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Today's News

  • County 4-H'ers do well at state fair

    On Sunday, Aug. 14, Fayette County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to show off their talents at the Illinois State Fair.  
    Results include:
    • Emily Aderman exhibited in fiber and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Kayla Black exhibited in photo editing and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Iris Daiber exhibited in nature and received an Award of Excellence.
    • Isaac Daiber exhibited in woodworking II and received a Superior.
    • Courtney Howard exhibited in clay and received an Award of Excellence.

  • Engagement

    Karli Waddell and Seth Kruenegel, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Sara White and Zac Guerrettaz, both of Park City, Ky., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Jim and Catherine Bowen of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Jim Bowen and the former Catherine Pettie were married on Sept. 9, 1961, at the Free Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Vernon Parsons officiating. Their attendants were Sam Grotts of Pana and Susan Ober Lager of Yukon, Okla.
    They are the parents of three children: Steve, Cathy and Quinn all of Vandalia.
    They have six grandchildren: Stephanie Bowen of Effingham, and Bailey and Cassidy Jones, and Jake, James and Quincy Bowen, all of Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    Ramsey series planned at Parkview

    A preview meeting for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University series will be held this Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    The 13-week series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays at the church. The first two classes (Sept. 11 and 18) are free and open to the public. The series is part of a national campaign called “The Great Recovery.”
    The average participating family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 during the course.

  • Crown Point Church Picnic
  • The pressures and blessings of a new school year

    It is that time again, when parents may dread to learn that buying what is necessary for the new school year often means buying things so that their child can belong to all those kids pressured to follow the newest trends.

  • Willms & Yakel new agency for Erie

    Erie Insurance recently announced the appointment of Willms and Yakel Insurance Agency as a new agency representing Erie Insurance in Vandalia.

  • Motorcycle Winner

    Jasper Washburn, right, of Vandalia recently won a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, valued at $4,500, from Wehrle Brothers in Vandalia. He is shown being congratulated by Justin Wehrle of Wehrle Brothers.

  • Rotary seeking team for four-week visit Germany

    Rotary members of District 6490, which includes 53 clubs in Central and East Central Illinois, has announced that they will be sending a team led by a Rotarian with four outstanding professionals to visit District 1800 in North Central Germany. The group will be departing in late May and returning in late June 2012 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.