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Today's News

  • Kaskaskia College offers sports camps

    KC to hold summer volleyball camps

    The Kaskaskia College volleyball program will host two volleyball camps this summer in June for area youth. Both camps will be from June 21-22.

    The first camp is held for students in grades K-5 and will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. The second camp is for students in grades 6–8 and will be held from 1-3 p.m.

    The registration fee for each camp is $25 and includes a T-shirt).

    The camp will be instructed by Blue Angels volleyball coach Kim Rahar and current KC volleyball players.

  • AAU State Tumbling Meet

    Several local girls participated in the AAU state tumbling competition on May 21.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Dog’s Life (On the Homestead, That Is)
    Bertha, the Great Pyrnese and her daughter, Pricey, are much more comfortable in the snow, ice, sleet and bitterly cold weather because their coats are so thick and long.

  • Frogtown News

    Visiting Aunt
    On Wednesday of last week, Belinda Harpster and Helen Limes of St. Peter traveled to New Paris, Ohio, to pick up Belinda’s cousin, Diana Rowland. She will be spending a couple of weeks with Helen.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 8
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • College Graduates

    SIUC
    Clayton Black of Brownstown graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

  • Dean's List

    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the dean’s list for spring semester 2011.
    To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated.
    On the dean’s list were:
    • Brownstown – Kaitlyn Jo Kramer and Hannah Elizabeth Wrigley.
    • Farina – Meghan S Glaspell.
    • Fillmore – Kiley S Havera.
    • Mulberry Grove – Brennon Gene Links.

  • IACO Scholarship

    Carissa Lotz (right), a recent South Central High School graduate and daughter of Fayette County Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz (left), received one of the four-year scholarships from the Illinois Association of County Officials at its annual spring conference on Monday, May 9.

    Lotz will attend the University of Illinois College of Business in Urbana-Champaign this fall.

  • St. Elmo Alumni Banquet

    “Basket of Memories” was the theme of the St. Elmo Alumni Banquet held the evening of May 28 in the high school gym, with more than 200 alumni and guests attending. More than 160 had made reservations. The alumni came from 16 states, 43 towns and cities in Illinois and 33 from St. Elmo.
    A retired agriculture teacher, Richard Lowe of St. Elmo, attended. Following are the alumni, and if a state isn’t listed, the town is in Illinois.
    1934-Jennie Alice Logue Harner of St. Elmo.
    1938-Gilbert Wright and Millard Mills, both of St. Elmo.

  • Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion, which is for all schools in Shobonier, will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.


    Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and a potluck dinner is at noon.
    Meat, plates, cups, napkins, silverware and drinks (coffee, tea and water) will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.