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Today's News

  • Celebrating Halloween

    First Photo: Girl Scout Troop No. 382 won second place in the float competition in the Lions Club Halloween Parade.

    Second Photo: The Ramsey High School band marches to third place in Class B in the Vandalia Lions Club Halloween Parade on Thursday. Third Photo: Tony Flowers at Liberty Coffee Shop gives Alain Harsha some treats during the Downtown Trick-or Treating on Saturday.

  • The End of a Career

    Today’s firefighters are covered from head to toe with special clothing and equipment that protects them from flames and toxic smoke. That wasn’t the case when Merle Adermann joined the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department in 1974.

  • South Central to play for sectional championship

    DIETERICH — The South Central High School volleyball team overcame an early seven-point deficit on Tuesday to defeat Edwards County in three sets to advance to Thursday's sectional championship game at 7 p.m.

    The Lady Cougars won, 20-25, 25-17, 25-12, on the strength of strong serving and hitting in the final two sets, notably from senior Kinzie Neilson, who had eights aces and nine kills on the night.

    Four of her aces came in the second set and another four came in the final set.

  • Lions Club announces parade winners

    FLOATS

    1st-Family Worship Center

    2nd-Girl Scout Troop 382

    3rd-Moose Lodge

    4th-Girl Scout Troop 385

    5th-FNB

    6th-Land of Lincoln Credit Union

     

    WALKING GROUPS

    1st-Dancin' Dan and Swingin' Sharon

    2nd-Maranatha's

    3rd-Walking Dead Witch

    4th-Willy Wonka Characters

    5th-YMCA

    6th-Brownies

     

    RAFFLE WINNERS

  • South Central wins regional championship; Vandalia, St. Elmo lose

    FARINA — South Central's volleyball team won its third straight regional championship on Thursday, defeating North Clay, 25-16, 25-15.

    The top-seeded Lady Cougars got 14 kills from senior Kinzie Neilson, and three aces and 16 assists from Natalie Chapman.

    On Tuesday, South Central (31-4) will battle Edwards County at the Dieterich Sectional at 6 p.m.

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    FLORA — The Vandalia volleyball team ran into state-championship contender Breese Central at the Flora Regional on Thursday, losing, 25-10, 25-13.

  • Marriage Licenses Oct 27 2011

    The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
    Nicholas Raymond Otto
    Vandalia
    Susan Denise Koonce
    Vandalia
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    Nathan Dale Murphree
    St. Charles, Mo.
    Megan Amelia Wollin
    St. Charles, Mo.
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    Clayton Michael Rhodes
    Brownstown
    Brandi Jo Hefley
    Brownstown

  • In Uniform

    Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Week

    Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Vandalia.

    Shown here, from left, are: Heather Chavez, PAVE advocate; Matt Chancey, Fayette County assistant state's attorney; Gottman; Larry Eason, Vandalia police chief; and Amanda Michel, victim witness coordinator in the state's attorney's office. The proclamation was signed to help raise the public's awareness of domestic violence issues, and the programs and services available to assist victims of domestic violence.

  • Easton Randall Brummet

    Cody and Jordan Brummet of Ramsey are the parents of a boy born at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.


    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Easton Randall.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Cathy Brummet, and Randy and Kim Kelly, all of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Clyde and Louise Brummet of Nokomis, Ray and Caroline Roe of Ramsey, Jerry and Elsie Kelly of Ramsey, and the late Mary Reed and Earl Thompson of Pana.
     

  • Clark-Elam

    Rachel Clark and Trevor Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.