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Today's News

  • Life Savers

    Two FAYCO employees received gift baskets on Thursday that appropriately included some Life Savers. Because that’s what Connie Hunley and Susan LaMonica were three days earlier – life savers.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 20

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. at Ramsey Grade School.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Michael D. Rose, 55, Chebanse, was arrested on Nov. 18 on charges of possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,500.
    • Christopher A. Smith, 24, 1224 W. St. Clair St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 17 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $5,000, and he was released at the order of the state’s attorney’s office.
    • David M. Gibson, 28, RR 1, Ramsey, was arrested on Nov. 18 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.

  • County Board Action

    The Fayette County Board on Tuesday:
    • Approved the low bid of Old Capitol View Restaurant for food service at the county jail. The county will pay $6.79 per inmate under the contract.
    The county received two bids, the other coming from Miller’s Market in Ramsey.

  • Library again holds Food for Fines

    Evans Public Library is again sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program.
    Food for Fines allows people who have library fines to reduce them by donating non-perishable food items that are given to the local food bank.
    In these tough economic times, there is an even greater need for services like the Fayette County Food Pantry, which will receive the food collected from Food for Fines.
    The Fayette County Food Pantry, managed by C.E.F.S., is located at 517 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia and distributes the food to people in need.

  • State's Attorney Provides Body Cams for VPD

    Fayette County State's Attorney Joshua Morrison last week presented the Vandalia Police Department with 10 body cameras, which were purchased with funds obtained through forfeitures and seizures.

    The VPD earlier received two cameras through Morrison's grant program, meaning that all officers now have a camera. Above, from left, are Vandalia officer Rob Blackerby, Morrison, VPD Chief Jeff Ray and VPD Detective Jake Bowling.

  • BHS Homecoming is Saturday

    Brownstown High School will hold its homecoming dance this Saturday evening from 8-11 p.m., with the coronation set for 8 p.m.

    At right are the homecoming candidates and freshman attendants. In front, from left, are freshman attendant Brooke Mayfield, sophomore Elissa Baron, junior Paityn Miller and seniors Shayla Stokes, Katie Kroll and Tabitha Dolan. In back are sophomore Simon Korte, junior Jacobo Maria Trabada Sanchez deToca and seniors Drake Hall, Curt Frailey and Justin Sefton. Not present was freshman attendant Jason Struble.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Bucky Burro’s First Snow
    We were looking forward to seeing how the little burro, Baby Bucky, reacted to his first snow, and we were not disappointed.  Hr ran, jumped, bucked and then ran stiff-legged with his head down between his front legs.
    Those were his initial reactions. After that, he went into the barn, where his mother was standing, dry and out of the snow, watching him. Like his predecessor, the late Smoky ( the adorable little donkey), Bucky nor his mother, Madricka, seem to like getting wet, even from a light snow.

  • Frogtown News

    Births
    Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a baby girl, born on Oct. 21, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her name is Paisen Leigh.
    She has a 2 ½ year old brother, Dexten.
    Her grandparents are Mr. and Mr. Dean Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels.
    Great grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., are the parents of a daughter, born on Nov. 11, 2014.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 20
    • The Vit-Em-In Sunday school class of First United Methodist Church is having a Thanksgiving turkey potluck for the entire church at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beverages and table service will be provided by the class; those attending are to take a side dish – a salad, vegetable or dessert.
    • Exxon Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Sunday, November 23