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Ruffner to compete at Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 14 January 2015 14:16
The 56th annual Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant will take place at the IAAF Convention held on Jan. 15-18 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
Miss Fayette County Fair Queen Sierah Ruffner will compete along with 73 other contestants from throughout the state.
Sierah is the 20 year old daughter of Tim and Mandy Worker of Vandalia and Jesse and Michelle Ruffner of Mason. She is currently attending Greenville College pursuing a degree in Business Management.
Instructions will be givenv for the weekend during the official roll call time Thursday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.
Fayette County Police Reports 1-13-15
Written by Administrator Monday, 12 January 2015 13:27
Jacob V. Dilley, 31 of Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 30 for failure to appear in court in a traffic case. Bond was $1,500.
Ryan M. Castic, 22 of St. Elmo, was arrested on Dec. 30 for failure to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $2,500.
Fayette County Police Reports 1-6-15
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:45
Meghann P. Summers, 26 of Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 23 on a warrant for a charge of concealing or aiding a fugitive. Bond was $25,000.
William C. Nickels, 24 of Brownstown, was arrested on Dec. 22 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was $1,500.
Holiday fires make for busy week for local firefighters
Written by Administrator Monday, 05 January 2015 12:06
BY NATHAN SCHOLES
The Altamont Fire Protection District was active over the holidays with two recent fires on Dec. 26 and Dec. 30.
A fire at Blue Mound Tavern, owned by Keith Howell, was reported to the Altamont firehouse at 9:23 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, said fire chief Jon Becker. After an initial assessment, firemen found smoke on the west end of the building.
After removing multiple ceilings, firefighters located flames, which quickly spread. Howell informed the unit that multiple remodeling projects had created void spaces, a cause for the acceleration of the fire.
A garage fire was reported at 5 W. Jefferson in Altamont on Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Responders found that the due to the wind and proximity, the house was be ginning to catch fire. Becker stated that siding and windows on the north side were damaged, but the unit was successful in stopping the flames before they entered the house.
St. Elmo Lions Club hosts Christmas dinner, announces scholarship winners
Written by Administrator Monday, 29 December 2014 14:19
BY ANNA JEAN RHODES
Seventeen Lions Club members and 22 guests were present at the St. Elmo Lions Club Christmas dinner held the evening of Dec. 16 at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
President Dave Maxey welcomed all, introduced some of the guests and led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pee Wee Denton gave the meal blessing.
After the dinner, Maxey asked the two winners of the Lions Club scholarships to tell a little about themselves.
Ashton Smithson, daughter of Shannon Smithson (who was unable to attend), is a freshman at Kaskaskia College. Madison Ledbetter, daughter of Woody and Miranda Ledbetter (Woody was unable to be present), is a freshman at the Lakeland College. Both plan to continue college.
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