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Today's News

  • Wrestlers get two more wins on Tuesday
  • Vandalia wrestlers pick up three wins in Thursday quad
  • Freshmen McNary, Kern combine for 30 in win

    Freshmen Lanee McNary and Megan Kern combined for 30 points to lead the Lady Vandals to a 58-24 win over Staunton last Thursday.
    McNary hit four three-pointers in totaling 15 points, and Kern hit five two-pointers and five free throws to also score 15.
    McNary hit three treys in the first quarter as Vandalia led 18-7. In the second quarter, Kern scored six points and Rachel Zimmerman added four as the Lady Vandals extended their lead to 20, 33-13, by halftime.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Leadership Council Meeting, 6 p.m., and Livestock Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., and both at the Vandalia Extension Office.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.    
    Monday, January 16
    • No school in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Unwelcome & Inconvenient Visitor at Homestead
    The infamous flu bug dropped in for a visit at the Homestead this week at an inconvenient time, when we were trying to catch up after being absent and/or busy with family for the past three months … and still counting.
    Bill woke up very early Friday with the uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms and effects thereof, which got worse as the day went on.
    He survived on a diet of beef broth, chicken soup (noodleless), and other compatible liquids and upset stomach-helps.

  • Northside Christian Church has new pastor

    It was with sadness that we received the news from Pat Rhodes that she and her husband, the Rev. Carl Rhodes, pastor of Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, were leaving the  area.

  • Bridge work progressing

    Despite some delays, a major bridge project in Vandalia is progressing at a decent pace, Director of Public Works Marlin Filer said last week.

  • Baker sentencing again reset

    A new sentencing hearing for a Loogootee resident convicted in 2011 of murdering a neighbor couple has again been rescheduled.
    During a teleconference last Thursday, a new sentencing hearing for Clifford W. Baker was set for April 3.
    Involved in that teleconference were the judge assigned to conduct the hearing, Associate Judge Allan F. Lolie, State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison and Public Defender William B. Starnes III.

  • County OKs $796,000 transfer

    The Fayette County Board on Tuesday approved another transfer from the county’s capital improvement fund, one that is much larger than past fund loans.
    And much of that latest loan will be spent to meet the county’s current financial obligations.
    The board approved in a 9-3 vote a loan of up to $796,000 from the county’s capital improvement fund, and in another 9-3 vote, it gave County Treasurer Rose Hoover the authority to transfer the funds.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Breauna L. Harrison, 22, 715 S. Holly St., Bingham, was arrested on Jan. 9 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • Brittney N. Frailey, 27, 317 S. Thompson, Ramsey, was arrested on Jan. 8 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,000.
    • Levi J. Haslett, 34, 220 N. First St., Brownstown, was arrested on Jan. 8 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,500.