Today's News

  • Spencer Patton added to Class AAA roster for playoffs

    South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton has earned another promotion in the Kansas City Royals minor league system.

    Patton, a relief pitcher who began the season in Class A, has joined the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League for their playoff run.

    Omaha finished the season at 70-74, but earned the American Conference North Division championships to earn its third straight division title.

    The Storm Chasers lead Oklahoma City, 2-0, after the first two games of the best-of-five series. Patton has yet to pitch.

  • Sports Roundup – Sept. 6, 2013

    Reported results of Thursday's games involving area teams.

    In Vandalia, the volleyball team struggled in an 18-25, 9-25 loss to Roxana, and the soccer team fell, 6-0, at Effingham.

    St. Elmo/Brownstown defeated South Central, 25-18, 25-19, in volleyball action, and the South Central baseball team beat Beecher City, 11-1.

  • South Central graduate retires from pro baseball

    According to a report from The Times-Union, South Central High School graduate Tanner Bushue has retired from professional baseball.

    Bushue, a 2009 graduate and second-round pick of the Houston Astros in that year's Major League Baseball draft, was 3-4 on the season, with a 5.14 earned-run average. He walked 13 and struck out 40 in 49 innings pitched for the Class A Short-Season Tri-City ValleyCats.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Village Ridge, Mo., spent from Friday to Tuesday with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    On Friday evening, Mahala and Belinda joined Amy Reiss, Stacey Bergmann and Sue Urban for dinner at Applebees in Salem.
    On Saturday, they attended a fish fry at the home of Leland and Amy Reiss of St. Peter.  Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., joined the family on Sunday evening.
    Attends Bachelor Party

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Settling In & Settling Down
    Josie, the going-on-14-year-old “puppy” is becoming accustomed to her new home (as we humans also are), and often just goes and naps on her little bed under the kitchen window and near the AC vent. She has also reclaimed her couch corner, which had not been moved here for a few days. With the furniture here, she seems to be more contented and “at home.”

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, September 6

  • Church Brief

    Parkview to host speaker on slavery next Tuesday night

    Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia will host an informational meeting about modern-day slavery next Tuesday at 7 p.m.
    The program will feature Ginger Coakley, the Illinois representative of the Set Free Movement, which is an international ministry of the Free Methodist Church of America.

  • God's view of peace is vastly different than ours

    One of the Bible’s most thrilling messages to us is its message of peace. We know that peace is the wish of heaven for all of us.

  • Sports Roundup – Sept. 5, 2013

    Recent sports scores from area teams.

    Wednesday, Sept. 4

    In baseball, Brownstown/St. Elmo beat Mulberry Grove, 16-12, and Patoka defeated Noble/West Richland.

    Tuesday, Sept. 3

    In volleyball, Ramsey lost at Morrisonville, 22-25, 20-25.

  • Southwestern Electric meeting Saturday

    Southwestern Electric Cooperative members will gather to celebrate the cooperative’s 75th anniversary at its annual meeting this Saturday at 7 a.m. at Greenville Junior High School.
    Breakfast will be served from 7-9:30 a.m., and the event will conclude with a business meeting at 10 a.m.
    Members will vote on candidates for three open seats on the board of directors. In the district that includes Fayette County, the incumbent, Ann Schwarm of Loogootee, is unopposed.