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Today's News

  • Bombers, Warriors to battle for title at Ramsey Tournament

    RAMSEY – Patoka and Brownstown will battle for the championship of the Ramsey Tournament for the third straight season, and the Warriors will be looking to avenge last season’s loss.

    The championship game will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday.

    The Bombers took down Patoka, 9-1, in last season’s title game, but after scoring 34 runs in the first two games this year, the Warriors’ offense is hoping to make sure that a loss doesn’t happen again.

  • Patoka, Brownstown pick up day one victories

    RAMSEY – Senior Austin Hunter threw a complete game for Brownstown and collected three hits to lead the Bombers to a 5-1 win against the hosts on Monday in the opening game of the Ramsey Tournament.

    Hunter (1-0) surrendered a few hard-hit balls, but only a handful made it through Brownstown’s defense, which committed no errors during the game.

  • South Central coaches eager for National Trail Conference play

    FARINA – South Central High School has joined the National Trail Conference this season, coming into the NTC at the same time Teutopolis is leaving.

    South Central has previously been in the Midland Trail Conference for many years.

    Prior to each sports season, The Leader-Union will be asking South Central’s coaches how they think the conference switch will effect their team.

    Baseball

  • Prep Roundup (Aug. 23)

    Lady Vandals win first tennis match

    The Lady Vandals tennis team won its first match of the season on Tuesday, defeating Shelbyville, 6-3.

    A match at Roxana on Monday was canceled due to a scheduling error.

    Vandalia swept all but one singles match against the Lady Rams, and won one doubles match.

    Box score
    Tuesday, Aug. 21
    at Shelbyville
    Vandalia 6
    Shelbyville 3

  • Buckstop wins slo-pitch tourney championship

    Justin Atwood and Jordan Harmon were named tournament co-MVPs as Buckstop Archery won the Vandalia men's slo-pitch double-elimination tournament.

    In the title game, Buckstop defeated Keck's Marsh, 19-2, with Jordan Harmon hitting a grand slam, and Justin Atwood, Josh Atwood and Tyler Pilcher each doubling.

    Harmon was 8-for-8 in two games of the tournament.

    The tournament all-star team follows:

  • St. Elmo News Briefs

    St. Elmo Library asking for recipes

    The St. Elmo Public Library District, which includes library facilities in St. Elmo, Beecher City and Brownstown, is putting together a cookbook, and it needs the help of area residents to accomplish that task.
    The district is asking residents to submit recipes for the cookbook. Those wishing to contribute recipes may either submit them at one of the library facilities or e-mail them to sbbcookbook@gmail.com.
    Each person may submit up to five recipes.

  • Hoviouses' grandson plays on traveling baseball team

    Justyn Allen, son of Jeff and Michele (Hovious) Allen of Paris, Ill., and grandson of Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown, played on a traveling team in Paris this summer.

  • Frogtown News

    Melvin and Gladys Graumenz of St. Peter attended the installation service for their granddaughter, Carmen Yagow, as a teacher at Our Savior Lutheran School in Springfield on Sunday.
    Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., returned home on Sunday after spending the week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.
    Florence Lange, 84, of Altamont, died on Sunday, Aug. 19. The funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Name That (Wild) Bird!
    The last few days, we have noticed tiny little birds flying around the Homestead and the lane. They are small, like wild canaries, are in flocks, as canaries fly. But they don’t seem to have the bright colors. They don’t come close enough to get a really good look at them, but seem very tiny.
    The little hummingbirds (all two of them), Rufus and Alice, are hitting the feeder pretty hard. We wonder if they are preparing to go back home early this year.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 23
    • The Illinois Home and Community Education Districts 6-7’s annual meeting will be held at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m.
    Friday, August 24
    • St. Elmo Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. in the home of Mark and Jennie Ann Heischmidt. Anyone interested in helping save the Elmo Theater is welcome to attend. Those attending can take a dish to share; meat will be provided.