Today's News

  • City to seek judgment against Mabrys

    The city of Vandalia has told a couple to stop its plans to operate a restaurant on Vandalia Lake.

    It has also decided to seek a court ruling on the issue.

    After meeting is closed session for a little more than 30 minutes on Monday, Mayor Rick Gottman asked Don Sheafor of the city’s legal counsel to explain that the city has asked the firm to ask for a declaratory judgment against Steve “Luke” and Latisha Mabry.

    The Mabrys are planning to operate a steakhouse on Vandalia Lake at the bridge on Ill. Route 185.

  • KC announces KICK classes in July in Vandalia

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes to be held in July at the Vandalia Campus.
    • Arts and Crafts – A variety of fun and creative artistic projects will be the focus of this course.
    Some of the items that may be made are beads and bracelets, picture frames, mosaics, candles, soap and jewelry boxes.
    The class will be held Monday, July 1 and 8, from 1-3 p.m. The class is for students in grade 3 and up, and the cost is $15. The registration number is CKICK 5278 VA01D.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Poor Smoky, (the Adorable) Little Donkey …
    … is beginning to look bedraggled and rather woeful as it rained yet again on his yard. He likes to lie on his side in the sun, but now, even if the sun is shining, his “sunning place” is muddy.
    He doesn’t like to get his pretty ears wet, let alone get mud on them! A suggestion was made to put Astroturf on his portion of the outdoors “play & romp” place, but it was quickly vetoed.  
    The Underground Critters, Moles …

  • Frogtown News

    Tommy Daugherty of Farina and Courtney Young of Farina were married on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Tommy is the son of Louis Daugherty and Nora Pinnell and Courtney is the daughter of Joel and Shelley Young.
    The couple will reside in Farina.
    Lcpl. Mitchell Buzzard and Morgan Russell were married on Saturday at St. Elmo. Mitch is the son of Dean and Sandy Buzzard and grandson of Carroll and Pat Lotz.
    The couple will reside in San Diego, Calif., where Mitchell is stationed in the Marines.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, June 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 7:30 p.m., Extension Office, Vandalia.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    • The Fayette County Livestock Committee, 8 p.m., Extension Office, Vandalia.
    Friday, June 14

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters to perform in Mulberry Grove

    The Lesters of St. Louis will be in concert on Friday, June 28, at First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call 326-8238.
    The church is located at 405 N. Maple St. in Mulberry Grove.

    VBS June 21-23 at Kaskaskia Church

  • Northside Christian Mission Team
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It took a while to get warmed up. But after we got started, our hearts were melting! Our leader on Monday was the Rev. Jim Fackler, and Donna Smith played sweet music to welcome all our friends. Pam Baker made the cookies we used for refreshments. Thanks very much.
    We started by singing the  "Welcome" song, and we sang "Happy Birthday" to Ruth Ann Scott, Jessie Gordon, Louise Kruenegel, Margaret Penn, Victor Vandre and Lynette Wise.

  • Good works aren't enough; you must KNOW Jesus

    Matthew 7:21-23 says: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my father in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name and do many miracles in your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never KNEW you! Depart from me, you lawbreakers!’”

  • Sheriff's Scholarship