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Today's News

  • Farm Bureau Donates to Foundation

    Stephanie Kraus, manager of the Fayette County Farm Bureau (second from left), presents Rachelle Hollinshead, county director with Fayette County Extension (second from right), with a $500 check for the Fayette County Extension Foundation.

    Also present for the photo were Robert Bellm, commercial agriculture extension educator at the Brownstown Agronomy Research Center (far left) and Jamie Washburn, local foods/small farms Extension educator.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    And the Lord created joyful chaos at Evergreen Outreach.  Without a doubt, this was a great day! Judy Varga and Randy Schukar were back on stage, and were in great form!

  • Church Briefs

    Ice cream social in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host an ice cream social this Sunday at 6 p.m. Members should bring their favorite topping or homemade ice cream.
    The church is located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
     

  • Learn about Jesus – attend church, Sunday School

    All through the winter months, we have waited for spring and summer to arrive. We looked forward to the balmy days of spring and cool days of early summer.

  • Weather conditions move crops toward maturity

    Scattered showers continued throughout the state for the week ending Aug. 17. The Southeast part of the state received nearly 2 inches of precipitation,  while the Northwest received one tenth of an inch.
    There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, which allowed farmers time to cut hay.
    Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.04 inches, 0.15 inches above normal.
    The average temperature was 69.4 degrees, 4.4 degrees below normal.

  • Area soil moisture levels rise with weekend rains

    Soil moisture levels in southern Illinois increased over the weekend as the region saw more than 3 inches of rain at some locations, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.

  • Food Bank Visits St. Elmo

    The Central Illinois Food Bank was in the parking lot of Pinnacle Foods in St. Elmo on Saturday.

    Volunteers included, in photos show here were: Chandler Litaker; Laquita Booher and Tricia Elam; and Judy Wasmuth.

  • Jenne-40 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Curtis (Lotz) Jenne of St. Peter will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at St. Peter Village Hall.

  • Maske Sworn in as Ensign

    Daniel Maske, a fourth year student at Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis, is shown in the first photo being sworn in as an ensign in the Chaplain Corps of the Navy by his father, the Rev. Steven Maske, a retired Navy lieutenant and pastor of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Elgin.

  • Veal-50 years

    Bill and Ann (Houston) Veal of rural Vernon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Aug. 16, 1964, at the First United Methodist Church in Patoka.
    They are the parents of a daughter, Andrea (Mark) Britt of St. Peters, Mo., and a son Brent Veal, deceased. They have two granddaughters, Kathryn "Kate" and Lauren Britt.