Today's News

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (April 3)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Sports Briefs (April 3)

    C-Bar Rodeo holding Capitol show

    Farina-based C-Bar Rodeo Co. is hosting the second annual Clash at the Capitol rodeo at the coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on April 11 and 12.

    Featured at the event is championship bull riding and barrel racing, with the event to begin at 7 p.m. each night.

    Trick and roman rider Dusti Lynn Crain, a St. Peter native who performs at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be participating at the Springfield event.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia wrestling awards

    The Vandalia wrestling team last Thursday held its awards banquet at the Moose Lodge, and coach Jason Clay handed out several awards.

  • Backing the Brownstown Backpack Program

    Winners in the 5K walk/run held on Saturday to raise funds for the Brownstown Schools Backpack Program are pictured.

    In the first photo, from left, are: Susan Murphy, female ugliest Christmas sweater winner; Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard, male race winner; and Amber Schnarre, female race winner. In the second photo is Andy Powell, male ugliest Christmas sweater winner.

  • Honor Roll

    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade-Abbigail Beck, Brooke Benjoff, Makaylee Berner, Addison Eddy, Brenna Hayes and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade-Kendell Adermann, Andrew Carroll, Madison Compton, Emily Hicks, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton, Samantha Stokes and Halli Troxell.
    Seventh grade-None.
    Eighth grade-Britney Bolyard.
    Fifth grade-Melany Challans, Ean Forbus, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay, Blain Marx and Ronnie Roley.

  • FCHD gives immunization information

    Many providers are seeing Illinois students for school physicals and immunizations for the upcoming fall enrollment. The following from the Fayette County Health Department is a reminder of Administrative Code changes impacting immunization requirements effective this fall.
    Below are the new requirements as well as a web link for additional information:

  • The Mouse That Roared

    Students at Vandalia Community High School presented "The Mouse That Roared" last Friday and Saturday.

  • Vandalia Christian Academy has science fair
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    S.O.S. (Signs of Spring)
    No. 1-We are seeing smidgens of green in the pasture and yard now, and we have noticed Betsy and the bovine family grazing a little, in addition to the nice big bales of hay that friend Josh Behrends brings to them.
    No. 2-We have seen a fly, a ladybug and (much to Bill’s discomfort) a spider. Fortunately, the crawly, creepy critters were all outside.
    No. 3-We have had reports of frogs calling, a sure sign of spring, and as I mentioned before, the little wild birds are singing in the early mornings.

  • Frogtown News

    Recovering from Surgery
    Little Miss Fayette County Reagan Roberts of St. Peter is recovering from surgery to repair a brain bleed and skull fracture she sustained in an accident at her home last Friday evening.
    She was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis Friday night and underwent surgery on Saturday. She is now out of ICU and expected to make a full recovery.