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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Nathan and Jessica Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Brynnlen Rayne, born on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brother, Dexten, and her sister, Paisen.
    Grandparents are Dean and Karen Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels. Great-grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
    Death
    Thelma Moeller, 90, of St. Peter, died on Saturday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    Girls’ Weekend

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Baby Buckwheat – A Little, But Loved Orphan
    Madricka, baby Bucky Burro’s mother, left him in the care of us and lady, the mini-horse, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at midnight. She laid down and couldn’t get up on Monday. Dr. Bristow and his assistant, Taylor, arrived in record time to check her over and obtain lab work, and he did get her up on her feet. He gave her an antibiotic and a vitamin B shot.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, September 7
    •Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    •Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, September 8
    •Fayette County Home and Community Education first vice chairman of each unit will meet with county first vice president at 9:30 a.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office.
    •Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, September 8

    ✔ Evans Public Library's Homeschool Group meets from 1-2 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Shawna Sprague at the library, 283-2824.
    ✔ The Vandalia Park District Board of Commissioners meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Okaw Area Vocational Center on the Vandalia Community High School campus.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Wayne M. Hans, 48, 420 N. Kennedy Blvd., Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 4 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jeffrey E. Taylor, 22, 1230 W. Shelley Drive, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 3 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. No bond information was listed.
    • Wesley G. Diestelhorst, 60, 414 W. Gallatin St., Suite 1, Vandalia, was arrested on Sept. 3 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,200.

  • Brownstown woman dies in Tuesday accident

     

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    A Brownstown woman sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident north of Brownstown early Tuesday morning.

  • Brown has a place in history

    The day Leah Rogne telephoned to advise me that she was visiting Vandalia on July 13 to research her great-grandfather, William H. Brown who moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia very early, and needed my help; I will confess I didn’t know much about the man.
    What I did know about the man was that William H. Brown came to Vandalia from Kaskaskia with the capitol.  He was an attorney who did some notable things that I could not remember and then disappeared.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The boy and older girl still live here; the boy works for the Corps of Engineers, and the girl works at a local bank. The two younger girls also grew up here and now live in Indianapolis, Ind.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – The Vandalia City Council agreed that it was too late to move ahead with plans to put before city voters a referendum on a change in the form of local government.
    Travis Blain ran for 160 yards as the Vandalia Vandals defeated Nokomis, 21-0, in football action.
    The new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center was ready to begin operations.