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Today's News

  • Rotary Challenges Walmart

    Ken Wample, left, manager of Vandalia Walmart, has accepted the challenge from Vandalia Rotary Club in this month's Rotary Club "Making a Difference" challenge, held in conjunction with the Red Cross blood drive next Tuesday. Rotary President Lyn Gartke, right, issued the challenge to Walmart. The group that brings the most potential donors to the drive is the winner.

  • St. Elmo, Patoka to play for EIC crown

    (1) St. Elmo and (2) Patoka will play for the Egyptian-Illini Conference championship on Thursday at Vandalia High School's baseball field. The game is at 7 p.m.

    (6) Mulberry Grove and (5) Beecher City both took one-run losses on Wednesday, and they will play for third-place at 4:15 p.m. The Aces lost, 9-8, to Patoka, and the Eagles lost, 10-9, to St. Elmo.

    In the consolation game on Wednesday, (3) Brownstown defeated (4) Ramsey, 13-3.

  • South Central announces merger

    A merger between South Central FS and a seven-county group known as Effingham Clay Service Co. was approved by the stockholders of both organizations on Monday.

  • Hudders' work now in art gallery at KC

    There are two ongoing exhibitions now in the Dee and Sue Boswell Art Gallery in the Lifelong Learning Building on the campus of Kaskaskia College.  

  • School Briefs

    Band Boosters'
    Trivia Night

    The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold its inaugural Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday in the Vandalia Junior High School gym.
    Along with the trivia contest, the band parents will hold a live auction. Items to be auctioned off include St. Louis Symphony tickets, an overnight stay at a Drury Inn and a day at a spa. The cost is $15 per person or $120 for a table of eight.
    Those interested in participating may contact Carla Huhn at 283-3181.

    TRS meeting Oct. 18

  • KC Cake Decorating Date Changed

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a cake decorating class at the Vandalia Campus on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    The registration number is COED 5439 VA01W.
    Students will learn the basics of cake decorating.
    They will not only learn how to make icing, but will learn the importance of icing consistency.
    Students can expect to learn how to make decorative icing flowers, figure piping and lattice work.
    The making of novelty and specialty cakes will also be addressed.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 26 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Sept. 29 – Sausage, egg and cheese burrito.   
    Friday, Sept. 30 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Sept. 26 – Mini-corn dogs, golden corn, pineapple chunks and milk.    

  • Two VCHS Grads Perform with EIU Band

    The Eastern Illinois University Marching Panthers came to Vandalia Community High School on Friday evening to perform both prior to the varsity football game and at halftime.

  • FCHD program helps youth deal with grief

    It sounds rather like an oxymoron, but “grief” is something in life that everyone eventually experiences, and adding the word “good” can describe a healthy, healing realization and acceptance of the loss of a loved one.

  • Adermann steps down as VVFD chief

    The man with the second-longest tenure as chief in the 122-year history of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department has stepped down from that post.