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Today's News

  • Two Guys & Two Gals golf tourney coming to St. Elmo

    The St. Elmo Golf Club is hosting its Two Guys & Two Gals tournament this Saturday and Sunday.

    The four-person scramble will have shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Limited space is still available.

    The entry fee is $200 per team and includes green fees, Saturday lunch and a free practice round.

    For more information, call 829-3390 or visit www.stelmogolfclub.com/events.html.

  • PHOTO: Women Out Walking

    The Fayette County Health Department recently held a Women Out Walking program to encourage women to regularly walk. The winners in the program were members of Team 7, which was led by Elise Sarchet. Team members averaged 22,020 steps per person per day during the program's 12 weeks.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (July 21)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, July 21.

  • Protz finding success in Charleston

    Vandalia resident Randy Protz is currently in second place in the points standings for the Super Pro Division at Coles County Dragway.

    At the end of August, Protz qualified for the 2012 Coles County bracket finals team. His daughter, Brandy, also qualified in the High School division.

  • On the slate (Sept. 6-11)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    Friday at Staunton, 7 p.m.
    Volleyball
    Thursday at Southwestern, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    Thursday at Greenville, 5 p.m.
    Monday at Belk Park, 4:15 p.m.
    Tennis
    Thursday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday at Highland Tourney, 9 a.m.
    Tuesday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Soccer
    Monday vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday vs. Staunton, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday vs. Gillespie, 6 p.m.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This photo, taken in 1963 or 1964, shows three siblings. The older girl now lives in Ramsey. The younger girl lives in Kentucky. And the boy farms in rural Ramsey.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – Plans were explained for the Deken Sports Park complex being planned in St. Elmo. Included in the plans are three baseball/softball diamonds.
    FAYCO Enterprises held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 14,500-square-foot addition in Vandalia.
    Under a plan presented by Sheriff Michael Kleinik, memorial trees were to be planted on the grounds of the Fayette County Courthouse.
    The Vandalia Tourism Commission announced plans for its fall Corn Day festival, a celebration like those held in Vandalia 50 years earlier.

  • KC Phase II opens new opportunities

    The dream of continued growth at the Vandalia campus of Kaskaskia College moved one step closer to reality with last week’s unveiling of the college’s plans for Phase II of the project.
    It’s an exciting next step for the campus, which opened with the 22,000-square-foot Simma-Kelly Education Building in 2008. Prior to that, the college operated out of rented facilities in Vandalia.

  • Furniture maker Otto Bouc made replicas

    Back in the mid-1930, as Illinois historians and architects worked to restore the offices in the Vandalia Statehouse to look the way they did in the days of Lincoln, a search was underway to identify original pieces for placement in the historic building.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy’s Convalescence Going Well
    Bill’s puppy, Katy, underwent elective surgery (spayed) last Thursday at Dr. B’s and all went well. Dr. Hemker and all the girls gave her tender, loving care and they reported that she was really a “good girl.”
    Because of the heavy rains, soaked grass, and mud, she is confined right now to the screened-in back porch, but as she was to take it easy for a few days, that is working out OK, too.