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Today's News

  • Three area teams make regional championship games

    Three teams from the area have made regional championship games.

    SOFTBALL

    On Friday, (2) Mulberry Grove will battle (1) Altamont at St. Elmo at 4:30 p.m.

    On Saturday, (2) Ramsey will battle (1) Nokomis at Ramsey at 11 a.m.

    BASEBALL

    On Saturday, (2) South Central will battle (1) Altamont at Lions Field in Kinmundy at 11 a.m.

  • Ruffner makes state high jump finals

    CHARLESTON - In her third trip to the state track meet, Sierah Ruffner qualified for the finals of the high jump.

    The Vandalia senior cleared 5 feet, 2 inches with ease to automatically qualify for Saturday's state finals in the event, something she was unable to do in her freshman and junior years.

  • Mother's Day Art Contest Winners

    The winners of an art contest held by WJLY Radio and McDonald's are shown.

  • Missouri Baptist University

    Missouri Baptist University
    Blythe Bergstrom of Florissant, Mo. formerly of Vandalia, graduated from Missouri Baptist University on April 30 in St. Charles, Mo.

  • Honor Roll

    Patoka Schools
    Third Quarter
    High Honors
    • Grade 3: Drew Belcher and Jacob Stephens.
    • Grade 4: Kassidy Devall, Jordan Gebke, Nickole Houston, Emma Landreth and Matthew Landreth.
    • Grade 5: Madeline Clark and Braden Torbeck.
    • Grade 6: Jaelyn Cain.
    • Grade 7: Baylie Devall, Parker Karrick, Sydney Stephens and Brittaney Wynn.
    • Grade 8: Garrett Belcher and Alexis Phillips.
    • Grade 9: Dylan Back, Taylor Isaak and Emily Van Uytven.

  • PTA Pinning at KC

    Kaskaskia College held its annual pinning ceremony recently for the physical therapist assistant program class of 2013.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Physical education classes
    Kaskaskia College will offer a variety of physical education courses on and off of campus this summer.
    The main campus will offer the following physical education courses: six sections of physical fitness, recreation and physical activity; basic, intermediate and advanced weight training, strength fitness, lifetime total ritness, fitness center participation and introduction to coaching.
    Online courses include introduction to coaching and introduction to physical education.

  • Updated farm estate planning book out

    The 17th edition of "Farm Estate and Business Planning" by Dr. Neil Harl is now available.
    This 471-page, soft-cover book is a guide for farmers and ranchers who want to make the most of the state and federal income and estate tax laws to allow the least expensive and most efficient transfer of  their estates to their children and heirs.

  • Fayette County Farm Bureau presents two $1,000 scholarships for ag students

    The Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded scholarships to two local students who are planning careers in agriculture.

  • Crop predictions

    The Illinois field office of NASS this week released the USDA’s May Crop Report. Highlights of the report include:
    ILLINOIS