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Today's Features

  • Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn’s Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.
    Each year, the banquet recognizes Girl Scouts from across Southern Illinois who achieve significant accomplishments in community service and leadership.

  • Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel of Vandalia will celebrate her 96th birthday on April 24.

    Cards may be sent to her at: 211 N. Kennedy Blvd., Apt. 103, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Brittney Leila Laue of Altamont and Brady Joseph Kramer of Farina were united in marriage in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.

  • Five generations of the Huskey family are pictured above. Dorothy Huskey, seated, is holding Mariah Mahon-Jackson.

    In back are Tonja Wilkerson, Jeanne Thomas and Gaige Jackson.

  • 70th Confirmation
    Class Reunion
    The Confirmation class of St. Peter Lutheran Church of 1944 attended church service on Sunday morning, April 6, for their 70th anniversary.
    Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Daris Knauer of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Rothe of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bernhardt of Vandalia; Elmer Meyer of St. Peter; and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter.  Other guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Knauer.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
    Friday, April 18
    • The Fayette County Schools Children Art Show starts in the Fayette County Museum, Vandalia, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Ministerial Alliance Good Friday service, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church.
    Saturday, April 19

  • OOPS! Correction on Village Yard Sales Dates
    • Village yard sales days are Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7.
    • Village cleanup day is Friday, June 13.
    Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    Coming Events
    • First Baptist Church sunrise service at the Cross at Wren Bridge on Easter at 6:14 a.m.
    • United Methodist Church Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church.

  • Gunner Robert Miles
    Mark and Sheri Miles of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:53 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Gunner Robert weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Alice Miles of Vandalia, and Gary and Jerri George of Centralia.

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) has wrapped up the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, and Riely Ward, a Girl Scout Junior from Vandalia, was the top cookie seller for the Fayette County area.
    “Our girls, their parents and our fantastic volunteers have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to ensure that our 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program was a success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.  “I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their dedication and commitment to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.”

  • Jean Schorsch
    An open house to honor Jean Schorsch on her retirement from Rural King will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at Northside Christian Church on West Jackson Street in Vandalia.
    The public is invited.