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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 21
    • The St. Elmo Business Association will have a special meeting at noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Friday, August 22
    • This Friday is the final day to pre-register floats for $2 in the St. Elmo Labor Day Parade; floats entered after this date will cost $5. Entries are to be made at the St. Elmo City Hall.

  • St. Paul Lutheran celebrates 150th anniversary
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This picture was taken at the 50th anniversary of the couple in the center in 1957.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1989 – Bill Donaldson resigned as Mulberry Grove Junior-Senior High School principal to become assistant regional superintendent for Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties. Dennis West was named as his replacement. Vandalia’s assistant superintendent, Dan Meyer, left that post to take over as superintendent of the St. Elmo School District.
    Jim Lewis was named Vandalia Community High School athletic director.
    Four Mile Church dedicated a new wing of its church. The new wing included an education/nursery room and kitchen.

  • Albrecht family settled in St. Paul area

    This past Sunday was a very special day at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wilberton Township. This year, 2014, represents the 150th year since the founding of the church by emigrants from Dodge County, Wis.

  • Motorists beware around schools

    The big yellow buses are back on our streets and roads again, and pedestrian traffic has stepped up significantly in areas around our schools.
    Those signs can mean only one thing – school is in session again.
    For our children, it’s the renewing of school routines, with all the activities and challenges that come with a new school year.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued in the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Blaine Kendall Sharp
    Vandalia
    Judith Marie Hoffman
    Vandalia
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    Nicholas John Burrow
    Altamont
    Erin Joy Doyle
    Ramsey
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    Jeffrey Allen Trier
    St. Elmo
    Reba Jean Higgs
    St. Elmo
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    Jeffrey Todd Moulton
    Vandalia
    Nikki Lynn Haller
    Vandalia

  • Two sent to prison for DUI offenses

    Two area men were sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
    Judge J. Marc Kelly sentenced Terry R. Park, 49, of Salem, to four years in prison after Park pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of prison, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
    Kelly also sentenced Robert A. Ward, 41, of Vandalia, to three years in prison after Ward pleaded guilty to a Class 2 aggravated DUI charge punishable by up to seven years in prison.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Ralinda L. Wilson, 48, Murwango, Wis., was arrested on Aug. 19 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
    • Kyndra M. Hildenbrand, 19, Carmi, was arrested on Aug. 18 for failure to appear in court on a charge of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Bond was $100 cash.
    • Dalton J. Thomas, 18, 924 W. Edwards St., Apt. A., Vandalia, was arrested on an alleged probation violation. He was held without bond.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 21

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
    ✔ The Crawford-Hale American Legion Unit 95 Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home.