• Johnson picked for Boys State

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia selected Justin Johnson to attend the Illinois 78th annual session of Boys State on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
    Johnson, who will be a senior at Vandalia Community High School, is the son of Patrick and Amy Johnson.
    Boys State, being held June 8-14, is a seven-day, hands-on experience in the operation and fundamentals of government through doing, not just learning. They work together and form a state that is unlike any other.

  • College News

    Tori Hagy graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston on May 4.

  • Honor Roll

    Second Semester
    High honors-Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlin Yorde.
    Honors-Tara Johnson, Austin Rhodes and Ashton Smith.
    High honors-Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink, Jacob Rolfingsmeier and Michaela Walk.
    Honors-Danielle Austin, Ashley Holmbert, Alissa Lange, Dustin Lawson, Jill Schilling, Lauren Shelton and Jeffery Taylor.
    High honors-Katie Kroll, Audriana Pruett and Corie Sasse.

  • Children Helping Children

    Students in a class at Brownstown Elementary School have again helped a classmate in her ongoing effort to pay back a hospital that has treated her.

  • Graduation Day
  • Winner of Disney Prize

    Angel Kopp was the winner of the $5,000 Disney prize given away in a fundraiser held by the Vandalia Band Boosters.

    Above, Amy Meyer, chairwoman of the fundraiser, gives the prize certificate to Kopp. In front, from left to right, are Meyer, Kopp and son Baylen Kopp, Delaney Kopp and Logan Roberts, who sold the winning ticket. In back are Band Boosters members Tammy Hall, Carla Huhn, Diane Isringhausen, Kim Fiscus, Kelly Roberts and Diane Torbeck.

  • LLC dental hygiene class goes to Tennessee

    Several Lake Land College dental hygiene instructors and students from the senior dental hygiene class recently traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for a volunteer service learning experience.

  • The Best of their Class
  • College News

    Eastern Illinois University
    Jamie Montgomery of Vandalia graduated from Eastern Illinois University on Saturday, May 4, with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences.

  • Mother's Day Art Contest Winners

    The winners of an art contest held by WJLY Radio and McDonald's are shown.