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Education

  • School Briefs

    VCSF Golf Outing is this Friday

    The second annual Vandalia Community Schools Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 17, at Vandalia Country & Golf Club.
    The format is a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, with shotgun tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    The entry fee is $160 per team, or $40 per person. Both teams and individuals may sign up.
    Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of both the morning and afternoon rounds. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Retired Teachers' Scholarship

    Meagan Wright, left, was named as the recipient of a scholarship offered by the Fayette County Retired Teachers. She is receiving the scholarship award from Billyanna Forbis of the retired teachers group.

  • Perfect attendance at JPS

    These six students at Jefferson Primary School had perfect attendance for the 2010-11 school year, and were presented with new bicycles during a special school assembly on May 31. In front are first-graders Jadie Keck and Elizabeth Barenfanger. In back are first-graders Jayce Murray and Carson Graumenz, and kindergarten students Owen Miller and Tristan Eller. Miller also had perfect attend ancein pre-K last year.

  • Kaskaskia College news

    'Community Engagement' set

    Dr. Jim Underwood, president of Kaskaskia College and Bill Hawley, chairman of the KC Board of Trustees, invite the public to join them for a “Community Engagement” meeting at the Vandalia Campus on Monday, June 27.
    The event is being held for Underwood and Hawley to meet with area residents to provide input and discuss the operations of Kaskaskia College.
    Area residents are welcome to stop by the campus between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 545-3036.

  • College Graduates

    SIUC
    Clayton Black of Brownstown graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

  • Dean's List

    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the dean’s list for spring semester 2011.
    To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated.
    On the dean’s list were:
    • Brownstown – Kaitlyn Jo Kramer and Hannah Elizabeth Wrigley.
    • Farina – Meghan S Glaspell.
    • Fillmore – Kiley S Havera.
    • Mulberry Grove – Brennon Gene Links.

  • IACO Scholarship

    Carissa Lotz (right), a recent South Central High School graduate and daughter of Fayette County Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz (left), received one of the four-year scholarships from the Illinois Association of County Officials at its annual spring conference on Monday, May 9.

    Lotz will attend the University of Illinois College of Business in Urbana-Champaign this fall.

  • Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion, which is for all schools in Shobonier, will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.


    Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and a potluck dinner is at noon.
    Meat, plates, cups, napkins, silverware and drinks (coffee, tea and water) will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • School Briefs

    VCSF Golf Outing is Friday, June 17

    The second annual Vandalia Community Schools Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 17, at Vandalia Country & Golf Club.
    The format is a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, with shotgun tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    The entry fee is $160 per team, or $40 per person. Both teams and individuals may sign up.
    Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of both the morning and afternoon rounds. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • BEA Scholarship

    On behalf of the 29 members of the Brownstown Education Association, President Suzanne Stinebring, right, presents Marisa Thomason with a $400 scholarship.  Marisa is the daughter of Shelly and Tony Thomason.  She plans to continue her education in elementary education.