Today's News

  • McCarter: VCC Work Camp may be restarted

    Springfield - The now closed Work Camp program at Vandalia Correctional Center may be restarting in the coming weeks, according to State Sen. Kyle McCarter.  Sen. McCarter and Vandalia Mayor Ricky Gottman have been working with the Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) to restart the Work Camp.  

  • Friday's Vandalia baseball and softball games rescheduled

    The Vandalia baseball and softball teams were set to open the South Central Conference season on Friday, but the fields will not be ready for the games, which have been rescheduled.

    Both games against Carlinville have been rescheduled for April 30 at 5 p.m.

  • 'Black Hearts & Bearded Ladies'
  • Brownstown SCC Dinner, Carnival
  • 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.