Today's News

  • Bombers struggle to find control as they fall to South Central, 11-0


  • Aces use offensive outburst to soar past Ramsey in season opener


  • Red team prevails in annual Red and White Night


  • Frogtown News

    School Starts!
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School starts classes this Thursday, with early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. There will also be early dismissal at 1 p.m. on Friday.
    Prairie Days News
    The Prairie Days Committee is asking for residents’ help with  donations of cakes for the cake walk.
    You can take cakes to the park prior to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
    Donations of pies for the lunch stand are also needed. The pies can be taken to the food stand (north pavilion) any time Saturday.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Singing in the Rain’
    In answer to the frog inquiries, we figured that Tarzan, the little tree frog, would have left our porch by now, but we have noticed that every time it rains, he vocalizes with his little frog sound, as if welcoming the “rain drops falling on his head.” We also like to hear him at night, as he joins in the night sounds on the homestead.
    Bill heard another little frog nearby, seeming to answer Tarzan, so we have named her “Jane.”

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 18
    • St. Elmo Educational Foundation annual meeting, 7 p.m., St. Elmo CUSD District No. 202 office. Directors and officers will be elected. There will be a discussion on fundraising activities and accomplishments. See more information after the Aug. 25 announcement.
    Saturday, August 20

  • God saying to us, 'Get your house in order'

    For those of us who are Christians, or at least lean that way, it is not very difficult to know what God is saying to us.

  • Church Briefs

    First Church of God
    hosting senior meal

    First Church of God, located at 3001 Thrill Hill Road northwest of Vandalia, will hold its monthly senior luncheon this Friday.
    All local seniors are invited to the luncheon, with this month's menu including sloppy Joe's, fruit salad, chips and cookies.
    The event begins at noon with the meal and a short Bible lesson.
    This month's entertainment will be John and Judy Roberts, and Cheryl Harre.
    There is no charge for the meal, but donations are accepted.

  • College News

    The following area students were recognized for their academic achievements during the spring semester at Kaskaskia College:
    Full-time Dean’s List-3.5 GPA or above
    • Brownstown – Hayley M. Watts and Christopher M. Woods.
    • Farina – Ashten L. Smithson and Courtney M. Yates.
    • Fillmore – Gage N. Miles.
    • Kinmundy – Megan B. Burleyson and Brittany G. Hall.
    • Mulberry Grove – Ariel Michelle Isbill.

  • School registration termed 'seamless'

    The Vandalia School District’s practice in recent years of holding student registration at one centralized location in recent years has continually improved, Superintendent Rich Well told the Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday.
    So much so, Well said, that the district plans to continue the practice next year, reducing the number of registration days from two to one.
    Well said that this year’s registration, held at Vandalia Junior High School, “was seamless.