Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Helen Limes of St. Peter, mother of Belinda Harpster, was taken to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital by ambulance on Wednesday, Dec. 21, where she remains a patient. Upon her release, she will be going to Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    Christmas Day Guests

  • St. Elmo News

    Saturday, December 31
    • Summer Breeze Winehouse Barn Venue Bash, 6-10 p.m.
    Sunday, January 1
    • Royal Neighbors of America #2764 is furnishing ham and beans for the 2 p.m. dinner in the Phillips Building. Everyone is invited to take a potluck dish to complete the meal.       
    Monday, January 2
    • MOPS – Mothers of Fayette County preschoolers, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, January 3
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Vandals' comeback against Comets falls short

    One night after fighting off a comeback attempt, the Vandals staged their own against Greenville last Thursday. And, like their opponents on Wednesday, the Vandals came up one point short.

  • Patoka, St. Anthony 3-0 at VHT

    Patoka and Effingham St. Anthony were undefeated in pool play going into the third day of the 45th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

  • Well Reaches 1,000-Point Plateau
  • Vandals hold off BES to take SEHT title

    Vandalia fended off a fourth-quarter flurry by St. Elmo/Brownstown to slip by the Eagles and win the championship of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, December 29

    ✔ CenterPointe Church, located at 1616 Veterans Ave. in Vandalia, is holding free Weekly Fit Club sessions at 6 p.m. every Thursday.
    ✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m.

    Friday, December 30

    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Saturday, December 31


    Sunday, January 1

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Darrell W. Gann, 37, 125 E. Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 26 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200 cash.
    • Amy Huskey, 31, 20 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 25 on charges of driving without a valid license and no front license plate. Bond was $1,500.
    • Anthony L. Meyer, 51, 726 Pineview, Ramsey, was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $200.
    • Imari S. Robinson, 25, Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on Dec. 24 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $3,500.

  • School district continues to wait on state funds

    The Vandalia School District is continuing to keep its head above water despite delays in funds coming from the state.
    Superintendent Rich Well told the board of education last week that the district has not received categorical payments, for such things as transportation, this year, and is short a payment from last year.
    Well said he is “really disheartened by the lack of something getting done,” the lack of action on school reform, in the state capital.

  • Carson gets response from President Obama

    Chloe Carson is an 18-year-old Brownstown High School senior, very sweet and courteous. She likes animals, is active in school, and sings in her church’s choir and at school.