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Today's News

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    ‘Cow Eyes’ Being Made in the Homestead Pasture
    One of the  heifer youngsters, Minny, and neighbor Scott’s bull (which we now call “Romeo”) are making cow eyes at each other, but unfortunately (for them) they are separated by the lane and two electric fences. They were also communicating verbally with forlorn-sounding calls.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Grandchildren
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their grandchildren, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., while their parents were out of town.
    On Saturday, they attended Madison’s basketball game.
    On Sunday, they all visited with Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
    Birth
    Ryan and Donna Gullion of Effingham are the parents of twin boys born on Feb. 10, 2013.
    Jaxson Reece weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and Jayden Dean weighed 6 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Both were 19 inches long.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 14
    • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, February 15

  • Riedle Law Office Ribbon-Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at Riedle Law Office in downtown Vandalia.

    Matthew Riedle, a Vandalia native, is beginning his practice at 308 W. Gallatin St. The telephone number is 283-7225 and the firm's website is www.RiedleLaw.com.

  • John H. Crawford & Associates Ribbon Cutting

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently at the new offices of John H. Crawford & Associates, a civil engineering firm headquartered in Carterville.

    The Vandalia office, which opened in November, is located at 815 W. Fletcher St. The telephone number is 283-7044. Sherry Meador is the grant manager for the local office.

  • Octochem Expansion

    With most of the steel work now up, the new addition to Octochem Inc. is changing the appearance of the industrial area on Vandalia's north side.

    Located at 2090 Wagner St., Octochem is owned by Vandalia native Mark Langston and employs about 60 people.

  • Vieregge given Pacesetter 40 award by NWM

    Vandalia native Scott Vieregge of Northwestern Mutual in Edwardsville will be awarded the PACESETTER 40 award during the company’s 132nd annual meeting of financial representatives in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 20-24.

  • Gottman delivers 'State of the City'

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman reviewed the main accomplishments from the past year and laid out his goals for 2013 during his annual “State of the City” address at last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Brownstown hosting Masons' scholar bowl regional

    Brownstown High School will host one of 30 sectional tournaments for the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl this Saturday.
    The regional competition starts at 8:30 a.m. at the high school, and the awards ceremony will be held at approximately 3:15 p.m.
    The Masons of Illinois sponsor the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl for IHSA-member high schools throughout Illinois.  Schools competing pay no entry fees, as the cost of the tournament is entirely paid by the Masons of Illinois.

  • VCHS Students Go to WYSE Regional

    A group of students from Vandalia Community High School recently participated in the WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) regional competition at Kaskaskia College in Centralia last Thursday.