Today's News

  • SAVE Members Go Down to the River

  • Honor Roll

    The New Approach Alternative High School for Bond and Fayette County students has announced honor roll for the first quarter.
    The following students have maintained a “B” average or better for the term:
    Keli Atwood, Kayla Bell, Lucrisha Eddy, Darlene Knolhoff, Devin Manning, Sara McGee, Jacklyn Pearson, Sheyanne Stevens, Marina Tate, Cheyenne Tinker, Becky Wattles, Jessica Wright and Dustin Wuehler.

  • Atmos predicts lower gas costs this winter

    Atmos Energy Corporation said it expects that most of its utility customers in Illinois could pay lower natural gas bills this coming winter, compared to last year.

  • Rotary Club Welcomes District Governor

  • Marion Eye Care office opens

    “Everybody has the right to see well, and we strive to make that available to everyone,” said Kim Stief, office manager of the new Marion Eye Centers & Optical facility in Vandalia.
    “Seeing is very important, and we want to make sure everyone can afford it.”
    Marion Eye Centers, which was founded by Maqbool Ahmad in Marion, now has 37 locations and offers a full line of eye-care services – including eye exams, glasses, contacts and cataract surgery.
    The company accepts all insurance programs and offers senior discounts.

  • Sweet Peas – New consignment shop focuses on kids

    Robbi Meade’s pet name for her children is “Sweet Peas.” So when she decided to launch a consignment store for children, the term of endearment seemed to be a natural choice for the name.
    Thus, she recently opened the business under the name of Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique.

  • Vandal seventh-graders fall short in regional title game

    The Vandalia Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team lost to Central A&M in the regional championship game on Tuesday, 37-19.

    Central A&M is now 23-0 on the season, while Vandalia finished with an impressive 18-4 record.

    A full story will appear in the Dec. 2 edition of The Leader-Union.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News-Nov. 25, 2010

    By Panzi Blackwell

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Nov. 18 at noon for their luncheon and meeting at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with two guests and 21 members in attendance.
    Pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer by Brock Fisher.
    After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order. Secretary/treasurer reports were given and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries for November were read. Reports of several members with health issues were given.
    Dues for the year 2011 were paid by several members.

  • Shelton – 50 Years

    Lynn and Lou Shelton of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.
    They are the parents of four children: Lavena Carrol of Lutz, Fla., Lavail Shelton of Tampa, Fla., Lavon Shelton of Brownstown and Lavern Shelton of Vandalia.
    They have 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    The couple only knew each other for 27 days before they got married.