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Today's News

  • Rotary Wins Challenge

    The Vandalia Rotary Club was the winner in a recent Making A Difference Challenge against First United Methodist Church of Vandalia.

    In that challenge, the two groups competed to see who could get the most donors to the Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 24. Rotary donated the $200 prize to Habitat for Humanity. From left, are Liz Greenwood of the American Red Cross, Roger Grimmett of the Rotary Club, Tim Metzger of Lincoln Land Credit Union and Sandra Leidner of Habitat for Humanity. 

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Trent West joins Vandalia law firm

    Nokomis native Trent West has joined the Vandalia law firm of Burnside, Johnston & Sheafor as an associate. The firm is a general practice law firm that practices in most areas of the law.

  • Copper Penny Bar & Grille observes first anniversary

    Given Abraham Lincoln’s pervasive influence on Vandalia, it was natural to name a restaurant across the street from the Vandalia Statehouse after the 16th president. After all, it was in the majestic Statehouse where Lincoln cut his political teeth and launched his legal career.

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    St. Peter sausage supper set

    The men of St. Peter's Lutheran Church will host a sausage supper with a full menu this Sunday in the St. Peter Lutheran School gym.
    Serving begins at 5 p.m. Carryouts are available.

    Love Banquet and Auction

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its third annual Love Banquet and Auction in the church fellowship hall this Sunday.

  • Lenten Luncheon schedule set

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance this week announced the schedule and speakers for this year's Lenten Luncheon series.
    The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
    This year's theme is "Unity."
    The following is this year's lineup:
    Feb. 29 – First Christian Church (283-2001). Speaker: Scott Smith, First Church of God youth pastor.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach met on Monday at First United Methodist Church's Wesley Hall,  with Pam Childers on the piano.
    Beulah Brown was the leader for the afternoon. All enjoyed the leadership and entertainment of these two great ladies.
    As always, our dedicated servers, Marie Sutton, Erna Wasmuth, Ruth Ann Scott and Jeanne Schlicht, served some delicious cookies, which were enjoyed by all.

  • Minister's Forum

    I don’t envy Moses. He had a big job, but he also served a big God!
    This became clear to me when I read the Old Testament book of Numbers.

  • Handing Over the Gavel

    Ben Timmermann (left), the 2012 president of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, presents Dana Whiteman, the outgoing president, with a plaque in recognition of her service to the organization.

    The presentation was made during the chamber's annual meeting on Jan. 26.