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Today's News

  • Applications accepted for KC's Whitten Scholarship

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation has announced that applications are now available to apply for the Dean of Nursing Mary Lou Whitten Endowed Nursing Scholarship.
    Whitten served as a leader at Kaskaskia College for 21 years for the associate degree nursing, licensed practical nursing and nurse assistant programs, which have graduated more than 2,000 students.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Christian Academy
    Fourth Quarter
    A Honor Roll
    Eighth grade-Tyler Sutton. Seventh grade-Madeline Cade. Sixth grade-Hope Budny-Clymer, Sarah Milash and Audrey Myers. Fourth grade-Robert Durbin and Cameron Withers. Third grade-Trista Smith-Stone.
    B Honor Roll
    Seventh grade-Hunter Sasse and Nick Trible. Sixth grade-Erik Daume and Nathaniel Weaver. Fifth grade-Zachary Stephenson. Fourth grade-Wade Shafer. Third grade-Xadric Lassor and Kali Bruno.
    Perfect Spellers

  • SCHS Drive One 4 UR School is Saturday

    Engel Brothers Ford in Farina and South Central High School are partnering from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday to help raise up to $6,000 in support of SC Athletes and Future Business Leaders of America members as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program.
    Members of the South Central community will have the opportunity to raise money for the organizations by test-driving a Ford or Lincoln vehicle. For every person who test-drives a vehicle, Ford Motor Co. and Engel Brothers Ford will donate $20 to South Central High School Athletes and FBLA.

  • BEA Scholarship

    Suzanne Stinebring of the Brownstown Education Association, left, presents the $400 BEA Scholarship to Morgan Stinebring during the Brownstown High School Awards Ceremony. This is the 32nd year that the BEA has given a scholarship.

  • VCHS National Honor Society
  • Awards presented at VCHS graduation
  • Hometown Heroes

    Roger Ledbetter was a childhood friend of mine.  We lived north and then west of the twin pumps  near Brownstown – back to the area of the Bluff City blacktop – back in the 1950s and ’60s.

  • Hometown Heroes

    It’s no surprise that Doug Engeljohn is committed to serving the residents of St. Elmo as both a member and the chief of the city’s fire department.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a day we had on Monday at Evergreen Outreach!  We all had cookies and iced tea! And a good time was had by all.
    Bernie Ray started things off with some piano music. And Jeannie Schlicht introduced the program for the day – singers, Judy Varga and Randy Schucker.
    We celebrated birthdays for Gladys Meador, Mickie Wilson, Mary Gebke, Ewald Steiner, Virginia Wolf, Steve Longwell and Eleanor McNutt. Phyllis Rames followed with a prayer for everyone.

  • Plans 'to give you a future and a hope'

    With a theme Bible verse taken from Jeremiah 29:11, the baccalaureate program last Wednesday at Vandalia Community High School included several references to the past, present and future.