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Today's News

  • Clough remembers the St. Elmo area oil boom

    Norman Clough, who is 83 years old, has a very clear memory of the days that are referred to as the “Oil Boom” in the St. Elmo area.

  • Brownstown tops Mulberry Grove at Ramsey Tournament

    RAMSEY – Brownstown senior Brady McDowell capped off an eventful game with a two-run homer that gave the Bombers their final margin of 7-2 against Mulberry Grove at the Ramsey Tournament on Tuesday.

    McDowell earlier in the game had a plume of dust float into his eyes and was later accused of intentionally throwing dirt toward a Mulberry Grove player.

    "There was some intensity there, and the guy got his cleat stuck in Brady's arm sleeve," said Brownstown coach Ken Milano. "He says as he was trying to get up, the dirt just flew.

  • Patoka defeats hosts at Ramsey Tourney

    RAMSEY - Quinn Wadkins pitched a complete game, had three hits and scored four times to power Patoka past Ramsey on the second day of the Ramsey Tournament.

    Wadkins also had four steals during the 9-1 victory.

    He led off Tuesday's game with a bloop single and promptly stole second and third before scoring on a wild pitch.

    With a 3-0 lead by the end of the top of the first, after Jake Orrell and Mark Rogers scored, Wadkins struck out two batters in the bottom half.

  • K-Moe's upsets Buckstop, wins slo-pitch tournament

    K-Moe's upset Buckstop Archery, 10-9, last Thursday in the championship semifinals of the Vandalia men's slo-pitch single elimination tournament, and then went on to beat Ugly Koyote, 17-5, to take the title.

    Jeremy Logue in the seventh inning hit a two-run homer to break an 8-8 tie against Buckstop, and K-Moe's would retire the final batter with the winning run on base.

    Against Ugly Koyote, Logue's bases-loaded triple gave K-Moe's a 10-run lead in the sixth inning to end the game.

    Logue was named tournament MVP.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log-Aug. 25, 2011

    • Greg M. Liggett, 42, Alma, was arrested on Aug. 23 for failure to appear in Macon County court on a charge of driving while his license is suspended. Bond was $5,000.
    • Joseph A. Barker, 29, 2224 Berg Trail, Fillmore, was arrested on Aug. 22 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jan S. Jameson, 39, Harvey, was arrested on Aug. 22 on charges of driving while license was suspended or revoked and speeding. Bond was $1,500.

  • Community Calendar-Aug. 25, 2011

    Thursday, August 25

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
    Friday, August 26

    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, located northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.

  • VYO football holds season-opener

    Vandalia went 2-2 against Carlinville on Saturday.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Aug. 25)

    VANDALIA GOLF
    Aug. 22
    at Pana
    Team scores:
    •Vandalia, 169
    •Pana, 189
    Individual scores:
    •Blake Swofford, 35
    •Derrick Herker, 38
    •Josh Lawson, 43
    •Zach Jackson, 53
    •Jake Bowen, 57
    •Leyton Godoyo, 59
    Individual JV scores:
    •Zack Schaal, 44
    •Bo Baldock, 45
    •Adam Palmer, 50
    •Jake Shulman, 61
    •Bradley Wehrle, 67

  • YMCA to offer exercise programs

    The YMCA will offer several fitness programs in September.

    Every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the YMCA will offer aerobics with Lynn Ferguson.

    Every Tuesday starting Sept. 6, the YMCA will offer two bootcamps:  “Wild Bootcamp” from  5-6 p.m. and “Mild Bootcamp”  from 6-7 p.m, with Haron Denton

    On every Tuesday and Thursday starting Sept. 8, Zumba will be offered from 9-10 a.m. with Alison Durbin.

    Contact the YMCA at 283-1258 with questions or to register.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Aug. 19

    UMP DIRTcar Modifieds - 18 cars
    Heat 1    
    1    818       Kelby Simmons
    2    66    Michael Fox
    3    89    Norm Wood
    4    2H    Cody Hood
    Heat 2    
    1    25    Brent Keyes
    2    28       Michael Bolyard