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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach was back at First United Methodist Church this week.
    Cindy Hunter, the leader for the week, welcomed everyone. The crowd enjoyed the fantastic music of SoftFire, as David and Patricia Pence played a variety of songs, including “Jesus, Prince of Peace,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Onward Christian Soldiers,” “At the Cross” and “Power in the Blood.”

  • South Central takes third place at MTC Tournament

    The South Central boys may be at a turning point in their season.

    Coming into the Midland Trail Conference Tournament as a No. 5 seed, the Cougars upset second-seeded Cisne, 43-31, to take third place on Saturday.

    South Central (6-14) got a game-high 17 points from senior Colby Bushue, who scored 10 of those points during the fourth quarter.

    In the final period, the Cougars outscored Cisne, 21-8, to secure the victory.

    Cisne had led through most of the first half, including a four-point advantage at halftime.

  • Minister's Forum

    I was listening to a talk radio station in the car where the host of this particular program was interviewing a person who was working toward getting the word “God” out of the pledge of allegiance.

  • Eighth-Grade Tourney Begins

    The Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade boys basketball tournament got under way on Monday and Tuesday. The eight-team tournament will be decided on Thursday, with the championship game beginning at 7:15 p.m. at VJHS.

  • Prep scores and schedules (Jan. 26)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Monday, Jan. 23
    at CORL Tourney
    Patoka 61
    Mulberry Grove 46
    MGHS: 7-6-18-15—46
    PHS:  12-11-13-19—61
    Patoka
    Points: Johnnie Clift, 22; Brandon Budds, 13; Drew Back, 6; Quinn Wadkins, 6; Donaldson, 5; Jake Orrell, 4; Jacob Jenkins, 3; Seth Allen, 2.
    Record: 6-13
    Mulberry
    Points: Derek Phillips, 14; Devonta Williamson, 13; Christian Dawson, 5; Nate Ketchem, 5; Jordan Miller, 5; John Rickman, 4.
    Record: 3-14

  • A Banner Day

    When she was at Vandalia High School, Laurie Mabry didn’t have the opportunity to play on sports teams that competed against teams from other schools.

  • Birth

    Adelynn Mae Bowling
    Jake and Kristen Bowling of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • Anniversary

    The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.

  • Anniversary

    Larry and Sue Keyes of Brownstown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane, Belinda and Mahala Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Amanda, Ben, Madison and Ben Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Adult Instruction Class
    Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, Pastor Emrick will hold an adult information class for those wishing to renew their understanding of the Lutheran faith, for those who are curious about what the Lutheran Church believes or for those who wish to become members of the Lutheran church. The class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday through the end of March.
    St. Peter Church