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Today's News

  • The Next Level: graduated athlete round (May 10)

    Tanner Bushue • Pitcher/Minor Leagues
    •May 1 – Bushue, a South Central graduate, was reassigned to extended spring training after a rough start to his season with the Class A Lexington Legends. In six appearances (three starts), Bushue was 0-3 with an 18.82 ERA. He had allowed 27 hits and 23 earned runs in 11 innings of work, while striking out 10.

    Paige Dodson • Junior/Greenville College

  • Prep roundup (May 10)

    Several Jr. High track athletes going to state

    Patoka eighth-grader Taylor Issak qualified for Saturday's state meet in three events.

    Issak qualified for the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S state meet in Salem in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump.

    In her three years with PJH, Issak had qualified for the state meet in six events.

    In addition, 16 Brownstown athletes have qualified for the Illinois Elementary School Association Class A state meet.

  • Surprise Party

    Lucille Fisher was surprised to see so many friends waiting for her at Mary Ann's Restaurant in St. Elmo recently to celebrate her 99th birthday.

    She was greeted by her friends from her breakfast club, Sefton Home and Community Education Unit, Golden Years Club and her bunco club. Seated, from left to right, are Shirley Klitzing, Edna Wright, Sandra Braasch and Carolyn Grames. Standing are Lucille Fisher, LaVonne Kramer, Joyce Fisher, Flo Allen, Helen Klitzing, Ellen Willms, Lavern Buff, Sally Behrends and Panzi Blackwell.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    National Pet Week …
    …is in progress and some of our reader’s pets are starring in this week’s  “Critter Corner”

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Kyle and Dawn Urban of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter born on May 2, 2012. She has been named Olivia Kay.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter, and Vickie West of Kinmundy.
    Baptism
    Dexten Monroe Lotz, infant son of Nathan and Jessica Lotz, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Bryan Lotz, Garrett Bartels and Joshua Bartels.
    Baptism

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, May 9
    • The annual Kid’s Klub Fun Fair will be from 6-8 p.m. in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. Vans will not run. All kids in third grade and under must be accompanied by an adult (high school or older). It will be the last Kid’s Klub until school starts in the fall. There will be games, inflatables, face-painting, hair paint and food
    • The St. James 4-H Club meeting, 8 p.m.
    Thursday, May 10
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Krueger joins L-U staff

    The Leader-Union has hired Freddie Krueger as an advertising sales representative.

  • Man in prison for meth wants to withdraw plea

    A Vandalia man who pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine charges wants to withdraw his plea on one of those charges.
    In a motion filed late last month in Fayette County Circuit Court, Eric L. Hohlt stated that the “wishes to withdraw his guilty plea and receive a reduced sentence.”
    Hohlt, in a motion filed by his attorney, Jeffrey A. Long, states that he wants to be resentenced on a charge of manufacturing up to 400 grams of methamphetamine.
    He was charged on March 2 with that offense.

  • Postal food drive is this Saturday

    City and rural carriers at the Vandalia Post Office will “Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday, when the annual food drive celebrates its 20th year.
    On that day, carriers will collect non-perishable food donations from homes as they deliver mail along their routes.
    The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive, held in conjunction with the Postal Service, is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

  • Vandalia's Cleanup Week begins Monday

    Vandalia residents who are customers of Doty Sanitation will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items during the city’s annual Cleanup Week, May 14-18.
    The unwanted items are to be placed alongside regular trash on residents’ normal trash pickup days.
    Residents wishing to get rid of old appliances and other large items are not required to call city hall. They need only to place those large items out with their regular trash.