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Today's News

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 1)

    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1. 25C CRAIG KERN
    2. 2M MICHAEL MEYER
    3. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    4. 27 LENNY GARSON
    HEAT 2
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. N59 CHAD EVANS
    3. BUD1   LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    DASH
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. N59 CHAD EVANS
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    FEATURE
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. BUD1  LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    5. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Aug. 7)

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTOS: Local youngsters attend camps at KC

    Kaskaskia College recently held several youth sport camps, and several area youngsters attended.

  • Reunions

    Atwood
    The Atwood reunion was held on Saturday, June 28, at Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    After a noon meal, the reunion meeting was opened by Connie Grubaugh, in the absence of reunion president Bill Hunter.
    The Lord’s Prayer was recited, and the minutes from the 2013 reunion were read, with no corrections made. Officers for 2015 are: Max Atwood, president; Jim Atwood, vice president; and Connie Grubaugh, secretary/treasurer.

  • Aspirin Shoot at Sieberts'
  • VCHS class of '52 holds 62-year reunion

    The Vandalia Community High School graduating class of 1952 celebrated its 62nd anniversary the weekend of June 20-22.

  • Church Briefs

    FWC Faith Crusade starts this Friday

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will host a five-day Faith Crusade, beginning Friday and concluding next Tuesday.
    The speaker for the Faith Crusade will be Jonathan Suber, an evangelist who has ministered on five continents and in more than 50 countries during the past 30 years. He has pastored three churches and served as a missionary in West Africa, India and the West Indies.
    Accompanying him will be his wife, Stephanie. A speaker and musician, she has composed more than 100 songs.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting on Monday went off without a hitch! It was good to see everyone, so pat yourself on the back for making it a good meeting!

  • OASIS group takes four-day outing to Wisconsin

    By Ginger Wells
    The OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia recently took a trip to Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
    The theme of the trip was "Christmas in July." The group boarded the coach on Tuesday, July 15, and returned on Saturday, July 19.
    Each person brought bingo and Christmas grab bag gifts, and was anticipating a Christmas holiday – minus the snow and sleet. We got to know each other by playing games and singing.

  • 'Oh, that I had wings...for then I would fly away'

    A fellow minister of mine wrote this article. I hope it encourages the reader as much it has me.