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Today's News

  • YMCA basketball programs open for registration

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County is gearing up for basketball season with several upcoming programs.

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

    Online information and registration forms are available at: http://fayetteymca.com/wp/?p=2560.

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    A basketball clinic for children in grades 1-5 will be offered on Thursdays and Saturdays from Nov. 29-Dec. 15.

  • Rotary raises most money at YMCA event

    Four organizations raised more than $1,000 in the Family YMCA of Fayette County’s Free-Throw-Athon at the end of October.

    The Vandalia Rotary Club raised the most money, with $1,476. Money was raised by individuals on each team receiving pledges for each of the 100 free throws they attempted.

    Others which broke the $1,000 threshold were the Dee Dee Hartz Memorial ($1,447), Hillsboro Jr. High basketball ($1,137) and YMCA Fitness ($1,009).

  • Jr. Lady Vandals still above .500

    The Vandalia eighth-grade girls basketball team is still above .500 despite a 1-2 mark in recent game.

    On Tuesday, the Jr. Lady Vandals (10-8) lost at Hillsboro, 35-17.

    Emma Meyer led in scoring with 10 points.

    Madison Klanke added four and Mikayla Ruot scored three.

    It was the second loss to Hillsboro on the season.

    Last Thursday, Vandalia picked up a 35-10 win against Greenville.

    Meyer had 14 points to pace the Jr. Lady Vandals, and Anna Miller added seven and Ruot added six.

  • Fayette County Vote Totals

    Fayette County

    Unofficial Vote Totals

     

    President

    R-Mitt Romney-5,950

    D-Barack Obama-2,848

    Lib-Gary Johnson-117

    Green-Jill Stein-48

    Write-Ins-43

     

  • Emerick, Morrison win county officer posts

    31 of 31 Precincts

    With Absentee Voted included

     

    Circuit Clerk

    R-Kathy Emerick, 4898

    D-Mary Sue Ruot 3,973

     

    State’s Attorney

    R-Joshua Morrison 5,305

    D- Matthew Chancey 3,430

  • St. Elmo wins first-ever volleyball sectional

    LEBANON - There was more than one time when it looked like St. Elmo's season was going to come to an end, but with strong serving from senior Heather Seibert and 17 kills from senior Savannah Feezel, the Lady Eagles on Thursday pushed past Lebanon, 16-25, 25-9, 25-22, to win a sectional championship.

    The win gave St. Elmo its first-ever sectional championship in volleyball, and only the second for the school in any sport. On Saturday, the Lady Eagles travel to Valmeyer to take on Valmeyer in a super-sectional contest at 4 p.m.

  • Golden Years members perform school days skit at meeting

    The old-fashioned “school days” were revisited Tuesday, Oct. 23, as a troupe of actors, known as the “Golden Years Gang,” presented a skit, “The Cracker Barrel School.”

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy, the Irrepressible Puppy
    Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog), is now 28 weeks old (not sure how old that is in dog months), and hasn’t made it to Tammie & Robert Rogers yet for her much-needed “act-like-a-lady” training.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with Mitch’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    The family enjoyed Saturday evening dinner at the home of Doug and Pam Stein of Loogootee.
    Death
    Rita Siemer, 66, of St. Peter, formerly of Teutopolis, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Amy Reiss of St. Peter.
    The funeral was held on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sigel.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, October 31
    • Friendship Manor is having a Halloween Costume Party for kids through the fifth grade. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. with room visits to participating residents handing out candy to the costumed visitor. At 7 p.m., there will be a costume contest, with prizes for the best costumes in three age groups. In between other things, refreshments will be available in the form of punch, hot chocolate and cookies.
    • Reverb Youth Group (grades 6-12) 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.