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Today's News

  • Four area players named All-NTC

    Two softball players from the St. Elmo/Brownstown co-op and two players from South Central have been named all-conference in the National Trail Conference.

    The lone first-team selection was St. Elmo senior Megan Maxey.

    Second-team selections were St. Elmo senior Samantha Austin, and South Central seniors Macie Cain and Kellie Crain.

    South Central finished fifth in the NTC with a 3-4 record, and St. Elmo was tied for sixth at 3-5.

    South Central defeated St. Elmo, 8-3, in the seventh-place game of the NTC Tournament.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Results (May 20)

    Monday, May 20
    Game 1
    Riedle Law Office 9
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    •For Riedle: Brian Stout, 2 2B; Dallas Gray, 3B; Chris Matthews, 2B.
    Game 2
    Riedle 13
    Montgomery 1
    •For Riedle: Matt Riedle, 3 2B; Gray, HR; Matthews, 2B, 3B.
    Game 3
    BCH Auto Detail 7
    Liberty Trading 6
    •For BCH: Justin Atwood, 2B; Shane Depew, 2B; Jordan Harmon, 2B.
    •Game ended on back-to-back sac flies in the bottom of the seventh after Harmon’s double.
    Game 4
    BCH 7

  • PHOTO: Buddy Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 18.

  • PHOTO: Bowling champs

    The Purple Strikers were the champions of the Tuesday night women's league at Vandalia Bowl for the 2012-13 season.

  • Sports cancellations: May 28, 2013

    The super-sectional softball game between Cumberland and Calhoun scheduled to be played at Vandalia on Tuesday has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday in Springfield.

    The Jr. Legion home opener against Altamont has been canceled for Tuesday.

  • Honorary Mayor
  • HCE Gift for Relay for Life
  • St. Elmo Food Distribution
  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Friday night at the home of her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday night at the home of his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Mitch and Gretchen Harpster joined them on Saturday night.
    Graduation Parties
    Dane, Belinda, Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster attended the graduation party of Haley and Seth Bergmann of St. Peter on Saturday night.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Belated Mother’s Day Recognition
    Sneaking a peek at our neighbor’s longhorn pasture, we caught an endearing picture of a mother longhorn cow and her baby. This is a rather rare close-up, as these cows don’t know us that well and they usually get between us and the baby, which this mother did a few seconds later.
    In the background, you can see the daddy longhorn keeping an eye on us, and he joined the mother in shielding their baby a few minutes later.