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Volunteers Contribute with Community Garden in Brownstown
Written by Administrator Monday, 08 September 2014 12:38
By Panzi Blackwell
Mrs. Betty Burnheimer has lived in her modest, little, but nice, home for over fifty years. The little house sits on a corner lot which, apparently, is composed of very fertile soil, that has supported bountiful harvests of vegetables since Mrs. Burnheimer has put out garden over the fifty years of residence.
“It has always been a good garden, even without any rain,” she shared. Other folks in the area claim that “Betty’s garden was always one of the best gardens in town” , and that when she was younger, the garden was about ten times bigger than it is now., indicating the area reached across a big expanse of what is now a pretty lawn, reaching to a neighbor’s house.
Fayette County Police Reports 9-2-14
Written by Administrator Friday, 29 August 2014 12:27
Jordan M. Donaldson, 26, Altamont, was arrested on August 23 on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,000.
Thomas J. McCall, 44 of St. Elmo, was arrested on August 22 on charges of concealing or aiding a fugitive, obstructing justice, manufacture or delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment. Bond was $10,000.
Skylar M. Dye, 20 of St. Elmo, was arrested on August 22 on a charge of obstructing justice. Bond was $1,500.
Terry J. Gumm, 42 of Brownstown, was arrested on August 20 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, resisting a peace officer and leaving the scene of an accident. Bond was $3,000.
Fayette County HCE Board Meets
Written by Administrator Friday, 29 August 2014 11:40
Eleven members of the Fayette County Home and Community Education (HCE) met Monday, August 25, 2014, at the Extension Building in Vandalia.
Club President, Flo Allen called the meeting to order and led the pledge tp the American Flag.
Secretary, Joyce Mueller, gave the roll call and read the minutes of the July meeting which was approved as read.
St. Elmo School Could be $300,000 Short
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:24
St. Elmo school board members reviewed a fiscal year budget anticipating a $299,000 deficit during their regular meeting on August 18 in the Unit Office.
During her financial report St. Elmo Unit Superintendent Deb Philpot informed the Board of Education that the district looks to be approximately $300,000 short of the budget needs.
Superintendent Deb Philpot mentioned several reasons for the deficit, with a lack of fiscal responsibility at the state level being chief among them.
Fayette County Police Reports 8-19-14
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:47
Ronnie W. Spence, 23 of St. Elmo, and Kayla R. Garner, 24 of Effingham, were arrested on August 7 on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. Bond was $50,000 and $10,000, respectively.
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