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Today's News

  • Thomason, Smith win Fayette crowns

    Marisa Thomason was crowned the 2011 Miss Fayette County and Emma Grace Smith won the Little Miss Fayette County competition on Monday night at the Fayette County Fair.

    In the Miss Fayette County competition, Abigail Hill of St. Elmo was the first runner-up, and Ella Ehrat was the second runner-up.

    In the Little Miss pageant, Morgan Leann Lofland was the first runner-up, and Aubrey Nacol Hebenstreit was the second runner-up.

  • Mayfield crowned 2011 Junior Miss Fayette County

    Brooke Mayfield was crowned the 2011 Junior Miss Fayette County at the pageant held on Sunday afternoon at the Fayette County Fair in Brownstown.

    Mayfield, the 11-year-old daughter of Chad and Shannon Mayfield, also won the Junior Miss Photogenic plaque.

    Karsyn Garrison, the daughter of Robert and Kristina Garrison, was first runner-up, and Karington Smothers, the daughter of Kelley Banal and Brent Smothers, was second runner-up. Smothers also was recognized for selling the most raffle tickets. Garrison was also the People's Choice winner.

  • NEW: Ford Show will feature auction of Shelby items

    Midwest All Ford Nationals Car Show & Swap Meet will be held July 16-17 at Vandalia Lake.

  • Fayette County Fair Schedule
  • 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.