Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Fayette County Home and Community Education held its 63rd annual dinner and meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with 44 members and five guests signing the register.

  • By Pat Rhodes
    I don’t know about all of you,  but I was very happy to have a warm DRY day on Monday. With all the rain we have had,  you can almost see the grass and weeds growing. I took advantage of the day and mowed my yard on Monday afternoon, as it looks like we have more rain in the forecast.
    We will be praying for some of this rain in August. It seems that we are never satisfied with the weather.