Today's News

  • Kicking Off a New Semester

    Vandalia Community High School kicked off the second semester on Monday morning with an all-school PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) assembly.   Below at left, band members Jalea Paslay, Johanna Walton and Kiah Waschle perform a number during the assembly. Below at right is Gabrielle Dossett, one of the winners in the school's recent talent show to perform on Monday.

  • Business Briefs

    Andy Lester joins Schaal & Associates

    Schaal & Associates Real Estate announced this week that Andy Lester of Vandalia has joined its sales firm as a broker asssociate.

  • Changes at Fayette County Hospital

    Following a nationwide trend, Fayette County Hospital has adopted a new model for in-patient physician care.

  • Birthday

    Marie Warner
    An open house to celebrate Marie Warner’s 100th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.

    Family and friends are invited to attend. The family requests no gifts, but she enjoys cards.

  • Masons Honor Past Masters
  • Area Tea Party meeting canceled

    The regular second Monday of the month meeting of the Effingham area Tea Party has been canceled due to other meetings in the area.
    The next scheduled meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Culver’s in Effingham.

  • In Uniform

    Ryan Black
    Air National Guard Airman Ryan M. Black graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Black earned distinction as an honor graduate.

  • Workman-50 years

    Tom and Carolyn (Pyle) Workman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.

  • Carter-Hart

    Holly Carter and Michael Hart of Ramsey were united in a double ring ceremony at 4 p.m. on June 22, 2013, at the Christian Church in Ramsey, with Pastor Terry Sapp officiating.

  • Church Briefs

    VCA trivia night set for next Friday

    Vandalia Christian Academy will hold a trivia night and auction on Friday, Jan. 24, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m.
    All proceeds will be used to benefit the school by supplementing a teacher's salary, purchasing school supplies and supporting a field trip for the students.