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Today's News

  • Kaskaskia Supply Dragon Gets a Knight

    Kaskaskia Supply's fire-breathing dragon on Veterans Avenue now has a knight to accompany it.

    A recent contest to name the knight was won by Rick Meyer, who suggested Sir Fix-A-Lot.

  • Performance Detailing Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Friday at the new location of Performance Detailing.

  • United Fund Distribution

    The Fayette County United Fund distributed funds to nine county organizations at its annual luncheon on Wednesday, July 16.

  • Bradley completes his Eagle Scout project

    A Vandalia resident who has been in Scouting since first grade chose to help his church for his Eagle Scout project.

  • Finding an ancestor's tombstone

    This summer marks the 150th anniversary of some of the most decisive battles of the Civil War.

  • Reunions

    Grandfield/Brazle

  • Gould-Mumm

    Tiffany Gould and Jesse Mumm have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Runkel – 50 years

    Carl and Edith Runkel of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, on July 19, with a private family celebration.

    The Runkels were married on July 19, 1964, at the Christian Church in Tower Hill.
    The couple has three children: Carla Vasquez, Steven Runkel and his wife Kena, and Shawn Runkel and his wife Naomi, all of Vandalia. They have nine grandchildren – Rob Fox of Vandalia; Samantha Fox of Arvada, Colo.; and Christopher, Levi, Megan, C.J., A.J., Terry and Macie, all of Vandalia – and three great-grandchildren.
     

  • Lack of strikeouts propels Bray in baseball, life

    ROBINSON – After the worst pair of games of his summer, Kyle Bray needed a break.

    Going hitless for two straight games was bad enough – also striking out in each game just made it worse.

    They were the last two games of the Mattoon Sr. Legion Firecracker Classic – a wooden bat tournament – at the end of June, and Bray would be leaving soon for a hockey camp.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival starts Sunday at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church, starting this Sunday and running through Wednesday, at 7 p.m. nightly. Mark Scott from Ozark Christian College will be preaching, starting on Sunday morning and continuing each evening during the revival.
    Music during the revival will be provided by the musical group Banbury Cross of Fouts Christian Church. The group will perform several songs written by band members.
    A pie night will be held on Wednesday after the service.