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Today's News

  • Gottman delivers 'State of the City'

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman reviewed the main accomplishments from the past year and laid out his goals for 2013 during his annual “State of the City” address at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Brownstown hosting Masons' scholar bowl regional

    Brownstown High School will host one of 30 sectional tournaments for the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl this Saturday.
    The regional competition starts at 8:30 a.m. at the high school, and the awards ceremony will be held at approximately 3:15 p.m.
    The Masons of Illinois sponsor the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl for IHSA-member high schools throughout Illinois.  Schools competing pay no entry fees, as the cost of the tournament is entirely paid by the Masons of Illinois.

  • VCHS Students Go to WYSE Regional

    A group of students from Vandalia Community High School recently participated in the WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) regional competition at Kaskaskia College in Centralia last Thursday.

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    Vandalia Elementary School students who received "Pick of the Litter" honors for January are shown above.

  • LaGrove HS Class of 1951

    Members of the class of 1951 at LaGrove Community High School in Farina gathered recently at the home of Charles and Ann Leonard in Greenville.

    Above, from left to right, are Ernie Furrow, Marilyn Mueller Frederickson, Ann Baumann Leonard, Mary deWerff Hemphill, Dorothy Stock Finch, Merle Aukamp and Howard Blomberg.

  • Fisher-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fisher of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday with an open house.

  • Cothern-Westendorf

    Megan Cothern and Tyler Westendorf, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • McDowell-Elam

    Amanda McDowell and Chad Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Curtis-Largent

    Tracee Curtis and Tim Largent, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Postal Service plans to cut Saturday mail in August

    U.S. Postal Service
    The U.S. Postal Service last week announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday.
    The postal service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually once the plan is fully implemented.