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Today's News

  • New Brownstown Teachers

    The Brownstown School District has two new teachers this year. Elizabeth Warren, left, is the instrumental music instructor for grades 5-12, and Lisa Beck is a special education teacher at the high school.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 30 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.
    Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, Sept. 2 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Sept. 3 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College graduate

    Bradley University
    Rose Freeman of Vandalia graduated from Bradley University in May with a degree in marketing.
    Freeman, the daughter of Phil and Melody Freeman, is now employed as an admissions representative at Bradley University.

  • CEFS awards scholarships to students

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Board of Directors recently awarded $18,900 in educational scholarships to 30 individuals who are pursuing post-secondary education.
    The educational scholarships were made available through funding provided by the Community Services Block Grant Program from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp.’s Community Service Block Grant Scholarship Program was established in 1985.

  • Area Baseball Roundup

    Patoka 4
    MG 2

    All of Patoka’s runs were unearned in its4-2 win over Mulberry Grove on Monday at the Ramsey Tournament.
    Johnnie Clift reached base on errors twice, and both times he scored. Quinn Wadkins had two singles and two RBIs.
    Zach Thompson and Mark Rodgers scored the other Patoka runs.
    Thompson gave up just two hits and recorded eight strikeouts in picking up the win.
    Heilig took the loss for the Aces, giving up just three hits.

    Brownstown 14
    Ramsey 3

  • St. Elmo falls despite some good pitching

    Even though Tom Fedrigon saw his squad lose to Odin last Thursday, the St. Elmo softball coach took some positive things from it.
    St. Elmo lost to Odin, 10-5, even though the Lady Eagles outhit Odin, 10-9.
    Odin jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and added two runs in the fourth, but St. Elmo responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the third.
    Odin put the game away with three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh. St. Elmo scored one run in each of the last three innings.

  • Donates books to Evans Library

    Local author Amanda Springer, right, last week donated three of her books to Evans Public Library in Vandalia. Accepting the books was Evans' Librarian Jessica Blain. Books donated by Springer are "Investigating the Paranormal," "Midnight Poems" and "The Military Support Group," the latter of which Springer wrote to help families prepare for military deployment.

  • VFW Auxiliary installs officers

  • Competing in Miss Illinois Teen Pageant

    Randi Evans, the daughter of Ronnie Evans of Vandalia and Tracy Evans of St. Elmo, will compete in the 2010 Miss Illinois Junior Teen Pageants on Sept. 5-6 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Evans, a 14-year-old freshman at Vandalia Community High School, was the 2009 Junior Miss Fayette County.

  • Reunions

    Cole Reunion
    Families of the late Easton and Alice Cole and Gabe and June Cole will hold a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Bingham Town House.  For more information, call 267-0796.

    Kleinik Reunion
    The Kleinik reunion will be held Sunday at Patriots' Park in Greenville. The meal is at noon. Those attending are to take a covered dish and lawn chairs.

    Dothager Reunion