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Today's News

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 7 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Nov. 8 – Pancakes w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Nov. 10 – Breakfast to go.   
    Friday, Nov. 11 – No school.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 7 – Hot dog on bun, carrots and celery w/dip, corn chips, sliced pears and milk.    

  • KC Bohner Scholarship

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation recently awarded Clint Mason of Vandalia the Steve and Patti Bohner Scholarship in memory of Robert G. Burnside.

    Mason is a 2009 graduate of Vandalia High School and is a sophomore at KC pursuing an associate of arts degree. He is the son of Jim Mason and Tammy Wolff. Pictured above, from left to right, are Steve Bohner, Clint Mason and Patti Bohner.

  • Denny Scholarship Recipient

    The Kaskaskia College Foundation has announced that Brett Ambuehl of Mulberry Grove, left, was recently named the recipient of the Frank M. Denny Memorial Scholarship.

  • School Briefs

    Brownstown Schools seeks Glee grant

    The Brownstown School District's music department has applied for a grant from the Fox TV series Glee by submitting a video online, and it's now needing assistance from the public.
    The grant funds being awarded will total $1 million, with individual grants of up to $50,000 being given.

  • KC Vandalia Campus classes

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a social networking class at the Vandalia Campus.
    The class will focus on how businesses can learn to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to their advantage.
    This course will include building pages, security and customizing pages. Internet experience is necessary.
    The cost for the course is $20; students over 60 may register at no cost.
    The class is being offered on Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and 22, from 4-6 p.m. Prior knowledge of the internet is required.

  • Patoka celebrating 60th Homecoming

    Patoka High School’s 60th homecoming will be held this Friday.

  • Quilt Winner

    Becky Hartman is the winner of a quilt created and raffled off by the Spools of Fun Quilt Club of Vandalia.

  • Births

    Rhyan Jo Goldsboro
    Cody and Kayci Goldsboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:48 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

  • Second museum presentation is this Sunday

    The second of this season’s events sponsored by the Fayette County Museum will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    Jerry Koenig of Chesterfield, Mo., will tell of the conditions he and his family experienced during World War II.
    Koenig will describe the treatment of Jewish families and others by the political regime. He will relate what his family was able to do, how they were in hiding, the risks others took to protect them and their eventual freedom.

  • Engagement

    Lacey L. Lipsey of Mulberry Grove and Robert W. Koontz of Smithboro have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.