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Today's News

  • KC enhances horticulture program

    The Kaskaskia College Horticulture Program will offer an associate’s degree to go along with its current one-year certificate program.
    Jennifer Heinzmann, horticulture program director, believes that the degree program will help to enhance program growth and future offerings.
    Horticulture incorporates many diverse disciplines, ranging from greenhouse management to landscape design, and maintenance to floral arranging and more.

  • SWCD Honors First National Bank

    The Fayette County Soil & Water Conservation District recently presented a plaque to First National Bank of Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville for its long-time support.

  • New state law on electronics disposal

    Beginning Jan. 1, it will no longer be legal for individuals to dispose of unwanted electronics in their regular trash.
    Discarded electronics – including computers, monitors, electronic keyboards, scanners, fax machines and many other electronic devices – must be taken to a registered recycler for proper management.
    It will be illegal for the consumer to dispose of them in the trash, and it will be illegal for Illinois landfills to accept them.

  • ExxonMobil Gift to BES

    ExxonMobil recently awarded $1,000 to Brownstown Elementary School for use with its science and math curriculums. In the photo, Exxon employee Michael Whitten presents the check to BES Principal Angela Reeter on Monday. The school plans to buy materials and supplies for science experiments and math manipulatives.

  • ExxonMobil Gift to BES

    ExxonMobil recently awarded $1,000 to Brownstown Elementary School for use with its science and math curriculums. In the photo, Exxon employee Michael Whitten presents the check to BES Principal Angela Reeter on Monday. The school plans to buy materials and supplies for science experiments and math manipulatives.

  • School Menus Dc. 1

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 5 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Blueberry waffle w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Dec. 8 – Breakfast on a stick w/syrup.   
    Friday, Dec. 9 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • VCHS Honor Roll

    Vandalia Community High School
    HIGH HONORS
    Seniors

    Stephanie Boas, Allyson Depew, Zachary Ehrat, Alexandria Henna, Brooke Kistler, Maresha Mitchell, Christian Schroeder and Dalton Woolsey.
    Juniors
    Jeffery Bradley, Amber Bruno, Matthew Campbell, Heidi Goldsmith, Amanda Jourdan, Austyn Krueger and Makayla Summers.
    Sophomores
    Iris Daiber, Melissa Davis, Justin Johnson, Kendall Leander, Kristyn Nichols, Brandy Protz, Kathryn Shields, Matti Tedrick and David Zimmerman.

  • KC registration under way

    Registration for classes at the KC Vandalia Campus for the 2012 spring semester is now in progress. Most spring classes will begin the week of Jan. 9.

  • Vandalia Police Reports Dec. 1, 2011

    Nov. 22
    • 11:37 a.m. – Police responded to a report of a shopping cart hitting a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart.
    • 7:15 p.m. – Police received a report of vandalism to a vehicle at 402 W. Jackson St.
    • One warning ticket was issued for speeding and one ticket was issued for disobeying a stop sign.
    Nov. 23
    • 6:14 p.m. – Police received a report of failure to pay for gas at Circle K on Gallatin Street.

  • Girls Jr. Pro Basketball

    Vandalia girls basketball coach Michelle McNary has been running a Jr. Pro program, and the participants will show off their skills between the JV and varsity games on Saturday. The JV game begins at 1 p.m.