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Today's News

  • Birth

    Brody Michael Gould
    Travis and Lauren Gould of Collinsville are the parents of a boy born on Feb. 28, 2017.

    Brody Michael weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Grandparents are Ron and Tena Gould, and John Crocks and Shelley Crocks.
    Great-grandparents are Mary McFarland, Eddie and Ronni Haynes, Becky Barnes, Dorothy Crocks and the late Cathy Haynes.

  • Dickhut-Frazee

    Anna Dickhut of Camp Point and Joshua Frazee of Shobonier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Monte and Karen Dickhut of Camp Point.

  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    April showers brought pouring rain to E.O. on Monday. Unfortunately, only volunteers weathered the rain to attend.
    We had Milton Smith from Mulberry Grove as our entertainment. He brought Sandy Thacker and Richard Hawk from Vandalia as guests.
    Mr. Smith sang the classic country songs we all love. To name a few: “Somebody Waiting for You,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “Devil Woman,” “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” and “I’m Sorry.”

  • Soroptimist Awards
  • Staff – 60 years

    Jim and Joyce Staff of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 14.

  • Honor Roll

    PATOKA SCHOOLS
    High Honors
    Grade 3 – Gwen Belcher, Jackson Chappell, Riley Hassebrock, Ava Meier, Olivia Murray, Benjamin Spencer and Kenzi Wilkerson.
    Grade 4 – Rylee Doza, Brookelynn Hill, Raegan Permenter, Landon Robb and Kaden Williams.
    Grade 5 – Destiny Barnett, Madilynn Garrett, Torrey Gray, Owen Landreth, Braden Meyer, Kyndall Sturgeon, Breanne Torbeck and Wade Voelkel.

  • Buzzard given Farm Credit scholarship

    The recipients of nearly $50,000 of scholarships to high school seniors throughout Central and Southern Illinois pursuing agriculture-related majors and future careers were announced recently by Farm Credit Illinois.
    Among the scholarship recipients is Fayette County resident Bryce Buzzard of Beecher City Junior-Senior High School, the son of Brent and Allison Buzzard.
    Buzzard will attend Lake Land College to study agricultural business with hopes of working in management for a local agribusiness before returning to work full-time on his family’s farm.

  • BHS Performance
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The rains came and came, and it’s still coming, and, hopefully, nourishing the morel mushrooms, getting them ready to spring up, to be found and gently plucked from the moist, warm earth, to find their way to the Homestead kitchen to be washed carefully, soaked in salt water, dipped in batter, floured and fried to a crisp, golden, brown in the old black iron skillet … never to be heard from again, which reminds us of a strange, but true, mushroom story.
    Cloudy, the Mushroom Detector