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Today's Features

  • The week following the crucifixion of Christ was and is a week of hope and trust.

  • Taylor Lynn Rose Koonce
    Joshua Koonce and Misty Cole of Effingham are the parents of a girl born at 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Jessica Ireland of Shobonier and Christopher Whitehead of St. Peter have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Caylee Orr and John Zimmer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family and friends from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Pana.

  • 15 Years Ago

    1996 – Haier Plumbing & Heating of Okawville was hired by the city of Vandalia to lay a city water line to the new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center.
    Adam Lach and Chris Mason of Vandalia Community High School were selected by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 to attend Boys’ State in the summer at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

  • Lutherans living in Sharon and Hurricane townships organized the Jehovah Lutheran Church in what is now Shafter Township in 1879. Prior to 1913, Shafter Township was part of Sharon, and was identified as West Sharon Township.

  • If you are entering Tony Koberlein’s workshop and showroom for the first time, be prepared, because you might come face-to-face with a snarling, teeth-bared coyote, a huge elk, a full-size longhorn cow or a life-size buck deer with a large rack.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday nights with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 21
    • The annual Fayette County School Children Art Show will be held April 21-25. It is sponsored by Artworks Gallery and will be held in the exhibit area above the Fayette County Museum at 301 W. Main St., Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on most Sundays.