Today's News

  • City OKs Thrill Hill document

    The Vandalia City Council took the next step toward replacement of a bridge on Thrill Hill Road north of town.
    The council voted 6-2 to approved an Illinois Department of Transportation local agency agreement for federal participation.
    That agreement shows that the estimated cost for a new bridge is $487,050, with the federal government paying $389,640 and the city’s share being $97,410.
    The Thrill Hill bridge project, Mayor Rick Gottman said at a recent meeting, is scheduled to be included in IDOT’s August bid letting.

  • Zimmerman a summer Statehouse employee

    There is a new face” in downtown Vandalia this summer – David Zimmerman, a historical interpreter at the Vandalia Statehouse.

  • Farina Fourth of July Parade
  • Fayette County HCE holds annual meeting

    Thirty-three members and three guests registered at the annual meeting and potluck of the Fayette County Home and Community Education of District 6 on June 8 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Wild Game Attracted by Clover
    Translation – Little Buddy Bunny and his family are enjoying the white clover blossoms in the lawn. They may be wild rabbits, but they are not “game” here on the Homestead.
    We enjoy watching them, especially in the early morning. “Buddy” comes right up to the porch steps and seems unafraid of us. Probably the bird mothers, Robin and Wren, who built their nests on our porch, told him we were not hazardous to their health.

  • Frogtown News

    Move Complete
    On Friday, several people gathered to help Pastor and Roxanne Emrick load their U-Haul. They are now settled in Indianapolis.
    Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be held from July 31-Aug. 4, from 6-8 p.m., in the church basement.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 146.
    Guest speaker was the Rev. G. Robert Heimgartner from Richview.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 6
    • St. Elmo Business Association will not meet in July.
    Friday. July 7
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course.
    Saturday, July 8
    • Fayette County 4-H food, clothing, demonstrations and public speaking judging. See info following these announcements.
    Monday, July 10
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Tuesday, July 11
    • Avena Township St. Elmo Community Park Board, 6 p.m., Park Centennial Building.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Gregory Ray Terry Moreland
    Alexandrea Nichole Dilley
    Ryan Elliot White
    Brittany Nicole Carter
    Ronald Edward Rhodes III
    Violet Loretta Lamar

  • St. Elmo Legion planning different type of golf outing

    St. Elmo American Legion Post No. 420 is holding a different type of golf outing this fall.
    On Aug. 12, MBI Concrete will fly over the Fore-Way Challenge Golf and Driving Range at Lake Sara and dump a laundry basket or other type of container full of numbered golf balls. Four of those will be winning golf balls.
    The person with the ball closest to the pin will win $5,000, the second-closest wins $2,500, third place is $1,500 and fourth is $1,000.
    The Legion post is selling 1,000 numbered golf balls for $20 each.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • James W. Womble Jr., 26, Belleville, was arrested on July 4 on charges of operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with an expired license, and for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,000.
    • Gavin A.J. Verdeyen, 20, 1013 N. Cypress St., St. Elmo, was arrested on July 4 on a charge of aggravated battery. Bond was $10,000.
    • Tarita M. Williams, 31, Columbia, Mo., was arrested on July 3 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.