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Today's News

  • Brownstown to celebrate senior girls on Tuesday

    Brownstown High School will celebrate its senior girls basketball players on Tuesday instead of Thursday, as originally planned.

    That game is against Sandoval and begins at 6:15 p.m.

    The Lady Bombers have five seniors players.

  • Missing Tower Hill man found dead in Vandalia home

    A Tower Hill man who was reported missing last week was found dead in a Vandalia home on Saturday evening.

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen reported on Sunday that the body of James Mundy, 31, was found in a home in the 1900 block of Arrow Drive, and estimated that Mundy has been dead for about four days.

    Bowen said he arrived at the home at 8:27 p.m. on Saturday, and pronounced Mundy dead at 8:30 p.m.

  • Area sports cancellations -- Friday, Jan. 21

    Tonight's boys basketball game between Mulberry Grove and St. Elmo (at Mulberry Grove) has been canceled. The game will be played Feb. 3.

    The Vandalia Junior High volleyball games at St. Elmo have been canceled.

    The Vandalia fifth- and sixth-grade home girls basketball games have been canceled.

    Tonight's Brownstown/Ramsey boys basketball game is canceled.

  • Area sports cancellations -- Jan. 20

    The following Vandalia sporting events have been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20.

    •High School wrestling Senior Night vs. EAWR/Carlinville (makeup date is Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.)
    •High School girls basketball at Greenville (makeup date is Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.)
    •Junior High volleyball vs. Mulberry Grove (no makeup date yet)
    •Fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball at Hillsboro (no makeup date yet)

    The following South Central High School sporting events have been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Jan. 24 – Choice of cereal, toast andjelly.   
    Tuesday, Jan. 25 – French toast stix w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Jan. 26 – Choice of cereal, toast andjelly.   
    Thursday, Jan. 27 – Breakfast on a stick.   
    Friday, Jan. 28 – Oatmeal, toast andjelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Jan. 24 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • Frogtown News

    WEEK OF JAN. 17
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 180. Organist was Scott Gercken. Acolyte was Baylie Maske. Elders were Curtis Jenne and Charles Wachholz.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Courtney Gerstenecker
    -Trudy Huffman
    -Charlie Pryor Sr.
    -Clifford Ray
    • Those serving our country:
    -Penny Taylor Davis
    -Corey Doyen
    -Ryan Howell
    -Nathan Jones
    -Josh Meseke
    -Kyle Rose
    -Cody Smith

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Jan. 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday School Class potluck, noon, in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church.
    Sunday, Jan. 23
    • Historical Vandalia Inc. and the Fayette County Museum at Vandalia will have the third Season of Entertainment fundraiser, a program on the history of the DeMoulin Factory at Greenville. It will be given at 2 p.m. in the Vandalia First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, which is handicapped accessible.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Singing in the Homestead Hen House
    In spite of the cold, one-digit temperature weather, snow, strong winds and zero egg production, the “girls” – Blackie, Fuzzy and Anita – are still singing…as early as 6 o’clock in the morning!
    Since Bill put a nightlight in their quarters to help warm the air, they seem to be feeling pretty chipper.
    I wonder if a higher-wattage bulb would bring fishing worms to the surface and maybe give a jump-start to egg production again?

  • Farm Briefs

    Jan. 31 is deadline  for livestock losses

    Qualified Illinois livestock owners with 2010 losses must file an application for payment no later than Jan. 31, according to Farm Service Agency officials.

    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible livestock owners and contract growers for eligible livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather,  including losses due to floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold.

  • Webinars to show value of social media

    Farmers and agri-business professionals in Illinois are invited to participate in a series of free, online training seminars to learn how to best use social media to engage in conversations about farming.
    Whether they are brand new to social media, or have already started using applications like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) hopes that farmers will  participate in upcoming webinars.