Today's News

  • Howie's on Main Ribbon-Cutting
  • FNB gives Hometown Support checks

    The First National Bank held its annual Hometown Support breakfast June 8 in the conference room of the bank’s main office in Vandalia, with more than 20 local not-for-profits, youth-related groups and charitable organizations received donations.

  • Birth

    Nora Lucille Walton
    Matthew and Misty Walton of Hillsboro are the parents of a girl born at 11:27 p.m. on April 30, 2017.
    Nora Lucille weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Harold and Wilma Pfeifer of New Palestine, Ind., and the late Sherry Pfeifer. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Kay Walton of Shobonier.
    Elaine Lange of Shobonier is the paternal great-grandmother.

  • Briefs

    Masons anniversary fete on June 24

    Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. will celebrate the nativity of St. John the Baptist and the 300th anniversary of the creation of the Grand Lodge of the A.F. & A.M. on Saturday, June 24.
    The invocation, delivered by Winfred "Bud" Morrison, will kick off the event at 11 a.m. and will conclude with a benediction at 2 p.m.
    The public is invited to attend for tours of the Masonic Lodge at 612 W. Johnson St. and lunch (hot dogs, chips and drinks).

  • Ehrat – Doyle

    Ellie Ehrat and John Doyle, both of Decatur, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Advice on drugs for Alzheimer's patients

    By Amy Sobrino, MSW
    It is important to recognize what potential prescription drugs may be recommended for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as how to talk with your pharmacist about any vitamins, supplements, or over-the-counter medications you might be taking.

  • Foodbank Distribution in St. Elmo
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Bunny Population Growing
    Since Bill’s little baby bunny friend started hanging around the chicken pen area, we have seen other apparent members of his family.
    Note: Although our first thought was to name  him “Thumper,” we’ve decided a more appropriate name for him would be “Buddy,” as he doesn’t seem to be afraid of Bill, but lets him get within 3 feet before he moves away.

  • St. Elmo News

    Saturday, June 17
    • The Fayette County Amateur Town and Country Art Show and Professional Art Show will be open to the public at 1-8 p.m. in the Artworks Gallery in the upstairs of the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia. The showing will be on Sunday, June 25.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: This young man still lives in Vandalia and has been married for many years.