Today's News

  • Borntreger – 25 years

    Scott and Michelle Borntreger of Auburn celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 4.

    Scott Borntreger and the former Michelle Moreland were united in marriage on May 4, 1991, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Louis Frick officiating.
    The Borntregers moved to Auburn in November 1991 and are the owners of Harry’s Pharmacy in Auburn.
    Michelle also works for Dr. Russell Wangen as a registered hygienist.
    They are the parents of two daughters, Leah, 17, and Erin, 13.

  • Awards Day at VCHS
  • Two-vehicle accident on Monday

    One driver was injured and the other was ticketed as a result of an accident on Ill. Route 185, half a mile north of Vandalia, early Monday evening.
    According to the Illinois State Police, Robert Lovall, 63, of Vandalia, was traveling north on Route 185 in a 2011 Ford truck shortly after 5 p.m. and had slowed to turn into his driveway. The state police said that Gavin Paradee, 33, of Vandalia, was traveling north in a 1999 Ford truck and failed to notice that Lovall had slowed, striking the Lovall vehicle in the rear.

  • Illinois State Police warns about phone scams

    The Illinois State Police is warning the public of a phone scam that is currently circulating throughout the state.
    An individual will call and claim to be associated with the ISP or the “Illinois Police.”
    The caller will then ask for a donation or advise you there is a warrant out for his or her arrest and that they need to send money.  

  • Pentecost Day is the birthday of the church

    John 14:25-26
    “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
    In the Name of + Jesus. Amen. The waiting is finally over. The big day is here.
    We have been counting down the days from Easter until Pentecost: 50 days of rejoicing in the resurrection of Jesus. Seven days, Seven weeks, plus one day for eternity, that makes

  • Marriage Licenses

    Roger Lynn Eller
    Jennifer Jean Ruble
    Jordan Daniel Dothager
    Calista Breann Eyman
    William James Nordyke
    Jacqueline Michele Helton
    Matthew Ryan Myers
    Melissa Pauline Workman
    Harold Wayne Sumann
    Aimee Jo Cocagne
    Joshua Ryan Shafer

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 12

    ✔ The Association of Christian Truckers, located at the Brownstown exit of Interstate 70, is holding its Spring Jamboree, honoring truck drivers. The event includes Bible teachings, testimonies, music and food. Each day begins at 7 a.m. with devotions, and the day continues until about 9 p.m.
    ✔ Reservations are due for a fundraising meal for Meals on Wheels to be held on Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center on Sunday. See the Sunday schedule on this week's calendar for more information.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • An 18-year-old Vandalia resident was arrested on an alleged probation violation in a juvenile case. No bond information was listed.
    • Jessica L. Pospischel, 26, Taylor Springs, was arrested on May 9 on charges of driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, improper lane usage, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was $3,000.
    • Jessica L. Wehrle, 21, 101 N. College Ave., Brownstown, was arrested on May 9 on an alleged probation violation. No bond information was listed.

  • Princesses for a Day
  • Some ways to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes

    As we enter mosquito season, the Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding Illinoisans of the diseases mosquitoes carry and the best ways to avoid being bitten.
    “Each year since 2002 when we saw the first human cases of West Nile virus in Illinois, we’ve seen the virus circulate across the state,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D. J.D.
    “This year, many people are concerned about a relatively news virus – Zika virus.