Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Horse Sense’
    We have always heard the phrase “horse sense,” which, we figured, meant being logical or practical. This theory seems to have been proven last week.
    The neighbor’s pretty horses, “Flash,” the paint, and “Strait,” the bay, have often visited us across the corner fence close to our house. They seem interested in what we are doing when we are out in the yard.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, October 24
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are to take items for Veterans Day and Make a Difference Day.

  • Church Briefs

    Fusion 3D youth event is this weekend

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will hold a youth conference called Fusion 3D this Friday and Saturday at the church.
    The event – which includes music, dramas, food and prizes – will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call 977-8485.

    Master Plan sings Saturday at Columbus

    The singing group Master Plan will perform at Columbus Baptist Church in Keyesport at 6 p.m. this Saturday.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    Evergreen Outreach was held amid the pelting rain on Monday. Volunteers ran into Wesley Hall as the guests were unloaded from their buses under the shelter of the church's awning.
    Inside, the musical talent of Betty Stolte was filling the hall. “This is the Day That the Lord has Made,” “Praise the Lord,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “As Time Goes By” and so many other toe-tapping numbers. Betty has a wonderful gift on the piano.

  • Show your gratitude to God by the way you live

    Our God is a forgiving God.

  • Chamber hires exec secretary, plans changes

    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 3, introduced Tiffany Berry as its new executive secretary.

  • Sefton celebrates 25 years

    COUNTRY Financial Representative Joe Sefton of Effingham is celebrating 25 years of service to his clients.

  • Performance Detailing provides cleaning for cars, trucks, bikes

    Though the business opened in April 2011, Performance Detailing recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially kick off the business.

  • Michel inducted as chair of realtors association

    Sandy Michel, managing broker of Real Living Vandalia Real Estate, recently was inducted as the 2012-2013 chairman of the board of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.

  • Tipsword ceremony is Sunday

    Area history buffs and those with the name Tipsword in their lineage will want to come to the Beecher City Area Kluthe Center this Sunday afternoon.
    Charla Bartscht Fischbach of Shelbyville is on a mission to recognize Effingham County’s oldest settler, Griffin Tipsword.
    He was a Revolutionary War Soldier who died between 1840 and 1845, and is buried in the Tipsword Cemetery just south of Beecher City.