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Today's News

  • KC hosts Ag Cross-Career Workshop

    Reasons to consider a career in agriculture:  $37,111 average starting pay, with some starting salaries reaching more than $43,000.
    There were 52,000 job openings last year in agriculture, with only 32,300 candidates to fill them, a rate of 1.6 jobs per graduate, with the gap widening every year and the projected growth higher than it has ever been.
    This is the outlook for those graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture-related programs.

  • Brownstown Seventh-Graders Visit Buck Stop Archery

    The seventh-grade students at Brownstown Junior High School recently took a field trip to Buck Stop Archery, south of Brownstown.

  • Business Briefs

    Vandal Wash to support boosters
    During September and October, Vandal Wash is offering a special way for Vandal fans to support the Vandalia Sports Booster Club.
    A special access code is available, and each time that code is used for a $10 car wash, $2 will be donated to the Vandalia Sports Booster Club. The club does various projects to enhance local school sports programs and facilities.
    The code to benefit the booster club is 1230.
    Vandal Wash is located at 1410 Rock Island Ave. The telephone number is 367-6220.

  • Health & Safety Expo

    Several area businesses and organizations participated in a Health and Safety Expo on Saturday morning at Kaskaskia College's Vandalia campus.

  • Rotary Challenges Walmart

    Ken Wample, left, manager of Vandalia Walmart, has accepted the challenge from Vandalia Rotary Club in this month's Rotary Club "Making a Difference" challenge, held in conjunction with the Red Cross blood drive next Tuesday. Rotary President Lyn Gartke, right, issued the challenge to Walmart. The group that brings the most potential donors to the drive is the winner.

  • St. Elmo, Patoka to play for EIC crown

    (1) St. Elmo and (2) Patoka will play for the Egyptian-Illini Conference championship on Thursday at Vandalia High School's baseball field. The game is at 7 p.m.

    (6) Mulberry Grove and (5) Beecher City both took one-run losses on Wednesday, and they will play for third-place at 4:15 p.m. The Aces lost, 9-8, to Patoka, and the Eagles lost, 10-9, to St. Elmo.

    In the consolation game on Wednesday, (3) Brownstown defeated (4) Ramsey, 13-3.

  • South Central announces merger

    A merger between South Central FS and a seven-county group known as Effingham Clay Service Co. was approved by the stockholders of both organizations on Monday.

  • Hudders' work now in art gallery at KC

    There are two ongoing exhibitions now in the Dee and Sue Boswell Art Gallery in the Lifelong Learning Building on the campus of Kaskaskia College.  

  • School Briefs

    Band Boosters'
    Trivia Night

    The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold its inaugural Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Vandalia Junior High School gym.
    Along with the trivia contest, the band parents will hold a live auction. Items to be auctioned off include St. Louis Symphony tickets, an overnight stay at a Drury Inn and a day at a spa. The cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight.
    Those interested in participating may contact Carla Huhn at 283-3181.

    TRS meeting Oct. 18

  • KC Cake Decorating Date Changed

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a cake decorating class at the Vandalia Campus on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The registration number is COED 5439 VA01W.
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating.
    They will not only learn how to make icing, but will learn the importance of icing consistency.
    Students can expect to learn how to make decorative icing flowers, figure piping and lattice work.
    The making of novelty and specialty cakes will also be addressed.