Today's News

  • Encouragement a command, not just a suggestion

    Two cousins were in a wedding. Nine-year-old Josh was the brother of the bride and groomsman. Cousin Devin was 4 and the ring bearer.

  • Backpacks 2 School party is Monday

    The economy today has affected families in some areas and the members First United Methodist Church of Vandalia recognize this fact.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cogburn, the Homestead Head Banty Rooster …
    … is the only  rooster on the place and is crowing even as this is being written. He is on the job early in the mornings and is getting prettier every day.
    The ladies (Rhonda and Blackie hens) seem quite happy with Cogburn and have accepted him on the chicken roost.
    He is not only a handsome little guy, he makes sure they both come to the pan to eat by making his little noises to them. We suspect he may have a tendency to be a bit controlling, but the ladies don’t seem to mind.

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Night with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin spent the night with her grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday.  
    On Sunday, Dane, Belinda, Mahala and Harper went to see Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont and ate lunch in Altamont.
    On Saturday, Seth and Konrad Bergmann spent the afternoon with Belinda Harpster. Later, they went for McDonald’s and ice cream.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 154.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, August 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Monday, August 15
    • Historical Vandalia Inc, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Unit Office.    
    Thursday, August 18

  • Fayette County Speedway (August 6 results)

    AUGUST 6

    HEAT 1
    1.    24H MIKE HARRISON
    2.    77 STEPHEN SCHNAPF
    3.    1A STEVE MEYER
    4.    21 KHRIS FOHNE
    HEAT 2
    1.    1 ZACH FAIR
    2.    35 CLARK ROBERTSON
    3.    117 MARK ENK
    4.    51 PHIL BIBLE
    1.    1 ZACH FAIR
    2.    24H MIKE HARRISON

  • Rahar named as new KC Athletic Director


  • More about the Hamilton family

    In my previous column, I wrote of Nancy Buntin Hamilton, who pushed a neighbor lady into an open well during an altercation amidst the blackberry bushes near Loogootee.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and Odie Washington, director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, visited Vandalia for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new work camp at Vandalia Correctional Center.
    Jeff Bullard, 27, of Mt. Vernon, joined the Vandalia Police Department as a patrolman.
    More than 50 people attended a kickoff meeting for Vandalia Main Street.
    Sam and Evelyn Jolliff of Patoka were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

    25 Years Ago

  • Vandalia Memories