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Today's News

  • Card Showers

    Leola Lange
    The family of Leola Lange of Vandalia will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

  • Sizeable Squash

    Christine Yenny displays the 18-pound squash she grew at her rural Vandalia home.

  • Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Helen Ray of Vandalia celebrated her 107th birthday this Wednesday.

    She was born on Sept. 21, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles and Ann Gibbons Kupferer Sr. She has two daughters: Donna Fessler (deceased) and Carole White. Helen lives at home with her daughter, Carole. She is the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia and is believed to be the oldest living resident of Fayette County. A celebration will be held on the weekend of Sept. 23 with family and friends.

  • Grant funds available

    Students enrolling in a career and technical education program at Kaskaskia College may be eligible for services through Carl Perkins Grant funds.
    All students receiving Perkins assistance must be eligible for federal financial aid.
    Eligible students must fit into one of the following classifications: economically disadvantaged, disabled, non-traditional, limited-English proficient, single parent or displaced homemaker.
    For eligibility and qualifications information, students should contact the Perkins Project coordinator, Victoria Rice, at 545-3067.

  • LLCC will sponsor 'Chickfest' on Oct. 1

    Lincoln Land Community College student groups will sponsor “Chickfest,” a celebration of women’s music and art, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Springfield campus.
    Admission for musical performances is $3 for the day; all other events are free.

  • CEFS awards two scholarships

    The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Board of Directors recently awarded $8,000 in educational scholarships to 10 individuals who are pursuing post secondary education.

  • KC hosts Ag Cross-Career Workshop

    Reasons to consider a career in agriculture:  $37,111 average starting pay, with some starting salaries reaching more than $43,000.
    There were 52,000 job openings last year in agriculture, with only 32,300 candidates to fill them, a rate of 1.6 jobs per graduate, with the gap widening every year and the projected growth higher than it has ever been.
    This is the outlook for those graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture-related programs.

  • Brownstown Seventh-Graders Visit Buck Stop Archery

    The seventh-grade students at Brownstown Junior High School recently took a field trip to Buck Stop Archery, south of Brownstown.

  • Business Briefs

    Vandal Wash to support boosters
    During September and October, Vandal Wash is offering a special way for Vandal fans to support the Vandalia Sports Booster Club.
    A special access code is available, and each time that code is used for a $10 car wash, $2 will be donated to the Vandalia Sports Booster Club. The club does various projects to enhance local school sports programs and facilities.
    The code to benefit the booster club is 1230.
    Vandal Wash is located at 1410 Rock Island Ave. The telephone number is 367-6220.

  • Health & Safety Expo

    Several area businesses and organizations participated in a Health and Safety Expo on Saturday morning at Kaskaskia College's Vandalia campus.