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Today's News

  • Hester is new Soroptimist president

    On Thursday, July 1, Joy Clymer, outgoing president of Soroptimist International Vandalia, called the first meeting of the club for the year 2010-11 to order, asking members to stand and repeat the pledge to the flag and Soroptimist Grace.

  • Moore-Chappel

    Kimberley Moore of Patoka and Ryan Chappel of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at the home of her parents by the pond, officiated by John Klockenga.  
    The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Puanani Moore of Patoka.
    She chose Sarah Payne, Ashley Towler and Laura Thoman, all friends of the bride, and Megan Chappel, sister of the groom, as her bridesmaids.
    The groom is the son of Ernie and Tammy Chappel and Diane Chappel, all of Vandalia.

  • Herrin – 40 Years

    Ivalee “Ivy” Stine Herrin and Snyder E. Herrin II of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ft. Worth, Texas, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
    Ivalee is the eldest daughter of the late Wayne R. “Sturdy” and Mabel E. (Justi) Stine. Snyder is the son of the late attorney Snyder E. and Norma Dot (Keen) Herrin of Herrin.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News--Sept. 16, 2010

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo Area News-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • Church Briefs-Sept. 16, 2010

    Indoor yard sale to benefit shoebox effort

     

    An indoor yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

    Among the items available will be books, clothing, small appliances, household items and outdoor furniture.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Joyce Mueller

  • Giving grace to those around us is God's mandate

    One day, a 2-year-old boy was just hanging out and having fun at home. Mom and Dad were busy in other places in the house.
    Two-year-old Eli found his favorite crayons and got busy on his latest masterpiece. He colored and drew, and then  stepped back and looked. I can visualize his satisfaction as he   admired his picture – drawn on the wall, neatly arranged and boldly displayed.
    Admiration turned to distress in a heartbeat as Dad entered the room. Eli’s picture was noted, and punishment was delivered.  

  • Sheriff's Scholarship

    Photo by Susie Pontious

    Connor Smith (left), a 2010 graduate of Brownstown High School, was this year's recipient of a $500 Illinois Sheriffs' Association scholarship awarded through the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay presents Smith with the scholarship.