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Today's News

  • School sports photos (Oct. 6)

    Feature photos from the Oct. 6 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Open Bass Tournament (Sept. 17)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 17.

  • Baker sentenced to life in prison

    “I only wish the court could make it part of his sentence that he be required to have pictures of Deb and Mike in his cell, so that the first thing he sees in the morning and the last thing he sees at night are the faces of the two people he brutally murdered.”
    That was among the points made by LaTisha Paslay, a niece of Deb Tish, during the impact statement she delivered during the sentencing hearing for Clifford W. Baker last Friday in Fayette County Circuit Court.

  • South Central wins MTC title

    The South Central High School baseball team held off Woodlawn to win the Midland Trail Conference championship on Friday.

    Shawn Meyer moved his season record to 5-0, while pitching the Cougars to the 10-9 victory. He struck out eight batters in 6 2/3 innings, and Luke Krajefska recorded the final out to earn the save.

    Offensivey, Cole Armstrong was 3-for-5, with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

    Bret Pitts also had two doubles, and Colby Bushue was 3-for-5, with an RBI.

  • Well to speak at chamber

    Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well will give the program at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce meeting next Wednesday.

    The chamber will meet at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse, with a luncheon followed by a business meeting and the program.

  • Baker sentenced to natural life in prison

    The Loogootee teen who was convicted last month of murdering a neighbor couple will be in prison the rest of his life.

    At the conclusion of a hearing that lasted about 3 1/2 hours, Judge Michael McHaney gave Clfford Baker two concurrent sentences of natural life in prison for fatally shooting Mike Mahon and Deb Tish in their home in the early morning hours of Aug. 4, 2010.

    McHaney also gave Baker three 30-year sentences for convictions on home invasion charges.

  • Corn Day Royalty
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    A Correction…to the
    Brownstown and St. Elmo Flu Clinic-Schedule
    The Fayette County Health Department flu clinic will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at Golden Years Club building, and at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo from 9-11 a.m. not Wednesday, Oct. 12, as printed on public flu clinic schedule.
    Little “FogHorn Leghorn” Rooster Is Back…
    The good news is…“Foggy,” the neighbor’s little rooster, is back along the lane after his mysterious disappearance for two days.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Visitation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the visitation of Lorraine Siemer (grandmother of Amy Reiss) at Effingham last Thursday evening.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Sept. 29
    • Exxon/Mobil annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.