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Today's News

  • Four Generations - Emerick Family

    Four generations of the Emerick family are shown here. From left to right are Gabe Emerick, father, holding Preston and Ryker Emerick; Larry Emerick, grandfather; and Frank Emerick, great-grandfather.

  • Anniversary - Price, 50 years

    Ronald and Mary Lou Price of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at First Baptist Church of Vandalia, followed with a dinner hosted by their children.
    Ronald and the former Mary Lou Dean were married on Nov. 4, 1960, in Quincy.
    They have three children: April Homes, Angela Graves and Brian Price.
    They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Halloween Spooktacular

    Vandalia Main Street held its Spooktacular Saturday on Saturday in downtown available. In the first photo, Linda Kelly of the Evans Public Library staff, right, reads Halloween stories to a group of children. In the second photo, JoAnna Helm, owner of Word, Wicks and Wood, hands out candy to some of the children trick-or-treating at downtown businesses.

  • 2010 Electoral Candidate Profiles

    Sheriff Candidate - Aaron Lay (R)

  • Book a look into the past

    Betty Miller recently presented the Friends of the Brownstown Branch Library with a photo album that holds a part of Brownstown’s history, a part of her late husband’s legacy.
    It is inscribed: “Presented to the Brownstown Branch Library, Aug. 24, 2010; Celebraton Memorial of the 125th Anniversary of Brownstown, June 24-25, 1995, Brownstown, Illinois,”  presented by the family of Mayor Jesse Miller, Betty, Julia and Ted.”

  • Ogre greets, eats with local kids

    It would be a thrill for anyone to meet and talk with his or her hero or favorite television/movie personality … and that is exactly what the young Kirk brothers, Austin and Richard got to do recently. The visit came about thanks to their grandmother, Jodie Carnes Weaver, and some compassionate, understanding and professional people.
    They not only met “Shrek,” the big green ogre, but they lunched with him in his dressing room.

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Oct. 28, 2010

    • Vernon C. Martin, 27, Greenville, was arrested on Oct. 18 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $15,000.
    • Jarvis R. Denning, 22, RR 1, Shobonier, was arrested on Oct. 18 on a warrant for criminal damage to property. Bond was $10,000.
    • Nicky L. Maness, 31, Shelbyville, was arrested on Oct. 18 for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence. Bond was $5,000.