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Today's News

  • John H. Crawford & Associates Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new offices of John H. Crawford & Associates, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Carterville.

    The Vandalia office, which opened in November, is located at 815 W. Fletcher St. The telephone number is 283-7044. Sherry Meador is the grant manager for the local office.

  • Octochem Expansion

    With most of the steel work now up, the new addition to Octochem Inc. is changing the appearance of the industrial area on Vandalia's north side.

    Located at 2090 Wagner St., Octochem is owned by Vandalia native Mark Langston and employs about 60 people.

  • Vieregge given Pacesetter 40 award by NWM

    Vandalia native Scott Vieregge of Northwestern Mutual in Edwardsville will be awarded the PACESETTER 40 award during the company’s 132nd annual meeting of financial representatives in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 20-24.

  • Gottman delivers 'State of the City'

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman reviewed the main accomplishments from the past year and laid out his goals for 2013 during his annual “State of the City” address at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Brownstown hosting Masons' scholar bowl regional

    Brownstown High School will host one of 30 sectional tournaments for the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl this Saturday.
    The regional competition starts at 8:30 a.m. at the high school, and the awards ceremony will be held at approximately 3:15 p.m.
    The Masons of Illinois sponsor the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl for IHSA-member high schools throughout Illinois.  Schools competing pay no entry fees, as the cost of the tournament is entirely paid by the Masons of Illinois.

  • VCHS Students Go to WYSE Regional

    A group of students from Vandalia Community High School recently participated in the WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) regional competition at Kaskaskia College in Centralia last Thursday.

  • VES Pick of the Litter

    Vandalia Elementary School students who received "Pick of the Litter" honors for January are shown above.

  • LaGrove HS Class of 1951

    Members of the class of 1951 at LaGrove Community High School in Farina gathered recently at the home of Charles and Ann Leonard in Greenville.

    Above, from left to right, are Ernie Furrow, Marilyn Mueller Frederickson, Ann Baumann Leonard, Mary deWerff Hemphill, Dorothy Stock Finch, Merle Aukamp and Howard Blomberg.

  • Fisher-50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fisher of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday with an open house.

  • Cothern-Westendorf

    Megan Cothern and Tyler Westendorf, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.