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Education

  • BES Jump Rope for Heart

    A Jump Rope for Heart event took place at Brownstown Elementary School last week. During one of the "jumping" days, students participated in the Hurdle Hop.

    Students are collecting money for the American Heart Association through Feb. 3. The event, sponsored by the AHA, encouraged students to work on cardio and coordination, and maintain a healthy life style now to reduce their risks of heart attack and heart disease in their future.

  • SCHS students attend FBLA conference

    Future Business Leaders of America members and advisers from South Central High School attended the Southwestern Area FBLA Conference at Kaskaskia College in Centralia on Saturday, Jan. 18.

  • BES Spelling Bee

    Brownstown Elementary School held its annual spelling bee on Wednesday morning. In the first photo are the spellers who competed for the school's top prize.

    From left to right are fourth-graders Taylor Smith and Quinton Logan; fifth-graders Cassi Payne and Conner Reeter; and sixth-graders Makenzie Walk and Bryton Pruett. In the second photo is Walk, who won the competition and now advances to the county spelling bee in Mulberry Grove on Feb. 21.

  • VCSD Receives Grant

    The Vandalia Community Unit School District recently received a $4,000 grant from the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, along with CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum and materials after each of the district's four buildings began a coordinated school health program.

  • Honor Rolls

    VANDALIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
    Fifth Grade

  • Zumba Class at VES

    Parents and students at Vandalia Elementary School participated in a free zumba session with instructor Kendra Houghtaling.

  • Honor Roll

    RAMSEY JUNIOR HIGH
    Second Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade-Brooke Benhoff, Melany Challans, Addison Eddy, Ean Forbus, Brenna Hayes, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay, Blain Marx, Benjamin Morell, Levi Rhodes and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade-Kendell Adermann, Andrew Carroll, Madison Compton, Drew Masset, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton, Samantha Stokes and Halli Troxell.
    Seventh grade-Sadie Simon.
    Eighth grade-Britney Bolyard.
    Honors

  • Shimkus nominates Sefton for academy

    A Brownstown resident is among the 22 area students who Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill., 15th District) has nominated for military academies.

  • Honor Rolls

    BROWNSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Second Quarter
    High Honors – Fourth grade-Annie Chandler and Nathan Grull; fifth grade-Cassi Payne; and sixth grade-Joel Bloemker, Leah Critcheloe, Taralyn Taylor, Makenzie Walk and Brittney Wuehler.
    Honors – Fourth grade-Julianna Berg, Jarrett Graumenz, Kyli Kitchen and Quinton Logan; fifth grade-Olivia Campbell and Jordyn Holman; and sixth grade-Elizabeth Austin, Seth Rees and Max Schraer.

    BROWNSTOWN JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
    First Semester

  • College News

    SIUC
    Erin Keely Hines of Maryland Heights, Mo., was among the fall graduates at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 21.