Today's News

  • Brownstown family hosts two foreign exchange students

    Simon Korte traveled from his homeland of Germany and Jacabo Maria Trabada from his home in Spain to visit the United States.  

  • Kruenegel – Tischhauser

    Jamie Lynn Kruenegel of rural Shobonier and Adam Nicholas Tischhauser of Greenville have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, November 27
    • Have a happy and thankful Thanksgiving!
    Sunday, November 30
    • The Avena Township Park Board will host Santa in the Park from 2-4 p.m. in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    • First Advent Service of the Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches, 4 p.m., Brownstown United Methodist Church. Ed Wojnar of the Altamont Circuit will speak.
    Monday, December 1

  • Golden Years hosts mobile food pantry

    It was a busy day at the Golden Years Club building in Brownstown on  Thursday, Oct. 30, as they opened the club’s doors to Sister Sandra and the Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry of Effingham, which partnered with Brownstown United Methodist Church, Golden Years seniors and numerous other local volunteers to  provide food for one hundred area families.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and his brother-in-law, Brandon Spitzmiller of Peoria, spent the Thursday through Sunday with Mitch’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.  
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 163.   
    The Rev. Alan Holtz was the organist.  
    Brodie Chambers served as acolyte.
    Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Mark Dunaway

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Barn Appreciated by Barn Critters
    The critter barn is now sheltering the donkeys, Madricka and her young son, Buckwheat (Baby Bucky), and of course, Lady, the senior mini-horse.
    The first night, Madricka objected to the barn door being closed and even butted her head against it. However, she is fine with that now and they have all stayed inside the barn when the weather is inclement.

  • Web Update: Aces, Rams earn wins at Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament

    MULBERRY GROVE — The 2014 Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament began on Monday night.

    Odin defeated Cowden-Herrick, 84-64, in the first game.

    Ramsey stunned Patoka, 56-54, in the second game.

    With a huge game from Ty James, Mulberry Grove defeated Sandoval, 64-57.

    Monday's boxscores are below.

    Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament

  • Court

    • Gerald E. Homann, 38, of Newton, was sentenced on Nov. 17 to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of burglary, a Class III felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison for those eligible for extended terms.
    • Cory E. Longwell, 35, of Vandalia, was sentenced to three years in prison on Nov. 17 after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated battery, a Class III felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license application has been filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Sean Christopher Spicer
    Chrystal Dawn Stewart
    Austin Jacob Cunningham
    Amanda Nicole Meachum
    Aaron Joe Tackett
    Kendra Deloris Laack
    Jerry Wayne Weldon Jr.
    Granite City
    Tiffany Kay Boner
    Granite City
    Clark Thomas Satterlee
    Katelyn Elizabeth McIntyre Roe
    James Wayne Trivitt
    St. Elmo
    Jennifer Jo Brown
    St. Elmo
    Doug Frailey

  • Web update: Lady Vandals fall in Litchfield tourney opener, win Monday

    Nokomis used a big first quarter in a 55-43 win over Vandalia in a first round game of the Litchfield Niehaus-McDonald's Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday night.

    The Lady Redskins led 19-8 after one period of play. Vandalia played nearly even the rest of the way, but could not overcome the early deficit.

    Monday win

    Vandalia's girls earned a 38-36 win over Carlinville on Monday night.

    Look for more in the print edition.