Today's News

  • Survey says: 162, corn; 50.74, beans

    If the group of about 30 people that canvassed Fayette County last Thursday are on target – and they usually are – county farmers can expect some good yields come harvest time.

  • Council given two options on water, sewerage rates

    The Vandalia City Council will have at least two options to consider on water and sewerage rates for the coming year.
    Those two options – increases of 15.18 or 3.11 percent for water and 6.05 or no increase for sewerage – were presented as Dale Timmermann and Tricia Elam of Timmermann and Co. Ltd. presented the annual city audit report on Tuesday.
    If the council takes no action at its Sept. 19 meeting, the water rate will increase by 15.18 percent and the sewerage rate by 6.05 percent.

  • Sid File shares her battle with ovarian cancer

    “Listen, It Whispers” are the words Sid File, an ovarian cancer survivor, opened her story with as she talked about the ovarian cancer awareness program being held this Saturday by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Reward offered for VCHS audio system theft

    The Vandalia Police Department is asking for help in finding out who stole the audio equipment from Mark Greer Field at Vandalia Community High School.
    And it’s paying good money to the person who can give them that information.
    Police Chief Jeff Ray said that the police department is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone giving information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole the audio equipment.

  • CEFS given emergency food, shelter funds

    Fayette County has been chosen to receive $4,266 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Jewish Federations of North America; Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

  • Pregame Performance
  • Layton receives CEFS scholarship

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation, Board of Directors recently awarded $8,000 in educational scholarships to nine individuals who are pursuing post-secondary education.

  • Frogtown News

    Nathan and Jessica Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Brynnlen Rayne, born on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brother, Dexten, and her sister, Paisen.
    Grandparents are Dean and Karen Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels. Great-grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
    Thelma Moeller, 90, of St. Peter, died on Saturday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    Girls’ Weekend

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Baby Buckwheat – A Little, But Loved Orphan
    Madricka, baby Bucky Burro’s mother, left him in the care of us and lady, the mini-horse, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at midnight. She laid down and couldn’t get up on Monday. Dr. Bristow and his assistant, Taylor, arrived in record time to check her over and obtain lab work, and he did get her up on her feet. He gave her an antibiotic and a vitamin B shot.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, September 7
    •Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    •Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, September 8
    •Fayette County Home and Community Education first vice chairman of each unit will meet with county first vice president at 9:30 a.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office.
    •Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.