Today's News

  • PHOTO: Vandalia wrestling awards

    The Vandalia wrestling team last Thursday held its awards banquet at the Moose Lodge, and coach Jason Clay handed out several awards.

  • Backing the Brownstown Backpack Program

    Winners in the 5K walk/run held on Saturday to raise funds for the Brownstown Schools Backpack Program are pictured.

    In the first photo, from left, are: Susan Murphy, female ugliest Christmas sweater winner; Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard, male race winner; and Amber Schnarre, female race winner. In the second photo is Andy Powell, male ugliest Christmas sweater winner.

  • Honor Roll

    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade-Abbigail Beck, Brooke Benjoff, Makaylee Berner, Addison Eddy, Brenna Hayes and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade-Kendell Adermann, Andrew Carroll, Madison Compton, Emily Hicks, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton, Samantha Stokes and Halli Troxell.
    Seventh grade-None.
    Eighth grade-Britney Bolyard.
    Fifth grade-Melany Challans, Ean Forbus, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay, Blain Marx and Ronnie Roley.

  • FCHD gives immunization information

    Many providers are seeing Illinois students for school physicals and immunizations for the upcoming fall enrollment. The following from the Fayette County Health Department is a reminder of Administrative Code changes impacting immunization requirements effective this fall.
    Below are the new requirements as well as a web link for additional information:

  • The Mouse That Roared

    Students at Vandalia Community High School presented "The Mouse That Roared" last Friday and Saturday.

  • Vandalia Christian Academy has science fair
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    S.O.S. (Signs of Spring)
    No. 1-We are seeing smidgens of green in the pasture and yard now, and we have noticed Betsy and the bovine family grazing a little, in addition to the nice big bales of hay that friend Josh Behrends brings to them.
    No. 2-We have seen a fly, a ladybug and (much to Bill’s discomfort) a spider. Fortunately, the crawly, creepy critters were all outside.
    No. 3-We have had reports of frogs calling, a sure sign of spring, and as I mentioned before, the little wild birds are singing in the early mornings.

  • Frogtown News

    Recovering from Surgery
    Little Miss Fayette County Reagan Roberts of St. Peter is recovering from surgery to repair a brain bleed and skull fracture she sustained in an accident at her home last Friday evening.
    She was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis Friday night and underwent surgery on Saturday. She is now out of ICU and expected to make a full recovery.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 27
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Chinatown Restaurant, Litchfield.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, March 29
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet now has spring and summer clothes. It will be open from 9 a.m.-noon in the First United Methodist Church Parsonage.

  • Veterans Outreach Center to be started in Our Place

    Northside Christian Church on Monday will launch an outreach center for military veterans in Vandalia.
    Located at 507 W. Gallatin St., in the same location as Our Place, the Veterans Outreach Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    Overseeing the center will be the Rev. Carl Rhodes (pastor of Northside Christian Church) and Gene Beckman, both veterans of the Vietnam War. They recently attended a one-day training program at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis to prepare them to meet the special needs of veterans.