.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • South Central reaches 22nd straight MTC title game

    For the 22nd straight year, the South Central High School baseball team will be playing for the Midland Trail Conference championship, in what is the team's final year in the conference.

    After defeating second-seeded North Clay, 11-5, on Wednesday night, the No. 3 Cougars will battle top-seeded Woodlawn for the conference crown on Friday at 7 p.m. in Kinmundy.

    South Central, which will join the National Trail Conference next season, fell behind early on Wednesday, but a four-run fifth inning, and a six-run seventh inning propelled the team to a win.

  • Barbecue Cook-off Winners

    The winners in the Grande Levée and Corn Day barbecue cook-off are pictured with Audrey Givens of Givens Meat Shop, the sponsor of the event. From left to right are: Chuck Harris, first overall; Rick Tate, second overall; Joey Schaal, first in ribs; Dale Timmermann, first in chicken; and Givens.

  • Birth

    Cameron Parker Hummel
    John and Emily Hummel of Chatham are the parents of a boy born at 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield.


    He weighed 9 pounds, 11½ ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was named Cameron Parker.
    He has one brother, 20-month-old Ashton.
    Grandparents are Rich and Debby Frailey of Altamont. Great-grandparents are Dennis and Evelyn Meseke, and Mary Frailey, all of Shobonier.

  • Golden Circle Menus

     Thursday, Sept. 29 – Tuna salad, broccoli salad, pickled beets, cantaloupe, whole grain bread.
    Friday, Sept. 30 – Lasagna roll up w/meat sauce, tossed salad, pears, golden glow and garlic bread.
    Monday, Oct. 3 – Pork chops, scalloped potatoes, spinach, banana, oatmeal raisin cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Potato soup, ham sandwich, four-bean salad, oranges and crackers.
    Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, fruit cocktail in jello and whole grain bread.

  • Birthday

    Lucille Smith
    Lucille Smith of Vandalia will celebrate her 95th birthday on Monday, Oct. 3.


    She has three children: Jon Smith of Sherman, Pat Frost of Gainesville, Fla., and Pam Sapp of Livermoore, Colo.
    She has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     

  • Engagement

    Jancye Paine of Vandalia and Nathan Hortenstine of Ramsey have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Devall - 55 Years

    Lester and Jean Devall of Vandalia will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 30.

  • News Briefs Sept. 29, 2011

    Scrapbooking at OUR PLACE
     
    Scrapbooking will be held at OUR PLACE Youth Center, 507 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Friday. The scrapbooking is open to everyone ages 8 to adult.

    Inaugural Fun Fest is Saturday

    The inaugural “Join Our Rage Against Neurofibromatosis Fun Fest” will be held from noon-6 p.m. at Gatch Lake.

  • Community Calendar-Sept. 25, 2011

    Thursday, September 29

    ✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
    ✔ Vandalia Community High School volleyball teams will hold their 2011 Volley for a Cure. The freshman match is at 5 p.m. and the junior varsity match is at 6 p.m., with the varsity match to follow. The evening includes an iPad give-away, raffles and an address by Jennifer Knebel.

  • Two charged with break-in

    Two individuals have been charged in connection with a break-in at Brownstown Elementary School on Sept. 18.
    Michael A. White, 23, of Vandalia, has been charged with theft of more than $500.
    The charge, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to seven years in prison and/or a fine of up to $25,000, alleges that White stole electronics valued at between $500 and $10,000.
    Tiffany A. Hans, 20, of Vandalia, is charged with burglary for allegedly entering the school without authority.