Today's News

  • Anniversary

    Ross and Carolyn Kershaw of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 1, with a family celebration hosted by their daughter.
    Ross and the former Carolyn Probst were married on Nov. 1, 1960, in Vandalia. Their attendants were Gracie Carmen and Frank Revisky.
    Carolyn is the daughter of the late Irvin and Marian Probst. She is a retired homemaker. Ross is the son of the late Cecil W. and Helen Kershaw. He is retired from Ameren.

  • Anniversary

    Charles and Marilyn Francis of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.
    Charles and the former Marilyn Noffsinger were married on Oct. 28, 1950, by the late Rev. J.H. Reeter.
    Marilyn is the daughter of the late Samuel and Dora Noffsinger. Charles is the son of the late Adolph and Rachel Francis.
    Charles and Marilyn were owner/operators of Charles Carpet and Upholstery for several years, and Charles helped organize and was active in the Okaw Saddle Club, where he showed quarter horses.

  • 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.
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  • 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.

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