Today's News

  • Jefferson School receives $800 grant

    Jefferson Primary School in Vandalia recently announced that Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, donated $800 toward the purchase of communication-enhancing software for the speech-language department.  
    This grant originated with a request from Nate Prater, account manager, through Pioneer Community Investment. The funds will be directed toward the speech-language therapy department.
    The grant will specifically be used to purchase Boardmaker software for the school’s speech-language pathologists.

  • Donations from Brownstown Alumni Group

    The Brownstown Alumni Association recently presented donations to the Brownstown Sports Boosters and the Brownstown CUSD No. 201 Foundation. In the first photo, Sandra Stine (left) secretary and treasurer of the alumni association, presents a $400 check to the Brownstown Sports Boosters officers, from left: Deb Hunter, treasurer; Taffy Hall, vice president; and Pam Gurtner, president.

  • School Menus

    Monday, Nov. 15 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Breakfast on stick.
    Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 18 – Choice of cereal, chocolate doughnut.   
    Friday, Nov. 19 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, Nov. 15 – Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, pear half and milk.    

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Elementary
    First Quarter
    Honor Roll

  • Golf Field Trip

  • BES participates in Walk at School Day

    Brownstown Elementary School joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to/at School Day on Oct. 6.
    Approximately 181 students from Brownstown Elementary School, directed by Sandra Stine, physical education teacher, walked at school during PE time.
    Giveaways were given to all students who participated in the walking by the Brownstown Village Board, and apples were donated by Masons Masonry in Brownstown.

  • Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique in Vandalia. The store, owned by Robbi Meade, center, sells like-new clothing and accessories from infant through juniors sizes. The shop is located at 1611 Veterans Ave., next to Los Amigos. To Meade's left are her daughter, Kylie Meade, and her mother, Pam Dammerman. Hours are 10-6 Monday through Friday and 10-4 Saturdays.

  • Michel is vice chair of realtors association

    Sandy Michel of Vandalia GMAC Real Estate of Vandalia was installed as vice chairman of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors at the association's recent annual installment banquet in Collinsville.
    At the ceremony, immediate past chairman of the association's board, Rick Edwards of Century 21 Seniker-Edwards, turned over the gavel to newly elected chairman of the board Jenni Beck.

  • Pumpkin Decoration Winners at FCH

  • 25th Anniversary at Country

    The agents at the Country Insurance office in Vandalia honored secretary Kathy VonBehren last Friday on her 25th anniversary with the agency. Shown above, from left, are Steve DeClerck, Kirk Doehring, VonBehren and Joe Sefton.