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Today's News

  • Ulmer, Hosick selected for All-Star Game this weekend

    Two 2012 graduates of Vandalia Community High School have been selected to play in a football all-star game this weekend.

    Levi Ulmer and Bryan Hosick will represent the South at the 24th annual West Central Illinois All-Star Game on Saturday at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield.

    The game features 108 seniors from this past school year, and 34 high schools are represented, including 16 players from the South Central Conference.

  • YMCA offering four sports programs this summer

    The Fayette County Family YMCA is offering four youth sports programs on Wednesdays and Saturdays this July.
    Sports offered for children in grades K-8 are: dodgeball, kickball, flag football and sand volleyball.

    Registration is $20 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes a free T-shirt.

    For those interested in participating on individual days, the registration cost is $10 per day, but no T-shirt is included.

  • PHOTO: Vandal volleyball camp

    A youth volleyball camp was hosted last week at VCHS.

  • PHOTOS: State champion tumblers

    There were 26 local tumblers who recently participated at a state meet in Pana, with 19 of them qualifying for this month's national event in Madison, Wis.

  • KC holds GED graduation

    Kaskaskia College recently held a GED graduation ceremony in the Lifelong Learning Center.
    Kaskaskia College offers a GED scholarship to eligible GED graduates. The scholarship covers tuition and student technology fees and may be awarded for up to 48 credit hours as long as the student meets eligibility requirements and attends consecutive semesters.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Community Engagement Event
    Dr. Jim Underwood, president of Kaskaskia College and Bill Hawley, chairman of the KC Board of Trustees, are inviting local residents to join them for a “Community Engagement” meeting at the Vandalia Campus on next Tuesday, June 12.
    The event is being held for Underwood and Hawley to meet with area residents, allowing them to provide input and discuss the operations of Kaskaskia College.
    Area residents are welcome to stop by the center between 6 and 8 p.m. For more information, call 545-3036.

  • Tools for School fundraising under way

    Tools for School, a program for Fayette County in-need students to select free school supplies, is beginning its work for 2012 with a fundraising campaign.
    Last year, more than 605 school children, in kindergarten through junior college, were served by Tools for School.
    Monetary donations received from businesses, churches, organizations and individuals are used to purchase notebooks, paper, pens, crayons and other supplies included on Fayette County school supply lists.

  • College News

    Blackburn College
    Tiffany Gould graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville with a degree in secondary English education and Spanish.

  • Partners in Reading Luncheons

    Partners in Reading wrapped up the school year with luncheons at Jefferson Primary and Vandalia Elementary schools.

  • Lake Land College presents Talented Student Awards

    Lake Land College in Mattoon has presented the Talented Student Award to 64 students in area communities.
    This award includes tuition waivers to high school graduates for their academic achievement and is for a maximum of two consecutive calendar years.
    The award recipients for 2012-13 include:
    • Bingham – Kimberly Casey, Ramsey High School.
    • Brownstown – Colten Hunter and Eddie Carson, Brownstown High School.