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Today's News

  • Births

    Stella Mae Matlock
    Rich and Danielle Matlock of Vandalia are the parents of girl born at 7:54 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Anniversary

    Edwin and Margaret Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Edwin Adermann and the former Lola Margaret Oberg were married on May 29, 1946, at the home of the Rev. A.C. Meir.
    Their attendants were August Adermann and the late Irene Rebbe.
    They are the parents of three children: Genny Matzker, Merle Adermann and Nori Pruitt.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1810 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Anniversary

    A card shower has been requested for Victor and Betty Hill, who will be celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1515 W. Madison St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Anniversary

    Floyd and Donna Oertwig of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Home in St. Peter.


    Floyd and the former Donna Storck were married on May 27, 1961, at St. Peter Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Martin Travis.
    They are the parents of two daughters: Cindy and her husband Greg Witto, and Debra and her husband Duane Fuller, both of Charleston.
    They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Cards may be sent to them at: RR 1, Box 70A, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • Anniversary

    Jack and Judy Richards of Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family and friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at Overcup Baptist Church.

  • Anniversary

    Carlos and Rowena Biellier will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Vandalia Country & Golf Club.

  • Regina's Antique Treasures Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Regina's Antique Treasures, a new antique and collectables store located at 2525 Veterans Ave., Suite B, in Vandalia. Owned by Regina Brown, the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is closed on Monday. The telephone number is 283-9116.

  • Vandalia Rehab provides 'comfort bears'

    First Photo - Residents and staff at Vandalia Rehabilitation Center hold some of the stuffed bears that they helped to make. Those "Comfort Bears" will be donated to the Fayette County Health Department, which will give them to young patients undergoing treatment there. Pictured, from left, are, front row, Sarah Laurie, Edrie Pinion and Maxine Bogle; middle row, Ida Radcliff, Ruth Montcue, Norma Sarver and Betty Tucker; back row, Bev Swofford (FCHD), Eleanor McNutt (retired activity director), Kelly Mock (activity director) and Michelle Vaughan (administrator).

  • Schaal and Associates' Johnson wins sales award

    Donna Johnson of Schaal & Associates Real Estate was awarded the bronze award at the recent annual banquet held by the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors in Collinsville. The bronze award is based on sales of $1 million of transactions closed.

  • Verizon store officially opens

    After being quietly open since late March, the Verizon Wireless store in Vandalia officially opened its doors on May 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.