Today's News

  • County Fair Pageants
  • Fair Weather Activities
  • Frogtown News

    Nick and Mallory Jones of Pensacola, Fla., are the parents of a son, born on July 15, 2018.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20¾ inches long.
    He has been named Anderson William.
    Grandparents are Andy and Karla Drewes of St. Peter, and Curt and Gene Jones of Kinmundy.
    Vacation Bible School at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church has been set for the week of Aug. 6-10, from 6-8 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Quiet on the Homestead
    All is quiet on the Homestead at present. The Critters all seem content and relaxed, since we all pretty much ignore Rooster Cogburn’s wake-up call at odd and various times of the morning, daytime and nighttime.
    We haven’t noticed any wild critters coming around recently, and we think Cogburn’s crow is the cause of that. We don’t seem to have any mosquitoes and very few other flying or   ambulatory frogs, bugs, snakes, critters, etc.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, July 26
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Maverick Restaurant in Litchfield.
    Friday, July 27
    • Men’s Bible study, 6:30-7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Gold Course.
    Sunday, July 29
    • A pie and ice cream social will be held at 5:30 p.m. in a tent next to St. Elmo Christian Church, with music by Marly and Heather from 6-8 p.m.
    Tuesday, July 31
    • School registration from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the St. Elmo Elementary and Junior-Senior High schools.
    Wednesday, August 1

  • Banks of the Okaw

    There is no photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Ray, Steve and Jim Sapp.
    Identifying them were: Sherry Dunahee, Kevin and Rita Guthrie Don Haslett, Penny Richards, Samantha Hawk and Brad Ledbetter.
    This week’s Scrambler: eicepnerxe si eht aemn yreoevne eisvg ot sih aisemskt.
     Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than being able to decide.

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Early settlers in Fayette County

    Fayette County was a veritable wilderness when white man first entered her dense forests and bewildering prairies.

  • Opposed to tax hike? Tell your aldermen

    At its meeting last week, Vandalia's aldermen were presented with a proposal to put on the November general election a public vote for an increase of one-half of one percent in the local sales tax.
    The city is seeking the increase to cover its share of contributions to the police pension fund, saying that in the current year, $50,000 was pulled from the general fund to meet that obligation.

  • Sales tax vote Monday

    Two items are on the agenda for a special meeting of the Vandalia City Council on Monday night, one of them being a proposal to put before city residents an increase in the local sales tax.
    The council will first hold, at 7 p.m., a public hearing on the city’s appropriate ordinance for the coming fiscal year. That ordinance is essentially the city’s spending plan for the fiscal year.
    Then, at 7:30 p.m., the council will meet in special session to vote on the appropriations ordinance.