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Today's News

  • Calderaro joins the Law Group

    LeFcvre, Oldfield, Myers, Apke &. Payne Law Group Ltd. has announced that Ariana E. Calderaro has joined the firm in the practice of law.
    On Nov. 6, Calderaro was formally sworn in to the Illinois Bar.
    Calderaro was born in Pasadena, Calif., in 1986, and her family moved to Hannibal, Mo., in 1996.

  • FS Promotion Helps Varsity Club

    Representatives of South Central FS recently presented to the Vandalia Community High School Varsity Club a donation of $1,110, which was raised through a special promotion in September.

    During that month, FS donated one cent from every gallon of unleaded fuel sold at its Travel Center and Fast Stop. The promotion ties in with the FS slogan of "Supporting Our Community." Above, Trevor Apke (left), manager of the Travel Center, and Tina Tinker (center) manager of the FastStop, present the donation to VCHS Assistant Principal Greta Krueger.

  • Osborne joins staff of FNB

    First National Bank announces that Tyler Osborne has been hired as the assistant financial officer, starting at his new position on Oct. 13, 2014.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    I hardly know where to start – our Veterans Day speakers were so inspirational!
    But let me do some housekeeping first. Pastor James Fackler was our leader and Donna Smith our pianist. We sang our regular welcome and Outreach songs, and need to give special thanks to Donna for not complaining about our out-of-tune voices. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Tonya Stout and Hope Holffstatler. We welcomed a newcomer, Beulah Nichols, and were saddened to hear about Marvin Stall of FAYCO becoming ill.

  • Operation Christmas Child drop-off begins on Monday

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia is again hosting Operation Christmas Child for this year, with collections being accepted beginning on Monday.
    The church, located at 127 N. Fouth St., is the Vandalia Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child, through which shoe boxes from both Fayette and Montgomery counties are accepted.
    Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that used gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Thanking Our Veterans
  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Irma Jean Kruenegel, lilfelong resident of St. Peter and business owner, died on Friday of last week.
    Baptism
    Drew Riann Kraemer, daughter of Ryan and Kristi Kraemer of St. Peter, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her godparents are Danielle Chasteen and Scarlett Jameson.
    Turkey Supper
    The annual turkey supper will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the St. Peter’s Lutheran School gym. Serving begins at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and children, $5; under 3, free.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Arctic Air on the Way – Critter Barn is Ready for It
    With fresh new straw on their floor and all cracks and openings filled in, the barn critters, namely, Lady, the senior mini-horse, Madricka, the mini-donkey, and her young son, Baby Buckwheat, should be snug as bugs in a rug.
    It sounds like Bill will have to break ice on the watering holes for them, as we don’t have tank heaters in yet, but that won’t be too much of a problem, (and I have a plan).

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 13
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, November 15

  • VJHS, Community Help Greenville Family

    A large crowd turned out for the junior high basketball game between Vandalia and Greenville last Thursday evening at Vandalia Junior High School to support the Greenville family that lost its mother and three children in the car-train accident in Vandalia on the night of the Halloween parade.