Today's News

  • 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
    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.

  • School Briefs

    All-School Reunion banquet is Sept. 22

    Reservations are now being accepted for the banquet being held as part of the Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion.
    The reunion is held during the VCHS homecoming weekend, with the banquet set for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Legion Home in Vandalia
    A social hour with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be held from 5-6:30 p.m., and dinner is from 6:30-8 p.m.

  • KC Trustee Scholarships
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    Sounds are important. Sunday night, the gentle sound of rain falling was a wonderful thing. Listening for the stir of a baby during the night is another. The sound of beautiful music is always refreshing.
    Such was the case on Monday as SoftFire began playing. David and Patricia Pence (known as SoftFire) have an assortment of musical instruments, and are also talented vocally. One of their early numbers was “What a Mighty God We Serve.”

  • Church Briefs

    St. James women publish cookbook

    For more than 150 years, the women of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia and Zion Lutheran Church in Loogootee have been known as great cooks.
    To help raise money to restore the church's steeple, the women have published the "Town and Country Cookbook."
    The book includes more than 250 recipes, contributed by more than 100 church members. To obtain one, call the church at 283-0725.

    Sefton churches to meet Sept. 8, 9