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Today's Features

  • “Now unto Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”

    Ephesians 3:20 

    This is Patty Sprague’s favorite scripture, which she feels has given her the strength through the years.

  • Wilma Kruger, a life-long resident of the area, doesn’t recall when she began entering the competitions at the Fayette County Fair; she only remembers that it has been many years.

  • The late Clifford Nickels, who lived on the road now known as Ill. Route 185, across from the area on which the 4-Mile Store once stood, shared many of his memories of the long-ago days of his youth.

  • Fayette Faces is focusing on the day care/child care centers in the area, and this week’s visit was made to the recently established Bright Beginnings managed by Amie LeDuc.

  • This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This mother and daughter, pictured nearly 20 years ago,  both still live in Vandalia.

  • Notable Facts
    About Ramsey
    The village of Ramsey is a pioneer in history. It is documented in a proclamation by the state senate and representatives that Ramsey was the first town in Illinois to see women vote.

  • Elam
    The Elam family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch is at noon, and those attending are asked to take a covered dish and table service.

  • Danielle Neller and Ian Brown, both of Pontoon Beach, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • It took eight years, but Jarod Maske of Boy Scout Troop 121, chartered to Lincoln Trails Council of the Two Rivers District, reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge.

    The final step in the process was his Eagle project, refurbishing the bell tower for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
    The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting, but also for the young man as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.

  • Delila Beckman
    A party to celebrate Delila Beckman’s 80th birthday will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Vandalia Eagles Club, 112 N. Sixth St., Vandalia.

    The celebration will include a meet and greet from 4-5 p.m.; food and refreshments from 5-6 p.m.; cake and punch from 6-7 p.m.; and music by “Heartland Express.”
    The public is invited to attend. No gifts, please.