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Today's News

  • Despite heat, good turnout for Rotary blood drive

    The Vandalia Rotary/Red Cross July 18 blood drive at the Vandalia Moose Lodge resulted in 87 good pints of blood, a great showing for a hot July day.

  • Sauer – Rabe

    Megan Sauer and Mitchell Rabe have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding

  • Briefs

    Carson’s Lemonade Stand

    Carson’s Lemonade Stand is being held again this year, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday at County Market on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia.
    Carson LaDage holds the Lemonade Stand fundraiser at various locations to raise funds for research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with 81 cents of every dollar donated to go directly to research.
    Donations are accepted.

    Concert at St. Elmo Christian Church

  • Kaskaskia College

    Beginning beekeeping class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will hold a beginning beekeeping class throughout the KC District in August.  The course will be live at the KC Vandalia Campus and shown simultaneously at the Nashville, Salem and Trenton Education Centers.
    This class will meet on Monday, Aug. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will be an introductory course designed to acquaint the students with basic beekeeping.

  • KICK Painting for Kids Class
  • KICK Crafts for Kids Class
  • KC Board of Trustees Scholarships

    Three area students have been awarded Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees Scholarships for the 2017-18 school year – Rachel Green of Vandalia, and Katelyn Dugan and Kelsie Waters of Mulberry Grove.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Beginning beekeeping class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will hold a beginning beekeeping class throughout the KC District in August.  The course will be live at the KC Vandalia Campus and shown simultaneously at the Nashville, Salem and Trenton Education Centers.
    This class will meet on Monday, Aug. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will be an introductory course designed to acquaint the students with basic beekeeping.

  • First Presbyterian has 'Tools for School'

    Tools for School, a program which provides free school supplies to Fayette County in-need students pre-kindergarten through junior college will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-noon.
    Those who will be picking up supplies are to enter through the north door of the church, located at 1221 W. Fillmore St., Vandalia.

  • First Methodist holds Backpack 2 School

    The First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will again be hosting “Backpack 2 School” at the church’s Family Life Center at Fourth and Main streets in Vandalia, from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
    Any school child, accompanied by a parent or guardian, can receive a free backpack containing coupons and some free giveaways.
    The event is planned as a fun time, with games, activities, face-painting, free hair cuts and refreshments.
    Two bicycles will be given away, along with many other prizes donated by local businesses.