Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, July 16
    Thursday, July 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, July 19
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • 4-H show at Fayette County Fair – Dairy cattle at 9 a.m.
    Monday, July 21

  • Avyree Scholes is 2014 Jr. Miss Fayette County
  • 2014 Fayette County Royalty

    2014 Little Miss Fayette County Reagan Smith and Miss Fayette County Sierah Ruffner

  • Reunion

    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.

  • Neller-Brown

    Danielle Neller and Ian Brown, both of Pontoon Beach, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Maske now an Eagle Scout

    It took eight years, but Jarod Maske of Boy Scout Troop 121, chartered to Lincoln Trails Council of the Two Rivers District, reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge.

    The final step in the process was his Eagle project, refurbishing the bell tower for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting, but also for the young man as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.

  • Birthday

    Delila Beckman
    A party to celebrate Delila Beckman’s 80th birthday will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Vandalia Eagles Club, 112 N. Sixth St., Vandalia.

    The celebration will include a meet and greet from 4-5 p.m.; food and refreshments from 5-6 p.m.; cake and punch from 6-7 p.m.; and music by “Heartland Express.”
    The public is invited to attend. No gifts, please.

  • Fireworks Contribution

    Terry Yarbrough (left), representing the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association Area 51, presents a $500 donation for the Vandalia fireworks, sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club, represented by fireworks chairman Jerry Schukar.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Graumenz family are pictured.

    In front, from left, are: Cheryl Pollard, great-grandmother; and Marjorie Graumenz Warner, great-great-grandmother, holding Jaxson Wilkerson. In back are Timothy Moeller, father; and grandmother, Regina Albert.

  • Stout - 25 years

    Mr. and Mrs. John Stout of St. Elmo celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a private family celebration.