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Today's News

  • Midland States Bank promotes Michael King

    Midland States Bank announced this week the promotion of Michael King to Regional Banking Center Manager for the Central and Southern Illinois regions.

  • Drew Baldridge Performs At Altamont

    Patoka native Drew Baldridge continues to advance his country music career.

    He recently performed at the Effingham County Fair in Altamont. During his career, he has shared the stage with artists such as Alabama, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore.

  • Births

    William Scott Maher
    Megan and Greg Maher of O’Fallon are the parents of a boy born at 10:09 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Birthdays

    Mardell Carpenter
    An open house to honor Mardell Carpenter of Vandalia for her 75th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the First Pentecostal Church Educational Building, 1009 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.
    For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to: 113 Woodland Hills Court, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Brian Willenborg added to state's 4-H Hall of Fame

    The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner, and Fayette County’s nominee this year is Brian Willenborg.

  • Fayette County 4-H'ers show well at state fair

    Fayette County 4-H’ers competed against exhibitors from throughout the state in the Junior Livestock Shows at the Illinois State Fair, Aug. 7-17.  
    Seth Purcell placed third with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,275-1,345 pounds in the Junior Show.
    Purcell placed second in the Land of Lincoln Cattle Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds, and placed second in the Livestock Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds

  • Doyle – Burrow

    Erin Doyle of Ramsey and Nicholas Burrow of Altamont have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Tally – Knebel

    Emily Elizabeth Tally of Vandalia and Travis Mitchell Knebel of Smithboro were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at Steve Knebel’s farm in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

  • Ericksen-50 years

    John and Sandy Ericksen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Tolerating Heat Wave
    (Rancher Bill feeling heat)
    In answer to several inquiries, the critters all seem to be handling the hot temperatures, as they are eating, drinking water, sleeping and resting well, and behaving as usual.  
    Their head caregiver, Bill, is feeling the discomfort more, although he is eating, and drinking water and lemonade in unusual large quantities, especially when he is weed-eating, mowing, and feeding and watering for the above mentioned critters.