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Today's News

  • Woman hurt in train-car crash

  • Fayette still in running for CO2 storage site

    The field of candidates for a FutureGen carbon dioxide storage hub has been narrowed to four, and Fayette County is among that group of candidates.
    At last Monday’s meeting of the Vandalia City Council, Director of Economic Development and Tourism JoAnn Givens told aldermen that a St. Louis Business Journal story released earlier in the day listed Fayette County as one of the finalists for a carbon dioxide storage site.
    Other still in the running are Christian County, Douglas County and Morgan County. Dropped from the competition were Pike County and Quincy.

  • Three charged with having meth around children

    Three individuals have been charged with methamphetamine offenses, including one that alleges exposing children to the manufacture of the drug.
    Niky L. Maness, Melisa S. Maness and Joshua D. Wilson were arrested early this month at a residence northwest of Vandalia in Sharon Township.
    All three have been charged with:
    • Possession of anhydrous ammonia, with the intent to use it in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony punishable by up 15 years in prison, or up to 30 years if the person is eligible for an extended term.

  • Frogtown News

    Home for Holidays
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., returned to the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday. She will return back to school in January.
    Christmas Program
    The children of St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool had their annual Christmas program on Sunday. There were 378 in attendance.
    The children did an excellent job, considering they had only had a couple of practice sessions.
    Death

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Christmas Trees
    Remembered…
    …Some Christmas trees have stood out in my memories, and while they weren’t perfectly shaped or beautifully decorated with expensive baubles, they were very special and beautiful in their own way…because of the dear hearts whose hands created them.
    Two such trees came to mind this year. The late Ruby Goldsborough created one such Christmas and then preserved the memory of it n a heart-warming poem.

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Business Briefs

    Payne attends legal seminars in Chicago

    Troy G. Payne, one of the attorneys with LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. of Vandalia, recently participated in two seminars in Chicago.

    The first continuing legal educational seminar was on money matters in divorce. The seminar addressed financial issues involved in divorce cases and how to detect fraud in divorce cases.

  • Rotary Club Honors Students of the Month
  • FCH Friends and Families Winners

    Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital recently conducted a raffle that included several prizes. Mary Halford, president of Friends and Families (second from left), presented the awards. Winners were, from left, Dale Wasser (cookbook), Cindy Claybrick (cookbook), David Dugan (grand prize of a $500 gift card from Givens Meat Shop) and Carol Murray ($250 gift card from Givens Meat Shop). Not pictured was Mike Boggs, another winner of a $250 gift card from Givens Meat Shop. 

  • Arthur Young honored by GM

    Arthur H. Young, who founded Arthur Young Inc. in 1960, was recently honored by General Motors for his 50 years in the automobile business. Holding a plaque from General Motors are Arthur's son, Dennis, and Dennis' wife, Angie. The business is located at 122 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.