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Today's News

  • Kaskaskia College

    Saturday is Registration Day
    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a special spring 2015 Registration Day at the main campus and all education centers from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Departments providing services for the day will include advisement, admissions and registration, placement testing, financial aid, library and bookstore.
    Advising will be available on a walk-in basis that day. The cashier’s office will be open to accept payments or set up payment plans.

  • Greenville College to become Greenville University in 2017

    Greenville College announced in December that at their November meeting, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously approved to transition the institution’s name from Greenville College to Greenville  University.
    Greenville College will celebrate its new identity as Greenville  University on Sept. 20, 2017, also marking the 125th anniversary of the institution’s first convocation ceremony in 1892. The official 1,000-day countdown to this historic event began on Christmas Day.

  • VCA Christmas Program

    Vandalia Christian Academy students presented their Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Vandalia.

  • Start the new year by practicing your follow-through

    The new year is here, and with it is often comes a resolution to get into shape.
    I have been to a store that sells used exercise equipment. It is called Second Wind Exercise Equipment. I have observed that following Christmas, many stores have sales on exercise equipment.
    They offer discounts and incentives for purchasing the most modern and up-to-date equipment.
    A few months later, folks begin selling their latest and greatest exercise equipment simply because they don’t use it.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Wanting & Needing Sunshine
    We have had several inquiries about the critters’ welfare during the wet and chilly weather. The late, lovely RoseyLee Duck (who Bill always referred to as Miss America) did not mind our wet and muddy yard, but Lady, the mini-horse and Mother Madricka and Baby Bucky (donkeys) are pretty much staying in their dry, straw-strewn barn.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Thursday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Belinda and Mahala visited Belinda’s uncle, Jerry Limes, in St. Anthony’s Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
    Marriage
    David Henderson and Corrine Oswald, both of Louisville, were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Dec. 31.  
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 8
    • SEBA, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
    • St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Sunday, January 11

  • The Way We Were

    25 Years Ago

    1990 – Fire gutted Claudia’s clothing store in downtown Vandalia on Monday, Jan. 15.
    Kendra Sanders, the 1989 Miss Fayette County Fair, was vying for Miss Illinois County Fair Queen title at the state competition in Springfield.
    Dr. Larry Oder was president of the Fayette County Hospital medical staff.
    The Rev. Steve Diehl was the new minister at First Baptist Church, Vandalia.

    30 Years Ago

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Scrambler: eth rtsow rpknbuta ni eht rldow si eth nma ohw sah sotl sih smheutinsa.
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Our strength grows out of our weakness

  • Vandalia Memories

    Betsy Brannon Mills uploaded this team photo of the 1963 Vandals, who were undefeated conference champions, from the Vandalois.