Today's News

  • Daulbaugh named to city position

    The program director for the Family YMCA of Fayette County for five years is becoming the director of economic development for the city of Vandalia.

  • College News

    St. Louis University
    Kyle Bray of St. Peter was among the spring 2018 graduates at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., during commencement exercises on May 19 at Chaifetz Arena on the SLU campus.
    Bray, a 2014 graduate of South Central High School in Farina, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting.

    Millikin University

  • Vandalia FFA members attend state convention

    Members of the Vandalia FFA chapter attended the 90th annual Illinois State FFA Convention on June 12-14 along with more than 5,000 other FFA members, advisers and guests.

  • Fall openings in physical therapist at KC

    Kaskaskia College has openings remaining for the fall 2018 semester for its physical therapist assistant program, according to PTA Program Director Jane Herrmann.
    The application deadline has been extended to June 30.
    The PTA program at Kaskaskia College follows a hybrid curriculum model that requires four semesters of study with a short summer session of clinical work.

  • Honor Rolls

    Second Semester
    High honors
    High school – Josiah Ritchie, junior; and Judge Miller, freshman.
    Eighth grade – Breanna Brown, Emma Cook and Tori Fry.
    Seventh grade – Lucy Allen.
    Sixth grade – Jack Lowry and Nathanael Ritchie.
    Fifth grade – Lola Allen, Logan Cook and Gracie Houser.
    Fourth grade – Candace Conway, Piper Lowry, Tyler Rench, Luke Ritchie, Lila Wallace and Max Wehrle.

  • Frogtown

    Kent Clark and Jill Schilling were married on June 9 at Vevay Park in Casey. Kent is the son of Warren and Lucretia Schroeder, and Jill is the daughter of Joe and Jennifer Schilling. The couple resides in Charleston.
    Blood Drive
    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont will hold an American Red Cross blood drive in their Parish Hall on Wednesday, June 27, from 3-7 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton

    Hay is Baled – All is Well
    Just as finally seeing the farmers working in the fields in the spring, so does the sight of our hay baled up and safe after being cut and just laying helpless on the field after being beaten down by hard rains, hail or whatever.
    One of the prettiest calendars I remember seeing was simply a photograph of a field with its harvest of hay standing in rows of golden bales, with a beautiful blue sky decorated randomly with fluffy, white clouds.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 21
    • Summer begins!
    • Town & Country Art Shows, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum Artworks Gallery.
    Friday, June 22
    • Men’s Bible study every Friday, 6:30-7:30 a.m., St. Elmo Golf Course
    • Town & Country Art Shows, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Fayette County Museum Artworks Gallery.
    Saturday, June 23
    • Town & Country Art Shows, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fayette County Museum Artworks Gallery.
    Sunday, June 24

  • CEFS receives grant for food and shelter programs

    Fayette County has been chosen to receive $11,412 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal
    Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities; USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Jewish Federations of North America; Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

  • Reservations taken for SWCD annual meeting in July

    The Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District will celebrate its 75th anniversary when it holds its annual meeting this summer.
    The event will be held at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia on July 26
     Doors will open at 6 p.m. for registration and a meal catered by Martin’s IGA will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The entertainment for the evening will be the Birds of Prey from the World Bird Sanctuary. Those who haven’t seen the Birds of Prey should make a point to attend. It is an excellent presentation, no matter your age.