Today's News

  • Vandalia Memories
  • The Way We Were

    20 Years Ago

    1997 – Carey Oldfield of Vandalia, the 1996 Miss Fayette County Fair queen, was in Springfield to compete in the Illinois Miss County Fair pageant.
    Fayette County was hit with several bursts of snow and freezing rain.
    The Vandalia wrestling team held on to the No. 1 spot in Class A in the state.

    25 Years Ago

    1992 – St. Louis-based Laclede Steel selected Vandalia for its new pipe finishing and warehouse facility. It was to employ 54 workers.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    Shown in this photo are two Vandalia girls who both now live in the St. Louis area.

  • Frogtown News

    Happy New Year, Everyone!
    Fun Fair Supper & Auction

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    A New Year with New Opportunities
    I have always liked to kind of clean clutter on the first day or two of January, whether it be on my desk or in the kitchen cabinets, drawers and closets, etc.
    But I don’t always get those tasks accomplished as I wish I could!
    I don’t really make new year’s resolutions any more, but I do like to try to learn at least one new thing every year. (Don’t always get that done, either, at least not the things I want to learn.)

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, January 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program will be bingo and those attending are to take a wrapped $5 gift.
    Sunday, January 8
    • Rescheduled Children’s Christmas program, 10:35 a.m., First United Methodist Church.
    • First United Methodist Church Sunday Night Live youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; high school in parsonage and grade school/junior high in Fellowship Hall.

  • Birth

    Catherine Nicole Brackett
    Chris and Danielle Brackett of Altamont are the parents of a girl born at 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    Catherine Nicole Brackett weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Bob and Tammie Owen of Farina, and paternal grandparents are Jeff and Jane Brackett of Newton.
    Cleta Colclasure of Farina and Eugene Owen of Farina are great-grandparents.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants met on Dec. 15 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for their Christmas party and luncheon, with 24 members and three guests present.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone, followed by the pledge to the flag. Vera Miller gave the blessing for the meal.
    After the meal, Black called the meeting to order.
    The election of officers was held, with the current officers retained for the coming year: Dean Black, president; Mike Mulhern, vice president; and Elloise Black, secretary-treasurer.

  • Robison – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Robison of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

  • Ameren Donates to YMCA's Strong Kids