Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    “Pete,” the Missouri Dog ...
    … is visiting us for a few days, so, although I have an extra news item this week, first, in keeping with my regular, “Breaking News,” my dog, “Ellie Rose,” continues to amaze us.

  • South Central FFA Members Assist with Flags
  • Remembering those who gave their all
  • Best of Class
  • Weather causes major planting problems

    Due to continued wet conditions, corn and soybean planting progress are more than 50 percentage points behind the five-year average.
    There were 1.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 26.
    Statewide, the average temperature was 66.1 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal.
    Precipitation averaged 2.60 inches, 0.98 inches above normal.
    Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 30 percent adequate and 70 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 32 percent adequate and 68 percent surplus.

  • Graduated tax before Illinois voters next year

    By Capitol News Illinois
    SPRINGFIELD – A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle on Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Jacob E. Barnes, 25, 312 S. Jefferson St., Ramsey, was arrested on May 28 on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence. Bond was $1,500.
    • Joseph D. Williams, 58, 527 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, was arrested on May 27 on a charge of battery. Bond was $1,500.
    • Christine A. Kniker, 27, Sandoval, was arrested on May 26 on charges of methamphetamine possession, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond information was listed.

  • Calendar

    Friday, May 31

    ✔ Bingo at the American Legion Home in Vandalia at 7 p.m.
    ✔ A Nar-Anon meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia

    Saturday, June 1

    ✔ A pancake and sausage fundraiser for the Golden Years Club will be held at 7 a.m. at the Golden Years building, located just south of First Christian Church on U.S. Route 40.

  • Nolen selected for CEO show

    A recent St. Elmo High School graduate will be among the 30 high school entrepreneurs who will exhibit their businesses at the CEONext National Trade Show from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.

  • Still no trial date in murder case

    A trial date setting for a Mulberry Grove man charged with murder has again been delayed.
    During a court hearing on Tuesday in Fayette County Circuit Court, Public Defender William Starnes, who is representing David Leroy Bright, said Bright has been interviewed by a forensic psychiatrist.
    That interview was conducted in an effort to determine whether Bright is fit to stand trial or has a mental disability to defend himself in court or assist his legal counsel at trial.