Today's News

  • St. Peter Insurance Agency earns award

    St. Peter Insurance Agency of St. Peter was recently presented with a 2014 President's Club plaque from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.

  • Honor Roll

    Fourth Quarter
    High honors – Danielle Austin, Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Dustin Lawson, Bethan Oberlink, Jacob Rolfingsmeier, Jeffery Taylor, Michaela Walk and Hayley Watts.
    Honors – Alyssa Cole, Courtney Howard, Jordan Koehler, Alissa Lange, Allyssa Philpot, Jill Schilling, Mary Schilling and Lauren Shelton.
    High honors – Emily Frailey, Katie Kroll, Audriana Pruett, Corie Sasse and Kayla Summann.
    Honors – Nathan Matthews, Caitlyn Reeter, Austin Robson and Justin Sefton.

  • VCHS Scholarships
  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – Dan Meyer was named superintendent of St. Elmo schools.
    Jim Virostko was hired as the new basketball coach at Vandalia Community High School.
    Mulberry Grove’s top students were Erik Grigg, valedictorian, and Bob Jackson, salutatorian. At Brownstown, Lisa Luster and Stephanie Pruett were co-valedictorians, with Teresa Grubaugh salutatorian.
    John Campbell won the Golden Glove and Hustle awards for the Greenville College baseball team.

    30 Years Ago

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: These siblings grew up in the Vandalia area.

  • Emmett Kelly had MG family connection

    Emmett Kelly, who became famous the world over as “Weary Willie,” the sad-faced clown, had his beginnings in a small Kansas town.

  • Storm-shortened Relay For Life still raises $30,000

    Though Saturday's annual Relay For Life was cut short by threatening weather, the local fundraising event for the American Cancer Society still did an excellent job of raising funds in the fight against cancer.
    After months of preparation and other fundraising events – such as the Volley For The Cure, which raised about $7,000 – Saturday's even can still be deemed a success.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    A note to the Sefton Unit HCE – The Thursday meeting will begin at 2 p.m., instead of 1 p.m.
    Not a lot of news
    this week…
    … but more is expected next week. Your news is appreciated. Please get it to me by Monday afternoon, via the box under our regular mailbox, telephone or email. Next week, we should have more reports/photos of meetings, etc.
    Critter Corner
    The Cow(girls) Are Not Subtle

  • Frogtown News

    Sunday, June 8 was Scott Gercken’s last Sunday as organist at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    His family is moving from the area.  
    Dane and Belinda Harpster attended the 400-mile yard sale last week from Thursday-Sunday.
    The sale began in Paducah, Ky., and ended in Washington, Tenn.
    They didn’t make the whole 400 miles, but did make almost 300 of it.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, June 13
    • The Town and Country Amateur Art Show and Professional Art Show at the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, will have an opening critique at 7 p.m. In addition to the museum hours of 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Museum will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.