Today's News

  • Demolition completed – now what?

    What happens with what remains after buildings at the northwest corner of Fifth and Gallatin streets in downtown Vandalia were demolished? That issue spurred several different discussions at Monday’s city council meeting.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Oct. 8)

    Brownstown/St. Elmo Baseball
    Oct. 1 vs. South Central at Kinmundy
    BSE    1-0-0-0-0-2-0  3--5--6
    SC      2-0-0-0-5-3-x  10--8--3
    WP: Trent Geiler 6 IP, 3R, 5H, 8K, 4BB
    LP: Landon Feezel 4 1/3 IP, 7R, 6H, 5K, 3BB

    BSE:  Lewis Brown 1 for 4; Landon Feezel 1 for 2, RBI; Noah Flowers 1 for 2; Nate Philpot 1 for 3; Rocky Himes 1 for 2

    SC: Brett Harmeier 3 for 4, 2B, 4 RBI; Dre Hill 2 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI; Trent Geiler 1 for 4, RBI

  • McCarter will oppose Shimkus for seat in Congress


    Saying it’s time for new leadership to restore, renew and recapture the bright promise of America, State Senator Kyle McCarter of Lebanon announced Wednesday his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 15th District of Illinois.

  • BSE and South Central advance to NTC tournament semifinals


  • Vandals hold on late to top conference foe Hillsboro


  • Vandalia hosts 7th annual Volley For The Cure


  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 132.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz. Mitchell Brauer served as acolyte. Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    A guest speaker was Pastor Jaya Bijjiga, a native of southern India. He has served as a missionary to Indian immigrants in Chicago, Texas, Missouri and other places. Currently, he continues his work as a missionary-at-large.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jan Mendonca
    -Floyd Oertwig
    -Sue Urban

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, October 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    • St. Elmo City Council 6 p.m., city hall.
    • Reverb youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Reverb youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, October 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. The small group would like for more St. Elmo High School graduates to join them.
    •  St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Barbara S. Cox, 52, 420 W. Sixth Place, St. Elmo, was arrested on Oct. 6 for failure to appear in Effingham County court on a small claims matter. Bond was $100 cash.
    • Martin T. Smith, 51, St. Charles, Mo., was arrested on Oct. 6 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.
    • Robert E. Baker, 31, Casey, was arrested on Oct. 5 for failure to appear in Effingham County court in a divorce case. Bond was $350 cash.

  • Marriage Licenses

    Jarid Alan Lichtenfels
    Mt. Vernon
    Kimberly Gail Stock
    Mt. Vernon
    Derrick Martin Weaver
    Jessica Irene Horst
    Dale Lee Hebenstreit
    Brooki Lynn House
    Logan Floyd Mahon
    St. Elmo
    Jordan Marie Blankenship
    St. Elmo
    Richard Samuel Whitehead
    Teresa Dawn Shadowens