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Today's Features

  • Vandalia Elementary School students who received "Pick of the Litter" honors for January are shown above.

  • Members of the class of 1951 at LaGrove Community High School in Farina gathered recently at the home of Charles and Ann Leonard in Greenville.

    Above, from left to right, are Ernie Furrow, Marilyn Mueller Frederickson, Ann Baumann Leonard, Mary deWerff Hemphill, Dorothy Stock Finch, Merle Aukamp and Howard Blomberg.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fisher of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday with an open house.

  • Megan Cothern and Tyler Westendorf, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Amanda McDowell and Chad Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Tracee Curtis and Tim Largent, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Next Wednesday at noon, the first Lenten Luncheon of the season sponsored by the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will be held at First Christian Church, continuing a tradition of years past.

  • Looking In on the LongHorn Cow-Girls
    No, these are not representatives of an Old West “Longhorn Saloon”-type clientele, but these are the Homestead cow-girls, Betsy, the head cow; Geneva, also known as the Bartels Girl (she originally came from the Gary Bartels’ ranch); “Red,” the rebel; and the red Homestead Heifers, Minny and Mosie.

  • Birth
    Ryan and Kristi Kraemer are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 25, 2013.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was named Zoey Rylynn. She has two brothers, Liam and Kolby.
    Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer.
    Birth
    Clint and Erica Storck are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 29, 2013.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Zoey Michaele.
    Grandparents are Keith and Jody Storck, and Denton and Darletta Brasel.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.