• Box Tops for Education

    Sha Tedrick's kindergarten class at Jefferson Primary School show off the extra Box Tops for Education coupons that JPS received from Walmart.

    Those coupons will generate $250 for the school. The school also collects box tops and send these all in. For 1,000 bonus boxtops, the school receives $100. The money is used to obtain things for classrooms, such as SMART Boards, prizes and LeapPads, and the school has also applied some of the money toward playground equipment. Residents of the community are asked to give Box Tops for Education box tops to the school.

  • Kicking Off a New Semester

    Vandalia Community High School kicked off the second semester on Monday morning with an all-school PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) assembly.   Below at left, band members Jalea Paslay, Johanna Walton and Kiah Waschle perform a number during the assembly. Below at right is Gabrielle Dossett, one of the winners in the school's recent talent show to perform on Monday.

  • Parrish to study abroad

    Taylor Parrish, a 2011 Vandalia Community High School graduate and Franklin College junior, has been selected to participate in Franklin College’s Study Abroad Program.
    Parrish is a public relations major with a minor in Spanish, a member of the Indiana chapter of Pi Beta Phi and a starter on FC’s lacrosse team.
    In January 2014, Parrish will be traveling to Sunderland, England, to study the cooperative relationship between sport and culture in 20th century England and how this compares to sport culture in America.

  • Brownstown High School Homecoming
  • VJHS Cheerleaders Donate to Caring & Sharing

    Basketball cheerleaders at Vandalia Junior High School donated 43 new infant/toddler outfits to Fayette County Caring and Sharing.

    In front, from left to right, are Sarah Craig and Emma Warner. In the second row are Sophia Richardson and Megan Thierry. In the third row are Bailey Maroon, Kaitlyn Mitchell and Ashlyn Kershaw. In back are Caddie Howard, Karsyn Garrison, Reyna Arenas, Emalee Hall, Bailee Workman and coach Misty Thompson.

  • College News

    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Abbie Marie Corkern will be graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., this Saturday.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Spring CNA classes
    Kaskaskia College is now enrolling students for spring certified nursing assistant classes at the main campus and its education centers, including the Vandalia Campus.
    Dates and times are as follows:
    • The spring Vandalia CNA day class runs Jan. 21-May 1. It is a 13-week class that is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and times range from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  

  • Lindenwood names award after Watson

    Lindenwood University has established a new political science award to honor former Illinois State Senator and GOP Minority Leader Frank Watson.

  • VCHS Students Help Load OCC Boxes


    Members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Vandalia Community High School went to First United Methodist Church last Monday to load Operation Christmas Child boxes.


  • Brownstown Homecoming Candidates


    Brownstown High School will hold its homecoming dance this Saturday from 8-11 p.m., with the coronation set for 8 p.m.