Today's News

  • Lady Aces handle Lady Vandals in opener

    MULBERRY GROVE – Vandalia senior Megan Godoyo exposed some of the youth in Mulberry Grove’s lineup last Thursday, but that wasn’t enough to slow down the entire offense.

    Mulberry Grove pounded out nine hits – including four for extra bases – to overcome 11 strikeouts in an 11-3 win.

    “I think we did pretty good,” said Lady Aces coach Emily Thomas. “We did better this game than last game, and that’s about all I can ask.”

  • Gordon strong in debut

    Freshman Curtis Gordon has had a strong start to his high school pole vaulting career.

    He recently set a new school record by clearing 14 feet at an indoor meet in Carbondale, and his vault of 13 feet at last Saturday’s Charleston Indoor earned him a spot in this weekend’s Illinois Top Times Meet, the unofficial indoor state meet.

    The Vandals finished 32nd of 35 teams at the Charleston meet.

    Both the boys and girls were scheduled to travel to Litchfield for the outdoor season-opener, but that was canceled due to the cold weather.

  • Area Prep Roundup (March 27)


    Jacob Behrends continued his mastery of Patoka’s lineup on Monday, striking out 14 Warriors during a 7-2 victory for Brownstown/St. Elmo.

    It was the second straight strong start against the Warriors after Behrends picked up 22 strikeouts this past September during the championship game of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament.

    Freshman Landon Feezel and sophomore Noah Flowers each had two-run singles, and senior Dustin Lawson and junior Drake Hall each also drove in a run for the Bombers (2-1).

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (March 27)

    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.

  • Bombers top Rams in five innings

    BROWNSTOWN – The Bombers scored in every inning against county rival Ramsey last Friday to pick up their first win of the season.

    Senior Levi Maxey struck out seven Rams over his three innings of work and added an RBI double to lead Brownstown/St. Elmo to a 15-5 win in six innings.

    BSE’s offense got rolling early, scoring five runs in the first inning, and the Bombers (1-1) led 11-1 going to the fifth inning.

    Ramsey, however, wasn’t ready to be run-ruled that quickly, scoring four times in the fifth to force another inning.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia Basketball Award Winners

    The Vandalia High School boys and girls basketball teams recently held their award banquets.

  • Hebenstreit – Curll

    Kelly Hebenstreit and Jeremy Curll, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Ramsey – Miller

    Shaun Allen Ramsey and Dana Evonne Miller, both of Marshall, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • National Public Health Week

    Mayor Rick Gottman, right, signed a proclamation declaring the week of April 7-11 as National Public Health Week.

    With Gottman is Rhonda Andrews, administrator of the Fayette County Health Department. The proclamation recognizes that "strong public health systems are critical for sustaining and improving community health."

  • Births

    Reed Oliver Likas
    Aaron and Aleah Likas of St. Louis, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 1:21 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.