Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Back in Touch with a Special Friend
    “Once upon a time,” way back in high school days, and even before, when we went to Edwards School, which was located several miles south of Bluff City, a schoolmate, Reeta Thompson, and I became very close friends – best friends, to be exact.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, September 21
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Bible study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education budget hearing at 7:15 p.m., regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., in the unit office.
    Thursday, September 22
    • St. Elmo Christian Church Road Rally fundraiser; see more info in the St. Elmo News.
    Saturday, September 24

  • Cancer fund's 'Party in the Park' is Saturday

    Embedded in the floor of the gazebo at the Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia is a plaque bearing the words: “Success lies in what we do for others.” Those are seemly appropriate words so near the site of the Fayette County Cancer Fund's “Party in the Park,” a fundraiser to help cancer patients fight their battles against the disease.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Warren R. Williams, 62, 223 N. First St., Brownstown, was arrested on Sept. 20 on a charge of driving under the influence. Bond was $3,000.
    • Dallas R. Doggett, 27, 178 E. 650 Ave., Mulberry Grove, was arrested on Sept. 20 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. No bond information was listed.
    • Bobby J. Bryan, 50, Flora, was arrested on Sept. 19 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Matthew Wayne Harder
    Trishia Nichole Buzzard
    Laurence Wade Rochkes
    Tiffany Marie McDonald
    Richard Alan Clark
    Jennifer Jo Trivitt
    Myron Herschel Madison
    Valerie Lee Hayes
    Jeremy Ray Warner
    St. Elmo
    Caitlyn Ann Durbin

  • No candy at Halloween Parade – Lions explain
  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

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  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – More than 150 Vandalia Community High School students and faculty-members gathered outside for prayer as “See You at the Pole” was observed nationwide.
    Louie and Josephine Franklin of Ramsey were observing their 50th wedding anniversary.
    A crew from NBC-TV was in Vandalia to interview local residents on such things as the economy, politics and the status of the country in general. The product was to be aired during the network news.

  • Researching Lincoln in Vandalia

    In March 2015, a gentleman by the name of Robert Shaw telephoned to tell me that he was visiting Vandalia to photograph the Vandalia Statehouse and wanted to know some of the history during Lincoln’s legislative years.