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Today's Features

  • A fundraising recital will be held on Saturday, June 13, for a Vandalia resident who has been accepted for study in Colorado this summer.

  • Emmet Alan Reents
    Matt and Afthan Reents of Hillsboro are the parents of a boy born at 9:17 a.m. on May 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital.

  • Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit. Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • An open house will be held this Saturday for a couple formerly from Brownstown who will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary later this month.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Seaton of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12.
    An open house to celebrate the anniversary will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St., Vandalia. The Seatons request no gifts.

  • Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia has announced that Ethan Meyer has been chosen to attend the annual session of Boys’ State.

  • Dave Peyton shows a mess of mushrooms that he found during a recent hunting expedition.

  • Tara Jean Harre
    Tara Jean Harre of the Army Reserves was recently promoted to major.

  • Brenley Mae Clay
    Jason and Jackie Clay of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:49 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Brenley Mae weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny Thiele and the late Brenda Thiele of Vandalia, and Paul and Jackie Clay of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Louie and Betty Thiele of Vandalia, Bill Dothager of Mulberry Grove and Betty Eyman of Greenville.