Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Sad Awakening On The Chicken Roost
    When I opened the gate to let the girls (hens) out early Wednesday morning, only Blackie and Anita came out. A look into the pen revealed Fuzzy stretched out on the ground near the fence, obviously gone.

  • Quick response to bomb threat at FCH

    A bomb threat to Fayette County Hospital on Friday afternoon resulted in the brief evacuation of all patients in the facility and FCH Long Term Care.

  • City thanks 4 outgoing aldermen

    Two weeks before welcoming their four new aldermen, Vandalia officials said goodbye to four individuals who served as aldermen for a combined 68 years.

  • Getting their heads together

    The only National Road Interpretive Center in Illinois moved one step closer to completion on Monday, with the unveiling of busts of four men who were instrumental in the construction of the only federally funded and federally built highway in the nation.

  • Deadline for Ruemmelin requests is May 1

    Charles J. Ruemmelin, a quiet man with piercing brown eyes spent many of his working hours at the Fayette County Courthouse where he researched and prepared abstracts of title.
    Not active in civic organizations, Ruemmelin moved to Springfield to live near his sister after his mother’s death.
    After his sister’s death, Ruemmelin chose First National Bank to serve as trustee of his estate to establish and administer the Charles J. Ruemmelin Foundation.

  • School Menus

    Monday, April 18 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, April 19 – Choice of cereal, doughnut.
    Wednesday, April 20 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, April 21 – No school.   
    Friday, April 22 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, April 18 – Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, sliced pears and milk.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Morning Coffee by the Campfire
    Early Sunday morning was just too nice to let it pass by us. Years ago, before we moved on the Homestead, we would go camping every year. One of the most treasured enjoyments was having our coffee early in the morning by the campfire.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 231.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, April 13
    • The Avena Township Park Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.

  • Honor Rolls

    St. Peter Lutheran School
    Third Quarter

    Luke Bergmann and Baylie Maske.
    Caleb Harpster.
    Kinsyl Bell, Brett Harmeier, Lauren Lotz and Deidra Schaal.

    High Honors
    Hannah Rubin and Emily Chapman.
    Coltan Harpster.

    Straight A’s
    Karsyn Garrison and Adrianne Herbert.
    Rachel Bray and Kacie Crain.