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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Hi Ho, Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is, starting Sunday, with the Jr. Miss Pageant at 2 p.m., and Ashley Edwards at 6 p.m., followed by Matt Passalacaqua, through Saturday, July 16, ending with the demo derby at 7 p.m. with lots in between, with something for all ages.

  • Frogtown News

    Birth
    Justin and Christina Grandt of Luling, La., are the parents of a son, Garret Nicholas, born on June 28, 2011. Garret weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., Stauffers, west of St. Peter.

  • College Graduates

    SIUE
    Molly Keppler received a bachelor’s degree in education during commencement exercises at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Saturday, May 7.

  • FCHD offering school immunizations

    Fayette County Health Department is offering back-to-school immunization clinics.
    Immunizations are required for students entering kindergarten and ninth grade.
    Children entering kindergarten usually need Kinrix and  M.M.R.V. vaccines. Students entering the ninth grade are required to have Tetanus.
    The cost for vaccine administration for children is $23 for the first immunization, then $10 for each additional immunization given that day.
    Illinois Department of Public Aid or Kid Care cards are accepted.

  • Knights Donate to TLC Classes

    The Vandalia Knights of Columbus presented in May a $500 donation to TLC classes at Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia.

    With this donation, the classes purchased a new Mobile Activity Player. The donation was made possible through donations given during the Knights' annual MH candy (Tootsie Roll) drive. In these photos, Mike Sahr of the Knights of Columbus presents the donations.

  • KC holds open community forum at Vandalia Campus

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center hosted a 2011 Community Engagement Open Community Forum with the board chairman and college president on Monday, June 27.
    Kaskaskia College staff and community members together discussed the operations of the college. A brief overview of the Illinois Community College System was provided, as well as a description of the Kaskaskia College District 501 and the various Kaskaskia College Education Centers and services centers.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Parkison family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Locks of Love Donors

    Zennia Snow recently donated three ponytails of hair to Locks of Love at Wendy Goodin's shop, Wendy's Hair Styles. Also donating to Locks of Love, a program that provides hair pieces to cancer victims, at Goodin's shop were Joan Hendrickson and Carolyn Stilt.

  • Birthdays

    Max and Marge Watson
    An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at St. Elmo Christian Church to celebrate the birthdays of Max and Marge Watson.
    Marge celebrated her 90th birthday on March 4, and Max will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 12.
    All family members and friends are invited to the celebration.

    Kenneth Casey

    A card shower has been requested for Kenneth Casey of Raymondville, Mo., and formerly of Vandalia, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Friday, July 22.