Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent Friday to Sunday with her grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 240.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Alex Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jernne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Eva Alcorn
    -Joe, Carissa and unborn Emrick twins
    -Floyd Oertwig
    • Mourning a loss

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, September 14
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m.
    • Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • HCE holds seminar on 'The Silent Killer'

    The Fayette County HCE program to promote public awareness of ovarian cancer was attended by 34 women who were given enlightening and important information concerning the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer.

  • Working for a Cure

    After her daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition that can cause serious health issue, Amanda Walk did more than concentrate on her daughter.

  • Bridge work

    In about a week and a half, one of Vandalia’s busier intersections will be closed to traffic for an extended period due to a long-awaited construction project.

  • New raffle, poker run law on the books

    Two months ago, Fayette County Board Chairman Jeff Beckman said he didn’t like that organizations and groups holding raffles and poker runs as benefits were required to turn over some the money raised to the county.
    On Tuesday, the board put in place a new ordinance governing those fundraisers that Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis said is much less restrictive.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Alexander Joseph Rose
    Megan Jean Otto
    James Wayne Trivitt
    St. Elmo
    Brooke Elizabeth Koester
    St. Elmo
    Jeremy Michael Witt
    Thunderina Francis Marie Foreman
    Blaine Edward Loker
    Michel Catherine Martens
    Lucas Matthew Reavis

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Erik M. Klein, 30, Sorento, was arrested on Sept. 12 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $350 cash.
    • Mercedez D. Hull, 20, Economy Inn, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 12 for failure to appear in court and on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cannabis and possession of a hypodermic needle. She was being held pending the setting of bond.
    • Jeffrey S. Nash, 52, Herrick, was arrested on Sept. 12 on a charge of aggravated battery of a peace officer. Bond was $2,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 15

    ✔ 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, September 16

    ✔ The Vandalia Moose Lodge is holding its monthly chicken and fish dinner, at a cost of $8. The meal is open to the public.

  • News Briefs

    Homeschool Group meeting again