Today's News

  • LIHEAP application period begins soon

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. will begin the 2016 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Thursday Oct. 1. That is the first day that appointments can be made for the program.
    October and November are priority months reserved for those households that have either a member aged 60 and above or disabled. Appointments can be made by contacting the local C.E.F.S. County Outreach offices.  
    Starting on Nov. 2, applications will also be accepted from households that at the time of application have a child under age 6; proof of age will be required.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Baby Bucky Burro, for one, has been kicking up his heels, running to get to the carrots before “Mom” and just seems to be generally enjoying life.
    They have been enjoying just lying and napping in the warm sunshine, but they come to their gate to watch us drive in now, and are being more attentive when anything is going on.

  • Frogtown News

    Lutheran Care Center Hosts Family Day
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended Family Day at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. There was a band, food stand, bake sale, popcorn ice cream and lots of entertainment. They had a bounce house and horse rides for the kids.  Belinda even decided to take a ride on the horse. Gert Garrett helped the band sing “You are My Sunshine.”
    Several familiar faces were there from St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 24
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, September 25
    • Preregistration for “Health Insurance for People 65+” is required by this Friday. See the info in the Sept. 30 announcement.
    Saturday, September 26

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The four women in this photo, taken in the early 1970s, worked together for many years, taking care of local residents.

  • Davis made many visits to schools

    “We all looked forward to seeing him come down the road to our school at Bingham – it meant we wouldn’t have to do our schoolwork,” remembered 90-year old Wilber Meyer when asked about Jonathan Davis.

  • There's still a big festival

    We won't have the period crafts, food and music that we've grown to be accustomed to during our community's largest annual festival. But this weekend still offers a lot for both Vandalia residents and visitors.
    State cuts have resulted in the cancellation of this year's Grande Levée, but a festival that has been held in conjunction with the period celebration continues.

  • Fun run/walk to benefit museum is on Saturday

    The northeast corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street holds a treasury of history and memories. The building and the very ground on which it srands are a part of history.

  • Harvest Festival, ABATE Fun Fest are downtown this weekend

    Due to state budget cuts, Vandalia’s most-popular annual festival is not being held this year. But, there is still a lot going on in downtown Vandalia this weekend.
    The Grande Levée, a period celebration at the Vandalia Statehouse, was dropped again this year because of state cuts. However, a local celebration that has been held in conjunction with the Grande Levée, Harvest Festival, is continuing.