Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett                                     
    Is anyone ready for spring?   Again, we had to cancel Evergreen Outreach, due to the very cold weather. Not only do we need prayers to get through this, but we need to have some more fun – right?
    So, let’s pretend this is our meeting! Here we go:

  • What can one person do? With God, plenty!

    Manuel T. Gonzaullas was born in 1891 in Cádiz, Spain, to a Spanish father and Canadian mother, who were both naturalized U.S. citizens. In 1911, at the age of 20, he served as a major in the Mexican Army. Later, in 1920, he joined the Texas Rangers.

  • New attorney at The Law Group

    Veteran Effingham attorney Rockney L. Weber has joined the Vandalia-based law firm of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. He will continue to practice in the areas of real estate, banking law, and estate and business planning.
    As Weber joins the firm, the attorneys of LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. have purchased the building in which he practiced in the firm of Schniederjon, Weber & Orr. The Law Group will be moving its Effingham practice to that building, located at 304 E. Jefferson St. in Effingham.

  • Rotary Club Senior Students Of The Month

    Five Vandalia Community High School senior girls were recently treated to a meal with the Vandalia Rotary Club to honor them as the Rotary Club Senior Students of the Month for the first semester.

    Honored were, front row, from left, Iris Daiber, Kristyn Nichols and Brandy Protz. In the back row, from left, were Kendall Leander and Kathryn Shields. Pictured with the honorees were Rotary President Steve Ainscough, far left, and VCHS Principal Randy Protz, far right.

  • Huddle House Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new Huddle House restaurant in Vandalia.

    Located adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express, the restaurant is owned by Vicki and Robert Ellsworth, who also own Huddle House restaurants in Greenville and Highland. Vicki is pictured in the center of the front row.

  • Words Wicks And Wood Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new location of Words, Wicks and Wood in downtown Vandalia.

    The new location, 529 W. Gallatin St., is across the street from the bookstore’s former location. It is owned and operated by Joanna Helm, center. The telephone number remains 283-1432.

  • We Apologize

    In the list of area full-time students at Kaskaskia College who made the President's List, Tammy Bumgardner of Ramsey was inadvertently not included.
    We apologize for the error.

  • College News

    Illinois State University
    Two area students have been named to the dean's list at Illinois State University in Bloomington:
    • Dylan Krueger of Vandalia.
    • Dylan Bullard of St. Elmo.

    Kaskaskia College
    Hannah McDonald of Salem has been named to the president's list for full-time students at Kaskaskia College.
    McDonald is the daughter of Bill and Sandy McDonald of Brownstown.
    She is the granddaughter of Lee and Brenda Harris of St. Peter, and Wanda Puleo of Brownstown.

  • Sheriff's scholarship applications accepted

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has announced that it will be awarding more than $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2014-15 academic year.
    The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state.
    Fayette County Sheriff Aaron Lay will be awarding one $500 scholarship.

  • KC Vandalia

    Digital photography class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a digital photography class at the Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24-25, from 6-8 p.m. The registration number for the class is COED-5428-VA01E.
    The cost is $20, but students over 60 may register at no cost.
    Students may register through the Vandalia Campus by calling 283-1780 or the Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College at 545-3255.