Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Dog’s Life (On the Homestead, That Is)
    Bertha, the Great Pyrnese and her daughter, Pricey, are much more comfortable in the snow, ice, sleet and bitterly cold weather because their coats are so thick and long.

  • Frogtown News

    Visiting Aunt
    On Wednesday of last week, Belinda Harpster and Helen Limes of St. Peter traveled to New Paris, Ohio, to pick up Belinda’s cousin, Diana Rowland. She will be spending a couple of weeks with Helen.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, June 8
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • College Graduates

    Clayton Black of Brownstown graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

  • Dean's List

    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the dean’s list for spring semester 2011.
    To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated.
    On the dean’s list were:
    • Brownstown – Kaitlyn Jo Kramer and Hannah Elizabeth Wrigley.
    • Farina – Meghan S Glaspell.
    • Fillmore – Kiley S Havera.
    • Mulberry Grove – Brennon Gene Links.

  • IACO Scholarship

    Carissa Lotz (right), a recent South Central High School graduate and daughter of Fayette County Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz (left), received one of the four-year scholarships from the Illinois Association of County Officials at its annual spring conference on Monday, May 9.

    Lotz will attend the University of Illinois College of Business in Urbana-Champaign this fall.

  • St. Elmo Alumni Banquet

    “Basket of Memories” was the theme of the St. Elmo Alumni Banquet held the evening of May 28 in the high school gym, with more than 200 alumni and guests attending. More than 160 had made reservations. The alumni came from 16 states, 43 towns and cities in Illinois and 33 from St. Elmo.
    A retired agriculture teacher, Richard Lowe of St. Elmo, attended. Following are the alumni, and if a state isn’t listed, the town is in Illinois.
    1934-Jennie Alice Logue Harner of St. Elmo.
    1938-Gilbert Wright and Millard Mills, both of St. Elmo.

  • Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion, which is for all schools in Shobonier, will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and a potluck dinner is at noon.
    Meat, plates, cups, napkins, silverware and drinks (coffee, tea and water) will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • School Briefs

    VCSF Golf Outing is Friday, June 17

    The second annual Vandalia Community Schools Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 17, at Vandalia Country & Golf Club.
    The format is a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, with shotgun tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    The entry fee is $160 per team, or $40 per person. Both teams and individuals may sign up.
    Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of both the morning and afternoon rounds. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • BEA Scholarship

    On behalf of the 29 members of the Brownstown Education Association, President Suzanne Stinebring, right, presents Marisa Thomason with a $400 scholarship.  Marisa is the daughter of Shelly and Tony Thomason.  She plans to continue her education in elementary education.