Today's News

  • St. Elmo Alumni Banquet

    “Basket of Memories” was the theme of the St. Elmo Alumni Banquet held the evening of May 28 in the high school gym, with more than 200 alumni and guests attending. More than 160 had made reservations. The alumni came from 16 states, 43 towns and cities in Illinois and 33 from St. Elmo.
    A retired agriculture teacher, Richard Lowe of St. Elmo, attended. Following are the alumni, and if a state isn’t listed, the town is in Illinois.
    1934-Jennie Alice Logue Harner of St. Elmo.
    1938-Gilbert Wright and Millard Mills, both of St. Elmo.

  • Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion, which is for all schools in Shobonier, will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.

    Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and a potluck dinner is at noon.
    Meat, plates, cups, napkins, silverware and drinks (coffee, tea and water) will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • School Briefs

    VCSF Golf Outing is Friday, June 17

    The second annual Vandalia Community Schools Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 17, at Vandalia Country & Golf Club.
    The format is a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, with shotgun tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    The entry fee is $160 per team, or $40 per person. Both teams and individuals may sign up.
    Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of both the morning and afternoon rounds. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • BEA Scholarship

    On behalf of the 29 members of the Brownstown Education Association, President Suzanne Stinebring, right, presents Marisa Thomason with a $400 scholarship.  Marisa is the daughter of Shelly and Tony Thomason.  She plans to continue her education in elementary education.

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Jr. High
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Emily Frailey, Katie Kroll and Nathan Matthews.
    Brooklyn Sarchet, Kaylee Sefton, Ashley Washburn and Tucker Willms.

    Brownstown High School
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Katie Carson and Bethany Oberlink.
    Kayla Black and Matthew Sefton.
    Julie Schilling.

  • Summer Lunches Program Begins

    Yavonn Walls, left, and Kimberly Bone, right, helped distribute free meals on Monday at the Summer Lunches for Kids location in the gazebo in Rogier Park.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival is Sunday at Northside Christian
    Do you want to “fan the flame” you once had? Maybe you once had a “fire” to worship and serve the Lord, but circumstances in your life – or even church – put that fire out!
    Are you looking to reignite that flame? Are you looking to have in you the same fire you see in others?
    Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will hold a one-night revival on Pentecost Sunday, this Sunday, at 6 p.m. under the theme of  “Fan the Flame.”

  • Evergreen Outreach-Jun9, 2011

    By Melanie Schaafsma
    At 1 p.m. Monday, guests were assembled at First United Methodist Church once again for Evergreen Outreach. As far as we know, there is nothing of its kind anywhere. It is a time of gathering together to celebrate life and show caring to those who don’t always have the chance to get out of their houses, nursing homes, or assisted living residences.

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?