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Today's News

  • Lake Land College announces spring graduates

    More than 500 candidates received their degrees and certificates from Lake Land College after the completion of the spring semester 2012.
    The graduates include:
    • Brownstown – Connor Smith, associate degree in computer-aided design technology and certificate in computer-aided drafting; and Brittany White, associate’s degree.
    • Farina – Carla Fletcher, associate’s degree, human services-psychology.
    • Herrick – Kristie Hardimon, associate’s degree, mathematics education.

  • KC offers KICK classes for kids

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes to be held in June at the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia.
    • Karate for Kids (grades K-5) – This class will cover basic martial art concepts, including self-defense and movement in a program that will provide boys and girls with improved confidence and self-esteem.

  • Four Generations

    Four generations of the Brazle family are shown.

    From left to right are: Virgil Brazle of Florissant, Mo., grandfather; Vernon Brazle of rural Brownstown, son of the late Milas “Bud” and Lilly Brazle, great-grandfather; 2-week-old Olivia Bay Brazle of Moberly, Mo.; and Gabriel “Gabe” Brazle, also of Moberly.

  • Family Reunion

    Libell
    The descendants of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell, and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton, gathered in Vandalia City Park on Sunday, June 3.

  • Anniversary

    Jerry and Karen Little of Hewitt, Texas, formerly of Vandalia, were surprised with a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    Fifty family members and friends were present for the celebration, which was organized by the couple’s children, Debbie Little Smith and David Little.
    The Littles were married on June 16, 1962, in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pryor of Vandalia celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Truitt of rural Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    John Truitt and Marilyn Meseke were married on June 17, 1962, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Don and Berniece Etcheson of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Business Briefs

    Letter carriers food drive nets 2,400 lbs.

    Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers at the Vandalia Post Office recently held a food drive.
    The annual event is part of the nation’s oldest one-day food drive, which helps individuals and families who depend on alternative food sources.

  • Diekemper Donation to NF

    Diekemper Photography of Vandalia recently held a promotion to raise money for St. Louis Children's Hospital for its research on Neurofibromatosis.