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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Out of Hospital
    Mary Harpster of St. Peter was released from St. Anthony’s hospital on Tuesday of last week.
    She is now living at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    Mini-Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter left on Thursday of last week and went to Hartville, Ohio, to the Hartville flea market.
    They also visited several flea markets and wineries in Sugarcreek, Ohio. They returned home on Sunday.
    Weekend Visit

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Aug. 2
    • Registration for elementary and jr.-sr. high school, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Food pantry donations still being solicited

    On June 23, 30 volunteers showed up to help with the Central Illinois Mobile Food Pantry distribution in Ramsey.
    The pantry served 136 households consisting of 180 children under the age of 18 and 306 adults.
    The sponsoring organization, Fayette County Farm Bureau had a large number of individual volunteers, as well as Soroptimist of Vandalia, who has joined with the Fayette County Farm Bureau since the startup of the pantry in Fayette County. Other volunteers came from the Parkview Methodist Church, Herrick Food Pantry and FFA.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses have been issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Terri Braun:
    Anthony Michael Wernle
    Vandalia
    Lauren Elizabeth Tritt
    Vandalia
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    Dennis Wayde Conaway
    Vandalia
    Elvira Rodriguez Flores
    Vandalia

  • News Briefs

    Tools for School distributions set

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for Fayette County students in need in grades kindergarten through junior college, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 8 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 9 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-noon.

  • St. Elmo Library District given equipment by state

    Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse While has announced that 40 Illinois public libraries and community college learning resource centers will receive equipment to enhance Internet access for patrons with visual or physical impairments by allowing them to download audio books.
    Those recipients include the St. Elmo Public Library District.
    “Many Illinois public libraries provide services for patrons who have visual or physical limitations that make it difficult to read regular printed materials,” White said.

  • Police taking reports of vehicle break-ins

    Recent reports from the Vandalia Police Department indicate that city residents should be locking their vehicles and not storing valuable property in vehicles.
    The police have been receiving a number of reports of vehicle break-ins, according to VPD reports.
    Those reports of theft from vehicles include:
    • July 18 – 7:05 a.m., 1400 block of North Seventh Street.
    • July 18 – 9:51 a.m., 1000 block of West Taylor Street.
    • July 20 – 5:08 p.m., 500 block of West Lincoln Street.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Curtis D. Schwarm, 36, RR 2, Farina, was arrested on July 30 for failure to appear in court on a charge of burglary. Bond was $20,000.
    • Trent A. Parker, 22, 300 E. Monroe St., Farina, was arrested on July 30 for failure to appear in court on a theft charge. Bond was $2,500.
    • Dalton E. Hanna, 20, RR 3, Vandalia, was arrested on July 30 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $300 cash.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, August 2

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.

  • KICK Pet Care Class at Vandalia KC

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus recently held a “Pet Care” class offered through the KC KICK Program.

    Students learned how to properly care for their pets. They learned to properly feed, handle and bath their pets. There were two dogs present for hands-on training. Pictured are students who attended:  Savannah Bumgardner (Ramsey), Karlie Schilling (Carlyle), Lahela Jones (Ramsey), Jake Hardy (Centralia) and Gage Hardy (Centralia).