Today's News

  • Art reception is this Friday evening

    The work of students in art classes at Vandalia Community High School and the Okaw Area Vocational Center will be on display this Friday evening.
    The artists’ work will also be on display online.
    Kim Jaoko, the art teacher at VCHS and OAVC, has teamed up with Artsonia to display the students work on www.artsonia.com, the world’s largest online kids’ art museum.
    The artists’ work can be viewed by going online to www.artsonia.com/schools/VandaliaCommunity1.

  • VFW Patriotic Art Contest

    The winners of the Patriotic Art Contest sponsored by VFW Ladies Auxiliary at Old Capitol Post 3862 are shown with Auxiliary President Loretta Keagle and Treasurer Margaret Kimberlin, who presented certificates and checks.

    From left to right are Kaegle; Alexandra Schroeder, first place, $100; Bailey Jones, second place, $50; Trevor Carroll, third place, $25; and Kimberlin. As the first-place winner, Schroeder advances to district competition, and possibly on to state. The contest is held each year for students in grades 9-12.

  • SCHS Prom Candidates

    South Central High School will hold its prom this Saturday evening. This year's king and queen candidates are shown.

    In front, from left, are Casey Engel, Torri Allynn Henken, Victoria Lynn Henson, Sarah Kramer, Sydney Young and Brittany Gayle Hall. In back are James Ryan Stratton, Colton Jud Wilkins, Cole Steven Armstrong, Austin Geiler, Alex Wooldridge and Colby James Bushue.

  • BHS holds mock accident
  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel will celebrate her 94th birthday at 11:30 a.m. next Tuesday at the House of Plenty restaurant in Highland.
    There is an open invitation for the celebration.

  • Milash is top cookie seller

    The year 2012 is not only the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, but it also marks the year that Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) transitioned the annual Cookie Sale Program from a fall sale to a spring sale.
    The sale was a great success, and Sarah Milash of Shobonier was the Top Seller for the Fayette County area.

  • DAR Good Citizens Award Winners

    The Benjamin Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted its Good Citizen Award Ceremony in Greenville on March 24.

  • Birth

    Alexandria Laine Conant
    Scott and Alison Conant of Effingham are the parents of a girl born at 3:39 p.m. on March 28, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was named Alexandria Laine.
    Grandparents are Mikel Jahraus of Farina, Diane Jahraus of Altamont, and Gary and Janet Conant of Alma.

  • Engagement

    Holly Childers of Vandalia and Aaron Newcom of Wood River have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Leslie and Daisy Hipsher of Brownstown are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.