Today's News

  • Perfect Alignment
  • A New School Year
  • Another delay in Koontz case

    A child pornography case that has already been delayed due to unique circumstances a couple of times took another unusual turn on Monday afternoon.

  • A case of West Nile virus reported in Fayette County

    A case of West Nile virus has been found in Fayette County.
    Jodi Smith, director of Environmental Health for Fayette County Health Department, said, “Routine mosquito testing has identified the first West Nile virus positive batch of mosquitoes in Fayette County in 2017.
    “These results demonstrate the continued need for people to ensure they are protected from mosquito bites,” Smith said.
    The mosquito sample was collected in rural Shobonier last Tuesday and tested last Thursday.

  • Recycling response

    “I am troubled that there were comments at the last council meeting that there was a feeling that the council was ‘lied to’ or ‘snookered’ by FAYCO Enterprises or myself.”
    That was part of the statement that FAYCO Executive Director Kim Taylor delivered on Monday night in response to comments made by some Vandalia aldermen two weeks earlier.

  • Shimkus visits Y on Appreciation Day

    U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-15th District) was among the visitors at the Fayette County YMCA’s Community Appreciation Day last Friday.

  • Foodbank Distribution in St. Elmo
  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 135.
    The vacancy pastor is the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was Jan Mendonca.
    Liam Kraemer served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Ed Young.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Jill Quandt
    -Melvin Suckow
    -Tim Suckow

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Homestead Barn Critters
    Several readers have asked how the barn critters are doing in the hot summer, so, in answer to their inquiries – first, thank you all for your interest and for following them in the column.
    Bucky, the little cute burro, and his mentor, adviser and stablemate Lady, the little mini-mare and senior Homestead Critter, are doing fine in the hot, humid weather, as they have a window fan to cool them and discourage any flies.

  • St. Elmo News