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Today's News

  • Union of two churches, unity within the church

    I would like to congratulate First Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church in their successful merger – coming together as one church.

  • Vandalia Performing Arts Center
  • Wrestlers' Postseason Awards

    Members of the Vandalia Community High School wrestling team are shown with postseason awards they received at the team banquet.

  • South Central to again play in Busch Stadium

    The South Central Cougars will again play in Busch Stadium.
    South Central is scheduled to face the Edwardsville Tigers immediately after the Cardinals game with the Tigers on Saturday, May 16.
    The two teams will play as many innings as their 2 1/2-hour time slot will allow, and all fans will be allowed to move down to field-level box seats for the game.

  • Lions' Egg Hunt

    The Vandalia Lions Club held their annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon in Sonnemann Park on West Fillmore Street.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Enjoying Napping in Sunshine…
    … except for Josie, the little 15-year-old doggie. Callie, the kitty, likes to nap on the patio bricks warmed by the sun; the barn critters, Lady, the mini-horse, Madricka, the mother burro, and her young son, Buckwheat (aka Baby Bucky), are often seen resting in the sunshine.
    Bucky, especially, takes frequent naps in the sunshine, which are good for a growing boy.

  • RNA's 120th Birthday

    The 120th birthday of the Royal Neighbors of America rraternal organization was celebrated by members of RNA Chapter 5784, which, in June, will be have been a member for 110 years.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., visited Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter on Saturday. Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Ridgley, Tenn., visited with them on Sunday.
    Visits Parents
    Keri, Emma and Elijah Latin of Chase, Mich., spent the weekend with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Confirmation
    Jade Fancher of Farina was confirmed on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 9
    • Fayette County Home and Community Education Get Acquainted Day in the St. Elmo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Registration will be 9 a.m., and a potluck brunch is at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It auction for the major fundraiser. Each of the seven units is to take a gift for a door prize.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants

      The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on March 26 at Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield, with 27 members and four guests present. Following the pledge to the flag, the meal prayer was given by Brock Fisher.
    After the meal, the meeting was called to order by President Dean Black. The secretary’s reports from January and February were read and approved, followed by the treasurer’s report. It was reported that the check from ExxonMobil was received and deposited.