

  • Rotary Blood Drive
  • School Briefs

    Old Capitol has new scholarship

    As students finalize their college selections, the Old Capitol Foundation has introduced a new scholarship that will pay up to $2,000 per academic school year.
    This scholarship is available to high school seniors and others continuing their education.

  • Honor Rolls

    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    Freshmen – Luke Barton, Miriam Blomberg, Deidre Hall, Logan Lotz and Lauren Lutz.
    Sophomores – Luke Bergmann, Michaela Engel, Ean Fox, Adrianne Herbert, Baylie Maske, Sydney Miller, Kaelyn Nannini, Alexandria Reid and Jonathan Smith.
    Juniors – Rachel Bray, Emily Chapman, Serena Germany, Brayden Gunter, Abby Hahn, Carson Hulsey, Ella Jahraus and Hanna Rubin.

  • Area Prep Roundup (mar. 31)

    SEB softball
    The Lady Eagles came up short of their first win Monday evening, as they fell to Okaw Valley, 12-2.
    Despite the lopsided score, St. Elmo played well throughout, as Tess Philpot went all five innings, allowing just seven hits.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown v. Okaw Valley
    Okaw Valley     5  0  6  0  1    12   7     1
    St. Elmo     0  0  2  0  0      2     6       2

  • South Central wins pitchers' dual, picks up first win over Mulberry Grove, 5-0


  • Greenville holds on late to top Vandalia, 8-5