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Stolen motorcycle lands Shelby County man behind bars

A stolen motorcycle led to multiple charges for a Tower Hill man. Elijah Keppler, 28, is accused of entering a building and stealing a Yamaha motorcycle. Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke says Keppler had .22 caliber ammunition and methamphetamine on him at the time of the crime. Keppler...
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Theresa Maria Richardson, 62

Theresa Maria Richardson, age 62, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Visitation will be on Friday, July 1, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, Illinois. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may go to Effingham Humane Society, or the donor’s choice.
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Vernon woman pleads guilty to stabbing estranged husband and friend

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 40-year-old Vernon woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County Court to stabbing her estranged husband and his friend earlier this year and was sentenced to four years in prison. Heidi Wynn was arrested in April and charged with Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery,...
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Sarah Bush Lincoln completes acquisition of Fayette County Hospital

MATTOON — The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System announced Friday that it now fully owns its Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. Sarah Bush Lincoln reported in a news release that the Fayette County Circuit Court held a public hearing on Wednesday and, following no objections, approved the Mattoon-based health system's acquisition of the Fayette County Hospital building. The release reported that this action paved the way for Sarah Bush Lincoln to fully own the hospital in Vandalia following the signing of the agreements to transfer the assets on Thursday.

Hardts mark 50th anniversary

LITCHFIELD – Edwin and Kathy (Isaacs) Hardt are celebrating 50 years of faith, love, family, challenges, dedication and friendships. They were married July 1, 1972, at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield.

More On Sorento-Mt. Olive Petition Hearing

A public hearing, scheduled for June 30 regarding a petition from Sorento area residents to have land annexed from Bond County Unit 2 to the Mt. Olive school district, was postponed this week by Regional Superintendent Julie Wollerman. The petition stems from the decision by the Unit 2 board to...

Vandals go 2-1 at Pana Shootout to wrap up their basketball for the summer

The Vandals officially wrapped up their summer basketball activities on Thursday at the Pana Shootout. The Vandals go 2-1 on the day with wins over Dieterich and Shelbyville and a loss to Raymond-Lincolnwood. Vandals Coach Brian Buscher recaps the day. Many of the Vandals basketball players now get a little...

Area fireworks displays planned for the Fourth of July weekend

The annual Vandalia fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 2, at the Vandalia Lake. The display is set to begin around 9:20 p.m.Other vendors are also planned for the celebration.”The kettle corn people who were at the Grande Levee will be out there sometime late afternoon/early evening. The guy who sells light up toys, etc will also be out there sometime in the evening,” Jerry Schukar said.

Wildcats Varsity Baseball Drops Pair To Mt Vernon

The Salem Wildcats dropped a pair of summer baseball games to Mt Vernon at SCHS Field last night. Salem fell in the opener 4-2. Mt Vernon scored 3 runs in the opening inning, but after starter Gavin Zimmermann had to leave with an injury; Drew Davis worked the next 5.1 innings allowing just 4 hits and 1 run. At the plate, Kam Wilkins doubled going 2-3, Davis drove in a run with a single and run from Aden Susmena, Josh Powless also had a hit.

Town hall meeting discusses the future of the Vandalia Correctional Center

State Sen. Jason Plummer and State Rep. Blaine Wilhour, along with a panel of other local advocates and legislators, called for transparency from the state and unified efforts from the community regarding the future of the Vandalia Correctional Center. A town hall meeting held at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia campus...

Edward G. Fisher

Edward G. Fisher, age 89, of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022, surrounded by his family. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Shobonier, Illinois. There will be a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Pastor Hoehler will be officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at