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Today's News

  • No candy at Halloween Parade – Lions explain
  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

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    There was no photo last week.
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    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week’s Scrambler: Risk surrounds everything worth accomplishing.

  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1996 – More than 150 Vandalia Community High School students and faculty-members gathered outside for prayer as “See You at the Pole” was observed nationwide.
    Louie and Josephine Franklin of Ramsey were observing their 50th wedding anniversary.
    A crew from NBC-TV was in Vandalia to interview local residents on such things as the economy, politics and the status of the country in general. The product was to be aired during the network news.

  • Researching Lincoln in Vandalia

    In March 2015, a gentleman by the name of Robert Shaw telephoned to tell me that he was visiting Vandalia to photograph the Vandalia Statehouse and wanted to know some of the history during Lincoln’s legislative years.

  • Come on downtown this Saturday

    Looking for something to do this Saturday? Come downtown – there will be plenty to do. And you can support the effort to beautify Vandalia's downtown.
    The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE will hold its annual Bike Show and Family Fun Fest. That event features something for all ages.
    In addition to the motorcycle show, which includes a kids' bike contest, the Fun Fest features games and activities for children. There's also going to be some good food – pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, chips and drinks.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Cogburn Rooster Doing Well
    In answer to inquiries, Cogburn seems to be gaining a fan club, as several readers have asked about him. He continues to try to wake us up every morning and, strangely, he crows to greet us when we drive into the driveway, no matter the time of day.
    We have been spotting a lone chicken hawk hanging about the Homestead. It was sitting atop the pole light one day, but flew away when we drove up.

  • Frogtown News

    Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent Friday to Sunday with her grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 240.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Alex Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jernne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Eva Alcorn
    -Joe, Carissa and unborn Emrick twins
    -Floyd Oertwig
    • Mourning a loss

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, September 14
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m.
    • Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • HCE holds seminar on 'The Silent Killer'

    The Fayette County HCE program to promote public awareness of ovarian cancer was attended by 34 women who were given enlightening and important information concerning the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer.