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Today's News

  • Honor Rolls

    Mid-America Prepatory School
    SECOND SEMESTER
    A Honor Roll
    High school-Traven Allen, Maria Brown, Alexis Gillespey and Kayla Miller.
    Junior high-Jaisa Wehrle
    A Average Honor Roll
    High school-Megan Beck, Kyle Binnion, Chantal Hosin, Caleb Rakestraw and Hannah Wagner.
    Junior high-Gracie Morrison.
    B Honor Roll
    Junior high-Christian Dolan.
    B Average Honor Roll
    High school-Tiana Cox.
    Junior high-Isaac Cox.

  • Tie-Dye Class

    The KC Vandalia Campus held a tie-dye T-shirt-making class this summer through the Kids In College at Kaskaskia Program.

  • School Briefs

    All-School Reunion banquet is Sept. 22

    Reservations are now being accepted for the banquet being held as part of the Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion.
    The reunion is held during the VCHS homecoming weekend, with the banquet set for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion Home in Vandalia
    A social hour with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., and dinner is from 6:30-8 p.m.

  • KC Trustee Scholarships
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    Sounds are important. Sunday night, the gentle sound of rain falling was a wonderful thing. Listening for the stir of a baby during the night is another. The sound of beautiful music is always refreshing.
    Such was the case on Monday as SoftFire began playing. David and Patricia Pence (known as SoftFire) have an assortment of musical instruments, and are also talented vocally. One of their early numbers was “What a Mighty God We Serve.”

  • Church Briefs

    St. James women publish cookbook

    For more than 150 years, the women of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia and Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee have been known as great cooks.
    To help raise money to restore the church's steeple, the women have published the "Town and Country Cookbook."
    The book includes more than 250 recipes, contributed by more than 100 church members. To obtain one, call the church at 283-0725.

    Sefton churches to meet Sept. 8, 9

  • Minister's Forum

    In the beginning, God created the Garden of Eden for his children. In the midst of the garden grew the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life. The Lord God told Adam that he could eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden except one, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

  • Senior Spotlight: Alex Newsom

    The big question coming into this football season was, “How are the Vandals going to replace Levi Ulmer?”

    The bruising fullback moved on to Ripon College, leaving a 1,200-yard void at the fullback position, but ask anyone in the Vandalia football program whether they think a void really exists, and you’ll get a pretty standard answer.

  • Earnest wins two Team USA medals

    Vandalia native Josie Earnest added to her collection of bowling awards by taking the individual bronze medal for Team USA in a tournament this past week.

    Bowling at the international PABCON Adult Championships in Henderson, Nev., Earnest finished third in the Master’s Division all-events on Saturday by averaging nearly 220 pins per game throughout the week-long tournament.

    The all-events pin totals included games bowled earlier in the week as an individual and those bowled with a team.

  • Big names in VCHS Athletic HOF class of '12

    Vandalia’s last state-champion wrestler and the last wrestling team to place at state join the coach who brought

    Vandalia’s wrestling team to prominence and one of the best basketball players ever to play at the school in the 2012 athletic hall of fame class.

    Jo-E Smith, the 2007 individual state wrestling champion at 152 pounds, will be inducted as an individual, as well as with the 2007 wrestling team, which placed second in the state.