Today's News

  • SEB falls in regional play

    Playing without its leading scorer, St. Elmo/Brownstown was bumped from postseason play with a 64-47 loss to the host team last Wednesday at the IHSA Regional in Altamont.

  • Wrestlers fall to eventual state champ at state dual tourney

    In its quarterfinals match on Saturday morning at state, the Vandals ran into a buzz saw that later in the day was crowned state champion.

  • Four-Peat

    In the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Regional at Findlay on Friday night, Patoka held a lead over Central A&M for most of the game. But, the Raiders went on a 10-0 run to go up by one with two minutes left.

  • Deals put another business on Route 40

    If you happen to be driving though Brownstown along U.S. Route 40 on a Friday evening and you see a parking lot full of vehicles and people milling around a brick building on the north side of the road, you might also notice the sign that  reads“Deal’s Auction Service-Fridays 6 p.m.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katie, the Doggie, Plays a Trick …
    …on Bill. During the really cold weather, Bill brings Katie, the lab/blue heeler mix into the house at night. He puts her leash on her to bring her to the house, because we are afraid that she will run toward the highway. We lived at the south end of the lane in the woods when she came to us as a little puppy, and we have been careful with her here, because she isn’t used to the highway.
    When he went out to get her one evening last week, it was already dark.

  • Frogtown News

    Travel to Farmington, Mo.
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend at the home of Ben and Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo. On Saturday, they traveled to Farmington, MO to watch granddaughter, Madison participate in her Club Volleyball Tournament. After a long, eight-hour day, her team played in the championship game and placed second. Among those there cheering her on were Ron and Diane Eller, Anna Lou Eller and her cousin Judy from Chicago, Cleve and Rhonda Hunter, Carolyn Stein, Natalie Stein, Austin and Heidi Crow, and Dru Eller.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 10 a.m. tour at Effingham County Museum; meet at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s parking lot to pool rides.
    Saturday, March 4
    • St. Elmo Lions Club pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Sunday, March 5

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Taylor F. Graves, 20, 1329 E. 1650 Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 28 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Robert W. Oliver, 40, 2134 Wonder Trail, Fillmore, was arrested on Feb. 28 on charges of domestic battery and failure to register as a sex offender. No bond information was listed.
    • Tommy G. Sheppard, 46, 1379 US 40, Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Stanley K. Sharp, 57, Beecher City, was arrested on Feb. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Dathan Von Berning
    Haley Rae Cothern
    Dallas Rex Doggett
    Mulberry Grove
    Kelly Geli Lange
    Patrick Matthew Michel
    Kayla Marie Waller

  • Firsts in Section Competition

    The Vandalia FFA competed at the Section 19 Proficiency Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Nokomis High School.

    Dalton Whitten placed first overall in beef production placement, and Maddie Wilkerson finished first place overall in agriculture education.  They will advance to the district level at Sullivan High School on March 8.