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Today's News

  • Birthdays

    Geraldine Mosley Hipsher
    A card shower is being requested for Geraldine Mosley Hipsher, who will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 2.

  • Engagement

    Kayla Michelle Kern and Ryan Lee Ochs, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Jennifer Beausang and Wesley Hoffman, both of Collinsville, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of John and Jean Beausang of Collinsville.
    She graduated from Collinsville High School in 1999, and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a concentration on photojournalism.
    She is currently the manager of the Avalon Exchange store in the Delmar/University City loop in St. Louis.

  • Ehrat named CEO of HCA facility in Texas

    Vandalia native Michael Ehrat has been named chief executive officer of Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas.

  • Fayette County 4-H'ers do well at state fair

    More than 2,500 4-H exhibits from across the state were evaluated and displayed during the Illinois State Fair, and Fayette County 4-H’ers were part of that exhibition, with 14 members making the long trip to Springfield on Monday, Aug. 13, to have their project work evaluated. They earned the right by being selected in the top of their divisions at the Fayette County 4-H Show June 29-30 in Brownstown.

  • Anniversary

    Donald “Jake” and Georgianne (Edwards) Tompkins of Smithboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

  • Anniversary

    Edward and Doris Helm of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.


    Ed Helm and the former Doris Isbell were married at her parents’ home in Vandalia on Sept. 7, 1947.
    They are the parents of a daughter, Jan and her husband Pete Manuel of Marshall.
    They also have one grandson, Chris and wife Kim of Covington, Ga., and two great-granddaughters.
    A card shower is requested for the couple. Cards may be sent to: 2504 Whitler Lane, Vandalia, Ill. 62471

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    ‘Writing Your Life Story’
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a “Writing Your Life Story” class at the Vandalia Campus on Mondays, Sept.10-Oct. 1, from 6-8 p.m.
    The registration number is LLI 7607 VA01E.
    Writing the story of your life can heal, inspire and entertain, and only you can do it. This course leads you quickly through the process from idea to manuscript, helping you write like a pro.
    The cost for students under 60 is $40; students over 60 may register at no cost.

  • Honor Rolls

    Mid-America Prepatory School
    SECOND SEMESTER
    A Honor Roll
    High school-Traven Allen, Maria Brown, Alexis Gillespey and Kayla Miller.
    Junior high-Jaisa Wehrle
    A Average Honor Roll
    High school-Megan Beck, Kyle Binnion, Chantal Hosin, Caleb Rakestraw and Hannah Wagner.
    Junior high-Gracie Morrison.
    B Honor Roll
    Junior high-Christian Dolan.
    B Average Honor Roll
    High school-Tiana Cox.
    Junior high-Isaac Cox.

  • Tie-Dye Class

    The KC Vandalia Campus held a tie-dye T-shirt-making class this summer through the Kids In College at Kaskaskia Program.