Today's Features

  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – Stuffed green peppers, augratin potatoes, gourmet carrots, cantaloupe and bread.
    Friday, Aug. 5 – Roast beef, mashed potatoes, tomatoes & zucchini, melon medley, peanut butter cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Monday, Aug. 8 – Swiss steak, baked potato, spinach, blushing pears, graham crackers and bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, glazed carrots, watermelon and whole wheat bread.  
    Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Chicken salad on bun, tomato medley, kidney bean salad and peaches

  • Rachel Ozella and Dustin Graumenz have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Amanda Patterson and Shaye Pommer, both of Mulberry Grove, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Dawn Simpson and Kyle Urban have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Kari Atchison of Patoka and Jared Martin of Altamont have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Floreine Lange
    The family of Floreine Lange has requested a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 11.
    A family dinner is being planned.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 512 Walker St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Rebecca Kinsey and Joel Brinkmann, both of Albion, were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Albion, with the Rev. Kirk Rowe officiating the double-ring ceremony.

  • Brianne Taylor and Jason Garner, both of Glendale, Ariz., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

    The bride is the daughter of Greg and Krystal Hohlt, and Ed and Kim Taylor, all of Vandalia. She is currently a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
    The groom is the son of Alan and Janet Garner of Lone Tree, Colo. He is in the Air Force.
    The couple resides in Glendale, Ariz.

  • Joseph Maximilian Kirk
    Joe and Lorin Kirk of Vandalia are the parents of boy born at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Joseph Maximilian.
    Grandparents are Fred and Vanessa Keck, and Mark and Molly Kirk, all of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are David and Veronica Keck, Dan and Linda Michel, and Janice and the late Joe Kirk.

  • Hoffman
    The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 19 at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    Five families were not represented – Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond Hoffman.