Today's Features

  • A look back at the 1947 Vandalia High School yearbook will give an accurate picture of Dr. Laurene Mabry as you review her credits, accomplishments and awards, and the assessment of the staff and fellow students of her character, integrity and abilities.

  • Brad Elmore was born in Kentucky on Sept. 9, 1922, but at the age of 4, he lost his mother and younger brother in a fire. He was brought by his father to Patoka be reared by his grandparents.

  • Irene Reed was born to Henry and Hanna Lange in March 88 years ago between Vandalia and Shobonier. A very pleasant lady, she smiles easily and contributes alertly and knowledgeably to conversation, both of times past and today.

  • Jordan Evans’ family had something special to be thankful a few weeks ago, when son Jordan, who is an E3 in the Air Force, came home for Thanksgiving, surprising his family.

  • If you drive by Chad and Shannon Mayfield’s Brownstown home, you may see beautiful and useful works of art, the result of his creative mind and gifted hands. Those include the ends of propane gas tanks made into useful fire pits that are also works of art, customized to the buyer’s tastes and interests.

  • Employees at Rural King in Vandalia wanted to do something different for their store’s Christmas decorations this year, something that their customers, co-workers and friends could share in.


    Anna Jean Rhodes is a very busy lady, but not too busy to enjoy Christmas and the beauty of her surroundings in her home.


  • Koda Leah Ennen
    Cody and Katelyn Ennen of St. Peter are the parents of a girl born at 5:08 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Aug. 28 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and five guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Dean Black. After the meal, Black welcomed all who were present.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for August were read, and health issues of two members were updated.
    Deeds awards were given to several members who had volunteered 50 or more hours.

  • Kleinik
    The 86th Kleinik family reunion was held Aug. 31 at Greenville Patriots’ Park main pavilion, with a potluck at noon. Twenty-seven were present. Evelyn Hecht was the eldest present, at age 84; and Corey Elam was the youngest present. Kent Elam traveled the farthest from Portland, Ind.
    The 2015 officers are Brent Elam, president; Dean Kleinik, vice president; and Carol Herrin, secretary/treasurer.