Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First Of All…
    …as I sit here typing early in the before-dawn morning, the patio door is open and the sounds of the birds’ songs, combined with the freshness of the rain-washed timber, foliage and earth is so refreshing and inspires humbleness and thankfulness to the Creator…and now back to work!

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Weekend visitors of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., and Rollie and Trieva Henson of St. Peter.
    Easter Dinner
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter took their mothers, Mary Harpster and Helen Limes, to the Leaky Bucket on Sunday for Easter dinner.
    They drove around the state park and enjoyed seeing deer, wild turkeys and squirrels.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, April 27
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.

  • Honor Rolls

    Vandalia Junior High School
    Third Quarter
    Honor Roll

  • School Menus

    Monday, May 2 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, May 3 – Sausage egg, cheese biscuit.
    Wednesday, May 4 – Choice of cereal, blueberry muffin.   
    Thursday, May 5 – Scrambled eggs, sausage link, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, May 6 – Oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, May 2 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Prehistoric performance

    A recent musical performance by first graders at Jefferson Primary School featured a dinosaur theme.

    In the first photo, Leo Krueger, Molly Malloy and Dawsyn Evans sing a song. In the second photo, Heidi Toler (front) and Caleb Caswell (rear) perform the actions to another song. In the third photo, Principal Donna Cripe walks through the halls of the school, which were decorated to look like a jungle.

  • Shreve awarded scholarship

    Megan Shreve of Vandalia was awarded an $8,500 merit-based Presidential Scholarship from MacMurray College.

  • Sports cancellations and schedule changes -- Thursday, April 28

    Vandalia vs. Christ Our Rock baseball has been canceled for today. It will be made up tomorrow.

    On May 6, Vandalia will makeup its game with Pana at home, following a scheduled game against Litchfield. Because of that, the May 5 game against Mater Dei has been canceled.

    The St. Elmo baseball game scheduled at Beecher City on Thursday has been canceled.

  • Rain soaks Vandalia at poor time for ball teams

    The continuous rainy weather that recently soaked the region came at a bad time for the Vandalia High School baseball and softball teams, canceling a combined six games at a crucial juncture in the season.

    The baseball team has lost six of its past seven games, and coach Luke Hohlt considers that stretch more as bad luck than a slump, but still would have preferred to play the missed games to try to break out of it.

  • Boys and girls track teams learned some things at Teutopolis

    TEUTOPOLIS – Coaches for both the Vandalia High School boys and girls track teams said many of their athletes can take their experiences from a meet at Teutopolis on Tuesday and learn from them.

    After finishing her leg of the 4X400-meter relay, senior Christina Pennington worked her way off the track to the infield to find her coach. She was visibly winded and said, “It hurts.”

    Veteran coach Mike Travelstead had a simple answer to that.