Today's News

  • Vandalia Junior High track results (April 21)

    Thursday, April 14
    at Greenville
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, 100-meter dash
    •Bayles, 200-meter dash
    •Bayles, long jump
    •Luke Hollinshead, discus
    •Robby Lott, high jump (tie)
    •Ben Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, C. Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X100-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •L. Hollinshead, shot put
    •Lucian Kinney, 100-meter dash
    •Strobel, 800-meter run
    Third-place finishers
    •Kinney, shot put
    •Cameron Sarchet, 200-meter dash
    Fourth-place finishers
    •Collin Nestleroad, 400-meter dash
    •Austin Robson, discus
    •Strobel, long jump

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from April 17

    UMP DIRTcar Modified - 32 cars
    Heat 1
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 98C Cole Hussong
    3. 42 Steve Lach
    4. 32K Chris Wilson
    Heat 2
    1. 22S Chad Kinder
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 05 Dave Wietholder
    4. Bud 1 Larry Anderson
    Heat 3
    1. 49 Craig Kern
    2. 24H Mike Harrison
    3. 9 Terry James
    4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
    Heat 4
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. G1 Gabe Menser
    3. 25X Brett Korves
    4. 44 Jim Werner Jr
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 22S Chad Kinder
    4. 49 Craig Kern
    Consi 1
    1. 28 Michael Bolyard
    2. 1A Aaron Draege
    3. 70 Brian Bielong
    4. 1 Tim Hancock
    5. E55 Chad Sellers

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday nights with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 21
    • The annual Fayette County School Children Art Show will be held April 21-25. It is sponsored by Artworks Gallery and will be held in the exhibit area above the Fayette County Museum at 301 W. Main St., Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on most Sundays.

  • Church Briefs

    Café First at Brownstown church

    Café First, a coffee house, will be held for the entire community from 7-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at First Christian Church in Brownstown, located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
    The public is invited to stop by to enjoy a hot drink, breakfast snacks and some company. For more information, call 427-3687.

    Egg hunt Saturday in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Brownstown Park.

  • Evergreen Outreach-April 21, 2011

    By Pat Rhodes

  • Four pastors speak at fifth Lenten Luncheon

    A full room of guests at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia received the welcome by the Rev. Roger Grimmett for the fifth Lenten Luncheon.
    Grimmett asked the blessing for the meal, which was prepared and served on white tablecloths adorned with napkins and placemats of spring colors and centerpieces of  fresh flowers.

  • Minister's Forum

     “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”(Jn 12:13)
    What a triumph!  Jesus is welcomed into the city of Jerusalem like royalty!

  • Woman's Club hears about recycling

    Vandalia Women’s Club recently enjoyed an informational presentation on recycling by Kim Taylor of FAYCO Enterprises.
    In addition to tips on recycling, Taylor described the different materials accepted at FAYCO Recycling on Sunset Drive in Vandalia.
    GFWC Illinois Woman’s Clubs are focusing on recycling in their Conservation Community Service Program, which is one of seven major areas through which woman’s club serves the community.
    The local club meets on the second Monday of the month. All women are welcome.

  • New SAFE volunteers

    Pictured above are four newly trained SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies) volunteers.

    From left to right are: Pattie Williams, Amber Marvin, Amy Nosbisch and Shirley Bartels. At least once a year, SAFE offers a 40-hour crisis intervention training.  These new volunteers will offer direct service to victims of sexual assault and their families. For more information about becoming a volunteer with SAFE, call 283-1414.