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Today's Features

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On Saturday, May 7, the YMCA planted 35 trees. The trees were donated by Rural King Supply.

  • Carissa Grace Myers
    Chad and Sarah Myers of Edinburg are the parents of a girl born at 6:33 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

  • Amanda DuFaux and Jeff Burnam were united in marriage on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Philip and Rosalie Hart will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 2.
    Philip Hart and the former Roaslie Washburn were married on July 2, 1946, in Vandalia.

  • Danny and Barbara Oberlink of Vandalia will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Thursday, June 30.

  • Allen and Jeanette Sasse of Augsburg, rural Shobonier, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 17.

  • Some folks gathered at the old Seminary School recently to celebrate 40 years of county music, dancing and just plain old fellowship and fun for the whole family – no age limit either way.