Today's News

  • Stephens Wins First at State WYSE
  • Chamber scholarships deadline is Friday

    The Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has extended its deadline for high school senior and adult education scholarships until this Friday.
    Application forms and required data are to be submitted to the chamber office, 210 S. Fifth St., Second Floor, Vandalia, Ill., 62471, by this Friday.
    Adult Education Scholarship
    Qualifying criteria:
    • Must be a member (in good standing) of the Greater Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, or an employee or spouse/child of a member or employee.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • SCHS Prom Candidates
  • VCHS Prom Candidates
  • Prize-winning video

    A video on radon produced by a group of Vandalia Community High School English students is among the winners in a statewide high school radon video contest.
    Garrett Austin, Bradyn Kaiser, Lanee McNary, Megan Kern, Matthew Hobler, Connor Satterthwaite make up one of five groups in Travis Redden’s English II class having the assignment of creating some type of performance.

  • Frogtown News

    Visits Grandparents
    Two-year-old Henry Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday night with his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    His parents picked him up on Saturday after attending the Cardinals game on Friday night.
    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. It will be held in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Gym from 2-6 p.m.
    Further information will follow as it becomes available.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    WEEK OF APRIl 16
    Bucky Burro Welcomes Spring

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 26
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Tuesday, May 1
    • Council of Catholic Women Mother/Daughter Banquet, 6:15 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, May 2
    • Wright’s Corner Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Loudon Township building.
    • St. Elmo City Council, 6 p.m., city hall.
    Thursday, May 3
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, May 4

  • Matheny tosses one-hitter for South Central

    South Central scored in five of seven innings and Ryan Matheny tossed a one-hitter in the Cougars’ 10-4 win on Friday.
    South Central scored two runs in the first inning, single runs in the second and third innings, and added five runs in the fourth to secure the win.
    Ryan McCown was 2-for-3 and DJ Roberts was 2-for-4 with a double for South Central. Aaron Patten drove in three runs for the Cougars.
    Matheny struck out four and walked two in four innings.

  • Bombers top Aces on one-hitter by Philpot

    Nate Philpot tossed a one-hitter in Brownstown/St. Elmo’s 4-1 win over Mulberry Grove on Friday.
    The Aces jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first innings, but the Bombers recorded the win with single runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
    Philpot struck out 13 and walked five batters in giving up just one hit and one run. Bryton Pruett picked up a save for BSE.
    Offensively, Philpot was 2-for-4 with a double and run batted in.