Today's News

  • Governor in Vandalia on Saturday

    Governor Bruce Rauner will be in Vandalia as he participates in a motorcycle ride that runs from Marion to Camp Butler in Springfield.

    The group of cyclists are scheduled to be in Vandalia at about noon, and they will have lunch at the Moose Lodge before heading to Pana.

    For their stop, Third Street will be closed from Gallatin Street to Edwards Street from 11 a.m. until they leave for Pana.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Adam Wayne Focht
    Chelsie Ann Schwarm
    James Allen Eckart
    Lora Ann Bartholomew
    Brian Scott Huhnke
    Alexandra Janelle Perry
    Jeremy Stephen Davis
    Mulberry Grove
    Josie Renee Summann
    Mulberry Grove
    Michael Joseph Tomchak

  • 20-Pound Drum
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    School Days,
    School Days …
    … have begun for this year, and I was fortunate enough to be at the elementary school for a few minutes amid the excitement, chattering and laughter amid some also very serious, wondering expressions on the younger faces that first day.
    When I dropped back by later, Sherry was getting ready for the dismissal at the end of the day, so I stood back out of the way and watched as the little bodies with the big backpacks headed for their buses, with Sherry and another lady making sure they boarded the right bus.

  • Frogtown News

    Selma Quade, 99, of Edgewood, died on Friday. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Brian and Rhiannon Wodtka are the parents of a daughter, Emma Neri Elizabeth was born on Aug. 16, 2016.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brother, Michael.
    Grandparents are Kevin and Bev Wodtka, and Denton and Darletta Brasel.

  • YMCA opens registration for fall programs

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will offer a number of programs for ages 4 through eighth-grade this fall.
    They will be holding a soccer, NFL FLAG and volleyball clinic, with the games/clinics beginning the week of Sept. 12. Soccer will offer clinics for ages 4-first-grade, second-fourth grade and fifth-eighth grade. NFL FLAG will be open to second-fourth grades and the volleyball clinic will be available to third-eighth grades.
    The deadline for registration is Aug. 28 at 9 p.m.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 25
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, August 26
    • Brownstown-St. Elmo Sports Boosters all-you-can-eat fish fry, 4-7 p.m. See additional info following the announcements.
    Thursday, September 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Sports Boosters’ All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry

  • Area Prep Roundup (Aug. 25)

    South Central Junior High Softball
    The South Central Junior High softball team defeated St. Elmo in three innings Thursday afternoon, 18-0.
    Laney Webster was nearly perfect, allowing no hits and one HBP while striking out eight.
    South Central vs. St. Elmo
    SC  9 5 4  18 7 0
    SE  0 0 0  0 0 4

  • Jesus the ultimate fulfillment of promises

    Abram was chosen by God, called from a family of idolaters for Joshua recorded “Abraham served other gods”. (Joshua 24:2)

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Tanya L. Evans, 33, 1660 N. 1150 St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 22 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,000.
    • Sarah L. Mecum, 21, 218 S. Harris, Bingham, was arrested on Aug. 21 on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. Bond was $25,000.
    • Devin E. Johnson, 19, 204 E. Fifth St., Ramsey, was arrested on Aug. 21 on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. Bond was $25,000.