Today's News

  • Pentecost Day is the birthday of the church

    John 14:25-26
    “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
    In the Name of + Jesus. Amen. The waiting is finally over. The big day is here.
    We have been counting down the days from Easter until Pentecost: 50 days of rejoicing in the resurrection of Jesus. Seven days, Seven weeks, plus one day for eternity, that makes

  • Marriage Licenses

    Roger Lynn Eller
    Jennifer Jean Ruble
    Jordan Daniel Dothager
    Calista Breann Eyman
    William James Nordyke
    Jacqueline Michele Helton
    Matthew Ryan Myers
    Melissa Pauline Workman
    Harold Wayne Sumann
    Aimee Jo Cocagne
    Joshua Ryan Shafer

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 12

    ✔ The Association of Christian Truckers, located at the Brownstown exit of Interstate 70, is holding its Spring Jamboree, honoring truck drivers. The event includes Bible teachings, testimonies, music and food. Each day begins at 7 a.m. with devotions, and the day continues until about 9 p.m.
    ✔ Reservations are due for a fundraising meal for Meals on Wheels to be held on Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center on Sunday. See the Sunday schedule on this week's calendar for more information.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • An 18-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on an alleged probation violation in a juvenile case. No bond information was listed.
    • Jessica L. Pospischel, 26, Taylor Springs, was arrested on May 9 on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, improper lane usage, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jessica L. Wehrle, 21, 101 N. College Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on May 9 on an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.

  • Princesses for a Day
  • Some ways to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes

    As we enter mosquito season, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding Illinoisans of the diseases mosquitoes carry and the best ways to avoid being bitten.
    “Each year since 2002 when we saw the first human cases of West Nile virus in Illinois, we’ve seen the virus circulate across the state,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D. J.D.
    “This year, many people are concerned about a relatively news virus – Zika virus.

  • SCHS graduate Nick Jones serving as a Navy pilot

    A 2004 South Central High School graduate and Kinmundy native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the nation.

  • Frogtown News

    Celebrating Birthday
    Mary Harpster, formerly of St. Peter, will be celebrating her 85 birthday on May 16. Cards may be sent to: Mary Harpster, c/o Lutheran Care Center, 702 W.Cumberland Road, Altamont, Ill. 62411.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 183.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Acolyte was Dennis Wollin.
    Attending elders were Brien
    Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Melvin Graumenz
    -Kathy Hassebrock

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education meets today at 1:30 p.m. at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Fayette County Leadership Council Meeting, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Critter Barn...
    Namely, Madricka, the mother donkey, and her son. Buckwheat (aka Baby Bucky), and Lady, the sweet little senior mini-mare. Bill extended the donkey area to include some fresh green grass. We just leave them on it for a limited time every day, because we don’t want them to overeat and get a tummy ache.
    They still enjoy their carrots and, very pointedly, look up to the house when they see me out. Madricka brays to get my attention and they watch for me to bring them their carrot treats.