Today's News

  • College News

    Western Illinois University
    Dylan Cole Sigrist, a senior, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
    To be placed on the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale having completed at least 12 credit hours.

    Lakeview College of Nursing
    Amy Pippin of Farina was among 17 students at Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville recognized as new members of the Pinnacle Honor Society during the end of the spring semester.

  • Honor Rolls

    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Eighth grade – Amber Pease, Cecelia Ritter, Kianna Shouse and Samantha Stokes.
    Seventh grade – Brooke Benhoff, Addison Eddy, Brenna Hayes, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade – Lane Austin, Shelbi Eller, Natalie Hortenstine, Abigail Lorton, Hunter Luttrell, Keeley Orzel, Korina Otto, Gavin Rahm, Karly Stephens and Griffin Wright.
    Eighth grade – Madison Miller and Shay Peterson.

  • FourGiven in concert on Saturday

    The FourGiven Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Unity Baptist Church, located at Ill. Route 185 and Airport Road in Vandalia.

  • Ramblin' Rose Bus stopping in Ramsey, St. Elmo

    The Ramblin’ Rose Bus, a ministry sponsored by Effingham Catholic Charities, will travel to 14 towns in the seven-county area this summer to deliver school supplies and clothing.
    The program is designed to provide assistance to families with limited financial means, who qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

  • We can respond to violence by praying

    When I heard about the shooting in Orlando on Sunday morning I thought to myself – not again.
    I think I was a little numb to the whole thing; I couldn’t fully react to it.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Believe It or Not
    We can hardly believe it, but it sounds like Tarzan, the little tree frog, and it looks like Tarzan, and we don’t really think it is him. But the past few days, a little green tree frog has taken up residence on our back porch. He hides in the daytime behind my lawn chair, but sometimes we catch a glimpse of him. One day, there were two of the little creatures on our porch.
    One day, he was sitting on our storm door, so up high and close to the edge,

  • Frogtown News

    Tony and Julie (Roberts) Farthing of Farina were blessed with a son on Thursday, June 9. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Bryant John was welcomed by his brother, Evan. Grandparents are John and Sue Roberts.  
    Lifelong St. Peter resident Melvin Graumenz died on June 14. The funeral was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Pastor Emrick returned to the pulpit after a two-week vacation.
    Worship attendance on Saturday evening was 110.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 23
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Friday, June 24
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday, June 25
    • Wheatland Township Cleanup Day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. See info following the Announcements.
    • Fayette County Fair Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon at the Brownstown fairgrounds.
    • Art shows in Fayette County Museum, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • A history of the historical society

    The Fayette County Genealogical Society was organized on May 27, 1971, at a meeting held in the Hospitality Room at Farmers and Merchants Bank in downtown Vandalia.