Today's News

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    The baseball game scheduled between St. Elmo and Odin for Monday has been canceled because Odin does not enough players. The contest has been rescheduled for April 18 in St. Elmo.

  • Computer Problems – This week's issue is delayed

    We experienced problems with a computer in our production system that has caused this week's issue to be delayed.

    This week's issue was printed late Wednesday evening. It became available on newstands and put in the mail this morning (Thursday).

    We apologize for the delay!

  • Church Briefs

    Bankester Family to play at Liberty  

    The Bankester Family will perform at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown on April 15 at the 10 a.m. worship service and at a 6 p.m. concert.
    The group plays bluegrass-style  music, performed with instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, violin and mandolin.
    To learn more about the group, visit their website: www.bankesters.com

    Lenten Luncheons conclude next week  

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    What a gorgeous day! Seems it would be a day to plant flowers, but I’m told one must wait until Mother’s Day. Surely, we will not have frost or snow after such a beautiful March. The dandelions don’t wait!
    David and Patricia Pence welcomed us with music. David said that since Palm Sunday will be this coming Sunday, and Easter will be the following Sunday, that their music would be related to the Easter season.

  • Minister's Forum

    A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to a dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want novocaine because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said.

  • Modern Woodmen donate to food pantry

    The Vandalia Modern Woodmen of American chapter recently donated $250 worth of canned food to the Fayette County Food Pantry as part of the organization’s Care and Share Program.
    Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects.
    Care and Share is a nationwide program that offers Modern Woodmen chapters an opportunity to provide up to $250 of basic life necessities to individuals and families in need in their communities.

  • Engagement

    Amanda Lynn Martie and Bartley Christian Hass, both of Troy, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Michael Wayne Logue and Devyn Rosabeth Holman, both of St. Elmo, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Wedding

    Denise Renee Fornoff and Eric Michael Telger, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Sept. 10, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, with the Revs. Michael Walther and Doug Meyer officiating.

  • Births

    Isla Christine McConkey
    Matthew and Kathy McConkey of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.