Today's News

  • VCHS Prom Candidates

    Vandalia Community High School will hold its prom this Saturday, from 7-11 p.m., with coronation set for 7:30 p.m.

    The queen and king candidates are shown above. In front, from left to right, are Maresha Mitchell, Hannah Edwards, Brooke Kistler and Samantha Green. In back are Dathan Berning, Quenten Austin, Justin Clark and Brandon Ellis.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Community High School
    Third Quarter
    High honors – Madison Click, Colton Evans, Gage Miles, Collin Nestleroad, Jessica Roman, Rebekah Sanders, Jacob Stewart, Jessica Sullens, Johanna Walton and Helen Wells.

  • Births

    Ella Elizabeth Morrison
    Jared and Natalie Morrison of Beecher in Northern Illinois are the parents of a girl born at 1:24 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Confirmation

    Ryan Gramlick (left) and Alex Kleinik (right), shown with the Rev. Bruce Milash, were confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Augsburg on Palm Sunday, April 1.

  • Honoring Local Veterans

    Local members of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club (former Marines) honored veterans at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care last Tuesday afternoon with a cookout.

    In front, from left to right, are veterans Harold Thoman, Don Blair and Lyle Ballance, Leathernecks member Sam Fogler, and veterans Charlie Metzger, Stan Oldham and Brad Elmore. In back are Leathernecks members Bill Schurt, Richard Rees and Jim Keele.

  • Anniversary

    Edward M. and Deanna Kulesza will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Church Brief

    Overcup Baptist revival this week

    Overcup Baptist Church is holding a spring revival this week. Preaching at the event is the Rev. Bruce Sasse.  
    Services are being held Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.

  • Daily events lead up to Day of Prayer

    A series of daily prayer events, beginning this Sunday, will lead up to a breakfast on Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer in Vandalia
    The community kickoff for the five-day event is Sunday night at First Baptist Church. That service, which begins at 6:15 p.m., includes worship, a brief message and a time of prayer.
    On the following three days, a brief time of prayer will be held at various locations around Vandalia. All of those events will run from 7:45-8 a.m. The locations are:
    • Monday – Vandalia Chamber of Commerce building.

  • FCA Sponsors Concert

    Jordan Howerton, leader of the Jordan Howerton Band of Joplin, Mo., sings during the band's concert Saturday night at Vandalia Junior High School.

    The event was sponsored by the Vandalia Community High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • 'Family Of One' Concert

    Several area musicians, under the name of "Family of One," performed a concert on Sunday to raise money for missionary work.

    The event was sponsored by Holy Cross Lutheran Church, and proceeds went to the Lutheran Church World Mission. Pictured are Greg Starnes, Melanie Schaafsma and Melody Freeman. Also performing at the event were Rick Stanbery, Ed Taylor, Doug Ricketts and Lisette Ehrat.