Today's News

  • 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)


  • Clay reflects on historic wrestling season, prepares for season ahead


  • Eighth-grade Lady Vandals volleyball season comes to a close, fall to Auburn at sectionals