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Today's News

  • Prep Roundup (Aug. 23)

    Lady Vandals win first tennis match

    The Lady Vandals tennis team won its first match of the season on Tuesday, defeating Shelbyville, 6-3.

    A match at Roxana on Monday was canceled due to a scheduling error.

    Vandalia swept all but one singles match against the Lady Rams, and won one doubles match.

    Box score
    Tuesday, Aug. 21
    at Shelbyville
    Vandalia 6
    Shelbyville 3

  • Buckstop wins slo-pitch tourney championship

    Justin Atwood and Jordan Harmon were named tournament co-MVPs as Buckstop Archery won the Vandalia men's slo-pitch double-elimination tournament.

    In the title game, Buckstop defeated Keck's Marsh, 19-2, with Jordan Harmon hitting a grand slam, and Justin Atwood, Josh Atwood and Tyler Pilcher each doubling.

    Harmon was 8-for-8 in two games of the tournament.

    The tournament all-star team follows:

  • St. Elmo News Briefs

    St. Elmo Library asking for recipes

    The St. Elmo Public Library District, which includes library facilities in St. Elmo, Beecher City and Brownstown, is putting together a cookbook, and it needs the help of area residents to accomplish that task.
    The district is asking residents to submit recipes for the cookbook. Those wishing to contribute recipes may either submit them at one of the library facilities or e-mail them to sbbcookbook@gmail.com.
    Each person may submit up to five recipes.

  • Hoviouses' grandson plays on traveling baseball team

    Justyn Allen, son of Jeff and Michele (Hovious) Allen of Paris, Ill., and grandson of Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown, played on a traveling team in Paris this summer.

  • Frogtown News

    Melvin and Gladys Graumenz of St. Peter attended the installation service for their granddaughter, Carmen Yagow, as a teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School in Springfield on Sunday.
    Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., returned home on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Florence Lange, 84, of Altamont, died on Sunday, Aug. 19. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Name That (Wild) Bird!
    The last few days, we have noticed tiny little birds flying around the Homestead and the lane. They are small, like wild canaries, are in flocks, as canaries fly. But they don’t seem to have the bright colors. They don’t come close enough to get a really good look at them, but seem very tiny.
    The little hummingbirds (all two of them), Rufus and Alice, are hitting the feeder pretty hard. We wonder if they are preparing to go back home early this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 23
    • The Illinois Home and Community Education Districts 6-7’s annual meeting will be held at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m.
    Friday, August 24
    • St. Elmo Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. in the home of Mark and Jennie Ann Heischmidt. Anyone interested in helping save the Elmo Theater is welcome to attend. Those attending can take a dish to share; meat will be provided.

  • News Briefs

    All-School Reunion banquet is Sept. 22

    Reservations are now being accepted for the banquet being held as part of the Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion.
    The reunion is held during the VCHS homecoming weekend, with the banquet set for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 22.
    A social hour with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., and dinner is from 6:30-8 p.m.

  • Marriage licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri D. Braun:
    Gordon Ray Thacker
    Mulberry Grove
    Carolyn Faye Taylor
    Vandalia
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    Chad Edward Combs
    St. Elmo
    Angela Renae Kistler
    St. Elmo
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    Sheldon Dean Satterthwaite Jr.
    Brownstown
    Allison Jo Brunk
    Brownstown
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    Dale Laverne Colclasure
    Farina
    Janie Rae Lagow
    Farina
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    Jacob Lee Nalley
    Vandalia

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Codie M. Barker, 21, 627 N. First St., Vandalia, was arrested on Aug. 20 for failure to appear in court on a charge of operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond was $1,000.
    • Jose C. Marti, 38, Orlando, Fla., was arrested on Aug. 20 on a Kankakee County warrant for driving while his license is suspended. Bond was $5,000.
    • Steven D. Cox, 34, Decatur, was arrested on Aug. 20 for failure to appear in court on felony and traffic charges. Bond was $13,000, and he was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections on an IDOC warrant.