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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Safe-T/Health Expo Winners

    The Kids Safe-T/Health Expo, sponsored by Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, State Farm Insurance, Fayette County Interagency Council (FCIC) and the Safe Kids Coalition, was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Kaskaskia College.

    More than 500 people attended the event. State Farm Insurance gave away two bicycles and 13 bicycle helmets to promote bicycle safety at the event.

  • MTC Baseball Tournament begins on Monday

    The Midland Trail Conference Baseball Tournament will open on Monday with first-round games. All games will be played at the higher seed's school.

    Game 1: No. 1 Woodlawn vs. No. 8 Odin

    Game 2: No. 4 Cisne vs. No. 5 Webber

    Game 3: No. 2 North Clay vs. No. 7 Clay City

    Game 4: No. 3 South Central vs. No. 6 Sandoval

    Quarterfinal and semifinal games, and the title game will be played in Kinmundy.

    Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Beasley Ks 17 to give St. Elmo EIC title

    St. Elmo's Connor Beasley struck out 17 and allowed just one hit to give the Eagles the Egyptian-Illini Conference championship on Friday in an 8-0 win against Patoka.

    In the third-place game, Beecher City defeated Mulberry Grove, 9-6.

  • Vandalia hosting Volley for a Cure match on Thursday

    The Vandalia Lady Vandals will host Greenville on Thursday for the annual Volley for a Cure match. The freshman game begins at 5 p.m., and there will be volleyball and other activites throughout the remainder of the evening.

    Volley for a Cure T-shirts will be available for $10.

    There will be several raffles, a silent auction, and an iPod giveaway ($5 per ticket) during the night, and Jennifer Knebel will be a guest speaker. All cancer survivors in attendance will be recognized during the evening.

  • Vandalia man dies in cycle wreck

    A Vandalia man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon in Clay County.

    According to the Illinois State Police, Junior L. (Leroy) Lash, 56, was driving a 1984 Honda on U.S. Route 50, about three miles west of Flora, when his cycle left the roadway on the left and struck a tree.

    Lash, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Clay County Hospital in Flora, where he was pronounced dead.

    Obituary information will be posted online at www.leaderunion.com when it becomes available.

  • Mondays's Vandalia JV football game moved

    The Vandalia High School JV football game that is scheduled on Monday at home against Litchfield has been moved to Hillsboro, due to the rubber layer being installed at the new track. Home athletic passes will be honored at the 6 p.m. game.

  • EIC championship, third-place games pushed back

    The championship and third-place games of the Egyptian-Illini Conference baseball tournament have been postponed to Friday because of Thursday's rainy conditions.

    (6) Mulberry Grove and (5) Beecher City will now play for third place on Friday at 4:15 p.m., and (1) St. Elmo and (2) Patoka will now play for the title on Friday at 7 p.m.

    Both games will be played at Vandalia High School.

    Continue checking with www.leaderunion.com for updates.

  • FCHD announces adult flu shot clinics

    The Fayette County Health Department has announced its schedule for adult flu clinics:

    Sept. 26    Fayette County Health Dept., 8:30 a.m.-noon

    Oct. 6       Ramsey American Legion, 1-4 p.m.

    Oct. 7       Fayette County Health Dept, 1-3 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    All-points Bulletin Out For Little Foghorn Leghorn…
    …or “Foggy,” neighbor White’s little rooster that has been scratching and bugging along the lane.

  • Frogtown News

    Volleyball Tournament
    Belinda Harpster accompanied Stacey and Haley Bergmann to Belleville, where the Lady Saints Volleyball team competed in the Holly Reeb Tournament.
    The girls finished in sixth place. They are now coached by Kristi Kraemer and Cassy Chapman. After coaching for 28 years, Larry Urban retired in June.
    Wedding
    Zachary Guerrettaz and Sara White were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Peter. The couple resides in Park City, Ky.