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Today's News

  • CNN Money notes Lake Land College's success rate

    The national online publication CNN Money recently recognized Lake Land College among the nation’s best 100 community colleges in preparing students for graduation.
    Lake Land College’s 54 percent success rate is also in the top 25 in the state, tied for seventh.
    The study, conducted by a joint venture between CNN Money and College Measures, is based on the success rate of graduating students within three years or students transferring to a four-year university.

  • Kaskaskia College releases list of spring graduates

    Associate in Arts
    Newton D. Albert**, Mulberry Grove
    Bradley Wade Braddock**, Patoka
    Amy M. Cox, Vandalia    
    Tracy Lynn Fifer*, Vandalia    
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia    
    Associate in Science
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia
    Associate in General Studies
    Molli Shae Tedrick, Shobonier
    Andrew Chase Dossett, Vandalia    
    Jade C. Warren, Vandalia
    Associate in Applied Science-Accounting

  • KC president announces plans to retire in 2015

    At its meeting last week, the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees approved the retirement next year of the college’s president, Dr. James Underwood.

  • Meyer-Hellman

    Ali Meyer of Shobonier and Matthew Hellman of Carlyle have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Stunkel-Thompson

    Andrea Stunkel and Levi Thompson, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Tall Lettuce

    Marjorie Warner of Shobonier displays a 25-inch tall lettuce plant grown by Eric Bamberger.

  • New Lions Officers

    The Vandalia Lions Club installed officers for the coming year last Monday evening at the Lions Pavilion at the Vandalia Lake Marina.

  • Reunion

    Hoffman
    The Hoffman family reunion was held on June 15 in Rogier Park in Vandalia, with five families represented, those of Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond.
    Member of Albert’s family present were: Evelyn Probst of Ramsey; Connie Weller of Bethalto; Gail Greer of O’Fallon and Gary Probst of Long Beach, Calif.; May Della Probst of Bingham; and Bill and Rhonda Jacobs of Chatham.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on June 26 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Twenty-one members and four guests were present. President Dean Black welcomed all members and guests, followed by the pledge of allegiance. Black gave the blessing.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for June were read.
    Health updates were given and members signed two cards for members who are ill.
    The Deeds Awards were handed out to members who had 50 hours or more of volunteer time for the 2013 club year.

  • Whitford - 20 years

    Ross and Lila Whitford of Raeford, N.C., formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on July 23.

    The Whitfords were married at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Rush officiating.
    They are the parents of one daughter, Tammie Evers, also of Raeford, N.C.
    For those wishing to send cards, the Whitfords’ address is: 244 Cash Ave., Raeford, N.C. 28376.