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Today's News

  • Halloween parade will follow normal route

    The normal lineup and route for the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween parade will be followed.

    Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman announced late Friday afternoon that the Illinois Department of Transportation left the decision on whether to open the 700 block for the parade up to the project contractor, Mettler Development.

    Gottman said he met with Mettler officials, and they agreed to open the one-block section.

  • St. Elmo to play for EIC title; Lady Vandals earn big win against Pana

    ST. ELMO — St. Elmo fended off a pesky Ramsey volleyball team on Thursday to advance to Friday night's Egpytian-Illini Conference Tournament championship game, where the Lady Eagles will face Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

    That game will be at 8 p.m.

    St. Elmo got around Ramsey in three sets, winning 20-25, 25-20, 15-14. The Lady Eagles trailed 14-11 during the final set, which would be won by the first team to 15 points.

  • Route 51 meeting canceled

    The Route 51 Community Advisory Group meeting scheduled for next Wednesday evening has been canceled.

  • Frogtown News

    Marriage

    Shawn Meyer of Mt. Vernon and Sarah Kash of Mt. Vernon were married on Oct. 8 at Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church in Sesser.

    Shawn is the son of Bob Meyer and Sharon Boyles. Sarah is the daughter of Randall and Debra Kash. The couple resides in Mt. Vernon.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Longhorn Cattle Stampede
    The “Longhorn Ladies” (Betsy, the Bartels girl, “Geneva,” “Red” and the youngsters) have been content this summer on their pasture, and have not complained or looked at the grass on the proverbial “other side of the fence.”
    However, when we started south down the lane with a few bales of hay Saturday, they began running along side the fence. They must have smelled the hay and broke into a run to get to it. (I don’t blame them; I like the smell of it myself, but not well enough to eat it.)

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Oct. 20
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday School Class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Fried fish, beverages and table service will be provided.

  • Church Briefs Oct. 20, 2011

    St. James Lutheran resumes schedule

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia has resumed its regular fall worship schedule. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
    Because of the street construction in front of the church, worshipers are asked to park in the lot behind the church, which can be accessed from Eighth Street.

    Free photos offered at Bethel Baptist

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 20, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    October, the transition month, heralds many special things and events.
    Pumpkins have appeared; apples are in abundance; leaves are flying in a downward dance; Halloween is approaching; and, of course, the World Series games are in full force.
    It is a wonderful time to enjoy the activities of Evergreen Outreach, and you would discover that you are having a great time each Monday afternoon.

  • How will you be remembered? Still time to change!

    A good pastor friend of mine brought the following story to my attention:
    It is said that one morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, picked up a paper and read an account of his death.

  • Corn, bean forecasts drop slightly in state

    The Illinois Field Office of NASS this week released the USDA’s October Crop Production Report. Highlights of the report include:
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