Today's News

  • Blood Drive Challenge

  • Births

    Blake Allan Miller

    J.J. and Amber Miller of Greenville are the parents of a boy born at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was named Blake Allan.
    Grandparents are Steve and Nancy Jansen of Carlyle and John and Leila Miller of Vandalia.


  • Stine-Armstrong

    Pamela Stine and Ryan Armstrong of Champaign were united in marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill., with Rev. John Bates officiating the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Gordon and Denise Stine of St. Elmo. Grandparents are Stanley and Grace Stine of St. Elmo, and Pauline and the late Edward DeVantier of Altamont.
    The groom is the son of Robert and Rebecca Armstrong of Washington, Ill. Grandparents are Elmer and Dorothy Armstrong, and Gene and Shirley Hobbs, all of Washington, Ill.

  • St. Elmo Honor Roll

    St. Elmo School
    Second Quarter
    High Honors
    Jenna Long, Sarah Maxey and Kassandra Viramontes.
    Taran Duckworth, Abbygail Logue, Malachi Maxey, Gabrielle Moore and Sydney Werner.
    Honorable Mention
    Sean Alexander, Emily Bone, Noah Flowers, Jacob Giffin, Sean Hannagan, Chelsey Mason, MaKayla Osmon, Trey Pasley and Keely Smith.
    High Honors
    Cameron Gilbert, Jenna Miller and Kennedy Ray.

  • News Briefs-Jan. 20, 2011

    Pregnancy Center planning banquet

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center has begun planning its annual fundraising banquet, which will be held early this spring.
    The banquet committee is looking for volunteers to help put together this event. Anyone interested in helping with this project should call the center, 283-8750.
    The next banquet planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the center, which is located at 1121 N. Sixth St. in Vandalia.

    Benefit for Kay Kistler is this Saturday

  • Fire Reports-Jan. 20, 2011

    • Vandalia firefighters were called at 10:24 p.m. last Wednesday to Travelodge, 1500 N. Eighth St., after a passerby noticed smoke coming from one of the room.
    The fire was contained to a heating unit and chair, but the entire room sustained smoke and water damage. Fire officials estimated the damage at $15,000.
    A maintenance employee occupied that room had left earlier in the evening.
    The cause of the fire was undetermined.
    Twenty-one firefighters responded, and they were at the scene for about 40 minutes.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Jan. 20, 2011

    • Ryan K. Borbely, 21, 920 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 18 on a charge of disorderly conduct/breach of peace. Bond was $1,000.
    • David L. Huddlestun, 25, Herrick, was arrested on Jan. 17 on a charge of possession of drug equipment. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jennifer D. Cottrell-Jagels, 44, Granite City, was arrested on Jan. 17 on charges of driving while her license is suspended or revoked and violating Scott’s Law. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, January 20

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20  p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.

  • Area Girls Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)
  • Area Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders (Jan. 20)