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Today's News

  • Bell FG lifts Vandals to win in opener

    Daniel Bell's field goal with four seconds left lifted Vandalia over East Alton-Wood River in the Vandals' opener on Friday night.

    But the 24-21 victory wouldn't be secured until an EAWR receiver who caught a hail mary pass was stopped just feet from the goal line.

    For the complete story, see Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • Come-from-behind win gives Patoka title at Ramsey

    Patoka overcame a five-run deficit to top Brownstown and win the championship at the Ramsey Tournament on Thursday.

    Down 5-0 after three innings, the Warriors scored twice in the fourth inning and four times in the fifth to record a 6-5 win.

    In the other tournament contest, Mulberry Grove and Ramsey played to a 6-6 tie.

    For more, see next Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • First Day of School

    Last Friday was the first day of kindergarten for a number of children in the Vandalia School District. In the first photo, Logan Nance sticks close to his mother while learning about his new classroom at Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia. In the other photo, Jefferson kindergarten teacher Lisa Robbins talks to Trinity Velazquez about some of the fun activities she will enjoy at school.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News Aug. 26, 2010

    By Panzi Blackwell

     

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News-Aug. 26, 2010

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

     

  • "Guitars for God" perform

    About five years ago, the Rev. John McIntosh, former pastor of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia, expressed his dream for a fellowship group for guitarists.
    The late Vera Durbin encouraged this idea and was one of the founding members. The fellowship grew into the group known as “Guitars for God.” The group is active playing and singing for  local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By request, they have also taken their music to such public functions as local parades and celebrations.

  • Church Briefs

    'One Month To Live' series at Northside

     

    What would you do if you discovered that you had one month to live? What would you do to make each day count? How would you relate differently with those you love?

    Northside Christian Church in Vandalia will allow participants to ask those questions as they participate in a 30-day challenge presented by Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of the book, "One Month To Live."

  • Evergreen Outreach-Aug. 26, 2010

    By Edith Elliott
    Each time I write for Evergreen Outreach, I think, "This is the best one ever.”
    Truth is, they are all good. And often, when our well-laid plans go awry, others are willing to step in and take over. It has to be a “God thing." He allows the “show to go on,” and many hearts are warmed.

  • Jesus offers the invitation to 'follow me' every day

    "Follow me" is the motto of the U.S. Army infantry!
    I spent a major part of my military career at Ft. Benning, Ga., which is the home of the U.S. Army Infantry Training Center.
    In front of the headquarters building stands a statue of a soldier that depicts a young lieutenant from the Korean War.  He is shown as he jumped from a trench to lead soldiers on an assault of the enemy, raising his hand and shouting, “Follow me!”