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Fayette County Police Reports 11-18-14
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:48
Donald K. Logan, 26, 3167 Cardinal Lane, Farina, was arrested on Nov. 11 on a charge of domestic battery. He was being held awaiting the setting of bond.
Raymond S. White, 38, 203 N. Ash St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 10 on a charge of domestic battery. Bond was $35,000.
Skylar M. Dye, 20, 415 N. Elm St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 10 on an alleged probation violation. Bond was $5,000.
Nevin S. Scott, 23, 201 N. Olive St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 10 on charges of driving while his license is suspended or revoked and public intoxication. Bond was $1,500.
Wade E. Brewer, 25, 711 W. First St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Nov. 8 for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. Bond was $2,500.
Natosha L. Peck, 33, 1697 N. 1470 St., Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 5 for failure to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge. Bond was $3,000.
Gracie M. Olmstead, 31, 228 West St., Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 3 on a charge of aiding a fugitive. No bond information was listed.
Steven C. Connor, 47, 319 S. College St., Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 3 for failure to appear in court on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence with the resident present. Bond was $5,000.
Amanda L. Allen, 25, 19 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 2 on an alleged parole violation. She was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Meghann P. Summers, 26, 6 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Nov. 1 on a charge of aiding or concealing a fugitive. Bond was $15,000.
Todd R. Faulkner, 51, 216 N. Spring St., St. Elmo, was arrested on Oct. 31 for failure to appear in court. Bond was $250 cash.
Patricia D. Stuble, 43, 518 Glenns Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Oct. 31 on a charge of misuse of a credit or debit card. Bond was $2,500.
Meghann P. Summers, 26, 6 Oak Grove Lane, Brownstown, was arrested on Oct. 29 on a warrant for possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine. Bond was $7,500.
Sharon S. Martin, 29, RR 2, Brownstown, was arrested on Oct. 28 on a charge of driving while her license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.
One year later
Written by Administrator Monday, 17 November 2014 12:25
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
Leaning against a wheel of Russell and Patricia Booherʼs camping trailer, rests a heart- shaped landscaping stone that reads:
"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."
One year after a tornado destroyed their home and upended their lives, it is great perspective to have.
The Boohers, as well as their former neighbor Ina Abendroth, were victims of the tornado that touched down in rural St. Elmo this time last year. All three have spent the past year dealing with the aftermath. The Boohers are building a new home on the same ground, while Abendroth is living just outside of Brownstown.
Magnus recognized for 35 years at city
Written by Administrator Monday, 10 November 2014 11:13
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
Since 1979, several St. Elmo mayors have come and gone. City clerks and treasurers have said hello and waved goodbye. But through that time, one smiling face has been constant in the city hall office—that of lifelong St. Elmo resident Mary Magnus. At the Nov. 3 session of the city council, Magnus was recognized by Mayor Ernie Myers for her 35 years of service to the city.
After graduating from St. Elmo High School in 1978, Magnus faced the prospect of finding employment.
“At the same time there was an opening here, I had an interview with Color Press. I didnʼt like to drive, so I stayed here,” she recalls.
Pro Pitcher Patton Achieves Dream With Help From Local Girl
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:18
For professional baseball pitcher and South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton, one of the major keys to his athletic success has come from St. Elmo. Though doubt and frustration have occasionally plagued Spencer during his rise up the minor league ranks, his wife, the former Jiletta Stine of St. Elmo, has always served as a grounding influence for the pitcher.
“She has helped me to focus on where Iʼm at, not the next step,” he said, an approach to his career that he was recently forced to implement without her help.
After being traded from the Kansas City Royals organization to the Rangers in July, Patton served as the closer of the Rangersʼ AAA team, the Round Rock Express. He soon began to hear rumors that he may be called up to the major league team. The pitcher stated that during this time, players were being called up ahead of him, which led to feelings of frustration. He wondered if, despite great performances in AAA, he would make it to The Show.
Though Jiletta had been with him through injury, poor performances, and frustrations with the pace of his call-ups, the couple were now forced to be apart due to the pending delivery of their first child.
“She had the baby back here (Effingham) and so for two months while I was in Round Rock (Texas), I didnʼt see her,” he said, speaking of the period from July until his sonʼs birth in September. “She wasnʼt there to encourage me.”
Leaning on his wifeʼs career-long reminders to focus on the moment, Patton realized his dream of becoming a major league baseball player, but not before becoming a father. In a fairy-tale twist, he received word at the end of August that he would be sent up to the major league team; however, he was granted time to fly home to be with his wife for the delivery of their baby, a boy named Bruer, on Sept. 2. He then had to fly to Arlington, Texas to join the big-league club on Sept. 4.
After arriving in Arlington, he sat in the bullpen during his first game, surprised when he was called upon to enter game against the Seattle Mariners. He retired six straight batters.
For the season, he pitched 10 innings, including being called in to face Albert Pujols. For Spencer, a childhood fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, it was a thrill.
“Iʼm a big fan of his. I remember thinking that I was blessed to be playing the same game as him,” he recalls. In three appearances against the former Cardinal, Patton struck him out, forced him into a groundout, and gave up a base hit.
Staying in the moment, it seems, has served him well.
Spencer, Jiletta, and Bruer Patton are making their offseason home in St. Elmo. Patton will report to Rangers spring training in February where he has been told he has a chance to compete for a spot on the major league roster.
Fayette County Police Reports 11-4-14
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:00
Leo A. Penn, 30 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Oct. 28 for failure to appear in court on an alleged violation of an order of protection. Bond was $5,000.
Adam C. Warner, 31 of Brownstown, was arrested on Oct. 27 for failure to appear in court on a small claims matter. Bond was $500 cash.
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