Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane, Belinda and Mahala Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Amanda, Ben, Madison and Ben Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Adult Instruction Class
    Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, Pastor Emrick will hold an adult information class for those wishing to renew their understanding of the Lutheran faith, for those who are curious about what the Lutheran Church believes or for those who wish to become members of the Lutheran church. The class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday through the end of March.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Pleasant, Countryside Excursion
    … to the Shobonier area. Having heard rumors of a new Mennonite country store (the previous one which we had enjoyed visiting so much had been closed for some time), we drove through the countryside (which we always enjoy) and onto the St. Peter blacktop road, where we found the just- six-weeks-old country store.
    The youthful-appearing owners, John and Christina Horst, were on hand, smiling and welcoming us as we were paying for our candy and bacon sizzlers. (The sizzlers aroma when they are cooking is so mouthwatering!)

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, Jan. 25
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are asked to take ideas for this new year.
    Thursday, Jan. 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A self-defense class for women 18 and older will be taught by the Illinois State Police from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Elmo Public Library. There is no charge for class.
    Sunday, Jan. 29

  • Honor Roll

    Second Nine Weeks
    Second Grade

  • 1 of 200 Weather-Related Incidents

    The drivers of these two vehicles escaped serious injuries in a weather-related wreck on U.S. Route 51, just north of Vera Road, on Friday evening.

  • Three businesses cited in ISP alcohol surveillance

    Illinois State Police District 12 officers conducted Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) surveillance at various establishments during the evening hours of Jan. 12 in Effingham and Fayette counties.
    The purpose of these ACE details is to determine which businesses may be selling alcoholic beverages to minors (persons under 21 years of age).
    Twenty-one locations were surveyed in Altamont, Vandalia, St. Elmo and St. Peter.

  • Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels

    The homebound and disabled in the community can still enjoy hot, nutritious meals in their own homes, and also enjoy seeing the face of the friendly,caring people delivering their food.
    Thanks due to the Meals on Wheels program, which began in 1995.

  • Excelling in Electronics

    Gary Schulze believes that the selection of his electronics students for an Illinois State University project is a testament to their talents and abilities.

  • Skydiving ends at Vandalia Airport

    For the first time in about two decades, Vandalia Airport is not serving as the home for skydiving operations.
    About a year after the Vandalia Park District Board of Trustees decided it would not renew the lease with the current fixed-base operator of the airport, the board has decided to discontinue the partnership more than 10 months before the expiration of their current agreement.
    Mark Miller, president of the park board, said on Tuesday that the board is parting ways with Jason Mark and Anita Wuertz, airport operators since 1999.

  • Border Patrol Academy Graduate

    Greg Dylan Sessions, son of Carol Lewis and David Sessions of Vandalia, was among the graduates of the 988th session of the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, N.M., on Dec. 8.