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Today's News

  • FFA Members at FS Appreciation Day
  • Pipeline restoration work well under way

    The Southern Access Extension Pipeline Project was successful in achieving its December 2015 in-service date. Restoration, which is the final phase of the project, is under way and will continue through the end of summer 2016.
    Restoration crews are preparing to return the right of way to conditions established under landowner agreements and regulatory agencies.
    The Illinois Extension Pipeline Co. has been assessing soil conditions and other environmental considerations to optimize successful restoration.

  • Scarpaci Foundation Board awards grants to 17 groups

    The Scarpaci Foundation Board of Directors has selected 17 organizations to receive funding totaling $40,225.
    The Board received grant requests from many local causes.  Those chosen were:
    • Evans Public Library
    • Family YMCA of Fayette County
    • Fayette County Emergency Management
    • Fayette County Health Department
    • Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care
    • Kaskaskia College
    • Operation OUTING
    • OUR PLACE Youth Center
    • SAFE

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cowgirls enjoying lush pasture
    Although we kind of bemoan the fact sometimes when the frequent rains make the grass grow faster and it is difficult to keep up with, the four Homestead “cowgirls” (namely Bill’s longhorns-Geneva, the Bartels girl; “Red,” the mother of one of the two kids, Minnie and Moo-na-Lisa) seem to like it.

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Henry Harpster, age 5 months, of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with grandparents Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Those who came to visit Henry were Mahala and Harper Jacquin, Stacey and JoHanna Bergmann, and Sue Adams.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 168.
    The organist was Rita Yagow
    Acolyte was Mitchell Brauer.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 4
    • Registration at St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, August 5
    • Registration at St. Elmo Jr.-Sr. High School and Elementary School, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Monday, August 8

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    So what can you do with a blank piece of paper at recess? Write about Evergreen Outreach’s wonderful entertaining meeting!  

  • Siblings donate 1911 Vandalois to high school

    The name Lawler has been a very familiar and respected name in the Vandalia, as Nelson Lawler was the first school bus driver for the Vandalia schools, and he was very well liked by all who knew him, including the students on his bus routes.

  • Blackerby named assistant PD chief

    After lengthy discussions about Police Chief Jeff Ray’s recommendation that the city create a second-in-command officer position, the Vandalia City Council took that action.

  • City splits duties, fills building, code posts

    Having made the decision to split up the duties of Vandalia’s current code official into two position, city officials filled those positions within the past week.
    The council also discussed filling the position of city administrator.
    The action to fill the building/zoning official and code enforcement officer positions comes within about a week of the retirement of Keith Meadows, the city’s code official since mid-2002.