Today's News

  • Light Duty
  • A little surplus

    Fayette County Board members were presented on Tuesday a budget for the new fiscal year that was drafted by the board’s finance committee and the county’s consultant.
    And while the committee involved in the formulation of that budget included just a few board members, all board members will now be involved in the county’s financial matters.
    The tentative budget presented Cathryn Hart of Bellwether shows a slightly positive balance in the general fund.

  • We Apologize

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman has asked for clarification of points he made during last week’s city council meeting in regards to the auto accident in which he was involved.
    Gottman said that an officer who drove by the accident scene did not specifically not cite the need for an accident report, only that he asked whether the parties needed assistance.
    The mayor also said that he did not specifically say the damage was less than $1,500, only that it was minor damage, and that he was not serving patrons at Wine & Ale with Abe, but taking tickets.

  • Golden Circle Menus

    The Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses.
    There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily.
    The suggested donation is $3 for meals.

  • VCHS Class of 1958 Reunion
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A Farewell to My Cousin
    and Childhood  Pal
    I recently received news of the death my cousin, Charles William Myers, who was more like a brother than a cousin to me.
    In those days, he was known as “Billy” and Billy he will always be to me. He acquired the nickname of “Chuck” as he grew older, and attained the title of “Professor” or “Doctor” Myers as he followed his life’s work as a member of the Smithsonian Museum’s Department of Herpetology.
    And Fayette County Contributed

  • Frogtown News

    Jacob Linder of Walnut Hill and Kellie Crain of St. Peter were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The couple will reside in Walnut Hill.
    Kendra Schaal and Lloyd Geralds are the parents of a son, Bennett David Nicholas Geralds, born on Oct. 1, 2018.
    He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. 
    Grandparents are David and Lisa Schaal of St. Peter, and Joy and Dean Weber and the late Nick Geralds of Marissa.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, October 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m. Brownstown Branch Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Monday, October 15
    • Historical Vandalia Inc., 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., unit office.
    Tuesday, October 16
    • Lunch for Veterans, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.

  • All-SCC
  • VCHS tennis squad defeats EAWR, falls to Shelbyville

    The Lady Vandals netted a win on Monday, defeating East Alton/Wood River, 6-3.
    Singles – Stacy Hudson (V) defeated Tina Denton (EAWR), 9-7; Delora Hedgpeth (V) defeated Tina Dominto (EAWR), 8-5; Tina Marshall (EAWR) defeated Aleia Beckman (V), 8-4; Tina Stoappell (EAWR) defeated Riely Ward (V), 8-5; Victoria Smith (V) defeated Tina Hamiti (EAWR), 8-6; Tina Yenne (EAWR) defeated Jaden Johnson (V), 2-8.