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Today's News

  • BSE offense breaks out in win at Ramsey

    RAMSEY – Brownstown/St. Elmo’s offense may finally be heating up.

    Though the Bombers haven’t been facing the toughest teams on their schedule, they have averaged 10 runs a game over their past five, including last Thursday’s 11-1 win at Ramsey.

    The Bombers (7-6) are 4-1 in that span and have won three games in a row. BSE had been 1-4 in the five games prior to the stretch.

  • Area Prep Roundup (April 24)

    VANDALIA
    Senior Colton Woolsey and sophomore Ethan Meyer were first-place finishers for the boys track team last Tuesday at Roxana.
    Tuesday, April 15
    Boys at Roxana
    First-place finishers
    •Meyer, triple jump, 38-4½
    •Woolsey, shot put, 43-7½
    Second-place finishers
    •Curtis Gordon, 110-meter hurdles, 15.6
    •Woolsey, long jump, 18-8½
    Third-place finishers
    •Meyer, 200-meter dash, 24.2

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (April 24)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Boys track ties for 6th at Cumberland

    Vandalia tied for sixth as a team and freshman Curtis Gordon placed first in the pole vault on Tuesday at Cumberland.

    Gordon cleared 14 feet to win, and also placed second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.02). Other second-place finishers for the Vandals were: senior Colton Woolsey, shot put (42-10), and sophomore Ethan Meyer, triple jump (38 feet, 6¼ inches).

    Also placing for Vandalia was junior Ben Strobel, who took fourth in the 1,600-meter run (4:55.91).

    The Vandals had 52 points. Teutopolis won the meet, with 116.

  • Ramsey gets first win of spring

    Ramsey's baseball team earned its first win of the spring season on Monday, taking down Sandoval, 7-6.

    Senior Tristan Wesselman hit a grand slam in the fifth inning after Michael lay, Ryan Black and Tylor Knisley had three straight singles to load the bases.

    Wesselman also earned the win from the mound, throwing a complete game.

    Knisley had three runs and drove home a run on a sacrifice fly.

    Adam Casey's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh won the game.

  • Sports Briefs (April 24)

    FCH 5K run is on June 21

    Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital will be hosting a 5K fun run/walk on June 21.

    The event will begin and end at the southwest parking lot of the hospital. The race will start at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m.

    Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and all registrants who are signed up before May 31 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt.

  • Fayette County Speedway: Close battles highlight week 2

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    Week No. 2 at Fayette County Speedway is in the record books, with several great battles on the track all night long last Friday.

    The UMP modified division was a dogfight all night, ending in heartbreak for some and a victory for only one driver.

    The night started fast, with an outstanding duel in heat No. 1 between front row starters Michael Meyer and Craig Kern. The race quickly became an all-out battle, with Meyer edging Kern for the win.

  • Murder for hire charge dismissed; guilty plea for disorderly conduct

    A murder for hire case was closed on Tuesday afternoon with the defendant in that case being found guilty of disorderly conduct in a bench trial.

    Mark Fulk, who has been in Fayette County Jail for 383 days since being charged with trying to arrange for the murder of his wife, was released from custody after Tuesday afternoon's hearing.

    Fulk was placed on probation for 30 months after Judge J. Marc Kelly found him guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of disorderly conduct.

  • Church Briefs

    Sunrise service, breakfast on Sunday at St. James Lutheran

    St. James Lutheran will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. this Sunday.
    Following the service, a breakfast will be served.
    The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.
    For more information, call the church at 283-0725.

    Easter morning schedule is announced by Bethel Baptist

    Bethel Baptist Church will hold a full morning of activities this  Sunday as it observes Easter.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Yes! Yes! We had a leader today – the Rev. Jim Fackler! Yes! Yes! We had a pianist today – Donna Smith! Today our meeting went very well and on time. Our entertainer was Bob Langley and his guitar – more about him later. We missed our Vandalia Long Term Care friends. Where were you?
    We started out singing our special greeting and welcome songs as refreshments were served.