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Today's News

  • Sectional Champions

    The South Central High School scholar bowl team won regional and sectional competitions to advance to the 32nd annual Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl on March 7 at Bloomington High School.

  • Applications now being accepted for Head Start

    C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is a federally-funded program that provides comprehensive classroom and home-based educational services to pregnant women and children ages 0-5 including those with significant or multiple special needs.
    The C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program is located at 1902 Progress West Ave. in Vandalia. Preschool center-based classes are provided in either the morning or afternoon, Monday through Thursday.

  • Dennis Wollin eligible for state Geography Bee

    Dennis Wollin of St. Peter’s Lutheran School has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Illinois State Geography Bee.
    The National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The State competition will be held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn on Friday, March 27.
    This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 27th year.

  • VCUSD appreciation dinner set for April 9

    The Vandalia School District will hold its annual appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    The school district retirees who are being honored this year include: Melissa Devall, cook at VJHS; Shayla Kline, teacher at VCHS; Emma Sue Rabe, teacher at VJHS; Kevin Schroeder, teacher at VJHS; Gary Schulze, teacher at Okaw Area Vocational Center; and Susan Sutherland, teacher at Vandalia Elementary School.
    All current and retired Vandalia School District faculty and staff are invited to attend the dinner.

  • Where Are They Now?

    DAVID CRAWFORD
    City where you currently reside: Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Card Shower

    Murl Williams
    Murl Williams of Collegedale, Tenn., formerly of the St. Elmo-Brownstown area, celebrated his 95th birthday this Wednesday.

    His family is requesting a card shower in his honor.
    Cards may be sent to: Box 229, Collegedale, Tenn. 37315.

  • Anniversary

    Gerald and Keiko Lockart will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Engagement

    Andrea Gathe and Mark Meadows, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critter Carrots Back On Schedule
    Due to circumstances beyond my control (and I hate that), the critters’ carrot treats schedule (which is whenever baby Buckwheat cries for one) has been uncontrollably off-schedule due to our bouts with the flu, the snow and now, the mud … but mainly, the flu bug.
    This last week, things have improved (flu bug reluctantly moved out, the snow melted and my army boots can handle the mud).

  • Frogtown News

    Blood Drive
    Giving blood doesn’t require much time. About an hour should do it. You can help save up to three lives in about an hour.
    The need is ongoing but the supply is not.
    A blood drive will be held at the Country Store (Menonite Store on the St. Peter/Shobonier blacktop) from 1-7 p.m. Monday, March 23.
    To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: CountryStore). Take a Photo ID card.
    Baptism