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Today's News

  • Garden Party

    Historical Vandalia Inc. held a garden party on the grounds of the Fayette County Museum on Saturday to raise funds for improvements to the old Presbyterian Church that houses the museum and Artworks Gallery.

    First photo: Party-goers enjoy music by Baroque Folk. Second photo: Historical Vandalia President Jim Brewer, left, partakes in samples made from recipes included in the organization's anniversary cookbook, also being sold to fund museum renovations. Manning the samples booth was Historical Vandalia board member Anna Jean Rhodes, right.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications have been filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:

    Coleman Troy Scott
    Vandalia
    Ashton Marie Simmons
    Vandalia
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    Nathan Derek Shaw
    Helena, Mont.
    Kylie Amber Carr
    Helena, Mont.
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    Thomas Kay Kinkead
    Highland
    Sarah Rebekah Hutchison
    Highland
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    Jedidiah James Carter
    Ramsey
    Chasity Nicole Beck
    Ramsey
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    Cody Scott Logan
    Patoka

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Corner
    All is well with the Homestead Critters at this time. The rains are keeping the Longhorn’s pasture lush and green and they seem to be enjoying life as they graze, take naps in the sunshine, settle down early in the evenings to rest, sleep  later in the mornings and take interest in things going on around them, namely us as we are outside doing chores.
    The henhouse is still producing at least two eggs a day. We would like to give Blackie and Rhonda the run of the yard and pasture, but we are afraid they would wander out on the highway.

  • Frogtown News

    Wedding
    Sam Stock of Farina and Shayla Branham of Vandalia were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  
    Father’s Day Visitor
    Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Sunday Dinner Guests
    Sunday evening dinner guests of Leland and Amy Reiss of St. Peter were Dane and Belinda Harpster, Mahala Jacquin, Braden Will and Tori Robbins.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 19
    • School board annual budget hearing, 5 p.m., unit office; and regular meeting, 5:15 p.m., unit office.
    • The Vit-Em-In class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, June 21
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • Tasha Dial book signing, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This team of local athletes was the champion of the men's fastpitch softball league in 1988. All but one of them were reared in Fayette County.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – The Grande Levée was to include period crafts, tours, music and lots of homemade foods.
    Jody Eyman was queen of the Bond-Fayette TMH prom.

    35 Years Ago

    1984 – Robert E. McCart and Michael D. Kleinik were appointed to sergeant positions on the Vandalia Police force this week.

  • You can join the effort to Save Our Pool

    For more than a year, you have been hearing about the need for extensive renovations to the Vandalia Park District’s swimming pool. This Friday, you can see for yourself many of the areas that need attention.
    And you can be a part of getting that work done.
    As it holds its first Moonlight Madness of the summer, the pool staff will also hold a water carnival, a special event that is part of the staff’s ongoing efforts to contribute to the pot of money for pool renovations.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 19

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m..
    Friday, June 20

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Stacie J. Willis, 45, Decatur, was arrested on June 17 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $200 cash.
    • Jessica E. McCarty, 20, 1210 W. Tower St., Vandalia, was arrested on a charge of possession of drug equipment. Bond was $1,500, and she was being held for Warrenton, Mo., authorities.
    • Corey A. Hemphill, 26, East St. Louis, was arrested on June 16 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,000.