Today's News

  • Pipeline company helps Golden Years Club

    When a Golden Years Club member met with Diane Pavinato, a representative of the U.S. Pipeline Inc., she explained the Golden Years Club’s  need for a new club building, due to the deterioration of its current home, which was originally the old Pilcher building of early Brownstown days.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Nov. 5)

    South Central Volleyball
    The South Central high school volleyball team hosted Cisne in the IHSA 1A regional finals this past Thursday night. The top seeded Lady Cougars fell to the Cisne, 22-25, 27-25, 18-25, bringing an end to their season.

  • 2015 Vandals' Season Recap


  • Lady Eagles fall short in regional finals


  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Touching Experience … Literally
    Bill has served as custodian for the First Baptist Church for almost 11 years, and this year, also of Unity Baptist Church, (as Temple Baptist on Ill. Route 185 and First Baptist merged earlier in this year), and for that 11 years, he also was custodian for Vandalia Christian Academy, located at First Baptist Church on Sixth street.
    When he recently turned in his resignation as custodian, he made the comment, ‘I am going to miss the kids.”

  • Frogtown News

    Card Showers
    A card shower is being held for the 90th birthday of Thelma Moeller on Nov. 8. Cards may be sent to: Thelma Moeller, 2131 E. 700 Ave. St. Peter, Ill. 62880.
    The family of Doris Wollin has requested a card shower for her 87th birthday on Nov. 11. Cards may be sent to: Doris Wollin, 815 N. 2200 St., St. Peter, Ill. 62880.
    Delphine Rubin of Decatur, died on Oct. 25, 2015. Delphine was the twin sister of Delmar Moeller of St. Peter.
    Injured in an Accident

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, November 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Reataurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club will go to St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot at 4 p.m. to pool rides to tour the new Effingham library. After the tour, they will go to Joe’s Pizza in Altamont for supper.
    Saturday, November 7

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Eddy W. Hays, 48, 1319 W. Randolph St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 2 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $2,500, and the warrant was subsequently quashed.
    • Derek M. Ambuehl, 18, RR3, Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 2 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jennifer S. Johnson, 38, 1306 N. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 2 on an alleged violation of sex offender registration. Bond was $10,000.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 5

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia meets at noon at Ponderosa Steak House in Vandalia.
    ✔ The United Methodist Men will hold their annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St. in Vandalia. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. The proceeds go to the Men's Coats and Shoes Project for Fayette County children and Mulberry Grove children at Christmas.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Oct. 29)

    St.Elmo/Brownstown Volleyball
    The Lady Eagles continued their perfect run in the EIC tournament last Thursday night, defeating Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 25-11, 25-21.
    Emily Bone led the way with a team-high seven kills, one ace, five digs and one block. Sarah Maxey had a team-high 19 assits, along with two kills, and four digs.