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Today's News

  • Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Tourney begins early next week

    The Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament opens early next week at both high schools.

    The tournament runs through next Saturday, with the finals being held at Ramsey, starting at 2 p.m.

    The championship game will start at about 8 p.m.

    At Ramsey on Monday, Christ Our Rock Lutheran will take on Patoka at 6:15 p.m., and Ramsey will face Cowden-Herrick at 7:45 p.m.

    At Mulberry Grove on Tuesday, Odin will battle Brownstown at 6:15 p.m., and Sandoval will take on Mulberry Grove at 7:15 p.m.

  • Variety of YMCA programs are open for registration

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County are several programs currently open for registration.

    For more information about any of the following programs, contact Program Director Amber Daulbaugh at 283-1258 or adaulbaugh@fayetteymca.com.

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    The YMCA will be hosting a Parents' Night Out program for children ages 5-12 on Saturday, Dec. 1.
    Registration cost is $10 and $5 for siblings, and will begin at 5:15. Parents may pre-regsiter at the YMCA.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Nov. 15)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTOS: Jr. Lady Vandals battle in final home game

    The Vandalia Jr. High girls basketball teams played their final home game of the season last Friday, with both squads defeating Ramsey.

    The seventh-graders won, 23-6, and the eighth-graders won, 25-6.

  • Both Vandalia eighth-grade teams win

    The Vandalia Jr. High eighth-grade boys and girls each won basketball games in the past week.

    Last Friday, the girls won in the final home game of the season, defeating Ramsey, 25-6.

    Sarah Bigelow led in scoring with eight points, while Madison Klanke added six and Emma Meyer scored three.
    Bailey Arndt, Lindsay Dagen, Molly Kern and Maddie Wilkerson each added two points.

    Last Thursday, the boys defeated Ramsey, 44-29.

    The Jr. Vandals held the Jr. Rams scoreless in the first period and built a 23-6 halftime lead.

  • Frogtown News

    Volleyball
    The St. Peter Lady Saints traveled to Springfield to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
    They finished in eighth place out of 24 teams.
    Turkey Supper
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and fiancé Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent the weekend with Mahala’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    From the Chicken Roost
    “It must be the economy” (sound familiar). Egg output has dropped drastically to … nothing.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110, Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, November 9
    • Cub Scout Pack #444 spaghetti dinner and bake sale, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is donating spaghetti and sauce. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11; age 2 and under are free.

  • Bullying Prevention Presentations at VES

    Vanessa Wright of SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) visited Vandalia Elementary School last Thursday to give presentations on preventing bullying.

    Here, Wright reads a book about bullying to Joal Donaldson's fourth-grade students in Susan Sutherland's character education room.
     

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary School
    Fourth Grade
    High Honors – Adrienne Logsdon and Cassi Payne.
    Honors – Olivia Campbell and Nicholas Rosborough.
    Fifth Grade
    High Honors – Makenzie Walk.
    Honors – Joel Bloemker, Avory Clark-Dickerson, Bryton Pruett, Max Schraer, Holly Struble, Taralyn Taylor and Brittney Wuehler
    Sixth Grade
    High Honors – Kyzara Hissong.
    Honors – Ethan Washburn.

    Vandalia Elementary School

    Second Grade