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Today's News

  • Training & placing workers

    Efforts to adequately prepare students in Fayette County for jobs of all types and get them into those jobs continued during a meeting last Thursday afternoon.

  • Enjoying the White Stuff
  • FCH Board will solicit operator proposals

    After the current operator of Fayette County Hospital did not give notification that it wished to extend the current contract, the hospital district board decided to seek proposals from all firms interested in operating the facility.
    In addition to informally making that decision at a special meeting last Monday, the hospital board told Heartland Health System Inc. representatives that it wanted to immediately ensure that ambulance services were provided to the area.

  • Sefton at state queen pageant this weekend

    Miss Fayette County Fair Queen 2018 Kaylee Sefton will compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant during the IAAF Convention held Thursday-Sunday at Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Alexander L. Davis, 20, 219 E. Third St., Ramsey, was arrested on Jan. 14 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • John D. Lill, 43, homeless, St. Elmo, was arrested on Jan. 14 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $2,500.
    • Stacy L. Mootz, 29, Dubuque, Iowa, was arrested on Jan. 14 on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, January 17

    ✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia invites all local women to its program meetings at noon in the Lincoln Room at Ponderosa Restaurant. The new club website will be unveiled at the meeting. All guests are welcome to purchase lunch. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Janice Hejil at 322-6538 or janice.hejl@gmail.com.

    Friday, January 18

    ✔ 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.

  • Court

    Four individuals have been sentenced to prison in Fayette County Circuit Court.
    Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge Don Sheafor on Monday sentenced Brittney Frailey, 29, of Farina, to 18 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.
    That sentence will be served concurrently with a 36-month sentence given to Frailey after her probation was revoked on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and retail theft.

  • Clearing a Path
  • Lotz reaches 1,000

    Logan Lotz scored 23 points to reach the 1,000-point mark on Tuesday as South Central was defeated by Windsor/Stew-Stras, 62-55.
    Lotz now has 1,017 points in his career at South Central.
    South Central – Lotz 10 3 23; Roberts 1 2 4; Dodson 2 1 6; Brandt 2 1 6; Miller 4 2 14; Willshire 1 0 2.
    South Central led Cisne 13-2 in the first quarter and held Cisne scoreless in the final frame to record a 33-17 win on Friday.
    South Central’s Seth Shumate, with 11 points, was the only player in double figures.

  • Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club