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Today's News

  • Next step in comprehensive plan process

    Now that Vandalia officials and city department heads have had their chance to give input on a plan for the city’s future, it’s now time for city residents to make their contributions.
    Mayor Rick Gottman announced on Monday that on March 15, Vandalia residents can make their contributions to the development of a new comprehensive plan.
    That public meeting will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus on West Fillmore Street.

  • Safety for city workers urged

    Whether it be to repair water line breaks, fill potholes or paint road markings, Vandalia’s public works department employees are often working on or alongside roads in the city many times throughout the year.
    With that in mind, motorists need to slow down when they see city employees busy with those tasks.
    “People need to drive safely through work zones,” Alderman B. John Clark, chairman of the council’s streets committee, said at Monday’s council meeting.

  • Aldermen, Filer discuss matters related to city water supply

    The Vandalia City Council discussed just about all aspects of the city’s water distribution during its Monday meeting.
    The discussion started when Alderman Dorothy Crawford, chairman of the council’s water and sewer committee, reported on a “massive leak” late last week that “almost emptied both towers.”

  • Frogtown

    Attend Visitation
    Belinda Harpster and Mahala Jacquin attended the visitation of Belinda’s friend and former classmate, David Sulsberger, in Flora on Friday evening.
    Old Friends in Town
    The Rev. Bill and Roxanne Emrick, of Indianapolis, Ind., were in the area over the weekend. They visited Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday. On Saturday night, they met Dane and Belinda Harpster for dinner. They attended church on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where Rev. Emrick was the former pastor. 

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In The Homestead Mailbox…
    … was a Valentine’s Day surprise from the mystery mailbox visitor who left the little lighthouse! This time there were two lighthouses, a bigger one and a smaller one, both very pretty and interesting … and so mysterious.
    It is fun receiving them, but we are so curious about who is leaving them. I guess the fun would be a little diminished if we found out, but the enjoyment of getting them would still be felt, plus the mystery from who they came from. We do appreciate you, whomever and wherever you are.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, March 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program is a Tupperware party given by Sarah Beasley. The public is invited to attend.
    Saturday, March 3
    • St. Elmo Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion Home. Cost is a $5 donation. There also will be a 50/50 drawing, with proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
    Sunday, March 4

  • KC, St. John's OK pact for nursing students

    In keeping with its mission to provide higher educational opportunities for its students Kaskaskia College has entered into a partnership with St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield that will enable KC nursing graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • KC Academic Challenge
  • Thursday deadline for file for KC graduation

    The Kaskaskia College Records Office has announced that this Thursday is the deadline for all 2018 spring graduates to apply for graduation.
    KC Registrar Jenna Lammers said, “All graduation applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than March 1 for students to qualify as a May graduate. Any application submitted after this date will be considered a summer graduate.”
    Students must apply online through their MyKC portal.

  • Smith – 63 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Allen Smith of Vandalia will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary this Sunday.