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Today's News

  • Several Patoka Junior High students advance to Saturday's state meet

    The Patoka Junior High track team on Saturday is sending several athletes to the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association state meet in Salem.

    The following qualified for the meet:

  • Hohlt: ‘No doubt we can win a regional’

    Vandalia baseball coach Luke Hohlt said on Thursday that the Vandals can win a regional championship this season.

    “I think there is a good possibility of someone looking past us,” he said. “We aren’t looking past anyone … and I think if we play good baseball, there is no doubt we can win a regional.”

  • Softball to play for share of East crown; girls track takes on sectional

    With a win at Hillsboro on Friday, the Vandalia High School softball team will win at least a share of the South Central Conference East Division.

    The Lady Vandals have a 9-3 record in conference (16-16 overall), and are tied with Greenville atop the standings. In the season series against the Lady Comets, Vandalia was 1-1, so neither team holds a tiebreaker.

    On Thursday, freshman Megan Godoyo hit and inside-the-park home run and struck out nine from the pitcher's circle during a 6-3 win at Roxana.

  • UPDATE: Baker trial still set for the end of May

    The jury trial for the 16-year-old Loogootee teen accused of murdering a neighbor couple is still set to begin with jury selection on May 31.

    That determination was made during a pretrial hearing in Fayette County Circuit Court on Thursday morning in the case of Clifford Baker, who is charged with first-degree murder and home invasion for allegedly shooting Mike Mahon and Deb Tish in their home last August.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Homestead Mother’s Day – Great!
    Mother’s Day began early when Bill brought in a bouquet of beautiful pink roses and a pretty sentimental card…plus a package of cream horn pastries!

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concert
    Belinda Harpster and Sue Urban of St. Peter and Andria Urban of Centralia attended the Jimmy Buffett concert in St. Charles, Mo., on Tuesday night.  On Wednesday, they visited The Hill in St. Louis and enjoyed Italian food and shopping.  
    Mother’s Day News
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter attended church at St. Peter’s Lutheran and then enjoyed a Mother’s Day dinner at the home of John and Connie Cavaletto of Salem, where they were joined by daughter, Andria.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 11
    • Kid’s Klub Fun Fair, 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for games, inflatables, crafts and food. This will be the last Kid’s Klub activity until school starts this fall. Kids third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). Vans will not run.

  • Aaron Tippin to play at KC on May 21

    Kaskaskia College will welcome the “hardest working man in country music," Aaron Tippin, to the Jane Knight Auditorium on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m.
    Tippin has received five gold albums and one platinum album.
    His debut single, "You've Got to Stand for Something," which became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War, helped to establish him as a neotraditional country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, May 16 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, May 17 – Choice of cereal, Pop Tart.
    Wednesday, May 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, May 19 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Lunch
    Monday, May 16 – Corn dog, corn chips, seasoned carrots, applesauce and milk.    

  • Local DAR Good Citizen Award Winners