Today's News

  • Lady Cougars pick up three wins in past week

    South Central fought off a seventh-inning comeback in defeating Altamont, 11-7, on Monday in the National Trail Conference Tournament in Effingham.
    Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, then South Central scored two runs in the third, five more in the sixth and one in the seventh.
    With a 5-3 lead in the top of the sixth, the Lady Cougars sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring five runs on four singles, with a bases-loaded double by Kayli Swift scoring three of those runs.

  • JH Track

    April 26
    At Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City vs. Stew-Stras, Sigel and Effingham St. Anthony
    7th Grade Girls-Second Place
    • 1st place – Osborne-100m; Lidy, Bowles, Davis, Dagen-4x200 relay; Steinkamp, Kirby, Murray, Eckhardt- 4x400 relay; and Bowles-shot put.
    • 2nd place – Ferguson, Eckhardt, Mouser, Womack-4x100; Womack-pole vault; and Rees-discus.
    • 3rd place – Rush-100m; Eckhardt-400m; Kaiser-800m; Rees-shot put; Protz-discus; and Payne-pole vault.
    • 4th place – Osborne-200m.

  • Shulman to Play Golf at Columbia College
  • Scarpaci Foundation awards 20 grants

    The Joe and Elwena Scarpaci Foundation Board of Directors held its annual meeting at The First National Bank Financial Center in April.
    The foundation is dedicated to the furtherance of charitable opportunities within the city of Vandalia.

  • National Road Mayors' Banquet
  • Motorcycle Awareness Month
  • Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day
  • Frogtown News

    Blood Drive
    The PTL of St. Peter’s Lutheran School is sponsoring a community blood drive for St. Peter and the surrounding area on Monday, May 14, from 2-6 p.m., in the St. Peter’s Lutheran School gym.
    Spring Musical
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School will present its spring musical, “Echoes of the Hammer,” on Sunday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the school gym.
    The musical tells the story about Martin Luther, the Reformation and the spread of the Gospel. All grades, preK-8, will participate.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    The Brownstown  First Responders & Firefighters …
    … are high on the list of Brownstown’s most valuable assets.
    A little family in Brownstown was in dire straits recently and, literally, their  lives were at stake.
    The father took the expectant mother to their hospital (not in this county) when the mother began experiencing contractions, as she was already the mother of two children and knew this was not a false alarm.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, May 3
    • World Day of Prayer, noon, Fourth and Main in St. Elmo.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, May 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Sunday, May 6