Local News

  • Miss Fayette County Court
  • 2018 Fayette County Royalty

    Miss Fayette County Kaylee Sefton
    1st Runner-up Tessa Philpot
    2nd Runner-up Marlee Nolen
    Miss Photogenic-Marlee Nolen
    Miss Congeniality-Dana Shelton
    People's Choice-Dana Shelton
    Little Miss Fayette County Ella Lach
    1st Runner-up Zoey Kraemer
    2nd Runner-up Aniston Mahon
    People's Choice-Kinley Walker

    Jr. Miss Fayette County Reagan Roberts
    1st Runner-up Alexandra Goldesberry
    2nd Runner-up Natelly Beall

  • Calendar

    Wednesday, July 18

    ✔ The Fayette County 4-H Show continues with the dog show at 2 p.m. and cat show at 4 p.m.
    ✔ The Fayette County Fair in Brownstown continues. The grandstand event is a truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, July 19

    ✔ The Fayette County 4-H Show continues with the general projects show at 8 a.m.

  • Recycling checkup

    A Vandalia City Council committee meeting on Monday to receive financial information from the two local entities providing recycling services said it wants more information from one of those entities.
    Aldermen Ken Hubler, chairman of the council’s cemetery and landfill committee, earlier this month set up Monday’s meeting to receive and discuss financials from FAYCO Enterprises and the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation.

  • Old State Burial Ground Improvements
  • Fayette County Queens
  • In Next Week's Issue:

    • Congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg celebrates 100th anniversary of their church.

    • Group Workcamps youth repair homes in Fayette County.

    • More photos from the Fayette County Fair, including pageant courts and other award winners.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 12

    ✔ Catholic Charities' Ramblin' Rose Bus, which provides free basic school supplies and clothing for children in grades K-12, will be at the Lions Club pavilion in Ramsey from 4-6 p.m.
    Friday, July 13

    ✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.
    ✔ Bingo is held at Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 home. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

  • County OKs another fund transfer

    The Fayette County Board approved another transfer from its capital improvement fund to its general fund on Tuesday.
    But a representative of the firm providing administrative services for the county said that the county’s budget is currently in good shape.
    The county approved transferring up to $350,000 from the capital improvement fund, and Kat Lange of Bellwether said that the resolution allowing the transfer includes a stipulation that funds received through property taxes be used to repay the amount transferred.

  • Second sanctuary resolution

    One month after the Effingham County became a sanctuary county for gun owners, Fayette County followed suit. Now, the Fayette County Board has again taken the same action as their neighbors.
    This is now a sanctuary county for unborn human beings, due to action taken on Tuesday by the Fayette County Board.
    The board voted unanimously to approve that resolution, which mirrors a resolution approved in Effingham County last month.