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Today's News

  • News Briefs

    Golf scramble for Lighthouse center

    A four-person golf scramble to benefit Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services will be held on Friday, June 23, at Ramsey Lake Golf Course.
    The entry fee of $200 per team includes golf, cart and lunch. An optional skins game is $20 per team. The event is limited to 13 teams.
    A number of prizes will be awarded. Hole sponsorships ($50) are available.
    Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch is from 11 a.m.-noon and golf begins at noon.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Larry Joe Hammer
    Vandalia
    Stacy Michele Morris
    Vandalia
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    William Dean Sheets
    Vandalia
    Rachel Leann Cage
    Vandalia
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    Austin McComb Chamberlin
    Ft. Campbell, Ky.
    Megan Joann Merrifield
    Rosamond
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    Levi Hawk Clemens
    Elizabethtown
    Skye Leanne Kimblerlin
    Ramsey
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    Nathan Andrew Murray

  • Remembering those who sacificed
  • St. Elmo bank closed, assets purchased

    In announcing late last week that it had closed a long-time St. Elmo bank, a state agency also reported that the assets of that bank had been purchased.
    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced on Friday that it, in cooperation with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., “took possession and control” of Fayette County Bank, which had been in operation since 1915.

  • City preparing to get new plan

    Mayor Rick Gottman concedes that the preparation of a new comprehensive plan for Vandalia is long overdue. But steps are being taken to remedy the situation.

  • Recycling survey

    City water customers have only a few more days to give their input on a water bill surcharge to help fund local recycling services.
    A survey created by FAYCO Enterprises late last week asks water customers to answer five questions, one of them being, “Are you willing to pay $1.25 per month to continue these (recycling) services?”
    The survey also allows those filling out the survey to make comments on the recycling issue.
    The cutoff for that survey is 8 p.m. on Sunday, with customers able to vote online or on paper.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Missouri Pete” Eating, Doing Good …
    … but we think he is missing his buddy and pal, “Joe.”
    Pete is very sociable – he wags his tail and jumps around when he sees us, comes to the car for petting when we are leaving or returning, does not bark or “whine.” He is the perfect doggie guest, but where are times when he just seems to be looking a little lonely.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Monday, June 5
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, June 6
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Council of Catholic Women, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, June 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, June 8

  • Frogtown News

    Mini-Vacation
    Belinda Harpster and Mahala and Harper Jacquin left on Wednesday of last week to drive to Fort Worth, Texas, to the home of Belinda’s nephew, Dustin Kizziar and family. They attended the high school graduation party of Belinda’s great-nephew, Dawson Kizziar.  Belinda’s sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Terry Kizzar of Gruver, Texas, were also there. They also picked up the French bulldog puppy Poppy that Belinda had bought from a couple in Ponder, Texas. They all returned home on Sunday.

  • BES, Sefton HCE help Ronald McDonald House

    Several years ago, Flo Allen of Brownstown, president of Fayette County Home and Community Education, noticed a barrel in the foyer of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Vandalia, and that it contained pop top aluminum tabs from soda cans. When she went in later, she noticed the barrel was gone, so she asked the owner, Marty Davis about the barrel.