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Education

  • Maxey president of St. Elmo board

    Kevin Maxey was elected president of the St. Elmo Board of Education as the board reorganized last Monday.
    Chad Wilhour was elected vice president of the board, Andra Carson was elected secretary, and Marcia Heckert was appointed as district treasurer.
    During the meeting, Superintendent Deb Philpot reported that the Altamont district has approached the St. Elmo district about initiating consolidation discussions. The board agreed to meet with Altamont representatives to discuss the topic.

  • 'Drive One for Your School' in Farina

    South Central High School is joining with Engel Brothers Ford in Farina for "Drive One for Your School" this Saturday.
    From 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each person test-driving a Ford at the dealership will raise money for the school.
    For more information, call 245-6686.

  • Murrell performs in UE opera

    Ian Murrell of Vandalia was among the students at the University of Evansville who presented the opera "The Magic Flute" last month.
    Murrell, who is majoring in music performance, performed in the role of Papageno.
    Dialogue for the opera was spoken in English and sung in German (and translated for the audience).
     

  • MAPS Students at Art Show

    The students of Mid-America Prepatory School in Herrick pictured above participated in the Fayette County Art Show at the Fayette County Museum in Vandalia.

    In front, from left to right, are Macey Heselton, Bailey Prosser, Victoria Miller, Chloe Bain and Chloe Wehrle. In back are Monica Mosley, Kaitlyn Allen, Tiana Cox, Alexis Gillespey, Miranda Lawinger and art instructor Lisa Bain.

  • NHS Holds Prom for Seniors

    The National Honor Society chapter at Vandalia Community High School held a prom for senior citizens on Friday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.

    Above, NHS sponsor Anne Winchester and some of the NHS members prepare the refreshments table for the event. In the second photo, Winchester and a few of the NHS members talk with seniors who attended the prom.

    In the third photo, NHS member Michael Wells dances with Glendora Godbersen, one of the seniors attending the event.

  • Brownstown band, chorus concert is Sunday afternoon

    The Brownstown School District band and chorus students will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the high school gym.
    The concert will showcase songs from a variety of musical genres.

  • BHS Prom Candidates
  • Pick of the Litter at VES
  • Vandalia School District Retirees Honored
  • Kaskaskia College

    Step aerobics class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a step aerobics class at the Fayette County YMCA in Vandalia on Thursdays, May 2-30, from 5-6 p.m.
    The registration number for the class is COED 5410 VA01E.
    This class will be a low-impact cardio workout using an adjustable step bench for a total body workout.
    The cost for this course is $25, but students over 60 may register at no cost.