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Rhodes wins St. Elmo Citizen of the Year



Written by Administrator Monday, 14 September 2015 12:15


The culminating event at St. Elmo’s Labor Day Celebration on Monday, Sept. 7, was also the culmination of Anna Jean Rhodes’ life of community service. Rhodes, who moved to St. Elmo in 1938, won the city’s Citizen of the Year award.

Rhodes currently serves as a writer of St. Elmo news for several publications, while also being active in many organizations. She is a part of the Fayette County Home and Community Education organization, for which she serves as second vice president, St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, St. Elmo Education Foundation. She also is the secretary of Historical Vandalia, Inc.


Fayette County Police Reports 9-8-15


Fayette County Police Reprts

Written by Administrator Friday, 04 September 2015 13:49


Nathan Beccue, 19 of Altamont, was arrested on Sept. 1 on warrant for failure to appear. $10,000 bond. Beccue remains in jail.

Gracie Olmstead, 32 of Brownstown was arrested on Aug. 31 for probation violation on revocation. Bond of $5,000. Olmstead remains in jail.

Preston Gilpin, 23 of Mason, was arrested on Aug. 31 on a warrant for failure to appear. Gilpin was released on bond of $1,500.

Dallas Doggett, 26 of Brownstown, was arrested on Aug. 29. Doggett turned himself in and is serving 4.8 hours for drug court violation.

Eric Forbes, 49 of Brownstown, was arrested on Aug. 28 for disorderly conduct. Forbes bonded out for $1,200.

John Durbin, 20 of Beecher City, was arrested on Aug. 28 for aggravated fleeing, criminal trespassing, burglary, theft over $500, criminal damage to property, driving while license was suspended, reckless driving, failure to stop at an intersection, careless operation of an ATV. Durbin was held on $60,000.


St. Elmo Labor Day Weekend Events



Written by Administrator Monday, 31 August 2015 14:00

Saturday, September 5

8 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk

8 a.m. - City Wide Garage Sales

8 a.m. - Farmers Market (on Bank Lot) Flea Market, Crafts, Food

4 p.m. - Pet Parade (line up at 6th Place by Bradford Supply)

6-9 p.m. - Cruise in and dance with DJ at Main and 5th Streets in case of rain high school

9 p.m. - Fireworks (at Tower Lake); rain date: Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday, August 31

6 p.m. - Gospel band “Water to Wine” at St. Elmo

Christian Church.

Monday, September 1

Pony rides all day

6-9:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at the firehouse

9 a.m. - Concession stands, flea markets, booths open. Pony rides all day.

10:30 a.m. - Parade begins. Line up at high school at 9 a.m. south on Walnut, east on Second, north on Main and turn east on Fourth. Parade ends at bank. $2 early entry fee. $5 entry fee day of parade

12-6 p.m. - Dunking booth and inflatable

12:30 p.m. - Parade winners will be announced at 5th and Main St.

1-5 p.m. - Bingo at the corner of 5th and Main St., sponsored by SEBA

5 p.m. - St. Elmo Lion’s Cakewalk

6:15 p.m. Announcement of Citizen of the Year

6:30-9:30 p.m. - Straight Lace Band at 5th and Main St.

8 p.m. - SEBA 50/50 drawing will be held. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Need not be present to win. Gun raffle drawing (or $500 cash) $10 each

Parade sponsored by the St. Elmo Lions Club. Proceeds go to their scholarship fund. Sponsored by the St. Elmo business association in cooperation with the city of St. Elmo.


Rotund Challenge brings three walkers through Altamont and St. Elmo



Written by Administrator Monday, 31 August 2015 13:54

Beginning their 2700-mile journey from western New York to southern California, the trio recently walked along Rt. 40 through Altamont and St. Elmo.

Chris and Jason are fighting to lose weight, while Joe has his own reasons for undertaking the challenge.

Photos and information can be viewed at


Fayette County Police Reports 9-1-15


Fayette County Police Reprts

Written by Administrator Monday, 31 August 2015 11:39


Blake M. Sefton, 18 of Brownstown, was arrested Aug. 24 for a domestic battery charge. He was held on a bond of $5,000.


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