Today's News

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 2)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 2)

    Tuesday, April 30
    Windsor/Stew-Stras 8
    South Central 1
    S: 0-1-0-0-0-0-0—1-7-2
    W: 0-1-4-0-0-3-X—8-6-1
    WP: White; 7 IP, 4 K
    LP: Peters (0-2); 2 IP, 2 K
    Cougars: Schwarm, 2-for-3, HR, RBI; Diss, 2-for-3; Bray, 1-for-3; Hoffmann, 1-for-3; Powless, 1-for-3.
    Record: 5-13
    Saturday, April 27
    at Centralia Tournament
    Centralia 7
    South Central 0
    S: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0—0-5-2
    C: 3-2-0-1-1-0-X—7-8-1

  • PHOTOS: Track seniors

    The Vandalia track teams last Thursday honored their senior members.

  • Maxey named KC's volleyball MVP

    St. Elmo graduate Brooke Maxey was recently named the Most Valuable Player of Kaskaskia College's volleyball team. She also earned the team's Defense Award.

    She is pictured above with other award winners from last Tuesday's banquet.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (May 2)

    Vandalia's JV teams have been in action in the past week.

  • Sports schedule changes: April 29, 2013

    The Patoka baseball game against Altamont for Monday has been moved from Patoka to Altamont.

  • Sports cancellations: April 29, 2013

    The St. Elmo baseball game scheduled for Monday against Beecher City has been canceled.

  • Diekemper Donates To NF

    Megan Diekemper of Diekemper Photography, right, presents a check for $720 to Jordan Walk, to be donated to Neurofibromatosis research.

    Jordan suffers from the disease, and Diekemper Photography has donated the session fees from its annual Tutus and Ties children's special to fight the disease. Also pictured are Jordan's mother, Amanda, and her younger sister, Bella.

  • Sam Stock promoted to loan officer in Patoka

    The First National Bank recently announced that Sam Stock has been promoted to loan officer.  He started his new position on April 1.
    Stock, a St. Peter resident, graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in ag business and animal science. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and the Illinois State University National Ag Marketing Association. He began his career at First National Bank in March 2012, and is located at First National Bank in Patoka.

  • Janice Romack elected to FVC board

    First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank, recently elected Greenville resident Janice Romack to serve on the board of directors at the annual stockholders' meeting.
    Romack, a partner of West & Company, LLC, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Greenville, is a certified public accountant who has served clients in Southcentral Illinois for 29 years.