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Today's News

  • KC Vandalia Phase II plans OK'd

    A little more than nine months after displaying initial plans for effectively doubling the size of their Vandalia campus, Kaskaskia College officials have moved one step closer to that goal.

  • 18 years for cannabis trafficking

    A Florida man convicted of cannabis trafficking at the beginning of August will be in prison for close to two decades.
    Also in Fayette County Circuit Court, a rural Vandalia woman has been sentenced to prison on a heroin charge.
    Luiz M. Diaz Guillen, 46, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., was sentenced to 18 years in prison last Thursday by Fayette County Resident Circuit Judge S. Gene Schwarm.

  • Sisters' love for cooking shows at Good Old Days

    Continuing with the second of three stories in this series of the old Cumberland Road stagecoach stops and the tradition of providing food and rest for travelers and local folks, the focus this week is on the Good Old Days Catering and Banquet Hall at 365 W. Cumberland Road.

  • KC Board approves Vandalia Campus Phase II plans, design

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday.
    The board approved the design and floor plan for Phase II of the Vandalia Campus.  The project’s estimated construction budget is $7,299,999.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    Monday's baseball game scheduled at St. Elmo against Sandoval has been canceled due to wet grounds.

  • Vandals earn season-opening 42-14 victory against Gillespie

    Led by two long touchdown runs and stifling play from the defensive line, the Vandalia football team came away a 42-14 win against Gillespie in Friday night's season-opener.

    Senior Ryan Ambuehl rumbled 69 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter, and senior Luke Smith added a 43-yard run for his second score of the game in the fourth quarter to lead the Vandal offense.

    Defensively, senior Jeff Lucken had a monster game in Gillespie's backfield, recording two sacks, one sack assist and two other tackles for loss.

  • Rhoades inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame

    Nearly 19,000 adults volunteer annually to assist with local 4-H programs across the state. An elite group of those volunteers were honored Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds by the Illinois 4-H Foundation.

    Four local volunteers were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Foundation’s Hall of Fame, including Mary Ann Rhoades of Ramsey.

  • Completes Youth Police Program

    Iris Daiber of Vandalia graduated from the American Legion Youth Police Program on June 29. Daiber was sent to the program by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia.

  • Reunions

    Shepard
    Descendants of the late John Harlen and Mary Etta (Stone) Shepard gathered at Patoka Christian Church in Patoka on May 26 for a carry-in dinner.
    Twenty-seven members of the family attended the reunion. Diane Arnold offered the blessing for the meal.

  • Siblings Reunion

    Children of William and Sophia Ehrat recently enjoyed a reunion in Vandalia with their sister, Dorothea Albright (seated).

    Behind her, from left to right, are Grace Albrecht of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Walter Ehrat of Vandalia; Berniece McCoy of Denver, Colo.; Arthur Ehrat of Virden; and Ruth Ruprecht of Salem.