Today's News

  • Births

    Eleanor Grace Newcomb
    Judd and Carla Newcomb of Mulberry Grove are the parents of a girl born at 8:20 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Reunions

    The annual Sam and Clara Grubaugh reunion will be held at noon on Sunday, July 3, in the Rogier Park pavilion. All family members and friends are welcome.

    The Atwood family reunion will be held this Saturday in the pavilion in Rogier Park, with a noon meal. Family and friends are welcome.

  • Thompson Recognized
  • Oberlink – 60 years

    Dan and Barbara Oberlink of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 30.

  • Where are they now?

    City where you reside: Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Vandalia Alumni & Friends Foundation Scholars
  • College News

    Western Illinois University
    Dylan Cole Sigrist, a senior, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
    To be placed on the dean’s list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale having completed at least 12 credit hours.

    Lakeview College of Nursing
    Amy Pippin of Farina was among 17 students at Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville recognized as new members of the Pinnacle Honor Society during the end of the spring semester.

  • Honor Rolls

    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Eighth grade – Amber Pease, Cecelia Ritter, Kianna Shouse and Samantha Stokes.
    Seventh grade – Brooke Benhoff, Addison Eddy, Brenna Hayes, Chloe Hill, Matthew Lay and Gretta Simon.
    Sixth grade – Lane Austin, Shelbi Eller, Natalie Hortenstine, Abigail Lorton, Hunter Luttrell, Keeley Orzel, Korina Otto, Gavin Rahm, Karly Stephens and Griffin Wright.
    Eighth grade – Madison Miller and Shay Peterson.

  • FourGiven in concert on Saturday

    The FourGiven Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Unity Baptist Church, located at Ill. Route 185 and Airport Road in Vandalia.

  • Ramblin' Rose Bus stopping in Ramsey, St. Elmo

    The Ramblin’ Rose Bus, a ministry sponsored by Effingham Catholic Charities, will travel to 14 towns in the seven-county area this summer to deliver school supplies and clothing.
    The program is designed to provide assistance to families with limited financial means, who qualify for free or reduced school lunches.