Today's News

  • South Central FFA at Section Contest

    On Feb. 15, the South Central FFA participated in the section proficiency awards at Nokomis: Dylan Sigrist, swine production; Natalie Chapman, beef production; Casey Engel, vegetable production; and Shawn Meyer, ag mechanics.

    Dylan Sigrist won section honors and advanced to the District 4 competition on March 14. From left to right are Dylan Sigrist, Natalie Chapman, Casey Engel and Shawn Meyer.

  • Vandalia District to honor retirees

    The Vandalia Board of Education will hold an appreciation dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Vandalia Junior High School.
    This year’s honorees include: Debra Lewis, district office employee; Rhonda Phillips, Vandalia Junior High School teacher; Sherry Schneider, Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher; Amy Vieregge, Vandalia Community High School teacher; and Cherie Woods, Vandalia Elementary School and Vandalia Jefferson Primary teacher.
    All current and retired faculty and staff are invited to attend.

  • School Menus

    Monday, April 2 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, April 3 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, April 4 – Choice of cereal, muffin.
    Thursday, April 5 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Monday, April 2 – Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, bread and milk.    
    Tuesday, April 3 – Sloppy Jo on bun, California blend, pineapple chunks and milk.

  • Frogtown News

    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 207. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Charlie Wachholz and Paul Reynolds.
    Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 5 at 7 p.m. The Good Friday service will held on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. An Easter sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. The LYF will host a breakfast following the sunrise service.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Elijah Latin
    -Barry Parker
    -Gene Personett

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Smoky, the Little Donkey…
    …is wanting attention. His pen is running alongside the bluebell patch, and when I went out to pick some Bluebells for our HCE Board meeting, he came running to the fence to be petted.
    After petting his ears for a few minutes, and continuing with my mission, I started back up the path and he ran along side me. Lady, the mini-mare, nickered at me, wanting a treat.

  • St. Elmo News

    Wednesday, March 28
    • The Grandparent breakfast for grades 4-6 will be held at the St. Elmo Elementary School.
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. The activity is to make Easter Bags for the nursing home.
    Thursday, March 29
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • Fayette County Leader’s Council, 7 p.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • Fayette Water Co. meeting, 7 p.m., Avena Town Hall.
    Saturday, March 31

  • Kaskaskia College News

    Intro to the Internet class
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education an introduction to the Internet class at the Vandalia Center on Saturdays, April 14 and 21, from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7025 VA01W.
    This basic class is designed to familiarize one with how to use e-mail, establishing free e-mail accounts and how to use the Internet for learning, shopping and business.
    The cost for this course is $48; students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • Vandalia Police

    March 28
    • An officer responded at 12:42 p.m. to a complaint of a dog running loose in the 100 block of North Hudson Street. An officer left an ordinance warning at a residence in that block.
    • An officer responded at 1:23 p.m. to Vandalia Junior High School for a report of a fight. A juvenile was issued a ticket for fighting at school.
    • Officers responded at 3:48 p.m. to a report of a suicidal individual at Travelodge. A male individual was taken by ambulance to Fayette County Hospital for treatment.

  • Olympian Visits BES

    Lance Brooks, a New Berlin High School graduate who is working his way to the summer Olympics this summer, visited with Brownstown Elementary School students last Wednesday.

    He is third in the USA and among the top 24 in the world at throwing the discus. Students were allowed to purchase T-shirts and have them signed by him to help support his journey to the Olympics. He is shown signing the shirt of fifth-grader Dalton Grames.

  • News Briefs

    Cleanup day in Farina planned

    The village of Farina is gearing up for a spring cleanup day in the community, with the main focus being picking up litter along the highway and streets, and in the village parks.
    Volunteers will be asked to meet at the city park on U.S. Route 57. Volunteers will be needed to walk cleanup routes, man staging areas and dispense water.
    The village will provide trash bags and drinking water.