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Today's News

  • Good news at city meeting

    Many local residents are often lamenting about nothing good ever happening in Vandalia. While it wasn't the landing of a large industry with a lot of jobs, there were two positive announcements at Monday's city council meeting.
    First, Mayor Rick Gottman announced that Schutt Sports, a company that makes football helmets, including those used by more than one-third of National Football League players, and other sports equipment, will be using part of the building that formerly housed Statewide Tire.

  • College News

    Monmouth College
    Haley Wollerman of Bingham graduated cum laude from Monmouth College with a degree in business administration.
    She is the daughter of Lynn and Julie Wollerman of Bingham.

    Lawrence University
    Kaity Yorde of Ramsey was named to the 2016 dean’s list at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., for maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.4 for the full 2015-16 academic year.
    A 2013 graduate of Brownstown High School, she is the daughter of Melisa Yorde of Ramsey.

    Greenville College

  • KC KICK Basic Drawing
  • KC Dental Assistant Pinning
  • KC KICK Learning About Birds Class
  • KC KICK Tye Dye Class
  • FFA Members at FS Appreciation Day
  • Pipeline restoration work well under way

    The Southern Access Extension Pipeline Project was successful in achieving its December 2015 in-service date. Restoration, which is the final phase of the project, is under way and will continue through the end of summer 2016.
    Restoration crews are preparing to return the right of way to conditions established under landowner agreements and regulatory agencies.
    The Illinois Extension Pipeline Co. has been assessing soil conditions and other environmental considerations to optimize successful restoration.

  • Scarpaci Foundation Board awards grants to 17 groups

    The Scarpaci Foundation Board of Directors has selected 17 organizations to receive funding totaling $40,225.
    The Board received grant requests from many local causes.  Those chosen were:
    • Evans Public Library
    • Family YMCA of Fayette County
    • Fayette County Emergency Management
    • Fayette County Health Department
    • Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care
    • Kaskaskia College
    • Operation OUTING
    • OUR PLACE Youth Center
    • SAFE

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cowgirls enjoying lush pasture
    Although we kind of bemoan the fact sometimes when the frequent rains make the grass grow faster and it is difficult to keep up with, the four Homestead “cowgirls” (namely Bill’s longhorns-Geneva, the Bartels girl; “Red,” the mother of one of the two kids, Minnie and Moo-na-Lisa) seem to like it.