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Today's News

  • 90th Birthday

    Family members from Ohio, Missouri and Illinois gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Aukamp in Vandalia to help Gerald Aukamp celebrate his 90th birthday.

  • Williams – Brouk

    Aubrey Ione Williams and Adam James Brouk, both of Fenton, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Rainey – Ice

    Melissa “Missy” Rainey of Vandalia and Feron Michael Ice of Salem have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Frogtown

    Confirmation
    Jonathan Cavaletto, son of John and Andria Cavaletto, and the late Michele Cavaletto, was confirmed on Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia.
    Following the service, a dinner was held at the Cavaletto home.  Attending were: John, Andria, Rachel and Jonathan Cavaletto; Rob and Rita Smith; Rob Jr., Roni, Lauren & Robbie Smith; John, Connie, Kevin, Jason and Taylor Cavaletto; Marilyn and Glori Magnus; Earl and Hazel Magnus; Larry, Sue, Kyle and Olivia Urban; and Dane and Belinda Harpster.
    St. Peter Church

  • Brownstown - Sefton

    A Rare Privilege and Opportunity…
    … is the occasion of sharing a dear friend’s 100th birthday when the friend is as active, alert and in as good physical and mental condition as Lucille is!  Much enjoyed was being a part of Lucille Fisher’s 100th birthday open house on Saturday, April 27, at the Golden Years Club Building.
    More than 100 of Lucille’s family and friends gathered to share in her special day on April 27.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Lucken speaks at Chamber meeting

    Tom Lucken, who heads up the Field of Dreams organization provided the program at last week’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • FAYCO hosting autism program May 23

    FAYCO Enterprises of Vandalia will be hosting on May 23 Dr. Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who has become one of the leading advocates for people with autism.

  • New CPAs

    Two employees of the Vandalia accounting firm of Luallen, Cearlock, Barth & Burnam Ltd. have earned their certified public accountant’s credentials.
    Tyler Osborne and Amy Palecek successfully passed the Uniform CPA Exam.

  • FBC seniors honored at breakfast

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The “seniors” of First Baptist Church in Vandalia were honored Sunday morning with breakfast, special decorations  and live music.