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Education

  • Poster Contest Winners

    The Fayette County Health Department sponsored a Healthy Living poster contest to all Fayette County students in grades 2-8.

  • KC Vandalia

    Healthy heart workshop
    The University of Illinois Extension Center, in partnership with Kaskaskia College, is offering a two-day “Meals for a Healthy Heart” workshop on Monday and Wednesday, June 23 and 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Vandalia Campus.
    The course number is COED-8091-VA01E. All students pay a $20 registration fee.

  • Ramsey eighth-graders advance to State History Fair

    On Thursday, May 8, five eighth-grade students from Ramsey Junior High participated in the Illinois State History Fair held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

  • College News

    St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    Joe Critcheloe of Vandalia graduated with a doctorate degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy on May 4.

    Critcheloe is currently residing and working in St. Charles, Mo.
    He is the son of Kathy Critcheloe and Mike Critcheloe, and the grandson of Marvin and Pat Nichols, and Judy Critcheloe and the late Ken Critcheloe.

  • VCHS Band Awards

    The Vandalia Community High School Band held its year-end meal and awards program last Thursday.

  • Drive for the Kids nets $2,020 for VES

    Hosick Motors Inc. helped raise $2,020 in funding for Vandalia Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was held on April 25, in conjunction with the Fun Fair.
    “Drive for the Kids is a mutually beneficial program. We are pleased to support our local schools, and enjoy demonstrating (our) product,” said Phil Scroggin, manager of the Midwest Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC.

  • Brownstown School Retirees

    Brownstown Superintendent Adam Bussard, left in both photos, is shown with two employees who retired at the end of the school year – Danny Barker (first photo), a bus driver for 17 years; and Dave Arnold (second photo), a custodial and maintenance employee for 33 years.

  • Bowman honored at IEA meeting

    Brownstown Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Casie Bowman was recently honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the Illinois Education Association.

  • Where are they now?

    CANDI JO (MOYER) LEDUC

    City where you currently reside: Glen Carbon
    Year graduated from VCHS: 2003

  • Essay Contest Winners

    The three winners in the essay contest held by the Fayette County Health Department during National Public Health Week, April 7-11.

    The theme was "The Importance of Public Health in a Rural Community." The winners are, from left: Sydney Werner of St. Elmo, third; Isaac Daiber of Vandalia, first; and Morgan Cauble of Ramsey, second. They received cash prizes. The essay contest was open to all ninth- and 10th-graders in the county.