Today's News

  • Sefton wants to grow Kids to Kids pen pal program

    Debby Sefton and her husband, Joe, were both born and reared in Fayette County, and have lived in the area until their employment took them to Effingham County.

  • Vandals split final two games at Okawville Tournament


  • Concussions

    In the past, a high school football player who “got his bell rung” was likely to sit out for a short period of time, with additional contact only worsening his condition, both short-term and long-term.

  • A second pipeline project to get going

    The Dakota Access Pipeline Project continues to finalize its construction plans and secure the necessary land easements in preparation to begin construction of the 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline.

  • Term limits a key issue for McCarter

    Kyle McCarter is pretty confident that he could be re-elected to the Illinois Senate in 2018. But he’s already said that he will not run for that seat again in two years.

  • End of an Era


    Stout reflects on long, succesfull coaching tenure

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In Response to Inquiries
    Lady, the sweet little senior mini-mare, is doing well, and staying snug and warm in the little barn she shares with Madricka, the mother donkey, and her son, Bucky. Of course, they have their own “apartments,” but share the window. The partition separating their living quarters is a wire cattle panel, which allows their body heat to benefit all three while they still have their own space.  

  • Frogtown News

    Visiting Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin are spending the week with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, while Mahala’s husband, Nathan, is in Florida at the PGA playoffs for his job.
    The family is busy on renovating Mahala’s grandmother’s house for her family’s move in late February.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 196.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Zada Reynolds was the acolyte.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, January 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Sunday, January 31
    • SNL youth group, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    • Detour youth, 6 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    • Amp’d high school youth, 6 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Youth Night Breakthru, 6:30 p.m., Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.
    Tuesday, February 2
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Honor Roll

    Second quarter honor roll – Cullen Beatty, Steven Bolyard, Erin Bone, Zach Carrell, Mary Cox, Spencer Craig, Sarah England, Justin Evans, Katelyn Fisher, Tifani Giller, Destanie Ishum, Ty James, Chelsea Kahle, Megan Kimberlin, Kelly Lange, Gracie Morrison, Dakota Rubin, Rosie Simmons, Kori Slater, Keely Smith, Jacob Stanley, GEnis Steed, Baylee Stevens, Shawnee Street, Austin VanHoose, Alexis Warren and DJ Zanchetti.
    Second quarter perfect attendance – Kori Slater.