Today's News

  • Keeping research going

    Two parties who hooked up last year to continue ag research in Fayette County have agreed to continue that partnership.
    The Fayette County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees have signed a three-year agreement through which KC’s agriculture students can continue research work at the former home of the University of Illinois Agronomy Research Center south of Brownstown.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 22

    ✔ "Bling It On," a fundraiser for the Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary will be held from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday and from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, will be held in the Fayette County Hospital Community Room in the main lobby. It will offer infant, youth and adult sports clothing, personalized items, jewelry and handbags.
    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. at the library. Those interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library. 283-2824.

  • Lady Vandals Girls Basketball Awards
  • St. Elmo/Brownstown Basketball Awards
  • Bombers, Lady Eagles defeated last week

    Brownstown/St. Elmo lost to Hillsboro, 11-1, last Friday at Bob Page Field in Brownstown.
    Nate Philpot, Caleb Atwood, Bryton Pruett and Alex Higgs each had one hit for the Bombers. Philpot had the team’s lone RBI, and Pruett had a double.
    Philpot took the loss, giving up four runs and just three hits, striking out seven and walking four.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown fell to Clay City/North Clay last Thursday, 8-5, in a home contest.

  • SEB's Lewis Brown named EIC MVP

    St. Elmo/Brownstown’s Lewis Brown was named the most valuable player as the Egyptian-Illini Conference released its 2017-18 all-conference boys basketball teams.
    Joining Brown on the EIC first team was teammate Isaac Maxey; Courtlyn Latham, Alex Franklin and Joey Linnabary of Mulberry Grove; and Dylan Webster of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.
    Named to the second team were Hayden Seaton and Kolten Adermann of Ramsey; Andy Goldsborough of St. Elmo/Brownstown; Colton Hill of Patoka; and Keegan Martin of CHBC.

  • Vandals Boys Basketball Awards
  • Vandalia top Altamont for first win

    Freshman Morgan Lidy struck out 13 Altamont hitters and allowed just one run on six hits as the Lady Vandals picked up their first win of the season last Friday.

  • Bernard Gilkey featured guest for chamber's Cardinals Dinner

    Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Bernard Gilkey is the featured guest at this year’s Cardinals Baseball Dinner, sponsored by the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
    The event is Saturday, April 14, at the American Legion Home, 321 S. Seventh St., Vandalia. A ballpark menu dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a Q & A with Gilkey at 7 p.m. Fans may get free autographs after the program.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jamie L. Eubank, 31, Decatur, was arrested on March 20 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Matthew W. Warner, 52, 1628 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on March 18 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $6,000.
    • Jamie A. Durham, 39, 100 S. Poplar St., Farina, was arrested on March 17 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $250 cash.
    • Norlena D. Horn, 45, 315 N. Walnut St., St. Elmo, was arrested on March 16 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200 cash.