Today's News

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: Two brothers, on each end, are pictured with their cousin.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Based on an ordinance, water rates for residents of Vandalia were increased by 7.01 percent and sewer rates were hiked by 1.48 percent.
    After hearing residents in the area of Sunset Drive and Fillmore Street voice complaints about speeders, the Vandalia City Council agreed to consider making the intersection of Sunset and Fillmore streets a four-way stop.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Obed Lovett improved farming

    Obed Edom Lovett, a prominent citizen of Wheatland Township, was one of those who earned space in the 1904 Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fayette County.

  • School days coming up

    In case you haven't noticed, parking lots in area schools are full of vehicles this week. That can only mean one thing – the startup of a new school year.
    Despite what is going on in our state capitol, or not going on, local schools will be in session in just a couple of weeks.
    With the start of a new school year, we will again need to adjust our driving habits.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Robert Lee Shoraga
    Brittni Nichole Burk
    Gerald Noble Crisman
    Mary Ann Price
    Christopher Thomas Cox
    Tara Delynn Henline

  • Tourist Center Work
  • Filling In The Cracks
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    News from the Chicken Roost
    One early morning last week, when Bill went out to feed the chickens, he found Rhonda Hen’s lifeless body.  
    There were no signs of foul play, such as a scuffle, feathers strewn about, etc.; it just appeared like she went naturally to the great chicken roost in the sky.
    We felt sorry for Blackie, as this was the second “best friend” she had lost. The first, our readers may remember, was when Anita Chicken was grabbed by a red fox and carried away, right in front of Blackie’s eyes!

  • Frogtown News

    Spending Week with Grandparents
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., are spending the week with grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church News
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 135.
    The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Attending elders were Paul Reynolds and Brien Guy.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jay Rothe
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Mark Dunaway