Today's News

  • Shamrock 4-H club visits Vandalia Day Unit

    The Vandalia Day Unit of Home and Community Education (HCE) welcomed 10 members of the Vandalia Shamrock 4-H Club to their August meeting.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Nathan and Mahala Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Cape Girardeau, MO spent Saturday night with them as well.
    Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo., had dinner with them on Saturday evening. Other visitors were Amy Reiss and Rollie Henson.
    Baby Shower
    Amanda Eller and Amy Reiss hosted a baby shower for Mahala Jacquin on Saturday at St. Peter Village Hall.  

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Search is On for …
    … a friend for Lady, the lonely little mini-mare.
       Lady, sadly, is the only mini-horse (or barn critter) we have left, as her family expired some time ago. She and Smoky, the (adorable) little burro, shared the barn and seemed to get along OK. They each had their own barn space, separated by a cattle panel, and each had their own privacy pen, also separated by cattle panels down the center.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 11
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is for St. Elmo High School graduates.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, September 13

  • Big Gain

    Sixth-grader Markus Isaiah rips off a sizeable gain during Saturday's contest against Staunton.

  • Area Prep Roundup

    Vandalia lost to Pana, 181-200, in a match on Monday at Oak Terrace in Pana.
    Zach Schaal led the Vandals with a 43, which tied him with Kody Bland of Pana for match medalist honors.
    Jake Bowen fired a 44, Alec Schroeder shot a 55 and Kain DuFaux rounded out the Vandals scoring with a 55.
    Others participating in the match were Alex Cocagne, 61; and Levi Cox, 63.
    The Vandals are now 5-6 on the year.
    The Vandalia JV squad edged Pana, 220-222.

  • Spencer Patton is now a major leaguer and a father

    It will take a lot for Spencer Patton to experience a better couple of days than he did last week.

  • Vandals fall to state-ranked Cavaliers

    Different polls have them ranked differently, but all pollsters agree – Carlinville is one of the better football teams in Class 3A.

  • Vandalia Memories

    Kathy Schultz, the administrator of the Vandalia Memories page on Facebook, posted this old photo of the Frier Barber Shop.



    This and other photos from Vandalia's past can be seen on the Vandalia Memories page on Facebook

  • John Metzger an early member of St. Paul

    John Metzger, a 42-year-old brick manufacturer, landed in Vandalia on July 10, 1863, following a long voyage from his home in Canton Schofthausen, Switzerland, through the port of Havre, France, to New York aboard the “Goshen” and on to Chicago, arriving July 4, 1863.   
    With him on the perilous journey was his wife, Mary Magdalene (Stihl), and their seven children: John Ulrich, Jacob, Anna, Margarette, Mary Magdalene, John H. and Louise Metzger. One more son, Gottfried, would be born in Fayette County.