Today's News

  • Social networking class at KC Vandalia

    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will offer a social networking class at the KC Vandalia Campus.
     The class will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 13 and 20. The registration number for the class is COED 8037 VA01W.
    Students will learn to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to their advantage. This course will include building pages, security and customizing pages. The fee is $20 for students under 60; students over 60 free of charge. Computer experience is required.        

  • VCHS Alumni Reunion

    After 14 years of coordinating the multi-year Vandalia Community High School Alumni Reunion, Mary Miller handed the reins to the Vandalia Community Schools Foundation. Approximately 150 people attended the event and all seemed to enjoy themselves, according to the event committee, which had that as its primary goal. The date for next year’s reunion will be determined shortly and word will be sent out so that people can plan ahead.
    Photos contributed

  • School Menus

    Monday, Oct. 25 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Oct. 28 – Pancake w/syrup.   
    Friday, Oct. 29 – No school.
    Monday, Oct. 25 – Pork fritter on bun, Baked Lays chips, golden corn, peaches and milk.    

  • Five-class VHS reunion held in September

    Five Vandalia High School classes met at Days Inn in Vandalia on Sept. 11 for a reunion.
    In 1988, the VHS class of 1948 celebrated its 40th reunion, and invited classes from 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1950 to share in the planning of the reunion.
    These five classes have continued to meet jointly over the years, with the individual class chairmen remaining the same: 1946-Iris Brooks Rademacher; 1947-Jeanne Lawler Hohlt; 1948-Annie Spinner Eller; 1949-Gary Bone; and 1950-Jean Meredith Stombaugh.

  • Cultivating Young Minds & Bodies

    Greta (Cocagne) Krueger had long wanted to return to her hometown and teach at her alma mater. That dream was fulfilled this fall, when Krueger joined the English department at Vandalia Community High School.
    In her Communication for Success class, the 1985 VCHS graduate is passing on something that her students in Homer Glen, a Chicago suburb, learned – the value and enjoyment of community service.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo Area News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

  • WJLY Share-athon is Thursday-Saturday

    WJLY Christian Radio of Ramsey will be celebrating 20 years of broadcasting as it conducts its annual Share-athon fundraiser this Thursday through Saturday.
    During this year's Share-athon, funds will be raised for the station's operating budget, as well as for materials to finish the building.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 21, 2010

    By Pat Rhodes
    Monday was a picture-perfect autumn day. The sun was shining, the air was cool and the trees were beginning to show their colors. I welcome the cooler weather after what seemed like a long, hot summer.
    Evergreen Outreach is once again meeting at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church following several months at Fayette County Long Term Care.