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Today's News

  • Ducks Unlimited returning to Vandalia

    Ducks Unlimited volunteers from across the Southern Region are hosting a D.U. Waterfowl Hunters Party on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the American Legion Hall in Vandalia.
    For those unfamiliar with Waterfowl Hunters Parties (WHP’s), it is as simple as it sounds. Duck and goose hunters from around the area get together at a very informal gathering with food, drink and a lot of raffles to help raise money for Ducks Unlimited and their passionate cause of waterfowl and wetland conservation.

  • VYO Football Notebook Week 1

    In the first week of the VYO season, Vandalia was able to sweep Litchfield across the board, picking up a season opening win for all four teams.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Aug. 13

    Fayette County Speedway will feature a Regular Night of racing on Friday.
    The night's events will feature UMP DIRTcar sanctioned Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Also racing are the two-person Team Cars. The Team Car feature event from Aug. 13 will be run on Friday.
    There will also be a Powder Puff event at the end of the evening.

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division
    17 cars

    Heat 1
    1. 41M Brent Mullins
    2. 32K Chris Wilson
    3. 11M Michael Rauch
    4. 28 Michael Bolyard

    Heat 2

  • Youth Bass Tournament
  • Aug. 7 Open Bass Tournament winners
  • Simmons named SC basketball coach

    At last week's South Central School District Board meeting, along-time assistant coach and athletic director at South Central High School, Rick Simmons, was named head coach of the high school boys basketball team.
    Simmons being named the new head coach came as very little of a surprise to most in the area. The only shocking thing for most is that Simmons was not named the coach last season following the retirement of Gary Shirley.

  • Joseph Alan Edwards

    Alan and Teresa Edwards of Salem are the parents of a boy born at 2:06 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. He was named Joseph Alan.
    He has one sister, 2-year-old Zoey Cameron.
    Grandparents are Bill and Cheryl Edwards of Patoka, and the late Nila Cameron.
    Great-grandparents are Danny and Barbra Oberlink of Vandalia and Bill and the late Wilma Edwards of Patoka.

  • Card shower for Loretta Seely

    A card shower has been requested for Loretta Seely of Brownstown, who will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Tuesday. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 142 Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Jahraus — Brasel

    Micah Jahraus and Klayton Brasel of Vandalia were united in marriage on May 27, 2010, in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, at the Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort.
    The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Jahraus of Vandalia.
    The couple was married in a beautiful wedding gazebo over-looking the Caribbean Sea. The white guests chairs were adorned with purple sashes and tropical flowers hung throughout.
    The bride’s father, Larry Jahraus, walked her down the beach and over the bridge leading to the gazebo.

  • Woolsey reunion

     The 18th Woolsey reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 7, with 120 family members and guests present.
    There were two deaths, 10 births and five marriages reported.
    Family members present were from Louisiana, California, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.
    Those from in Illinois were from Chebanse, Salem, Litchfield, Mulberry Grove, Fillmore, Effingham, Momence, Urbana, Patoka, Kankakee, Mt. Vernon, Greenville and Vandalia.
    The next reunion will be the first Saturday in August 2012.