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Today's News

  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 24)

    Eagles fall in first round
    of NTC Tournament
    St. Elmo was defeated by Cowden-Herrick for the second time this season on Tuesday in the first round of the National Trail Conference Tournament.
    The Eagles lost, 56-46.
    Junior Levi Maxey led in scoring with 16 points, and senior Connor Beasley added 14.
    The No. 5 Eagles (10-9) will play No. 8 Neoga in the consolation bracket on Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, Jan. 22
    Cowden-Herrick 56
    St. Elmo 46
    S: 16-10-10-10—46
    C: 10-16-13-17—56

  • Brownstown cook-out is on Feb. 1

    The Brownstown Sports Boosters are holding a winter cook-out next Friday.

    The event will begin at 5 p.m. prior to the boys basketball game against St. Elmo.

    A ribeye sandwich meal will  be $6, a pork burger sandwich meal will be $5 and a hot dog meal will be $2.

    A meal includes chips, drink and a homemade dessert.

    Sandwichs may be purchased separately.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling results (Jan. 24)

    The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling club participated in Sunday's Jon Davis Kids' open at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in Springfield.


  • Senior Spotlight: Kellie Crain

    FARINA – South Central senior Kellie Crain has elected to continue her softball career in college.

    Crain signed her letter of intent to play catcher for Shawnee Community College for the next two seasons.

    “They are getting a player who works hard and has improved each year,” said Lady Cougars coach Gary Kapper. “When she gets down there, I think she will improve even more, since she’ll be focused strictly on softball.”

  • Hill competing in state queen pageant this week

    The IAAF Convention will be held this Thursday through Sunday at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Wedding

    Dana Frances Kirk and Craig Michael Kern, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a ceremony on Sept. 29, 2012, at Liberty Church in Bingham.

  • Anniversary

    Don and Emily Ehrat of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. this Sunday at the Augsburg Immanuel Lutheran Church Parish Hall in rural Shobonier.

  • We Apologize

    In the Jan. 10 issue of The Leader-Union, a new-business story about Laack Flooring Innovations contained an incorrect telephone number.
    That number was listed with a 283 prefix; however, it should be 322-3863.
    We apologize for the error.
     

  • Library has Civil War exhibit

    The year 2011 began the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  The war lasted five years, until 1865. History classes, books, movies and TV have taught a lot about that war, but there is always something new to learn.
    It is known that many men were lost in that war. However, more men were lost due to disease than to the actual fighting. In fact, this deadly weapon that could not be seen killed two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire.

  • Brownstown student charged after alleged threat last week

    Felony charges have been filed against a Brownstown High School student who allegedly threatened another student through the networking website Facebook.
    Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison said that he has charged the 15-year-old student with three counts of intimidation and one count of interference with an educational institution.
    Each of the two charges is a Class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Because of his age, the youth is being prosecuted through juvenile proceedings.