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Today's News

  • Sports cancellations: April 11, 2013

    The home baseball game for Vandalia against Shelbyville has been canceled for Thursday.

    The Vandalia softball game at Shelbyville for Thursday has been canceled.

    The St. Elmo/Ramsey baseball game for Thursday has been canceled.

  • Kaskaskia College

    QuickBooks Pro workshop
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will hold a workshop on QuickBooks Pro bookkeeping software April 15, 17, 22 and 24, from noon-4 p.m. at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The training consists of four, four-hour sessions and is invaluable to business owners using or wanting to become acquainted with the newest QuickBooks software.
    Pre-registration is required and the fee is $80. Call or email for a registration form that must be returned one week prior to the beginning of the workshop.

  • Honor Roll

    BROWNSTOWN JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
    Third Quarter
    Seniors
    High honors-Kayla Black, Brittany Kistler, Hannah McDonald, Kristen Pontious, Shelby Rine, Matthew Sefton and Kaitlyn Yorde.
    Honors-Tara Johnson, Austin Rhodes and Ashton Smith.
    Juniors
    High honors-Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Bethany Oberlink, Jacob Rolfingsmeier and Michaela Walk.
    Honors-Danielle Austin, Alyssa Cole, Ashley Holmberg, Alissa Lange, Dustin Lawson, Jill Schilling, Mary Schilling, Lauren Shelton, Jeffery Taylor and Autumn Wollin.

  • BHS holds induction ceremony
  • Church Briefs

    'The Patriarchs' series begins tonight

    Brownstown First Christian Church will launch a 10-week teaching series on "The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
    Developed by Beth Moore, the study focuses on Genesis 12-50. It will be taught by Faye Watson.
    The series starts at 7 p.m. tonight.

    Vera Baptist spring revival starts Sunday

    The annual spring revival at Vera Baptist Church begins this Sunday and runs every day through Wednesday.

  • Local Girl Scouts Honored

    Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 7 at the Lindenwood Auditorium in Belleville.

  • Day-Vaughn

    Kalei Briane Day and Nicholas Cleveland Vaughn, both of Herrick, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Johnson-Oberlink

    Jeanette Nichole Johnson and Kevin Lee Oberlink, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Lighthouse Pregnancy Center banquet draws a large crowd

    The Lighthouse Pregnancy Center annual fundraising banquet was held March 21 at the Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia.

  • Hannah Ryann Stombaugh

    Hannah Ryann Stombaugh
    Zac and Kristin Stombaugh are the parents of a girl born at 4:54 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

    Hannah Ryann weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Grandparents are Karen Brooks, and Rick and Margie Bachula of Saginaw, Mich., and Steve and Sandy Stombaugh of Vandalia.