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Today's News

  • VFW Scholarship Winner at BHS

    Jeb Smail of Brownstown V.F.W. Post 9770, left, presented Ashley Lakin, right, a scholarship check at the Brownstown High School awards recognition ceremony in May.

    Lakin was the winner of the Voice of Democracy essay competition for BHS.

  • BHS Art Project

    The Brownstown Community Unit School District No. 201 Foundation sponsored a project through which art I and art II students at Brownstown High School created sculptures in the style of famous artist Alberto Giocometti.

    The students are shown above. In front, from left to right, are Kelly Lange, Shelby Rine, Cherokee Street and Taylor Graves. In back are Maggie Durbin, Jill Schilling, Perry Gentry, Marshall Parkinson and Ryan Feezel. The BHS art instructor is Marsha Jenkins.

  • KC Cosmetology Graduates

    Kaskaskia College recently held a pinning ceremony honoring the 2012 graduates of the Cosmetology Program.

    The graduates are pictured above. In front, from left to right, are: Sarah Heisel (Swansea), Emily Prange (Steeleville) and Alyssa Wilson (Chester). In back are: Bre Deatherage (Coulterville), Danielle Rine (Vandalia), Maggie Sheraden (Fairfield) and Serena Grapperhaus (Nashville).

  • College News

    Blackburn College
    Dallas Clay Gray of Vandalia graduated from Blackburn College in the spring.

  • 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.