St. Elmo Area News

Brownstown Jr. High Eighth Graders Promoted

BY MARK HOSKINS The eighth graders at Brownstown Jr. High will be taking the next step on their journey toward adulthood. During a ceremony last Thursday, The eighth graders were promoted as they move on to high school. Principal Jeff Wooters welcomed the crowd gathered in the gym and spoke a few words of association…

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Board of Education Approvals Personnel Changes

BY MARK HOSKINS The St. Elmo Community Unit School District #202 Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, April 16. Among several items, the board approved several changes to personnel. First, the board accepted the resignation of Carly Dorr as the Jr. High Cheerleading Co-sponsor. The board also adopted a resolution authorizing the…

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WWII Vet Lowe Honored by American Legion

    On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Weakly-Rowland American Legion Post No. 420 in St. Elmo honored a member of the greatest generation when they unveiled a plaque honoring Richard M. Lowe for his service in World War II. “Heroes are those who gave their life for this country. I’m not one of those yet,…

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Dieterich Bank Invests in St. Elmo with New Building

    Having served the community of St. Elmo since 2015 in a temporary building, Dieterich Bank finally has a permanent branch location here in St. Elmo. The new branch is officially open as of Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The brand new building is located at 423 E. Cumberland Road, right next to the Dollar…

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Man Arrested, Charged with 2017 Murder of Brownstown Man

A Mulberry Grove man was arrested last week and charged with the murder of a 56 year old rural Brownstown man in September of 2017. In a release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday, it stated “Today the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations and the…

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SEB Basketball Team Kicks off Season with Spirit Night

              Spirit night for the St. Elmo/Brownstown High School Boys Basketball team was held on Friday, Nov. 17 in the St. Elmo high school gym. The cheerleaders kicked off the evenings activities with a chili supper before introductions were made of the cheerleaders and basketball team at 7 p.m.

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Altamont VFW, St. Elmo to Hold Veterans Day Celebration

Altamont VFW Post 7676 and American Legion Post 512 proudly help bring together another great Veteran’s Day celebration to Altamont.  This year, the ceremony will take place at the Altamont VFW on Saturday morning, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 am. The activities will kick off with a program honoring local veterans. Rev Lowell Donnelley of the…

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Fifth Graders Display Projects at “Native American Museum”

Mrs. Lloyd’s fifth graders at Brownstown wrapped up a unit on Native Americans by displaying their group projects. Each group made a poster board with information about their tribe, including where the tribes lived, what they wore, weapons used, and more. In addition to the poster board, the students made a model of their assigned…

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School Board Adopts New Budget, Policies, and Hires

The St. Elmo Community Unit School District #202 Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, Sept. 26. After a brief budget hearing, the regular session proceeded by approving the minutes from the Aug. 21 board meeting.  Bills and financial reports were given along with monthly administrative reports. The board next adopted the Fiscal…

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