Today's News

  • Frogtown

    Visits Parents
    Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent the weekend with Nathan’s parents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., visited Dane and Belinda Harpster on Saturday. They enjoyed lunch at Joe’s in Altamont and later visited with Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 31
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick.
    • Extension Council (Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper representatives), 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Sunday, April 3

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Madricka Burro & Baby Buckwheat…
    … had new green grass treat today, as Bill started extending their pen. However, they just got a small area to start with, so they won’t overeat the new grass and get a tummy ache. We will have to be even more careful with lady, the senior mini-horse, as she foundered on grass when she was young (before coming to the Homestead.)

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Jacob Isaac Parkison
    Sarah Renee Everett
    Aaron Jalen Coney
    St. Elmo
    Shawna Kay Williams
    St. Elmo
    Lucas Korez Ephron
    Brittany Sue Hicks

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Wreath-Making Techniques Class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer a wreath-making techniques class through the Vandalia Campus from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 15.
    The registration number for the class is COED 8105 VA02D.
    Make a ribbon wreath for the summer holidays.
    The cost is $15, but students over 60 may register at no cost. Students will be given a supply list prior to class.

  • Altamont cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash early today


  • Vandalia boys and girls kick off outdoor season action

    The VCHS boys and girls track teams both finished second at their first outdoor meet of the season at Litchfield Tuesday evening,  with the boys scoring 63.5 points and the girls 73.
    “The meet on both the boys and girls side was awesome. Every single athlete played a role in tonight's performance. The boys got second place by 5 points, with two of our top dogs partially resting for Friday's Top Times Indoor State Meet,” Vandalia head coach Gena Nance said.

  • Clay earns coach of the year honors for third time


  • Ramsey offense struggles in season, home opener


  • Area Prep Roundup (Mar. 23)

    Vandalia Softball
    The Lady Vandals dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night, falling to Effingham, 17-1.
    Despite the recent struggles overall, Karlie Bright and Grace Morgan have batted well in the last two games, with Bright going 4-for-5 with two runs scored, while Morgan is 3-for-6 with a double and a run scored.
    The Lady Vandals made 10 errors in the game, something head coach Jeremy Curll cites as the main reason for such a lopsided loss, as Vandalia’s starting pitcher allowed just two earned runs out of the 17.