Today's News

  • NEW: LaDage named assistant regional superintendent

    A former Vandalia School District teacher and administrator is the new assistant regional superintendent of schools for Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties.

    Regional Superintendent of Schools Julie Wollerman announced on Wednesday afternoon that she had chosen Bill LaDage as her assistant.

    LaDage, who has been working for the Regional Office of Education for more than 10 years, will begin work in his new position on April 16.

  • Church Briefs

    Easter events set at Augsburg Lutheran

    Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. this Sunday, with breakfast to follow at 7 a.m. in the church's fellowship hall.
    Also planned is an Easter egg hunt for children at 8 a.m. and a church service with Communion at 10 a.m.
    An Easter egg coloring contest for all ages through high school is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    April is officially the lawn and garden month, and many of us are delighted to be outside, enjoying the displays of flowers and trees.
    We also enjoy seeing all those who attend EO every Monday afternoon. This week, we met in the Fayette County Hospital LTC dining area.
    Arriving early, Pam Childers, our pianist, started the program with a variety of favorite tunes.
    Refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee were provided by the Evergreen volunteers group.

  • Temple hosts concert by the Fourgiven Quartet

     By Panzi Blackwell
    The sanctuary pews at Temple Baptist Church were filled as the Fourgiven Quartet delivered a 90-minute musical program recently.

  • Minister's Forum

    This Sunday, we will celebrate Easter. It is really the main holiday for Christians, or at least it should be.

  • KC Honor Society Induction

    Kaskaskia College recently held a spring Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction.

  • Pre-K screenings scheduled

    Pre-K of Fayette County has announced free developmental screenings for children up through 5 years of age.
    The screenings are as follows:
    • Ramsey – Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Ramsey. Call Cathy at 423-2010 for an appointment.
    • Brownstown area – Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria. Call Shelly at 427-3368 for an appointment.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Financial aid workshop
    The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office will host a FAFSA workshop on Friday, April 13, from 1-3 p.m., in room L-102 on the KC main campus.
    The purpose of this event is to help college-bound students who need to complete and submit the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    Completing the FAFSA accurately and on time is the first and most-important step to obtaining state and federal financial aid.

  • School Menus

    Monday, April 9 – No school.   
    Tuesday, April 10 – No school.
    Wednesday, April 11 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Thursday, April 12 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, April 13 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Monday, April 9 – No school.    
    Tuesday, April 10 – No school.

  • Brownstown NHS

    Brownstown High School held its National Honor Society induction ceremony on Friday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in the BHS gym.