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Today's News

  • Buildings damaged by fire discussed at council meeting

    The owner of a downtown building that was damaged by fire early last year attended last week’s Vandalia City Council meeting to voice his concerns about an alderman’s complaints about that building.
    Mayor Rick Gottman quickly ended discussion on the issue when words between that building owner and an alderman became heated.
    In two prior meetings, Alderman Dean Black had complained about political signs covering window frames in the former home of the local State Farm agency, and said he’d heard complaints from other residents.

  • On Guard!

    At the introductory session of the summer reading program at Evans Public Library last week, a large crowd of local youngsters watched a demonstration on fencing.

    Evan Wallace, right, the No. 1 foil fencer in St. Louis and one of the top-rated fencers in the Midwest high school circuit, jousted with Amanda Millian, a student under instructor Jan Wallace, Erin's mom. Jan Wallace explained the sport of fencing to the children.

  • Three more Vandalia Idol finalists picked

    The Final three contestants have been chosen for the first annual Vandalia Idol competition, sponsored by Soroptimist of Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs-June 16, 2011

    Bible camp set for next week at Overcup
    Overcup Baptist Church will host a Bible camp for children ages of 4-12 next Monday through Friday.
    The camp runs from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening.
    Among the activities planned are daily Bible adventures, crafts, music and snacks.
     
    VBS 'Beach Bash' to be held at Kaskaskia
    A Vacation Bible School Beach Bash will be held the weekend of June 24-26 at Kaskaskia Church in northeast Fayette County.
    The VBS is open to children from 4 years through sixth grade.

  • Evergreen Outreach-June 16, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    Evergreen Outreach brought lots of smiles on Monday.
    There were songs, balloons, regular jokes, "knock, knock" jokes and devotionals – something for everyone!
    Donna Smith was back to play the piano as guests arrived. It's so good to have her back to play once a month for us. Some of her tunes were: "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?," "Anchors Aweigh," "He's Too Fat for Me" and "The Lily of the Valley."

  • Holy Cross Confirmation Class

    On Sunday, May 22, three young people and three adults were recently received into communicant membership at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. They are, front row from left, Carol Klitzing, Samuel Opfer, Haelé Ruble and Ryan Fiscus. In the back row, from left, are Chris Klitzing, the Rev. Peter Kolb, the Rev. Jerry Bagwell and Randy Fiscus.

  • Minister's Forum

    Recently, a pastor and his small flock made the news by announcing the date of the second coming of Jesus Christ. They were so sure of the date that many of his followers gave away their possessions, quit their day jobs and “hunkered down” in anticipation of the Parousia – the second coming of the Lord.

  • Card Shower

    Betty Abendroth
    A card shower has been requested for Betty Abendroth, who will celebrate her 79th birthday on Monday, June 27.
    Cards should be sent to Betty at: RR 2, Box 66, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.
     

  • Reunion

    Grubaugh
    The annual Sam and Clara Grubaugh reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 3, at the Rogier Park pavilion in Vandalia.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.
     

  • Rotary honors Stortzum

    Winnie Stortzum of Vandalia was recently recognized by Rotary International District 6490 “with gratitude for leadership in service to Shelterbox USA.