Today's News

  • HCE holds program on child abuse awareness

    The Fayette County Home and Community Education on Saturday presented a program in keeping with child abuse awareness month, with Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith giving child abuse statistics in Fayette County telling of the county’s fight against child abuse, and Dana Andrews sharing the heart-rendering story of her grandson, who still suffers from abuse he received as a very young child.  

  • Work day at OSBG Saturday

    A group of volunteers will be working at the Old State Burial Ground on Saturday, and they are inviting others to join them.

  • City seeks input on lake lots, recycling

    A Vandalia City Council committee meeting that was scheduled for Saturday to discuss some options being considered for lease lots at Vandalia Lake has been rescheduled.
    Alderman Mike Hobler, chairman of the Vandalia Lake committee, said that the meeting of the lake committee has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24.
    The meeting was rescheduled, Hobler said, due to the fact that some of the interested parties would not be available this Saturday.

  • Koontz in jail; bond is $2 million

    The Vandalia man who failed to show up for his jury trial on child pornography charges is in Fayette County after being apprehended late last week.

  • Wicked Spring Weather
  • Council hires administrator

    Vandalia’s seven-year search for a city administrator ended right where it started – city hall.

  • Frogtown News

    Small Tornado in St. Peter
    On Saturday evening, a small tornado touched down on the outskirts of St. Peter. It caused some severe damage to a shed at the home of Herschel Ambuehl. Fortunately, no one was injured. Power lines were down, causing a town-wide power outage for the rest of the night, and most of the day on Sunday. The town was at a standstill, even cancelling church! Some roads were flooded and even closed as of Monday morning
    Spends Weekend with Grandparents

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    On the Homestead Back Porch …
    … concern about the various resident wild critters is growing. The mother robin is still holding down the family nest, although our human inhabitant traffic next to it continues.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 4
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant. Officers will be installed and dues of $15 for 2017 will be collected.
    Friday, May 5
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    Saturday, May 6
    • Reznick art show, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum.
    Sunday, May 7

  • Taking the Oath