Today's News

  • Fun Fest, Military Tribute are this Saturday

    The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE and the Vandalia Tourism Commission are holding the annual Family Fun Fest and Military Tribute this Saturday in downtown Vandalia, rain or shine.
    The Fun Fest includes a bike show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., kids’ games and activities, food stands, a live DJ and an attendance drawing.
    The bike show features seven classes, with registration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The entry fee is $15 per bike or $10 plus a small stuffed animal. Judging starts at 2 p.m.

  • St. Elmo Junior-Senior High temporarily on lockdown

    St. Elmo Junior-Senior High School was temporarily on lockdown status this morning.

    St. Elmo Superintendent Deb Philpot issued the following press release about the incident:

  • A Big Mess

    Dave Peyton shows a mess of mushrooms that he found during a recent hunting expedition.

  • In Uniform

    Tara Jean Harre
    Tara Jean Harre of the Army Reserves was recently promoted to major.

  • Birth

    Brenley Mae Clay
    Jason and Jackie Clay of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 1:49 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Brenley Mae weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny Thiele and the late Brenda Thiele of Vandalia, and Paul and Jackie Clay of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Louie and Betty Thiele of Vandalia, Bill Dothager of Mulberry Grove and Betty Eyman of Greenville.

  • Smith-Rauch

    Debra Smith and Ron Rauch Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Adermann-Hackney

    Katie Adermann and Nicholas Adam Hackney, both of Taylorville, were married in a ceremony at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2014, in the backyard of their home, with Jeff Benton officiating.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Another great day at Evergreen Outreach and First United Methodist Church in Vandalia. Our leader was Beulah Brown (I’ll tell you more about the hidden secrets she brought later).
    Our mighty fine and exuberant pianist was Bette Stolte. She came loaded with a touch of dynamite in her fingertips!

  • The Fifth Week of Easter

    John 15:5  “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he is it that bears much fruit, for apart from ME you can do nothing.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    POPPY DAY ...
    … is this Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.
    Brownstown VFW 9770 members will be at various locations in Brownstown to give us the opportunity to honor those who gave so much of their lives, or gave their lives, for us.