Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Rich and Heidi Cade, and their daughter, Madeline, began a journey 10 years ago, setting out together, accompanied by their Savior and Comforter, Jesus Christ.

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

  • As the crowd gathered at the Brownstown Veterans Memorial Wall for the 20th annual Memorial Day Service, presented by the Brownstown VFW Post 9770, with numerous red, white and blue American Flags flowing in the breeze against a background of white clouds drifting across the blue sky, it seemed to be a picture of peacefulness and beauty.

  • Carlos Biellier served the United States in field artillery in both World War II and Korea.
    He joined the Merchant Marines when he was still very young, and when he returned to civilian life, he worked, as he put it,  “as a manure salesman,” which was downplaying his profession, for 24 years.

  • “Hospice is not an ending, but a beginning to making every moment count. Hospice provides comfort and dignity for your loved one, and support for your family within the home of facility in which you live.”

  • 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.