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Area News

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, July 7 – Meat loaf, baked potato, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, July 8 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Monday, July 11 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.
    Tuesday, July 12 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • Reunions

    Shulman
    The 47th annual Maurice Shulman family reunion was held June 22-26 in Vandalia.
    Celebrated with the reunion were Maurice’s 94th birthday (June 23) and Maurice’s grandson Joe’s recent master's degree graduation from Boston University (June 18).
    No births, deaths or marriages occurred in the family this past year.
    Twenty-seven of the 36 descendants of Maurice and Golda Shulman attended.
    Present were Maurice Shulman of Vandalia;

  • Brownstown-Sefton News June 30, 2011

     “Nadine” Has Come to Brownstown and Gone… (But the memory lingers on…)
    …And what memories!

  • Frogtown News June 30, 2011

    St. Peter Auxiliary
    The St. Peter American Legion Auxiliary held its meeting at the Legion Home on June 21 at 7:30 p.m., with 12 members present.

  • St. Elmo News-June 30, 2011

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 30
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.

  • In Uniform

    Mitchell Green
    Mitchell Green, an Army staff sergeant with the 2/2 Stryker Cavalry Regiment, has returned on block leave to his home in Vandalia after finishing a year-long combat deployment in Afghanistan as a squad leader in a Stryker vehicle unit.

  • Engagement

    Judy Morell of Ramsey and Ben Inman of Switz City, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be recently retired from Graham Packaging in Vandalia.
    The couple will be married at 3 p.m. this Satuday at Christ Tabernacle Apolstolic Church in Herrick.
    A reception at the Christ Tabernacle Eva Hunt Center will follow the ceremony.
    All family members and friends are invited to attend. They may send RSVP's to bsprague70@gmail.com.

  • Von Kanel has articles published

    Christian author, speaker and church musician Danny R. Von Kanel has recently received word a number of his articles will be in publication over the next few months.
    Von Kanel served First Baptist Church in Vandalia from 1984-87. While at Vandalia, he was president of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, and the founder and director of Framework Emphasis, a year-long interdenominational youth project to bring about a spiritual awakening among Vandalia youth.
    The articles being published include:

  • Legionnaires asked to support flag project

    During one of the recent meetings of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia, members discussed the immediate need to replace the flags on the stage of the Legion Home.
    Members noted that age has taken its toll on the American flag and the American Legion Post 95 flag, and have learned that the total cost of replacement for the flags – and the bases, staff eagles and tassels – is approximately $890.
    Pledge cards were passed out to all members at a recent meeting, and filled-out cards were collected at the end of that meeting.

  • Birds of Prey

    Children participating in the summer reading program at Evans Public Library in Vandalia last week watched a presentation on birds of prey given by representatives of the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur. The children saw a peregrin falcon, marlin and red-tail hawk.