Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All … A Correction/Completion …
    … of the list of grandparents and great-grandparents of Dawson Duane and Cade Ryan Willms, in the recent story of the 1-year-old twin sons of Trevor and Megan Willms.
       It should have read as follows: grandparents: Duane and Laura Willms, Jim and Toni Dugan; and great-grandparents: Don and Ellen Willms, the late Jean and Bernie Schorsch, Elmo Linton, Donna Hill, David and Ruth Dugan, Shirley Knue and Bonnie Maples.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Birthday Party

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 2
    • No school – spring break.
    • The Fayette County School Art Show at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia starts today and will continue through Tuesday, April 7. It will be in the upstairs Artworks Gallery. Monday through Saturday, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. This Sunday, it will be open from 1-4 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church sanctuary.
    Friday, April 3

  • Cougars edge Altamont in season opener

    South Central held a 7-2 lead going into the seventh inning, then held on to edge Altamont, 7-6, in high school baseball on Tuesday at Altamont.
    Noah Powless got the win for South Central in the Cougars' opener, giving up four runs and four hits while striking out two over the final three innings. He pitched in relief of Dylen Peters, who allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four.

  • Lady Vandals have six firsts in Tuesday meet

    Two members of the Vandalia girls track team won two events and were part of a relay team that recorded another first in a four-team meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer won the pole vault at 10 feet and the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.9 seconds, and Anna Miller placed first in the 100-meter hurdles at 19.2 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles at 52.16 seconds.
    Meyer and Miller also joined Madison Klanke and Jalea Paslay in the 4x100 relay to take first with a time of 53.3 seconds.

  • Lady Vandals hold on to defeat South Central Monday

    Vandalia 6, South Central 5
    The Lady Vandals scored five runs in the fourth inning, then held off a late South Central charge to record their first win of the season on Monday.

  • State Placers

    Owen Miller and Eric McKinney each placed eighth in their weight division at the 2015 IKWF Midget Championships held March 21-22 in Danville.

    Miller took eighth in the 66-pound division, and McKinney competed in the 70-pound division. Baelynd Brown also represented Vandalia at the championships, which featured more than 600 wrestlers in weight divisions ranging from 49 pounds to 165 pounds.

  • Greenville hands Vandals their first loss Tuesday

    Greenville 7, Vandalia 1
    Greenville scored six times in the seventh inning to hand Vandalia its first loss of the season.

  • Scout House coming down

    Demolition of the Evans Youth Center, commonly known as the Scout House, is well under way.

    The Evans Public Library District, which now owns the property, is hopeful that it can raise the funds for the construction of a new library at that location.

    At a Friends of the Library meeting recently, it was stated that a Casey man has purchased salvageable material from the Youth Center to use in the construction of a house.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: These siblings grew up in Vandalia and Brownstown. The sister works in Vandalia, and both of the brothers are employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.