Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 2

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

    Friday, March 3

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Teen Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Teens interested in joining the TAB should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Taylor F. Graves, 20, 1329 E. 1650 Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 28 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Robert W. Oliver, 40, 2134 Wonder Trail, Fillmore, was arrested on Feb. 28 on charges of domestic battery and failure to register as a sex offender. No bond information was listed.
    • Tommy G. Sheppard, 46, 1379 US 40, Brownstown, was arrested on Feb. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Stanley K. Sharp, 57, Beecher City, was arrested on Feb. 27 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.

  • IHPA unveils a new app

    A new app from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency offers information and photos that will help visitors get the most from their trips to state historic sites.
    Te “Experience History” app also allows history fans to support Illinois’ historic sites with digital donations, an option that has been added to the agency’s website, too.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Dathan Von Berning
    Haley Rae Cothern
    Dallas Rex Doggett
    Mulberry Grove
    Kelly Geli Lange
    Patrick Matthew Michel
    Kayla Marie Waller

  • Firsts in Section Competition

    The Vandalia FFA competed at the Section 19 Proficiency Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Nokomis High School.

    Dalton Whitten placed first overall in beef production placement, and Maddie Wilkerson finished first place overall in agriculture education.  They will advance to the district level at Sullivan High School on March 8.

  • VCHS Concert

    The Vandalia Community High School band, under the direction of Melanie Schuette, held its spring concert last Thursday evening. Above, in front, from left to right, are Zayne Kissiar, Brittany Kelley and Stacey Hudson. In back are Isaac Isringhausen, Linzy Pollard and Taylor Simpson. At right are Madison Ledbetter and Emma Warner.

  • Honor Rolls

    Second Quarter

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Although the Past Few Days …
    … have been warmer, on Tuesday morning, Little Bucky Burro was staying in his barn because, like his predecessor, the late, adorable little Smoky, the donkey, Bucky doesn’t like to get his pretty ears wet in the needed rain that was falling gently and soaking in the ground nicely.  Although Bucky obviously doesn’t appreciate the showers, we human inhabitants do.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, February 23
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants will not meet until in March.
    Saturday, February 25
    • See article below on Bridal Snobs Flea Market that is being held this Saturday at the Summer Breeze Winehouse and Barn Venue.
    Sunday, February 26
    • St. Elmo First United Methodist Sunday Night Live Youth – High school in church parsonage; and grade school and junior high in church fellowship hall.
    Monday, February 27

  • Cain moves to 15 on state scoring list

    As he scored 18 points in Patoka’s 58-45 win over Dieterich last Friday, the Warriors’ Jered Cain moved into 15th place on Illinois’ all-time career scoring list.
    Cain’s total of 2,717 career points moved him ahead of Dike Eddleman of Centralia.
    At that time, he was 26 points behind No. 14 on the list, Paul Lusk of Trenton Wesclin (2,743).
    In the win over Dieterich, Patoka led 15-9 after one quarter, but Dieterich knotted the score at 23 by halftime.