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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Area Players Inducted to KC HOF

    Members of the 1988-89 Kaskaskia College baseball team were recently inducted into the college's Athletic Hall of Fame.

    On the team were Vandalia's Robert Garrison and Mulberry Grove's Curt Thacker.

  • PHOTO: Tumblers Compete in Edwardsville

    Members of the Triple A Tumbling squad recently participated in a competition in Edwardsville. 

    The tumblers are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson, and Ashley Sebright.

  • St. Elmo, Mulberry Grove and South Central openers canceled

    Due to the rainy weather over the weekend, many area fields have non-playable conditions.

    Both the St. Elmo and Mulberry Grove baseball and softball games, as well as South Central's softball game, scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Feb. 28 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 24 members, two new members and four guests present.
    Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks and Pat Hamilton. Mike Mulhern introduced Henry and Raynette Sanchez, who joined the club at this meeting.
    The pledge to the flag was followed by the meal prayer, given by Brock Fisher. After the meal, Vice President Mulhern welcomed everyone. Everyone introduced themselves to the new members.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    A Heartwarming Sign of Spring Along the Lane
    As we were driving along our lane last Monday morning, we witnessed a sign of spring that was heartwarming.
    A mother longhorn cow had just given birth in neighbor Scott’s pasture. She was near the lane fence and had just delivered her baby, a cute little white calf with brown around its face.
    She was nuzzling and washing the baby and we stopped the car to watch the homey scene. However, when I got out of the car to take their picture, she stopped washing the baby to keep an eye on me.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • City moms tour Illinois farms to learn about ag

    Sixteen urban and suburban moms from the Chicago area recently toured a grain and pork farm in Sycamore as part of the Illinois Farm Families’ Field Mom program. The Field Moms are on a yearlong journey to learn more about their food from the farmers who grow it.

  • CRP signup begins May 20

    A four-week enrollment period for participation in the Conservation Reserve Program will be held from May 20 to June 14.
    During that time, farmers will apply to participate in the long-term program, which allows them to plant cover crops to protect environmentally vulnerable land.

  • Lambing Time

    It's the time of year for lambs to be born, and there are plenty of them on the Lynn Wollerman farm northwest of Vandalia.

    Wollerman's son, Austin, said that they have more than 115 lambs from the 85 Hampshire ewes that have lambed so far.

  • Church Briefs

    Mother of Dolors meal is March 17

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church Parish Center, 705 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia.
    The menu will include corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks.
    The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 and up and free for children ages 5 and under. Carryouts are available by calling 283-8738.