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Today's News

  • SEBJH at .500 after BCCH Tournament

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown junior high softball team was only able to get in two of its three games at last Saturday’s Beecher City Tournament, and finished with a 1-1 record.

    SEB defeated Mulberry Grove, 6-1, in the first game, but lost to Windsor/Stew-Stras, 16-0.

    The Jr. Lady Eagles were to meet Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick, but rain washed out the contest.

    Against Mulberry Grove, SEB got three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to earn the victory, the second of the season for Natalie Oberlink.

  • PHOTO: Roger Clark Welding wins slo-pitch title

    Members of Roger Clark Welding pose with their championship trophy last week after winning the Vandalia Field of Dreams men's slo-pitch softball championship tournament.

    The team was incorrectly identified as Roger Craig Welding in the league's official scores and standings throughout the year. We apologize for the error.

    The team is also sponsored by Dairy Queen and Union Local 993.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 15)

    FRIDAY, AUG. 15
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    2. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    3. 6 TROY CARTER
    4. 101 JOHN RIPPERDA
    HEAT 2
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    4. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON
    DASH
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    FEATURE
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    3. 25C CRAIG KERN
    4. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON
    5. N59 CHAD EVANS

  • KC dairy judging team honored

    A reception to honor the 2013 National Champion KC dairy judging team was held at the Lifelong Learning Center at Kaskaskia College on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • New state law requires high school students to have CPR, AED training

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill that will require cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training for students in all Illinois high schools.
    The governor was joined by the Laman and Bell families and the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois at their annual meeting in Normal to sign the measure.
    “It is not often our high school students are faced with the opportunity to save a life,” Quinn said.

  • College News

    SIUE
    Deanna R. Lester graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Dec. 14 with a master’s degree in nursing, with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner.

  • Reunion

    Kleinik
    The Kleinik family reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31, in the main pavilion at Patriot’s Park in Greenville.
    A potluck will begin at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and lawn chair.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on July 31 at  Chinatown Restaurant in Litchfield for their monthly meeting and luncheon, with 22 members and three guests present.
    The pledge to the flag was given, followed by the meal prayer given by Brock Fisher. After the meal, Black welcomed everyone.
    The secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for July were read. Cards were signed for two members having health problems.

  • Lighthouse Center is Smoke-Free

    The Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Center Board of Directors, in conjunction with Kelly Curll, tobacco coordinator for Fayette County Health Department and health educator for the South Central Illinois Health Coalition, adopted a Smoke-Free Campus Policy at the center, which took effect on Aug. 1.

  • Hutchison-Kinkead

    Sarah Hutchison and TK Kinkead were married in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on May 31, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Dan Laack and Denny Hutchison officiating.