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Today's News

  • A Battle of Wits
  • FCHD offering another Life Smart class

    Due the overwhelming response to its Life Smart class, the Fayette County Health Department is offering an additional class.
    The class, for women age 65 and above, encourages healthy choices for a better quality of life.
    The new class will meet from 9-10 a.m., beginning on Feb. 25.
    The free, 10-week educational program is led by registered nurse Cindy Hof.
    Space in the class is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Julie Opfer at the health department, 283-1044.

  • Birthday

    Earl Hovious
    An open house celebration in observance of the 91st birthday of Earl Hovious will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.

    All family members and friends are invited to attend the open house.
    Those who are unable to attend and wish to send cards should send them to: Earl Hovious, P.O. Box 57, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.
     

  • Delicath-Houghtaling

    Kelly Delicath and Blake Houghtaling, both of Indianapolis, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Chappel-Miller

    Megan Chappel of Aurora and Kyle Miller of Naperville have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Taylor-Thacker

    Carolyn Faye Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Ray Thacker of Mulberry Grove were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Temple Baptist Church in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating.

  • UPDATE: Two Lady Bombers in state 3-point showdown

    Two Brownstown girls basketball players have reached the state level in the 3-point showdown, but neither of them were able to advance to the finals.

    Junior Danie Austin and sophomore Audriana Pruett shot with the best in the state on Thursday, with Austin making one 3 and Pruett making seven. Nine makes were needed to make the finals.

    The event took place at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Area's Class 1A teams all eliminated at regionals

    The three remaining Class 1A schools in the area were all eliminated on Wednesday.

    At the St. Elmo Regional, St. Elmo lost to Nokomis, 37-35.

    At the Woodlawn Regional, Patoka lost to Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 51-49, and South Central lost to Woodlawn, 54-25.

  • Vandals reach regional championship game

    The Vandals have reached the regional championship game for the second straight season after defeating sixth-seeded Hillsboro, 62-52, on Wednesday.

    No. 2 Vandalia will meet top-seeded Teutopolis at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Hillsboro High School. The Wooden Shoes defeated the Vandals earlier this season, when Vandalia allowed a big run in the third quarter after getting within two points.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Isac L. Fancher, 35, rural Edgewood, was arrested on Feb. 19 on an Effingham County warrant for a charge of aggravated batter.y Bond was $75,000.
    • Brandon E. Durre, 21, Altamont, was arrested on Feb. 17 for failure to appear in court on a charge of reckless driving. Bond was $1,500.
    • Jody L. Richards, 46, 922 W. Tower St., Vandalia, and Steven F. Stokes, 29, 1500 N. Sixth St., Vandalia, were arrested on charges of methamphetamine, meth precursor or anhydrous ammonia trafficking and possession of cannabis. Bond for each was $25,000.