Today's News

  • God uses people – but always in a good way

    By the Rev. Olen Evans

    First Baptist Church, Brownstown

  • School Menus

    Monday, Dec. 13 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Blueberry waffles.
    Wednesday, Dec. 15 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Dec. 16 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Dec. 17 – Oatmeal/toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.

  • KC Scholarship Winners

  • Kleiboeker/Stoffel-Gray Scholars

    Kaskaskia College announced that Tracie Dickenson of Vandalia and Emily Cange of Marydale have been named the recipients of the Nicholas Kleiboeker-Torrey Stoffel-Gray Memorial Scholarship. Cange attended Belleville West Township High School and is studying nursing.  She is the daughter of Keith Cange and Lorraine Cange. Dickenson is a 1989 graduate of Sandia High School and the daughter of Charlein Steele. Pictured above, from left to right, are Cange; Deborah Klieboeker, director of institutional advancement for Kaskaskia College; and Dickinson.

  • Brownstown High School Homecoming

  • Residence destroyed in Friday fire

    A rural Vandalia home was destroyed by fire last Friday morning.
    Vandalia’s volunteer firefighters were called to the Brice Summers residence south of Vandalia, on Hobler Hill off of Carlyle Road, at 8:27 a.m.
    When they arrived at 8:30 a.m., firefighters discovered the residence – two mobile homes that were attached – was fully involved in flames.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Dec. 9, 2010

    • Gracie M. Olmstead, 22, 437 S. Locust St., Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 7 for failure to appear in court on an ordinance violation. Bond was $2,500.
    • Larry D. Karnes, 30, 406 S. College St., Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 7 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Scott T. Richardson, 24, RR 2, Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 7 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge and on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $2,500.

  • Community Calendar-Dec. 9, 2010

    Thursday, December 9

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.

    Friday, December 10

  • Area tumblers succeed at Greenville

  • Ramsey JH boys beat Patoka in county battle

    Both the Ramsey Junior High seventh-grade and eighth-grade boys basketball teams defeated Patoka last Thursday.

    The seventh-graders were led by Brady Reiss, who had 11 points, in a 21-17 victory, and the eighth-graders were led by Isac Gann, who nine points, in a 35-16 win.

    Patoka's squad  was defeated by Odin on Monday, 53-25, and by New Horizons on Tuesday, 41-35.