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Education

  • Patoka celebrating 60th Homecoming

    Patoka High School’s 60th homecoming will be held this Friday.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 31 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Bacon scramble, breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Choice of cereal, pumpkin chocolate chip muffin.   
    Thursday, Nov. 3 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon roll.   
    Friday, Nov. 4 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Lunch
    Monday, Oct. 31 – Chicken breast patty, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • Schools Foundation sees success with reunion, grant

    The 2011 Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion held at the American Legion on Oct. 3 grew as more people attended.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Starting a Business
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop, “Starting a Business in Illinois,” on Friday, from 2-4 p.m.  at the KC Vandalia Campus, 2310 W. Fillmore St.  
    Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan as well as a marketing plan; how to get organized and maintain records; determining the form of your business organization; registering your business; and legal and financial basics.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Oct. 20 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Oct. 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College News

    St. Louis University
    Christopher Britt, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Britt of Vandalia, graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in medicine from St. Louis University this spring.

  • VHS class of 1961 holds 50-year reunion

    Seventy-nine people – including 52 classmates – gathered in Vandalia the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 to attend the 50th reunion of the Vandalia High School class of 1961.

  • Brownstown See You at the Pole

    About 45 students gathered around the flag pole at Brownstown Junior-Senior High last Wednesday morning for "See You at the Pole," a time of prayer.

    After the service, several area churches provided breakfast for those students who participated. In the second photo, from left to right, are Eddie Carson, Kaylee Sefton and Jordan Evans.

  • BES Tennis Class

    Working with Vandalia PE teacher, Brian Buscher,  Brownstown Elementary School coordinated an available time on the tennis courts as a follow up to the sixth-grade tennis unit.

    Shown are students in Sandra Stine's physical education class at BES:  Stephen Berg, Shaelee Karrick, Dalton Lawson, Zachary Logsdon, Samantha Long, Caitlyn Mason, Brooke Mayfield, Sierra Orechobesky, Makenzie Parkison, Jordan Primo, Taylor Rine, Brittany Sidwell, Jason Struble, Donavon Weatherman, Morgan Wells and Dakota White.

  • MG Trap Team finishes season

    The Mulberry Grove Trap Team competed at the Sam Jenny Memorial Shoot on July 10 in Highland.