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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Birthday Celebration
    Olivia Urban of St. Peter celebrated her third birthday at the home of her grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Those attending were: Kyle and Dawn Urban, A.J. Simpson, Larry and Sue Urban, John and Andi Cavaletto, Dane and Belinda Harpster, Glori and Marilyn Magnus, Belva Schaefer and Shirley Harmeier. They all enjoyed a meal, then a Mickey Mouse cake with ice cream.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 7
    • National World Day of Prayer, noon, Main and Fourth streets – Rediscovering God.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, dinner at the Effingham Iron Skillet. Those attending are to meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to pool rides.
    Friday, May 8
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, May 9

  • Deadline for YMCA baseball leagues is this Friday

    This Friday is the last day to sign up youths for summer leagues held by the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
    The coed T-ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5.
    The pinto league is for boys and girls ages 8 and under. Coaches pitch in pinto league
    The cost for both leagues is $25 for Y members and $50 for non-members. A late fee of $20 is charged for registrations after this Friday.
    A coaches meeting will be held this Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    The coed summer ball program is for boys and girls ages 9-14.

  • Bowling at State Tournament

    The five local bowlers pictured above will compete in the Illinois Pepsi State Championships May 11-12 in Addison.

    More than $80,000 in college scholarships will be awarded at that event. Pictured above, from left to right, are Sophia Richardson, Aurora Richardson, Kobi Stokes (front), Kyle Miller and Madison Ferguson.

  • Fourth at State Free Style

    Baelynd Brown, left, and Tanner Swain both earned fourth-place finishes at the Free Style State Championships at the University of Illinois Armory in Champaign over the weekend.

    Brown had a 1-2 record in the Intermediate 60 class, and Swain was 2-3 in the Schoolboy 120 class.

  • Greenville blanks Lady Vandals Monday

    Greenville held Vandalia to just one hit in a five-inning contest on Monday.

  • Bombers record two victories this week

    Landon Feezel tossed a three-hitter as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Beecher City/Cowden Herrick, 12-2, on Tuesday.

  • Patton back in the majors

    The South Central High School graduate who made his major league debut last fall has returned to the majors.

    The Texas Rangers on Monday called up Spencer Patton from its Class AAA affiliate, Round Rock, as it sent down Roman Mendez.
    Patton, a right-hand reliever, has had a strong season at Round Rock, having an ERA of just .096 after giving up just one earned run in eight appearances.
    In those eight appearances, Patton has struck out 14 batters while walking four and giving up eight hits. Opponents’ batting average against him was .216.

  • Two more girls track records fall

    Two more school records were set as the Lady Vandals finished fourth at the South Central Conference track meet in Roxana on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer set a new mark in the triple jump, at 33 feet 4½ inches, and Anna Miller set the school record in the 300-meter hurdles at 48.93 seconds.
    Meyer recorded three firsts for the Lady Vandals, taking the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.99 seconds and winning the pole vault with a 10-foot vault.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: These three sisters are from the Woodyard area. One lives in Chicago, one lives in Tennessee and one lives in Brownstown.