Today's News

  • Village-wide garage sales Friday and Saturday in Brownstown

    The village of Brownstown will host village-wide garage sales from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. this Friday and from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Garage sale maps are available at Victory Lane and Mark's Cafe in Brownstown.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Freedom-What a Beautiful Word…
    …and what a terrible, great cost to be able to enjoy our freedom in America.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Grandparents
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Monday with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, June 1
    • A reminder that youth age 8 and older may enroll in a three-day photography workshop that will be given at the Vandalia Extension Office from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 8; and Friday, June 10. Reservations have to be made by this Wednesday. There is no cost for 4-H members, and the cost is $10 for non-4-H youth. Call 283-2753 to register.

  • Benton awarded scholarship

    Donovan Benton is among a highly select group of scholarship recipients attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Engineering this fall.
    Benton has been awarded a $5,6oo Thomas J. Murray scholarship for continuing studies in mining engineering. He is a Tau Beta Pi initiate and Alpha Lambda Delta initiate, and he received scholastic honors.
    He is the son of Brenda and Donald Benton of Vandalia, and grandson of Jim and Wilma Shoemaker of Centralia.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New student orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend new student orientation.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Information about services and activities and classroom success strategies will be included.
    Students who attend this program traditionally perform better in college than those who do not attend.

  • College Graduates

    Iowa State University
    Rachel Bell of Vandalia graduated from Iowa State University on May 9 in the double major, dual degree Diet and Exercise program.

  • Brownstown, South Central Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary
    Fourth Quarter
    Honor Roll

    High Honors
    Kyzara Hissong and Lane Thompson.
    Stephen Berg.
    Elizabeth Biggs, Chloe Carson and Laura Gurtner.

    Alek Biggs.
    Evyn Barker, Zachary Logdson and Dakota White.
    Elissa Baron, Jocob Bloemker, Kayla Haslett, Jeffrey Kelly, Colton Payne, Joshua Rolfingsmeier and Melissa Wiley.

  • Church Briefs-June 2, 2011

    Revival is June 12 at Northside Christian
    Do you want to “fan the flame” you once had? Maybe you once had a “fire” to worship and serve the Lord, but circumstances in your life – or even church – put that fire out!
    Are you looking to reignite that flame? Are you looking to have in you the same fire you see in others?
    Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will hold a one-night revival on Pentecost Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. under the theme of  “Fan the Flame.”

  • Nice Twice future hinges on finding a new sponsor

    An institution that has helped Fayette County’s poor for nearly two decades is about to disappear unless a new sponsoring agency is found.
    Nice Twice, a resale store located at 418 W. Gallatin in Vandalia, will close within a month if some group doesn’t step in, according to store manager Joan Shafer-Siebert.