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Education

  • Jefferson Primary Fun Fest

    Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia will hold its annual Fun Fest this Friday, from 5-8 p.m.
    The Fun Fest will include a variety of games and activities, as well as a hot dog and chili supper.
    From 4:30-8 p.m., Hosick Motors in Vandalia is holding a Chrysler Drive for the Kids fundraiser. During that time, any licensed driver who is at least 18 years old may test drive a Chrysler Town & Country and raise money for the school. Each driver earns a $10 donation for the school.

  • Honor Roll

    Brownstown Junior-Senior High School
    First Quarter
    Seniors
    High Honors  – Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Austin Rhodes, Shelby Rine, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlin Yorde.
    Honors – Sue DuFaux, Austin Hunter, Tara Johnson, Mendy Romans, India Sidwell, Ashton Smith and Sarah Swain.
    Juniors
    High Honors – Danielle Austin, Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink and Michaela Walk.

  • Patoka HS Homecoming

    Patoka High School will hold its homecoming dance this Saturday.

  • Harvesting the value of Community service

    On a recent Friday, the freshmen class at Vandalia Community High School was treated to a day out of the classroom.

  • Mole Day Proclamation

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring this Tuesday as Mole Day in Vandalia.

    Mole Day is a day created as a way to foster students' interest in chemistry. Shown with the mayor are Vandalia Community High School students Paige Ehrat, Caitlin Alverson and Jordan Boren.

  • VCSF All-School Reunion

    About 225 people attended the Vandalia All-School Reunion held at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • VCHS Class of 1962

  • Kaskaskia College

    Starting a Small Business class
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a “Starting a Small Business in Illinois” workshop on Monday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Workforce Center, 325 S. Poplar St. in Centralia.
    Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan and a marketing plan; and how to get organized and maintain records.
    Other topics will include: determining the form of your business organization; and legal and financial basics.

  • Durbin donates to Patoka FFA

    Durbin Vet Clinic recently donated $528 to the Patoka FFA chapter. The donation was made possible by a Pfizer Animal Health program.

  • KC bands will present first concert of season

    The Kaskaskia College Music Department will present its first concert of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday with the fall instrumental concert. The concert will feature the Kaskaskia College Concert and Jazz Bands under the direction of Professor Cliff Jourdan.
    Concert band highlights include "The Processional Wedding March” by John Philip Sousa, and “Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’ Finale Excerpts” by Antonin Dvorak.