Today's News

  • End of an Era


    Stout reflects on long, succesfull coaching tenure

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In Response to Inquiries
    Lady, the sweet little senior mini-mare, is doing well, and staying snug and warm in the little barn she shares with Madricka, the mother donkey, and her son, Bucky. Of course, they have their own “apartments,” but share the window. The partition separating their living quarters is a wire cattle panel, which allows their body heat to benefit all three while they still have their own space.  

  • Frogtown News

    Visiting Parents
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin are spending the week with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, while Mahala’s husband, Nathan, is in Florida at the PGA playoffs for his job.
    The family is busy on renovating Mahala’s grandmother’s house for her family’s move in late February.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 196.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz. Zada Reynolds was the acolyte.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, January 28
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Sunday, January 31
    • SNL youth group, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    • Detour youth, 6 p.m., First Church of God S.H.E.D.
    • Amp’d high school youth, 6 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Youth Night Breakthru, 6:30 p.m., Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.
    Tuesday, February 2
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Honor Roll

    Second quarter honor roll – Cullen Beatty, Steven Bolyard, Erin Bone, Zach Carrell, Mary Cox, Spencer Craig, Sarah England, Justin Evans, Katelyn Fisher, Tifani Giller, Destanie Ishum, Ty James, Chelsea Kahle, Megan Kimberlin, Kelly Lange, Gracie Morrison, Dakota Rubin, Rosie Simmons, Kori Slater, Keely Smith, Jacob Stanley, GEnis Steed, Baylee Stevens, Shawnee Street, Austin VanHoose, Alexis Warren and DJ Zanchetti.
    Second quarter perfect attendance – Kori Slater.

  • KC Graduates

    Kaskaskia College has announced its December graduates:
    Associate in Arts
    • Kinmundy – Jonathon Phillip Jahraus.
    • Mulberry Grove – Kylee BriAnne Bolyard.
    • St. Elmo – Perry E. Manley.
    • Vandalia – Amber Irene Duckworth, Taylor J. Mosley, Dalton R. Nichols and Sasha S. Price.
    Associate in General Studies
    • Vandalia – Ruth Irene Hathaway and Michelle Sarver.
    Associate’s Degree-Nursing
    • Patoka – Skyler E. Payne.

  • Dean's Lists

    Kaskaskia College
    Kaskaskia College has announced its academic honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester.
    The names of the students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in all courses for which the student registered and earn a 4.0 current semester grade average are published at the end of the semester as the full-time student president’s list. Students who earn a grade average of 3.5 or above are named to the full-time student dean’s list.

  • Scholarships, loan available through FNB

    The First National Bank Trust Department is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for several scholarships.
    Scholarships available only to Vandalia Community High School students are: Golda W. Shuman Scholarship; Charles A. Evans Scholarship; Jennifer Rogers Knebel Scholarship; Tamara Gail Vosholler Memorial Scholarship; Douglas R. Rames Scholarship; and VHS Alumni Scholarship.
    The VFW Post 3862 of Vandalia offers a scholarship to sons, daughters or grandchildren of its members.

  • Delay in primary ballot certification likely

    Fayette County Clerk Vicky L. Conder announced late last week that ongoing objections to several presidential candidates are not anticipated to be resolved by the State Board of Elections in time for ballots to be prepared and voting tabulators to be programmed for the opening of by mail and early voting on February 4.

  • Younger generation will need to step up

    Every December for the past several decades, families picking up their Caring and Sharing baskets in Vandalia were initially greeted by a man wearing a Santa hat bearing the words, “Bah, Humbag.” But, in reality, the guy wearing that hat expressed the true meaning of Christmas.
    Bob Hayner also expressed the true meaning and value of volunteerism.
    We’ve talked many times in this space about the importance of a community having residents willing to step forward to give of their time and effort for volunteer groups and projects.