Today's News

  • Births

    Charlotte Marie Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Lanna Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Grandparents are Randy and Janis Edwards of Vandalia, Karolyn and Jule Boyer of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Tom and Becky Osnes of Chattanooga, Tenn.
    Great-grandparents are Helen Edwards of Vandalia, Deanna McColloch of Forest City, Iowa, and Marti and Hugh Townsend of Bradenton, Fla.

  • Vermeire – Goen

    Jairris Eileen Vermeire and Joshua Ryan Goen, both of Edwardsville, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • 50-year Member

    John Blythe (left), commander of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, presents to Paul Hinrichs a certificate recognizing him as a 50-year member of the American Legion.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Saturday afternoon visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Ben, Amanda, Madison and DruEller of Jackson, Mo. They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center later that evening.
    Shayla Branham was confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in the Maundy Thursday service.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Attendance for the Easter sunrise service was 139. Attendance at the 9 a.m. Easter service was 194.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Lady Longhorns…
    ... are casting coquettish glances and flirtatious tossing of their heads toward neighbor Scott’s pasture, as there are a couple of handsome-looking young male longhorns living there at present.
    The Homestead gals have even been heard vocally expressing their interest in the neighboring longhorn boys, sounding an awful like they are saying that they are in the “mooood” for love.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 24
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, April 26
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    • Boy Scout Troop #444 will have the annual garage sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Elmo Christian Church. Donations from the garage sale will go toward boys attending summer camp.

  • FCH hires endocrinologist

    Fayette County Hospital has hired an endocrinologist to provide services in its Physician Specialty Clinic.

  • Business Expo

    Mike Mars, center, owner of Mars Plumbing in Vandalia, visits with potential customers at the April 12 Business Expo.

    Sponsored by BNI Network Masters, the event featured about 20 area businesses. It was held in the gymnasium at Vandalia Elementary School.

  • St. Peter Insurance named to GM president's club

St. Peter Insurance Agency of St Peter was recently named to the prestigious 2014 Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.'s  president’s club.
    Recognized by Larry Jansen,  Grinnell Mutual president and CEO, St. Peter Insurance Agency ranks among the company’s top 50 agencies and 12 farm mutual companies for outstanding achievement in the insurance profession.
    President’s club members provide insight to Grinnell Mutual on key insurance and business issues.

  • First Vandalia Corp. holds its annual meeting

    The annual stockholders’ meeting of First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank,  with locations in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville, was held on Wednesday April 9, at The First National Bank in Vandalia.
    Directors William E. Chappel, B. Rand Edwards, and Todd L. Shulman were re-elected to serve three-year terms.
    They join current directors Thomas L. McCarty, R. Wynn Provines, Janice K. Romack, Ann M. Schwarm, and Haldon E. Warner.