Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Saturday, December 2
    • Clothing Giveaway. See info following the announcements.
    • RNA #5784 annual Christmas luncheon, noon, in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for those who made reservations with Della Stewart by Dec. 2. Those attending are reminded to take items for the Caring and Sharing Program being sponsored by the St. Elmo Lions Club.
    Sunday, December 3
    • Ministerial Alliance Christmas Service, 6 p.m., First Assembly of God Church. Jeremy Smith of the First Church of God is the speaker.

  • Marathon Donation to EMA
  • Brownstown bank starts Santa's Helpers

    The First National Bank of Brownstown is asking local residents to help them provide Christmas gifts for local needy children.
    Local residents may sponsor children up through high-school age by taking a tag from the bank’s Santa’s Secret Helpers Christmas Tree and purchasing the gift or gifts on the tag.
    Each tag provides the age and gender of the child, clothing sizes and desired gift or gifts.
    Then, residents return the tag with the gift or gifts to the bank no later than noon on Saturday, Dec. 16.

  • Wrestlers lose opener to Belleville West

    In a delayed start to their season, Vandalia wrestlers opened their 2017-18 campaign with a 48-30 loss to Belleville West on the road.
    In the season opener, Tanner Swain, Garret Stewart, Gavin Mouser and Anthony Enlow won by pins, and Jarrett Paslay won by forfeit.
    106 pounds – Josh Koderhandt of Belleville West won by pin over Morgan Dothager, 3:44.
    112 pounds – Parker McCullough (BW) defeated Jarek Wehrle (V), 7-0.
    120 pounds – Sam Segerstrom (BW) won by win over Dakota Gasaway (V), 3:47.

  • Lady Vandals go 0-4 at Newton tourney

    The Lady Vandals were held winless in four games at the Newton Thanksgiving Tournament.

  • Eagles win MG tourney; Brown named MVP

    Isaac Maxey scored 19 points in the first half and three teammates joined him in double figures in the second half as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated the host team in the championship game of the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Melinda M. Davis, 29, 1105 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 28 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $1,500.
    • A 16-year-old Vandalia youth was arrested on Nov. 27 on a charge of domestic battery. No bond information was listed.
    • Donna J. Bell, 45, 515 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 27 on charges of residential burglary and theft up to $300. No bond information was listed.
    • Matt S. Kelly, 30, 1313 W. St. Louis Ave., Vandalia, was arrested on Nov. 27 for contempt of court. Bond was $200 cash.

  • Toys for Tots
  • Marriage License

    The following marriage license application was filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:

    Kevin Lee Ellis
    Wanda Marie Nelson

  • Four arrested on drug charges

    Four individuals were arrested on drug charges following the raid of a Farina residence.
    Taken into custody were: Trent A. Parker, 28, 203 E. Madison St., Farina; Eric E. Lloyd, 30, 512 W. Seventh St., St. Elmo; Cody C. Bushue 26, 206 N. Poplar St., Farina; and Kaitlin R. Mahon, 24, 203 W. Madison St., Farina.
    According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office arrest log, the four were arrested on methamphetamine charges when booked into the jail.