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Today's News

  • Man gets 7 years for sex crime

    A Shobonier man who pleaded guilty last month to a sex crime was sentenced last week to seven years in prison, three years less than the cap agreed to by prosecutors.
    Associate Judge Allan F. Lolie Jr. of Shelbyville handed down the sentence for Jarvis R. Denning at the completion of the hearing last Wednesday in Fayette County Circuit Court.
    Denning, who is required to serve at least 85 percent of the seven-year sentence, was given 115 days credit for time he has served in the Fayette County Jail since his arrest.

  • Clymer, Ashdown receive Abe Awards

    Two men, each with a long history of involvement in community activities, were presented Abe Awards at last Thursday’s annual banquet of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Towing the line: Ice storm means business, long hours

    While Fayette County residents have been enjoying the spring-like weather in recent days, no one likely appreciates the warmer temperatures than Lynn McDowell.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The “Wild, Undomesticated” Homestead Longhorns …
    … led by Betsy, the longhorn-Coriente mix cow.
    Longhorn cattle are considered a “wild” breed, and are not allowed in the county and state fairs competitions because of their long, curved horns (which are to be avoided, as they sometimes suddenly toss or turn their heads without regard of something in their path).

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Death
    Our community was saddened by the death of lifelong resident, Richard “Dick” Stock. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 25 days. The funeral was held on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
    Marriage
    Allen Magnus of St. Peter and Delores “Lody” DeVore of Centralia were married on Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The couple will reside in rural St. Peter.
    St. Peter Market Sells

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Our community was saddened by the death of lifelong resident, Richard “Dick” Stock. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 25 days. The funeral was held on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
    Marriage
    Allen Magnus of St. Peter and Delores “Lody” DeVore of Centralia were married on Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The couple will reside in rural St. Peter.
    St. Peter Market Sells

  • Senior Spotlight: Harley Tompkins

    MULBERRY GROVE – When she isn’t feeling so good about pushing herself while training or at practice, senior Harley Tompkins just reminds herself of one thing.

    This spring will be the last chance to make the state tournament.

    That inner drive has helped the Mulberry Grove softball standout train for the upcoming season as hard as anyone, and it also helped land her a spot on Parkland College’s squad in the springs of 2013 and 2014.

    Fortunately for her, when she begins playing there, the winning has a good chance to continue.

  • Wrestlers take third in final regular-season event

    LITCHFIELD – Senior Dayin Godberson won an individual championship at 182 pounds to lead eight wrestlers who finished in the top six, as the Vandals placed third at Saturday’s Litchfield Invitational.

    Godberson, who also won the 182-pound weight class at the Civic Memorial Tournament earlier this season, scored the first takedown of his match against Peter Schlafly, the top seed from MICDS.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Feb. 1
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Feb. 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, Feb. 3

  • Turnovers, rebounds hurt Vandals in loss

    Vandalia and Pana both scored a lot of points and committed a lot of turnovers during Tuesday’s game, but the Panthers gained the edge in rebounding to give them a 65-60 road victory.

    The teams combined for 51 turnovers (27 for Pana and 24 for Vandalia) throughout the game, but it was Pana’s ability to grab offensive rebounds that hurt the Vandals the most.

    Pana (18-2) scored 16 second-chance points from 12 offensive rebounds, including five points off of two of those boards in the final 2:22 of the game.