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Today's News

  • F&F of FCH holds fundraiser

    By Charlene Jett
    Oh, what a night – “A Night at the Tropicana” featuring the ”Babalou Band” at the Vandalia Country Club, presented by Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care. This fundraising event   was full of amusing characters, drama and laughter.

  • Former VCHS teacher, coach, administrator dies

    Former Vandalia Community High School teacher, coach and administrator Vito “Vic” Provinzano died on Thurday, April 23, at his home in Mattoon.

    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham was in charge of arragements; online condolences may be expressed at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

    Mr. Provinzano survivors include his wife of 68 years, Lucille; and three daughters.

  • Church Briefs

    St. James celebrating 150th anniversary

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
    The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    God is GREAT and God is GOOD! We renewed our old friendships today and made new ones at Evergreen Outreach.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katie, the Dog, is a Hero
    Picture this – It was a cool and cloudy (but nice and refreshing) early Tuesday morning this week. All was peaceful and serene on the Homestead. Bill had went to work, Callie, the kitty, was resting near Bill’s footstool and Josie, the little doggie, was snuggled down in her soft and comfy bed nearby.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Jacquin and family of Villa Ridge, Mo. Belinda and Mahala enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday. On Sunday, Mahala hosted a Jamberry party.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 71.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 107.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Allie Murphree served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 23
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Beecher City Branch Library will host a women’s defense class with Bob Jones at 7 p.m. Those interested should call 487-9400 for more information or to register.
    Saturday, April 25

  • Emma Meyer sets new 100-meter dash record

    The Vandalia girls track team totaled 18 points to place ninth at the 11-team Mattoon Invitational on Monday.
    The top finish for Vandalia was in the 100-meter dash, where Emma Meyer placed third with a time of 13.34 second.
    Meyer also finished fourth in the pole vault, at 10 feet, 6 inches, and fifth in the triple jump, 32 feet, 3.5 inches.
    Anna Miller was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.5 seconds.

  • Mulberry Grove tops Lady Vandals on Tuesday

    Mulberry Grove scored used 11 hits and four Vandalia errors to defeat the Lady Vandals, 11-1, on Tuesday.
    Mulberry Grove scored once in the first inning, twice in both the  second and third innings, then capped its scoring with six runs in the fourth.
    The Lady Vandals were held to a double by Kelsey Swain and singles by Lindsey Dagen and Madison Click.
    Swain took the loss, allowing 11 hits and four walks while striking out one.
    Staunton 19, Vandalia 1

  • South Central edges Vandals in tight contest

    In a game in which the lead changed hands several times, South Central edged Vandalia on Monday when the Cougars’ Trent Geiler drove home the tie-breaking run in the bottom half of the seventh inning.
    In a game full of offense, Dylan Smith led South Central with a 4-for-4 performance that included a two-run homer in the home half of the sixth inning.
    Vandalia scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-8 lead, but South Central countered with three runs to take the win.