• Kaskaskia College

    Small business workshop
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop, “Starting a Small Business in Illinois,” on Thursday, July 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 Fillmore St.
    Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan as well as a marketing plan; how to get organized and maintain records; determining the form of your business structure; and legal and financial basics.

  • VCHS class of '84 sets reunion

    The Vandalia Community High School class of 1984 will hold its 30-year reunion Aug. 1-2.
    Plans include a gathering at The Copper Penny on Friday evening; a golf scramble at the Vandalia Country and Golf Club on Saturday morning; and a complete entertainment extravaganza to celebrate the 30th anniversary on Saturday evening.
    For more information, members of the class can email vchs1984reunion@gmail.com or visit the VCHS Class of 1984 Facebook page.

  • Patoka registration is Aug. 3-6

    The Patoka School District has released registration information for the 2014-15 school year.
    The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 18, with students in session from 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. For the first two weeks of school, students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
    Registration will be held under the following schedule:
    • Pre-K – Monday, Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • K-12 – Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 4-5, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon-6 p.m.
    The school office will be closed from 11 a.m.-noon each day.

  • College News

    Monmouth College
    A Fayette County resident was among students at Monmouth College during its annual honors convocation.
    Haley J. Wollerman of Bingham received the Kate Spencer Memorial Scholarship.
    A senior business administration major, she is the daughter of Lynn and Julie Wollerman of Bingham.

    A Patoka resident was named the recipient of a scholarship at Southern Illinois Carbondale for the fall semester.

  • Where are they now?


    City where you currently reside: Bartlett.

  • VHC releases info on school physicals

    Summertime means baseball, picnics and pooltime – and the kickoff to school and sports physical season. Yet, in the midst of the fun, physicals are often forgotten until school is right around the corner.
    And if a child doesn’t have a physical on record by the start of the school year, he or she could miss out on the upcoming fall sports season or even be subject to exclusion from school if an exam is not completed by Oct. 15.

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  • CNN Money notes Lake Land College's success rate

    The national online publication CNN Money recently recognized Lake Land College among the nation’s best 100 community colleges in preparing students for graduation.
    Lake Land College’s 54 percent success rate is also in the top 25 in the state, tied for seventh.
    The study, conducted by a joint venture between CNN Money and College Measures, is based on the success rate of graduating students within three years or students transferring to a four-year university.

  • Kaskaskia College releases list of spring graduates

    Associate in Arts
    Newton D. Albert**, Mulberry Grove
    Bradley Wade Braddock**, Patoka
    Amy M. Cox, Vandalia    
    Tracy Lynn Fifer*, Vandalia    
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia    
    Associate in Science
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia
    Associate in General Studies
    Molli Shae Tedrick, Shobonier
    Andrew Chase Dossett, Vandalia    
    Jade C. Warren, Vandalia
    Associate in Applied Science-Accounting

  • KC president announces plans to retire in 2015

    At its meeting last week, the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees approved the retirement next year of the college’s president, Dr. James Underwood.