Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Shower
    Belinda Harpster, Stacey Bergmann and Sue Urban attended the baby shower of Tori Padberg in Patoka on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 197.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Bryan Hanks served as acolyte. Attending elders were Paul Reynolds and Brien Guy.
    The public questioning of the Confirmands took place instead of the sermon.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Carl Benning
    -Haven (brother of SPLS student)

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club salad supper and membership drive, 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Story teller Pam Chase will give the program. All women interested in becoming a member of the St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club are invited; but don’t take a salad – the meal is being provided by club members.
    Friday, April 7
    • Spring musical, 8 p.m., high school gym.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The story of the Legion Home

    When I was in junior high, I was a member of the American Legion Junior Auxiliary, which met one Saturday a month at the Crawford-Hale Post American Legion Home in Vandalia. Our meeting room was on the main floor, now used for the military museum.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The young man in this photo was born in Effingham on April 13, 1935, but grew up in Vandalia. His grandparents owned a hotel in Vandalia. He has lived in Wisconsin for the past 55 years.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – The Vandalia Community High School wrestling team captured fourth place at the IHSA dual team finals.
    The Vandalia City Council approved a $15,000 contribution to the Vandalia Main Street Program in each of the next three years.
    Rhet Spengel of Springfield was hired as a patrolman for the Vandalia Police Department.
    Harland Bartholomew & Associates of Chesterfield completed the update of the city’s lake ordinance. The work included pulling together several documents governing the lake.

  • Lady Vandals Basketball Awards
  • Vandals Basketball Awards
  • Three Cougars combine for three-hitter versus BSE

    Ryan Matheny, Trevor Markley and Trent Geiler combined for a three-hitter in South Central’s 10-0 win over St. Elmo/Brownstown last Wednesday.
    Matheny gave up two hits in three innings, Markley held BSE hitless over two innings and Geiler allowed one hit in one inning of work.
    Markley was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Geiler was 3-for-4 with one RBI.

  • BSE golf scramble April 23

    Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers Athletics will hold a two-man scramble on Saturday, April 23, to raise funds for a weight room and equipment.
    The golf scramble will be held at St. Elmo Golf Club, with a 12:30 tee-off.
    The team entry fee of $70, or $35 for individuals, covers 18 holes and a golf cart, and pork burgers and hot dogs. Cash prizes and apparel will be given away.
    Checks are to made payable to: Brownstown High School.
    Registrations are being accepted through April 17.
    For more information, contact the high school office, 427-3839.