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Today's News

  • South Central wins MTC title

    The South Central High School baseball team held off Woodlawn to win the Midland Trail Conference championship on Friday.

    Shawn Meyer moved his season record to 5-0, while pitching the Cougars to the 10-9 victory. He struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings, and Luke Krajefska recorded the final out to earn the save.

    Offensivey, Cole Armstrong was 3-for-5, with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

    Bret Pitts also had two doubles, and Colby Bushue was 3-for-5, with an RBI.

  • Well to speak at chamber

    Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well will give the program at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce meeting next Wednesday.

    The chamber will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse, with a luncheon followed by a business meeting and the program.

  • Baker sentenced to natural life in prison

    The Loogootee teen who was convicted last month of murdering a neighbor couple will be in prison the rest of his life.

    At the conclusion of a hearing that lasted about 3 1/2 hours, Judge Michael McHaney gave Clfford Baker two concurrent sentences of natural life in prison for fatally shooting Mike Mahon and Deb Tish in their home in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2010.

    McHaney also gave Baker three 30-year sentences for convictions on home invasion charges.

  • Corn Day Royalty
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    A Correction…to the
    Brownstown and St. Elmo Flu Clinic-Schedule
    The Fayette County Health Department flu clinic will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at Golden Years Club building, and at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo from 9-11 a.m. not Wednesday, Oct. 12, as printed on public flu clinic schedule.
    Little “FogHorn Leghorn” Rooster Is Back…
    The good news is…“Foggy,” the neighbor’s little rooster, is back along the lane after his mysterious disappearance for two days.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Visitation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the visitation of Lorraine Siemer (grandmother of Amy Reiss) at Effingham last Thursday evening.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Sept. 29
    • Exxon/Mobil annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • Marriage Licenses-Sept. 29, 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Zachary Alan Guerrettaz
    Park City, Ky.
    Sara Doty White
    Park City, Ky.
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    Lynn Alexander Piper
    Brownstown
    Brenda Lee Shyemaker
    Brownstown
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    Ryan Michael Callahan
    Vandalia
    Katie Christine Etcheson
    Vandalia
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    Chad Ryan Lay
    Assumption
    Amelia Dawn Reed
    Ramsey
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    Jeffrey Wayne Hoffman
    Bingham

  • See You at the Pole

    Vandalia Community High School senior Christian Schroeder was the emcee of the annual See You At The Pole observance at the school on Wednesday morning.

    The event is part of a national program in which students and community members meet at their school's flagpole to sing songs and pray. About 50 people participated at VCHS.

  • Church Briefs

    Altamont Lutheran women hold fall rally

    The Altamont Zone of the Central Illinois District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League held its fall rally on Sept. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The theme for the rally was “Being with Jesus-Being in Christ,” taken from Colossians 2:10.