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Today's News

  • Come on downtown this Saturday

    Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come downtown – there will be plenty to do. And you can support the effort to beautify Vandalia's downtown.
    The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its annual Bike Show and Family Fun Fest. That event features something for all ages.
    In addition to the motorcycle show, which includes a kids' bike contest, the Fun Fest features games and activities for children. There's also going to be some good food – pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, chips and drinks.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cogburn Rooster Doing Well
    In answer to inquiries, Cogburn seems to be gaining a fan club, as several readers have asked about him. He continues to try to wake us up every morning and, strangely, he crows to greet us when we drive into the driveway, no matter the time of day.
    We have been spotting a lone chicken hawk hanging about the Homestead. It was sitting atop the pole light one day, but flew away when we drove up.

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent Friday to Sunday with her grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 240.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Alex Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jernne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Eva Alcorn
    -Joe, Carissa and unborn Emrick twins
    -Floyd Oertwig
    • Mourning a loss

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, September 14
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m.
    • Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • HCE holds seminar on 'The Silent Killer'

    The Fayette County HCE program to promote public awareness of ovarian cancer was attended by 34 women who were given enlightening and important information concerning the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer.

  • Working for a Cure

    After her daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition that can cause serious health issue, Amanda Walk did more than concentrate on her daughter.

  • Bridge work

    In about a week and a half, one of Vandalia’s busier intersections will be closed to traffic for an extended period due to a long-awaited construction project.

  • New raffle, poker run law on the books

    Two months ago, Fayette County Board Chairman Jeff Beckman said he didn’t like that organizations and groups holding raffles and poker runs as benefits were required to turn over some the money raised to the county.
    On Tuesday, the board put in place a new ordinance governing those fundraisers that Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis said is much less restrictive.

  • Marriage Licenses

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

    Alexander Joseph Rose
    Vandalia
    Megan Jean Otto
    Vandalia
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    James Wayne Trivitt
    St. Elmo
    Brooke Elizabeth Koester
    St. Elmo
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    Jeremy Michael Witt
    Farina
    Thunderina Francis Marie Foreman
    Farina
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    Blaine Edward Loker
    Sandoval
    Michel Catherine Martens
    Sandoval
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    Lucas Matthew Reavis

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Erik M. Klein, 30, Sorento, was arrested on Sept. 12 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $350 cash.
    • Mercedez D. Hull, 20, Economy Inn, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 12 for failure to appear in court and on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis and possession of a hypodermic needle. She was being held pending the setting of bond.
    • Jeffrey S. Nash, 52, Herrick, was arrested on Sept. 12 on a charge of aggravated battery of a peace officer. Bond was $2,000.