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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Betsy Longhorn Feeling Under the Weather
    Betsy Longhorn is a long-time member, actually the senior member, of the Homestead Critters. She has been with us for 21 years and is at least 22 years old (but doesn’t look a day over 15).
    She has always been shorter in stature than the full-blooded longhorns, because she is part corriante. We had been approached several times over the years by ropers who wanted to buy her for practice. We were told her breed is good for roping.

  • Frogtown News

    Baptism
    Timber MaKay Middleton, daughter of Cody and Lydia (Engel) Middleton was baptized on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Timber’s Godparents are Danielle Chasteen and Mike Wollin.
    Short Visit
    Ben and Amanda Eller, and Mitch Harpster, all of Jackson, Mo., came up on Sunday afternoon to get some things from their grandmother’s house.
    They also visited with their parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Saturday night was 99.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Friday, January 22
    • St. Elmo Education Foundation will have its annual soup supper, 5-7 p.m., in the high school cafeteria. The menu includes vegetable soup or chili, peanut butter or chicken salad sandwich or hot dog, dessert and drink for $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.
    Sunday, January 23
    • Detour youth, 6 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    • Amp’d high school youth, 6 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Youth Night Breakthru, 6:30 p.m., Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Jan. 21)

    VCHS Boys Basketball
    Vandalia opened up the Okawville tournament with a loss to the tournament hosts, 84-59. Okawville carried a 35-24 lead into halftime. The Rockets closed out the game outscoring Vandalia 49-35.
    VA: Marcus Zimmerman 3 2-2 8, Nathan Casey 9 3-4 24, Richie Well 3 2-3 8, Trevor Smalls 2 0-0 4, Kelly Jones 3 2-6 9, Kain DuFaux 2 2-5 6. Totals: 22 (4) 11-21 59. Three-pointers: Casey 3, Jones. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Jones

    VCHS Girls Basketball

  • Honor Rolls

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Fayette County Board approved language changes for the positions of chief deputy and jail administrator in the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Under the resolution approved by the board, “classification seniority shall cease to accumulate for the period during which any employee holds the chief deputy or jail administrator position.”

  • County changes language for two positions

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Fayette County Board approved language changes for the positions of chief deputy and jail administrator in the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Under the resolution approved by the board, “classification seniority shall cease to accumulate for the period during which any employee holds the chief deputy or jail administrator position.”

  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license application was filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Alex Caldwell Stock
    St. Peter
    Lacy Nichole Strobel
    Brownstown

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Patricia R. Pereyra, 23, St. Charles, Mo., was arrested on Jan. 18 on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs. Bond was $3,000.
    • Enric Noguera, 22, St. Charles, Mo., was arrested on Jan. 18 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $1,500.
    • Tim A. Dunahee, 26, 205 S. Cherry St., Vandalia, was arrested on Jan. 17 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Bond was $75,000.

  • Triple A Tumblers
  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 21

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia meets at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. at Ramsey Baptist Church on U.S. Route 51 in Ramsey.
    ✔ 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.