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Today's News

  • South Central wins regional championship; Vandalia, St. Elmo lose

    FARINA — South Central's volleyball team won its third straight regional championship on Thursday, defeating North Clay, 25-16, 25-15.

    The top-seeded Lady Cougars got 14 kills from senior Kinzie Neilson, and three aces and 16 assists from Natalie Chapman.

    On Tuesday, South Central (31-4) will battle Edwards County at the Dieterich Sectional at 6 p.m.

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    FLORA — The Vandalia volleyball team ran into state-championship contender Breese Central at the Flora Regional on Thursday, losing, 25-10, 25-13.

  • Marriage Licenses Oct 27 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Nicholas Raymond Otto
    Vandalia
    Susan Denise Koonce
    Vandalia
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    Nathan Dale Murphree
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Megan Amelia Wollin
    St. Charles, Mo.
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    Clayton Michael Rhodes
    Brownstown
    Brandi Jo Hefley
    Brownstown

  • In Uniform

    Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Week

    Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Vandalia.

    Shown here, from left, are: Heather Chavez, PAVE advocate; Matt Chancey, Fayette County assistant state's attorney; Gottman; Larry Eason, Vandalia police chief; and Amanda Michel, victim witness coordinator in the state's attorney's office. The proclamation was signed to help raise the public's awareness of domestic violence issues, and the programs and services available to assist victims of domestic violence.

  • Easton Randall Brummet

    Cody and Jordan Brummet of Ramsey are the parents of a boy born at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.


    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Easton Randall.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Cathy Brummet, and Randy and Kim Kelly, all of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Clyde and Louise Brummet of Nokomis, Ray and Caroline Roe of Ramsey, Jerry and Elsie Kelly of Ramsey, and the late Mary Reed and Earl Thompson of Pana.
     

  • Clark-Elam

    Rachel Clark and Trevor Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Fry-Roberts

    Jodi Fry of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Josh Roberts of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

  • Logue-Dunn

    Rebecca Ann Logue and David Anthony Dunn were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Brownstown, with the Rev. John Heicher and David Arnold officiating.


    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Sherri Dagen of Brownstown, and Mike and Jo Ellen Logue of Greenville.
    The tgroom is the son of Elizibeth Faye Dunn of Vandalia.
    The couple resides in Vandalia.
     

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 31 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Bacon scramble, breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Choice of cereal, pumpkin chocolate chip muffin.   
    Thursday, Nov. 3 – Choice of cereal, cinnamon roll.   
    Friday, Nov. 4 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    Lunch
    Monday, Oct. 31 – Chicken breast patty, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, fruit, bread and milk.    

  • Schools Foundation sees success with reunion, grant

    The 2011 Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion held at the American Legion on Oct. 3 grew as more people attended.