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Today's News

  • Dean's Lists

    Blackburn College
    Blackburn College has announced those students named to its spring 2010 dean’s list.
    Earning a grade point average of 4.0 were Beth Campbell, daughter of Timmy and Glori Campbell; and Tiffany Gould, daughter of Ron and Tena Gould, both of Vandalia; and Nicole Opfer, daughter of Craig and Amy Opfer, and Staci Smithson, daughter of Darin Smithson, both of Shobonier.

  • Graduates


    Valparaiso School of Law
    Robert D. “Rob” Woodward of Troy graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law on May 22 with a juris doctor degree.
    Woodward is a 2003 graduate of Triad High School and a 2007 graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville.
    He is the son of Bob and Jo Layne Woodward of Troy, and the grandson of Iva and the late Marion “Goose” Duckworth of Mulberry Grove.
    Valparaiso University School of Law was founded in 1879 as the Northern Indiana Law School.

  • Brownstown Registration

    Brownstown Community Unit Schools will be holding registration for the 2010-11 school year for both the elementary and junior-senior high school on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., in the elementary school cafeteria.
    Registration will be for the one day only.
    All students, including those new to the district and special education students, should register at this time.

  • Vandalia Band Camp

    Sara Berg, band instructor at Vandalia Junior High School, is shown with the children who attended band camp at the school recently.
     

  • St. Elmo Registration

    Registration for St. Elmo Junior-Senior High School and St. Elmo Elementary School, including pre-kindergarten, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 11.

    All students, including those new to the district and district students who attend classes in Vandalia, should register at that time.

    Junior-senior students enrolled in physical education classes are required to wear P.E. uniforms, which can be purchased at registration for $10.

  • Decker-Hunt

    Deborah Charmaine Decker and Stephen Lee Hunt were united in marriage at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Lincoln Park in Zionsville, Ind., with Dr. Barton Updike officiating the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Arlie R. White of Indiana.
    The groom is the son of Raymond and Tonya Hunt of Fort Wayne, Ind. The late grandparents of the groom, Iona and Lee Hunt of Ramsey and Hazel and Floyd Little of Vandalia, were honored during the ceremony and reception.

  • Walton – 50 years

    Kenny and Beverly Walton of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 16.
    The couple were married on July 16, 1960.
    They have two children, Kim and her husband Kent Dunaway; and Teresa and her husband Mark Tottleben.
    They have three grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband John Johnson, Kenny Dunaway, and Karlee and her husband Tyler Kruenegel.
    They have two great-grandchildren, John James Johnson and Arian Dunaway.
    They celebrated with a party on July 17 with family and friends.

  • McDowell – 50 years

    Ronnie and Janet McDowell of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 30, 2010.
    The couple were married on July 30, 1960, at Woburn Baptist Church by the late Rev. Dale Bennett, uncle of the groom. Their attendants were the late Joe and Sue Kistler.
    Janet is the daughter of the late Donald and Beatrice Hunter Cooper.
    Ronnie is the son of the late Glenn “Pat” McDowell and Julia Bennett McDowell.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This woman, born and reared in the Ramsey area, has six children (four daughters and two sons). She loves to bake and clean. She adores angels of many sizes.
    Do you know her? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374.
    In last week’s Mystery Banks Photo was: Bill Morton.
    Identifying him were: Mary Cripe, Donna Taylor, Esther Stine, and Phillip and Phyllis Richards.
    This week’s Scrambler:  kamsiset rea a caft fo feli. ti si het spornees ot eth orrre tath snoctu.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1995 – The auditor for the city of Vandalia, Dale Timmermann, told the Vandalia City Council that it should consider hiking water rates, citing water and sewer deficits.
    The signing of a new operating agreement between Fayette County Hospital and CH Allied Services was scheduled for Sept. 7, and a groundbreaking ceremony for a hospital addition was set for Sept. 8.
    Charles and Yvette Hall of Mulberry Grove were planning to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.