Today's News

  • Fayette County's early ties to Texas

    Texas was an independent nation from March 2, 1836-Feb. 16, 1846 when it became the 28th state to join the Union.
    Sam Houston was chosen president of the republic, with his inauguration on Oct. 22, 1836. Annexation to the United States was applied for and, as they say, the rest is history.
    Let’s go back a few years, shall we – before 1836? There is a Fayette County connection there.

  • New cancer fund a help to many

    One can not dispute that the American Cancer Society, through its Relay for Life, has not benefitted area residents who have battled cancer. But many of those benefits have been indirect, such as the research funded by the ACS.
    And while the residents of Fayette County have been more than generous toward the ACS efforts, a group of county residents believed that they could provide a more-direct benefit to those fighting the battle.
    Thus, the birth of the Fayette County Cancer Fund.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     **Signs Of Spring reported-*Last week, Lucille Fisher said  that her jonquils were blooming; *DeeDee Diveley reported that she has seen a lot of wild turkeys lately, as she drives through the Kaskaskia River Bottom). (Don’t know if this is a sign of Spring, but it is a good sign of a healthy turkey population in the area.)
      *On the Homestead-The pasture is getting greener and thicker; the resident Robin has been seen and herd on Cora’s Corner, but the Longhorn Cow-Girls are still enjoying Josh Behrend’s good home-made hay.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 179.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Gaige Phillips was the acolyte. Attending elders were Curtis Jenne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Stacey Bergmann
    -Velva Fisher
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -John Stedlin
    -Doris Wollin
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Merle Crain
    -Randy Dorr
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Dennis Lee

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, March 17
    • Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
    Saturday, March 19
    • Students can take their artwork to the Fayette County Museum from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for the annual Fayette County School Art Show.
    • Blue and Gold Banquet, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo Elementary School. The menu includes barbecue, chips and dessert. Cakes are to be auctioned off.
    Sunday, March 20
    • Palm Sunday

  • Morrison speaker at fourth Lenten Luncheon

    Faithful Lenten Luncheon attendees, supporters and friends gathered at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center last Wednesday for the fourth Lenten Luncheon to hear Winifred “Bud” Morrison speak of the wondrous love of God that He has for His children.

    The tables were decorated uniquely and colorfully with dainty spring bouquets, some were refreshingly simple with a freshly harvested carrot, adorned with tiny sprigs of greenery and flowers. 

  • Farina man charged with sex offenses

    A Farina man has been jailed on $750,000 bond after being charged earlier this week with felony sex offenses.
    Larry L. Sapp, 51, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault in information filed last Friday by the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison.
    All three counts allege that between Nov. 1 of last year and Feb. 1 of this year, Sapp “committed an act of sexual penetration” with a female under the age of 13.

  • Supporting cancer patients

    Some local residents who have been involved in the Fayette County Relay for Life are among those who have formed an organization that they feel will more directly benefit local people fighting cancer.

  • Large primary turnout Tuesday

    John Shimkus and Hillary Clinton were winners on Tuesday in Illinois, but not in Fayette County.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Mar. 17)