St. Elmo Area News

Brownstown Car-B-Q Serves Ribs, Pulled Pork, Experiences

BY SHELBY NIEHAUS “You just gotta be here,” Grant Sefton says. From the center of his corner lot in Brownstown, he looks around at classic trucks and cars, rusted out, half-buried in the ground, and converted into art objects: fountains, flowerbeds, and signs. A gravel road leads around the fountain and past a cluster of…

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Myers Resigns as Alderman; City Raises Water Rate

The St. Elmo city board held their monthly meeting last week on Thursday, July 5, a day later than usual because of the 4th of July holiday. In a major shake up for the city board, Dylan Myers has resigned his position as Alderman Ward I. In a letter to the city board, Myers stated…

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Greenhouse Skin and Spa Opens Doors in Downtown St. Elmo

BY MARK HOSKINS In a world of ever increasing mass production and globalized commerce, it is rare to have access to locally sourced, handmade products in your neighborhood. That is exactly what Ashley Potter is offering customers at Greenhouse Skin & Spa in downtown St. Elmo. The newly opened business offers a variety of services…

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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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