Today's News

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 13)

    Knights of Columbus 5K is on Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus are hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia.

    All proceeds from the event will benefit Cardinal Glennon Hospital and the Knights of Columbus.

    Registration is under way, and all runners who pre-register are guaranteed a T-shirt.  Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m., but those who register on Saturday cannot be assured a T-shirt.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Sept. 24)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log Oct. 13, 2011

    • Melissa C. Stevens, 33, RR 1, Shobonier, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of aggravated battery. She was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

    • Chuck A. Vinson, 23, 210 N. Locust St., Farina, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals. Bond was $20,000.

    • Danielle N. Harlan, 22, 1819 Spring St., Vandalia, was arrested on Oct. 10 on a charge of theft more than $500. No bond information was given.

  • Crown Point hosts potluck

    Twenty-two members and friends gathered at Crown Point Church last Thursday for a potluck dinner, visiting and a devotional message.
    The event is hosted by the women of the church on the last Thursday of every month, except November and December.
     Participating were: Mary Campbell, Jason Worker, Janice Evans, Patty Beard, Chris and Bev Beck, Kirstie and Karlie Henna, Glenna Soura, Gene and Bob Milhoan, Harold and Loretta Sidwell, Bob and Maxine Crager, Jeralene Lovall, Jack and Joyce Ritchey, Frank and Betty Emerick, and Bill and Panzi Blackwell.

  • Food for Inner City Mission

    Members of Northside Christian Church in Vandalia recently collected and delivered a vanload of non-perishable food items and financial donations to the Inner City Mission in Springfield.

  • Evergreen Outreach Oct. 6, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    What a gorgeous day to enter Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church for the weekly meeting of Evergreen Outreach.

  • Believers must stand firm to the end to be saved

    “The one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:13-14).

  • HCE Proclamation

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring the second week of October as Illinois Association of Home and Community Education Week.

  • Brownstown See You at the Pole

    About 45 students gathered around the flag pole at Brownstown Junior-Senior High last Wednesday morning for "See You at the Pole," a time of prayer.

    After the service, several area churches provided breakfast for those students who participated. In the second photo, from left to right, are Eddie Carson, Kaylee Sefton and Jordan Evans.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    By Panzi Blackwell