Today's News

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Rose Hawkins tells of early Ramsey

    The following was published in the Ramsey News-Journal in March 1981, having been sent in by Rose Stanfield Hawkins, who was 9 years old when her family arrived in Ramsey on Oct. 18, 1908.

  • Three alumni worthy of tribute

    If they take advantage of it, the education that students can acquire in Vandalia's schools can take them far – the recipients of the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation are proof of that.
    This Saturday, the foundation will honor Robert E. Chandler, Tim Merriman and Jim Staff.
    Chandler has completed a successful career in the auto industry, Merriman is well-known for his work and Staff has served his hometown as a leader in both the field of education and in community service.

  • Area Prep Roundup (Oct. 8)

    Brownstown/St. Elmo Baseball
    Oct. 1 vs. South Central at Kinmundy
    BSE    1-0-0-0-0-2-0  3--5--6
    SC      2-0-0-0-5-3-x  10--8--3
    WP: Trent Geiler 6 IP, 3R, 5H, 8K, 4BB
    LP: Landon Feezel 4 1/3 IP, 7R, 6H, 5K, 3BB

    BSE:  Lewis Brown 1 for 4; Landon Feezel 1 for 2, RBI; Noah Flowers 1 for 2; Nate Philpot 1 for 3; Rocky Himes 1 for 2

    SC: Brett Harmeier 3 for 4, 2B, 4 RBI; Dre Hill 2 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI; Trent Geiler 1 for 4, RBI

  • McCarter will oppose Shimkus for seat in Congress


    Saying it’s time for new leadership to restore, renew and recapture the bright promise of America, State Senator Kyle McCarter of Lebanon announced Wednesday his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 15th District of Illinois.

  • BSE and South Central advance to NTC tournament semifinals


  • Vandals hold on late to top conference foe Hillsboro


  • Vandalia hosts 7th annual Volley For The Cure


  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 132.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz. Mitchell Brauer served as acolyte. Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    A guest speaker was Pastor Jaya Bijjiga, a native of southern India. He has served as a missionary to Indian immigrants in Chicago, Texas, Missouri and other places. Currently, he continues his work as a missionary-at-large.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Jan Mendonca
    -Floyd Oertwig
    -Sue Urban

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, October 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    • St. Elmo City Council 6 p.m., city hall.
    • Reverb youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Reverb youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, October 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. The small group would like for more St. Elmo High School graduates to join them.
    •  St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.