Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    Love, caring and good wishes came in with guests for our early “countdown to Valentine’s Day celebration.” We are meeting on the first Monday of each month during the winter season.
    Turning to the stage, leader Beulah Brown welcomed the SoftFire duo of David and Patricia Pence from Hillsboro. Their musical theme was also centered on love – a tribute to Valentine’s Day.

  • Complete sentence, salvation

    Ephesians 2:1-10

  • Wrestlers fall to O'Fallon on Senior Night


  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In answer to inquiries
    Betsy, the sweet little senior longhorn cow, has gone on to ever-greener pastures.
    She held her head up, never stopped eating or drinking and never seemed to be in pain; she simply lay down next to the hayrack and wouldn’t get back up. Bill tried to help her up, but she wouldn’t make any effort.
    Dr. Bristow prescribed aspirin for her and suggested warm water to drink.  Bill provided her good shelter to shield her from rain, snow and wind, plus a warm blanket.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Birthday Party
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    On Saturday, they attended the second birthday party of grandson Aaron Harpster at his home.
    Others attending were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster, Tom and Patty Spitzmiller, Natalie Stein, Carolyn Stein, Doug and Pam Stein, Heidi Hunter and Austin, and Rhonda and Aubrey Hunter.  
    Returns from China
    Courtney Gladson returned from China with daughter, Eliot, last week.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, February 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, February 6
    • American Legion Post #420 soup supper fundraiser, 3-7 p.m., Legion Home. The cost is a free-will donation. Anyone who would like to donate a dessert can call 267-5519.
    Sunday, February 7

  • Vandalia's Abe promotes city, Lincoln events

    We had a fun and educational experience this week – we enjoyed eating breakfast with Abe Clymer, Vandalia’s own Abe Lincoln look-alike, completely dressed, from head to toe, in his tall, black stovepipe hat to his black leather shoes that looked like they could have been worn by Abraham Lincoln in his time.

  • Vandals earn first conference victory over LItchfield


  • Lack of state budget continues to hurt city

    The city of Vandalia, like all other government entities and agencies throughout Illinois, continues to suffer from the effects of no state budget.
    “As of Friday, we had not received any money from the state” for water and sewer services provided to Vandalia Correctional Center, Mayor Rick Gottman told aldermen on Monday night.
    And, again, Gottman has contacted state Rep. John Cavaletto (R-107th District) to see if the legislator can do anything about getting the money owed to the city.

  • Two-time meth offender arrested on new charges

    A Brownstown man who has served two prison terms for methamphetamine convictions has again been charged with meth offenses.

    Travis W. Metzger, 43, was charged with aggravated delivery of methamphetamine, possession of up to 400 grams of meth and possession of methamphetamine-manufacturing materials in information filed on Friday by the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison.