Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    By Belinda Harpster

  • St. Elmo News

    By Anna Jean Rhodes

    Thursday, Oct. 6
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • BES Tennis Class

    Working with Vandalia PE teacher, Brian Buscher,  Brownstown Elementary School coordinated an available time on the tennis courts as a follow up to the sixth-grade tennis unit.

    Shown are students in Sandra Stine's physical education class at BES:  Stephen Berg, Shaelee Karrick, Dalton Lawson, Zachary Logsdon, Samantha Long, Caitlyn Mason, Brooke Mayfield, Sierra Orechobesky, Makenzie Parkison, Jordan Primo, Taylor Rine, Brittany Sidwell, Jason Struble, Donavon Weatherman, Morgan Wells and Dakota White.

  • MG Trap Team finishes season

    The Mulberry Grove Trap Team competed at the Sam Jenny Memorial Shoot on July 10 in Highland.

  • October Classes at Vandalia KC Campus

    October classes
    There is no excuse for not having something to do in October. Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus has a wide assortment of classes for all interests.
    On Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20, a pencil drawing (COED 7003VA01E) class will be held with KC art instructor Tim Wight. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the student commons area.

  • Eating with the Stars

    The latest award in the Jefferson Primary School's rewards program was a field trip to Vandalia Community High School, where JPS kindergarten and first-grade students enjoyed a picnic with VCHS athletes.

    In the first photo, the JPS and VCHS students spread out on the football practice field. In the second photo, VCHS student Rachel Hedrick helps first-grader Kylee Meseke with her juice packet.

  • Birth

    Matthew and Jamie Smith of Brownstown are the parents of a boy born at 3:21 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Baumann-Durbin

    Amanda Baumann and Christopher Durbin have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Easton-Huffman

    Cassie Easton and Jeff Huffman have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The future bride is a graduate of Patoka High School and Kaskaskia College with an associate's degree and cosmetology license. She is currently employed at Attitudes Hair Salon in Carlyle.
    The future groom is a graduate of Patoka High School and is currently employed at Foltz Welding in Patoka.
    The couple are planning a Saturday, Oct. 22, wedding at the Huffman residence.

  • Kramer-Lane

    Bethany Kramer and Blake Lane were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.