Today's News

  • Hebron – 50 Years

    Lawrence and Patsy Hebron of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Farina United Methodist Church in Farina.
    Lawrence Hebron and the former Patsy Wagoner were married on Jan. 8, 1961, at the Edgewood Methodist Church in Edgewood. Their attendants were Tom Hebron and Avanell Wagoner Schwengel.

  • Miller – 40 Years

    Eric and Sue Miller of Shobonier celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a surprise open house on Saturday, Dec. 18, hosted by their children at their home.
    Eric, the son of the late George and Marian Miller, and the former Sue Witbracht, daughter of Ivan and Jeanne Witbracht, were married on Dec. 23, 1970, in the chapel of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Their attendants were Barbara Clark McCart and Bill Metzger.
    He is part-owner of Miller Brothers Construction, and she is currently employed at the Fayette County Probation Department.

  • Vandalia Christian Academy Honor Roll

    Vandalia Christian Academy  
    Second Grading Period
    A Honor Roll
    Robert Durbin, Wade Shafer and Cameron Withers.
    Hailey Cunetto and Kayleigh Ellis.
    Hope Budny-Clymer, Sarah Milash, Audrey Myers, Nathaniel Weaver and Marcus Zimmerman.
    Brandon Blackburn and  Madeline Cade.
    Tyler Sutton.
    Tom Sutton.
    B Honor Roll
    Kirsten Sharp

  • VJHS Band Honorees

    Eight of the Vandalia Junior High School band students who were selected for the IMEA District 5 Honor Band at Eastern Illinois University are shown above. In front, from left to right, are: Ashley Bauer, French horn; Hannah Blythe, flute; Morgan Hall, tuba; Taylor Ingram, flute; and Jake Hathaway, piccolo. In back are Bryce Dickenson, trombone; Jonathan Torbeck, percussion; and Joe Meyer, baritone. Not present for the photo were: Johanna Walton, clarinet; and Cole Haynes, trumpet. Sara Berg is the VJHS band instructor.

  • VCHS Band Honorees

  • Frogtown News

    Christmas Gathering
    The family of the late Walter and Agnes Lotz celebrated Christmas on Dec. 19 at the home of Ed and Doris Young. Present were: Ed and June Opfer, David and Connie Feather, Jonathan Feather and friend Ami, Craig and Amy Opfer, Jason Opfer, Larry and Bev Lotz, Jason, Kellly, Lauren and Logan Lotz, Jamie, Emily, Andrew and Evan Lotz,  Jeff, Jeana and Krista Lotz, and John and Carissa Lotz. Unable to attend were Cindi Lotz, Tyson Lotz, Tessa Opfer, and Nicole Opfer and fiancé Blake Doehring.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Reprieve From Cooking, Dish Washing, Sweeping, Etc., Etc.
    When Bill’s sister, Ava Taylor, called with an invitatiton to eat with her at Los Amigos, her treat, Bill got a reprieve from his household chores since the “broken ankle-can’t stand on it long without crutches-so-can’t stand-over-hot-stove-and-cook-or-wash-dishes” incident.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, Jan. 5
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., at the Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Jan. 6
    • Epiphany day.
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m. Erna Koontz is hostess.
    • The Fayette County Extension Foundation, 6 p.m., at the Vandalia Extension Office.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Jan. 6, 2010

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma

  • Church Briefs

    Wild game meal at Brownstown church

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host its fourth annual wild game supper on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. All participants are encouraged to bring a wild game dish and other food.