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Today's News

  • St. Elmo takes third place at EIC Tournament

    BEECHER CITY – St. Elmo regained its focus after a lopsided loss to take third place at the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament on Saturday.

    The Lady Eagles suffered a 16-1 setback against Ramsey in the semifinals, but St. Elmo scored seven runs in the first two innings of an 8-4 win against Beecher City in the third-place game.

    “It was good to see them get their focus back and play a good game,” said coach Tom Fedrigon. “Samantha (Austin) pitched fantastic, and the defense played well behind her.”

  • Ramsey makes contact all game long in semifinal win

    BEECHER CITY – Even their foul balls were hit hard.

    The Lady Rams came out swinging against St. Elmo in the semifinals of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament on Saturday, posting the day’s highest run total in a 16-1 drubbing.

    “They are adjusting and not going for any pitch (that isn't want they want) on the first strike,” said Ramsey coach Mike Jackson of hitters.

    Included in Ramsey’s 14 hits were six doubles, four of which brought home at least one run.

  • The Next Level: graduated athlete round (May 10)

    Tanner Bushue • Pitcher/Minor Leagues
    •May 1 – Bushue, a South Central graduate, was reassigned to extended spring training after a rough start to his season with the Class A Lexington Legends. In six appearances (three starts), Bushue was 0-3 with an 18.82 ERA. He had allowed 27 hits and 23 earned runs in 11 innings of work, while striking out 10.

    Paige Dodson • Junior/Greenville College

  • Prep roundup (May 10)

    Several Jr. High track athletes going to state

    Patoka eighth-grader Taylor Issak qualified for Saturday's state meet in three events.

    Issak qualified for the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S state meet in Salem in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump.

    In her three years with PJH, Issak had qualified for the state meet in six events.

    In addition, 16 Brownstown athletes have qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association Class A state meet.

  • Surprise Party

    Lucille Fisher was surprised to see so many friends waiting for her at Mary Ann's Restaurant in St. Elmo recently to celebrate her 99th birthday.

    She was greeted by her friends from her breakfast club, Sefton Home and Community Education Unit, Golden Years Club and her bunco club. Seated, from left to right, are Shirley Klitzing, Edna Wright, Sandra Braasch and Carolyn Grames. Standing are Lucille Fisher, LaVonne Kramer, Joyce Fisher, Flo Allen, Helen Klitzing, Ellen Willms, Lavern Buff, Sally Behrends and Panzi Blackwell.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    National Pet Week …
    …is in progress and some of our reader’s pets are starring in this week’s  “Critter Corner”

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Kyle and Dawn Urban of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter born on May 2, 2012. She has been named Olivia Kay.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter, and Vickie West of Kinmundy.
    Baptism
    Dexten Monroe Lotz, infant son of Nathan and Jessica Lotz, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Bryan Lotz, Garrett Bartels and Joshua Bartels.
    Baptism

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 9
    • The annual Kid’s Klub Fun Fair will be from 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. Vans will not run. All kids in third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). It will be the last Kid’s Klub until school starts in the fall. There will be games, inflatables, face-painting, hair paint and food
    • The St. James 4-H Club meeting, 8 p.m.
    Thursday, May 10
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Krueger joins L-U staff

    The Leader-Union has hired Freddie Krueger as an advertising sales representative.

  • Man in prison for meth wants to withdraw plea

    A Vandalia man who pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine charges wants to withdraw his plea on one of those charges.
    In a motion filed late last month in Fayette County Circuit Court, Eric L. Hohlt stated that the “wishes to withdraw his guilty plea and receive a reduced sentence.”
    Hohlt, in a motion filed by his attorney, Jeffrey A. Long, states that he wants to be resentenced on a charge of manufacturing up to 400 grams of methamphetamine.
    He was charged on March 2 with that offense.