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Today's News

  • Brownstown Church to host car show Saturday

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host a “Shine for Jesus” car show this Saturday at the Association of Christian Truckers’ Road Angel Center, located three miles west of Brownstown at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Interstate 70.

    All cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors are welcome to enter. Registration, which opens at 8 a.m., is $5. Judging starts at 10 a.m., and trophies will be awarded.

    The Jeff Higginson Band from Inner City Mission in Springfield will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • School bus safety tips offered

    Julie Wollermann
    Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools

    As schools reopen, it is important to remember school bus safety.
    Across the US, a disturbing trend has emerged – motorists who fail to stop for school buses in loading zones have caused an Increase in fatalities.
    Nearly half of the deaths across the nation that occurred near school buses were attributed to motorists who failed to stop for a school bus that had activated its red lights and stop arm.

  • CEFS holds annual meeting

    According to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States, approximately 248,300 rape/sexual assault victimizations occurred in 2007.
    A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 10 percent of students reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months.
    Lastly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Supplemental Victimization Survey on Stalking, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking during a 12-month period.

  • Dating violence workshops scheduled

    According to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States, approximately 248,300 rape/sexual assault victimizations occurred in 2007.
    A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 10 percent of students reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months.
    Lastly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Supplemental Victimization Survey on Stalking, an estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking during a 12-month period.

  • College Graduate

    Indiana University
    School of Optometry

    Micah A. Jahraus Brasel of Vandalia has graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry on May 7.
    Brasel was one of 68 students to receive a doctor of optometry degree after completing the four-year optometry program.
    She is the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Jahraus.
    She received her biological medicine degree with a minor in chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2005 and is as a 2002 graduate from South Central High School..

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Aug. 23 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Aug. 24 – Pancake w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Aug. 25 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Aug. 26 – Biscuit and gravy.   
    Friday, Aug. 27 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Aug. 23 – Corn dogs, baked beans, corn chips, mixed fruit and milk.    

  • Head Start seeking book donations, volunteers

    In preparation for the upcoming school year, CEFS Head Start is introducing “The Book Project” to replenish the dwindling supply of tattered and worn out books in the Head Start lending libraries.
    Offered in every Head Start classroom and each Early Head Start region, the lending library gives children the opportunity to take books home and share with their families.
    Currently, Head Start’s book supply contains only a few books, many in terrible condition.

  • Vandalia Schools Foundation plans Homecoming activities

    The Vandalia Community Schools Foundation is making plans for Homecoming weekend at Vandalia Community High School, Sept. 24-26. The weekend activities include the annual alumni banquet and an alumni golf outing.
    The Homecoming weekend agenda includes:
    Friday, Sept 24
    • 7 p.m. – Homecoming football game, with special seating for all alumni and their families. A tailgate will offer hot dogs, chips and drinks.
    Saturday, Sept. 25
    • 9 a.m. – Alumni Golf Outing.

  • VCHS Class of 1965 Reunion

  • 'Farmer image' campaign

    New  consumer research by a coalition of farm organizations confirms that Illinois consumers care about who produces their food, but are misinformed about the family farmers who really grow and raise the majority of food produced in Illinois.
    Extensive research from April to July showed the Illinois farmer is still held in substantial esteem by the public. But research also showed consumers have reduced trust in modern farming techniques and profound doubts about how their food is produced.