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Today's News

  • Reunions

    Grandfield/Brazle

  • Gould-Mumm

    Tiffany Gould and Jesse Mumm have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Runkel – 50 years

    Carl and Edith Runkel of Vandalia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, on July 19, with a private family celebration.

    The Runkels were married on July 19, 1964, at the Christian Church in Tower Hill.
    The couple has three children: Carla Vasquez, Steven Runkel and his wife Kena, and Shawn Runkel and his wife Naomi, all of Vandalia. They have nine grandchildren – Rob Fox of Vandalia; Samantha Fox of Arvada, Colo.; and Christopher, Levi, Megan, C.J., A.J., Terry and Macie, all of Vandalia – and three great-grandchildren.
     

  • Lack of strikeouts propels Bray in baseball, life

    ROBINSON – After the worst pair of games of his summer, Kyle Bray needed a break.

    Going hitless for two straight games was bad enough – also striking out in each game just made it worse.

    They were the last two games of the Mattoon Sr. Legion Firecracker Classic – a wooden bat tournament – at the end of June, and Bray would be leaving soon for a hockey camp.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival starts Sunday at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church, starting this Sunday and running through Wednesday, at 7 p.m. nightly. Mark Scott from Ozark Christian College will be preaching, starting on Sunday morning and continuing each evening during the revival.
    Music during the revival will be provided by the musical group Banbury Cross of Fouts Christian Church. The group will perform several songs written by band members.
    A pie night will be held on Wednesday after the service.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was a good day on Monday for our weekly Evergreen Outreach meeting – not a cloud in the sky. We welcomed  everyone with music, smiles and handshakes. All signs of good friendship.
    Our refreshments  gave us time to get re-acquainted, since for some it has been a couple of weeks since we've seen each other.  We sang "Happy Birthday" to John Bollinger, and Randy Schukar gave us an update on his mom, Katy, who is in the hospital. We will pray for her.

  • Westerfield new pastor of Vandalia First Methodist

    The Rev. Terry Westerfield has been appointed pastor of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia. He comes to Vandalia after serving in the ministry for 29 years, with his most recent assignment being at the Paxton United Methodist Church.

  • Christians should show God's love in all things

    The United Methodist Hymnal was published 21 years ago, following a substantial review process.

  • Post 95 routed at Divisions

    NEW BADEN – Once the Swansea/Fairview Heights Giants began to hit, it didn’t seem like it would ever stop.

    And it only did because of the mercy rule.

    S/FH scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and kept on scoring to beat Vandalia, 20-3, on Tuesday in the first game of the Fifth Division Tournament, sending Post 95 to its most lopsided loss of the season.

  • College News

    SEMO
    Abby Dugan of Vandalia has received the Midwest Achievement Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2014-215 academic year.
    Dugan is the daughter of David and Angie Dugan of Vandalia, and is a 2014 graduate of Kaskaskia College and 2013 graduate of Vandalia High School.

    Randolph-Macon Academy
    Matthew Sefton, the son of Steve and Donell Sefton of Brownstown, received honorable mention for his performance at the 2014 Randolph-Macon Academy Poetry Slam held on April 30.