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Today's News

  • Mystery dinner theater raises funds for F&F of FCH

    A mystery dinner theatre held by Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital on March 16 raised about $2,000 for the hospital’s support group.

  • Sarchet Given BES Honor

    POn Wednesday, March 20, Brownstown Elementary School Principal Angela Reeter took sixth-grader Amber Sarchet to an Illinois Principal Association’s Student Recognition Breakfast at Greenville College.

    Sarchet was nominated by BES teachers due to her “outgoing personality, trustworthiness and high achievements in academics, and for being an all-around exceptional student.” Her parents, Delano and Patty Sarchet, also attended the breakfast in her honor.
     

  • KC Honor Group

    The Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity of Kaskaskia College is a recognized honorary scholastic organization whose object is to promote scholarship, to develop character and to cultivate fellowship among students in junior colleges in the United States.

  • Honor Rolls

    Vandalia Junior High School
    Fifth Grade

  • Women attend HCE conference

    By Panzi Blackwell
    Representing Fayette County HCE (District 6), Flo Allen, Panzi Blackwell, Anna Jean Rhodes and Debbie Segrest attended the three-day 89th annual conference of the Illinois Association  for Home and Community Education at the Keller Convention in Effingham on March 12-14. Blackwell and Segrest were also voting delegates. Also representing Fayette County for part of the conference were Debbie Swain, Phyllis Pryor and Elizabeth Kasten.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Katy-Did’ – An All-Weather Doggie
    As this was the first pretty deep snow in Katy’s young life, we wondered how she would take to it. No problem!
    She went outside wagging her tail (behind her) and showed no distress or uneasiness as she went about her usual business.  She seems to be an all-weather dog, as she doesn’t mind the rain, either.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Brandon and Amberley (Barnick) Wells of Farina are the parents of a son, Caedyn James, born on March 19, 2013.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long.  
    Grandparents are Stacey and Lynn Bergmann of St. Peter, Bill Wells of Salem, and Carla and Charles Hassebrock of Edgewood.
    Weekend Basketball

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A Maundy Thursday “come and go” communion, 5-7 p.m., First Church of God.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, March 29

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 28

    ✔ 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.
    ✔ The Fayette County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    ✔ State Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) will hold office hours from 1-3 p.m. at the Vandalia Statehouse. No appointments are necessary.

  • Paul-60 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Dick Paul of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 4.