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Today's News

  • Honor Roll

    BROWNSTOWN JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
    Third Quarter
    Seniors
    High honors-Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Shelby Rine, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlyn Yorde.
    Honors-Tara Johnson, Austin Rhodes and Ashton Smith.
    Juniors
    High honors-Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink, Jacob Rolfingsmeier and Michaela Walk.
    Honors-Danielle Austin, Alyssa Cole, Ashley Holmberg, Alissa Lange, Dustin Lawson, Jill Schilling, Mary Schilling, Lauren Shelton, Jeffery Taylor and Autumn Wollin.

  • BHS holds induction ceremony
  • Church Briefs

    'The Patriarchs' series begins tonight

    Brownstown First Christian Church will launch a 10-week teaching series on "The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
    Developed by Beth Moore, the study focuses on Genesis 12-50. It will be taught by Faye Watson.
    The series starts at 7 p.m. tonight.

    Vera Baptist spring revival starts Sunday

    The annual spring revival at Vera Baptist Church begins this Sunday and runs every day through Wednesday.

  • Local Girl Scouts Honored

    Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 7 at the Lindenwood Auditorium in Belleville.

  • Day-Vaughn

    Kalei Briane Day and Nicholas Cleveland Vaughn, both of Herrick, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Johnson-Oberlink

    Jeanette Nichole Johnson and Kevin Lee Oberlink, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Lighthouse Pregnancy Center banquet draws a large crowd

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center annual fundraising banquet was held March 21 at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia.

  • Hannah Ryann Stombaugh

    Hannah Ryann Stombaugh
    Zac and Kristin Stombaugh are the parents of a girl born at 4:54 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Hannah Ryann weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Karen Brooks, and Rick and Margie Bachula of Saginaw, Mich., and Steve and Sandy Stombaugh of Vandalia.

  • Meseke-70 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Meseke of Vandalia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Gallatin Street Grille on March 30.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was dangerous going to Evergreen Outreach on Monday. The Rev. Jim Fackler brought his joke book! All kidding aside, it was a really good meeting.
    We sang our EO songs and had lots of helpers. Isn’t it nice to have helpers! And speaking of a good helper, Donna Smith welcomed us all with her sweet piano music. It definitely calms everyone.
    Our refreshments were provided by Jill Zimmer. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Jennifer Wilmer, Robert Nelson and Betty Turner before Fackler started our devotions.