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Today's News

  • Community sports briefs (April 18)

    Deadline for YMCA summer baseball and softball is this Saturday night; umpires also sought for YMCA leagues

    The deadline to register for the YMCA’s summer youth softball and baseball programs is on Saturday at 9 p.m.

    Several different leagues are available.

    Boys and girls
    •T-Ball, 5-and-under
    •Colt, 7-and-under

    Baseball
    •Pinto, 8-and-under
    •Mustang, 10-and-under
    •Bronco, 12-and-under
    •Pony, 14-and-under

  • Sports cancellations: April 17, 2013

    South Central softball vs. Ramsey had been canceled for Wednesday.

    South Central baseball at Noble has been canceled for Wednesday.

    Patoka baseball vs. Woodlawn has been canceled for Wednesday.

    St. Elmo softball at Dieterich has been canceled for Wednesday, and rescheduled for next Wednesday.

  • Council will discuss river intake on Wednesday

    The Vandalia City Council will hold a work session on Wednesday evening to discuss the raw water intake on the Kaskaskia River.

    At the meeting, to be held at 5:30 p.m. at city hall, the council will discuss the river intake with a representative of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who is new to the project.

  • Eason stepping down as police chief

    The city of Vandalia has announced that Police Chief Larry Eason has asked that he not be reappointed to the post of chief when his current contract expires on May 6.

    Eason has cited medical issues as his reason for not seeking reappointment by the mayor and city council.

    Gottman said, "Larry came to work for the city in an interim capacity in March of 2007 and took over the position full-time in July of the same year.

  • Sports cancellations: April 11, 2013

    The home baseball game for Vandalia against Shelbyville has been canceled for Thursday.

    The Vandalia softball game at Shelbyville for Thursday has been canceled.

    The St. Elmo/Ramsey baseball game for Thursday has been canceled.

  • Kaskaskia College

    QuickBooks Pro workshop
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will hold a workshop on QuickBooks Pro bookkeeping software April 15, 17, 22 and 24, from noon-4 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The training consists of four, four-hour sessions and is invaluable to business owners using or wanting to become acquainted with the newest QuickBooks software.
    Pre-registration is required and the fee is $80. Call or email for a registration form that must be returned one week prior to the beginning of the workshop.

  • 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.