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Today's News

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Golden Circle Nutrition Program, located at 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia provides meals in a comfortable setting to people 60 years and older and their spouses. There are no income guidelines or any type of restrictions besides the age limit.  Meals are prepared by Deb’s Catering of Altamont and delivered fresh daily. The suggested donation is $2.60 for meals.

  • National Week of Prayer is next week

    The National Week of Prayer will be observed in Vandalia throughout next week, starting with a community prayer on Sunday night and ending with the National Day of Prayer breakfast next Thursday.

    The schedule for the week is as follows:

    • Sunday – Community prayer at First Church of God on Thrill Hill Road, 6 p.m.

    • Monday – Prayer at Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, 7:45-8 a.m., with the Rev. John Glennon of Parkview Free Methodist Church the facilitator.

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Frogtown correspondent Mary Peyton Meyer was a big hit on “The Tonight Show.”
    Burglars entered Jane Isbell Jewelry at about 5 a.m. Monday, doing about $4,000 in damage and stealing several thousand dollars worth of items. One of the alleged burglars was apprehended on I-70, about two miles east of Vandalia.
    Thirty-four relatives and friends attended the induction of Edward W. Mills into the IBCA Hall of Fame at Illinois State University in Normal.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s photo: The photo of this young man, who grew up in the Ramsey/Bayle City area, was taken about 40 years ago. He now is a driver for Orgill.

  • Marriage Licenses

    The following marriage license applications were filed in the office of Fayette County Clerk and Recorder Vicky Conder:
    Jesse James Ritchey
    Shobonier
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    Grant Cliff Sefton
    Brownstown
    Kelly Renee Harms
    Brownstown
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    Joshua Thomas Atwood
    Vandalia
    Callie Joanna Laack
    Vandalia
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    Richard Ian Kuhlman
    Shelbyville
    Courtney Rae Prosser
    Shelbyville
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    Samuel Lee Crow
    Witt
    Breanna Marie Hoover
    Pana
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  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Amy F. Beal, 38, 225 S. Seventh St., Vandalia, was arrested on April 28 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. Bond was $1,500.
    • Aaron J. Shelby, 25, RR 2, Ramsey, was arrested on April 27 for failure to appear in court on a felony charge. He was being held for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
    • Kayla M. Bissell, 25, Effingham, was arrested on April 27 on a charge of retail theft. Bond was $1,500.

  • Klitzing receives gifts from the Cardinals

    Shirley Klitzing is known for being a loyal St. Louis Cardinals fan all of her life –    “Since I was 8 years old and Enos Slaughter hit a home run and they (Cardinals) won the World Series.
    “I think it was 1946,” she said.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Pasture Critters …
    … Betsy Longhorn and her bovine family are enjoying the “Green, Green, Grass of Home,” and it really is green and lush. But they still seem to resent us confiscating part of their pasture. They don’t understand “public domain” (which, I have to confess, I don’t approve of it, either). When we are mowing the yard, they all run to the fence  and follow the mower and person mowing. I personally feel that is their form of a protest.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 161.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Zada Reynolds served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Nancy Kingery
    -Maria Oswald

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, May 2
    • The St. Elmo Historical Society will have a Kentucky Derby Day from 2-6 p.m. at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Sunday, May 3
    • Sunday Night Live youth, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • AMP’d youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Monday, May 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, May 5