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Today's News

  • Vandalia golfers take third at Staunton

    Freshman Scott Shulman and senior Zach Schaal each shot a 44 last Wednesday to lead the Vandals to a third-place finish at Timber Lakes Golf Course in Staunton.

    Senior Jake Bowen (45) and sophomore Alec Schroeder (51) also scored on the par 36 course, putting the Vandals 41 strokes off of the pace.

    Marquette Catholic shot a 143 to win the team title by 36 strokes over Southwestern (179).

    Michael Holtz of Marquette and Tyler Woods of Northwestern each shot a 35 to tie for medalist honors.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Aug. 28)

    BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO
    The Bombers needed 12 innings to earn the victory in Tuesday’s National Trail Conference and season-opener at Dieterich.
    Landon Feezel drove in pinch runner Andrew Koonce in the top of 12th for his only hit of the day, giving Brownstown/St. Elmo a 3-2 win.
    Drake Hall singled to open the 12th, and was also the winning pitcher, tossing 4 2/3 innings of relief and striking out five. He allowed two hits and three walks in relief of Noah Flowers.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Aug. 28)

    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.

  • BSE Sports Boosters holding fish fry

    The Brownstown/St. Elmo High School Sports Boosters are hosting a fish fry fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 5 at Brownstown Elementary School.

    The fish fry is an all-you-can buffet provided by Country Rhodes, and food will be served from 4-7 p.m.

    Food available includes: walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, steak fries and drinks.

    An adult meal is $9, and a kid's meal is $6. Carry-out is $9.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    And the Lord created joyful chaos at Evergreen Outreach.  Without a doubt, this was a great day! Judy Varga and Randy Schukar were back on stage, and were in great form!

  • Church Briefs

    Ice cream social in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host an ice cream social this Sunday at 6 p.m. Members should bring their favorite topping or homemade ice cream.
    The church is located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
     

  • Learn about Jesus – attend church, Sunday School

    All through the winter months, we have waited for spring and summer to arrive. We looked forward to the balmy days of spring and cool days of early summer.

  • Weather conditions move crops toward maturity

    Scattered showers continued throughout the state for the week ending Aug. 17. The Southeast part of the state received nearly 2 inches of precipitation,  while the Northwest received one tenth of an inch.
    There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, which allowed farmers time to cut hay.
    Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.04 inches, 0.15 inches above normal.
    The average temperature was 69.4 degrees, 4.4 degrees below normal.

  • Area soil moisture levels rise with weekend rains

    Soil moisture levels in southern Illinois increased over the weekend as the region saw more than 3 inches of rain at some locations, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.

  • Food Bank Visits St. Elmo

    The Central Illinois Food Bank was in the parking lot of Pinnacle Foods in St. Elmo on Saturday.

    Volunteers included, in photos show here were: Chandler Litaker; Laquita Booher and Tricia Elam; and Judy Wasmuth.