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Today's News

  • Area Prep Roundup (March 21)

    The St. Elmo softball team fell in both games at Saturday’s Fairfield Tournament.

    The Lady Eagles lost to Wayne City, 7-3, and Fairfield, 16-0.

    Against Wayne City, senior Megan Maxey had an RBI triple and a run scored, while freshman Sarah Maxey and junior Danie Austin each crossed the plate in a three-run third inning.

    Against Fairfield, St. Elmo (0-2) got a triple from Austin and a single from Megan Maxey.

  • PHOTO: Strobel headed to Top Times meet

    Vandalia sophomore Ben Strobel has been invited to the Class A Illinois Top Times meet at the Shrink Center on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University after running the mile in 4:44.64 at the Charleston Indoor Invitational (pictured).

    He will be racing against 14 others at IWU on Friday at what is considered the unofficial indoor state meet.

    The race will begin at 7:20 p.m., and live streaming will be available at www.acgsports.org and www.ustream.tv, and results will be posted at www.illinoistoptimes.com.

  • Coaches named in St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op

    The coaches have been selected for next year's St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op.

    For high school sports hosted at St. Elmo, the coaches are:

    •Varsity basketball: Greg Feezel
    •JV basketball: Vince Rohr
    •F/S basketball: Ryan Beccue
    •Varsity volleyball: Elise Asher
    •JV volleyball: Toby Harms
    •F/S volleyball: Jeni Haslett
    •Varsity softball: Megan Burrus
    •JV softball: Dana Pasley
    •Cheerleading: Deb Hunter

  • Sports cancellations for Tuesday

    Due to the weather, several sporting events have been canceled for Tuesday.

    The Vandalia softball game against Effingham has been canceled, as has the track meet in Litchfield, which the Vandalia boys and girls teams were traveling to.

    The South Central softball game at Odin has been canceled.

    St. Elmo baseball at Altamont and Patoka baseball against Christ Our Rock Lutheran have been canceled.

  • Oldham fires perfect game in Mulberry Grove's opener

    Mulberry Grove senior Becca Oldham had little trouble getting back into the high school game.

    In her first game back after missing all of last season due to injury, Oldham fired a perfect game for the Lady Aces on Thursday in a 31-0 drubbing of Sandoval.

    More information on this game will be available in the March 21 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Electric aggregation meeting for city, county is March 21

    The city of Vandalia and Fayette County will host a public information meeting on municipal electric aggregation at 6 p.m. next Thursday, March 21, in the large courtroom at the Fayette County Courthouse in Vandalia.

    The meeting is held to educate the public on the municipal aggregation referendum on the April 9 consolidated election ballot.

    Representative of Good Energy will present the program and answer questions from the public.

  • South Central softball team again postponed

    The South Central softball game scheduled at Altamont for Thursday has been canceled due to poor field conditions. No makeup date has been set at this time.

  • State police ticket two for selling alcohol to minors

    Illinois State Police District 12 officers conducted a Campus Tap Enforcement surveillance detail at various establishments during the evening of Feb. 13 in Effingham and Fayette counties.
    The purpose of these Campus Tap details is to determine which businesses may be selling alcoholic beverages to minors (people under 21 years of age).
    Twenty-seven locations were surveyed in Altamont, Edgewood, St. Elmo, St. Peter, Farina and Vandalia.

  • Frogtown News

    Week of March 4
    Weekend Trip
    Larry and Sue Urban traveled to Schaumburg to watch grandson Jonathan Cavaletto and his teammates participate in the LSA Tournament of Champions State Basketball Tournament.
    Jonathan is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Royals of Centralia.
    Participants and spectators enjoyed the basketball games and the various Chicago eateries.
    On Saturday evening the group attended worship at St. Peter in Arlington Heights.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 175.
    The organist was Scott Gercken.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Swampy’ has a playmate
    We, the old Homesteaders, took the liberty to name the new little calf in neighbor Scott’s pasture “Swampy,” because the recent rains have left the pasture grounds soggy in places, namely near the little guy’s (or girl’s) birth site.
    As the cold winds were also blowing, we were concerned about him, but he is doing fine. There is a big shed for shelter, but longhorn cattle don’t seem to like a roof over their heads.