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Today's News

  • Senior Spotlight: Dathan Berning

    The major highlights of Dathan Berning’s final season as a Vandalia High School athlete came during the basketball season, but that didn’t stop the 2012 graduate from pursuing a college opportunity in a different sport.

    Vandalia’s boys basketball most valuable player this past season, Berning probably could have tried to show off his skills to earn a spot on a small school’s team, but he instead decided to continue focusing on baseball, and that landed him a spot at Greenville College.

  • Wilma Kruger continues winning ways at fair

    Wilma Kruger, a life-long resident of the area, doesn’t recall when she began entering the competitions at the Fayette County Fair; she only remembers that it has been many years.

  • Fair features fun, fun & more fun
  • College News

    Durbin earns master’s degree
    Lacey Jo Durbin of Vandalia recently completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, June 28, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon.
    After the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. Thirty members and four guests were present.
    After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order with the announcement of two new members: Roger and Becky Bergman of Litchfield.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for June were read.

  • Reunions

    Elam
    The 74th annual Elam reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish to share and their own table service.

    Grubaugh
    The descendants of Sam and Clara Grubaugh met Sunday, July 1, in Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    Twenty-nine were in attendance for the noon potluck. Charles Britt offered the prayer before the meal.
    Traveling the farthest was Rick Grubaugh, of Melvindale, Mich.

  • Engagement

    Krystn Foor and Lance Buzzard have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Engagement

    Carolyn Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Thacker of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John “Red” Jennings of Louisville, Ky., formerly of the Fayette County area, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30.


    John Jennings of Beecher City and Sharon Ernest of St. Elmo were married on July 30, 1962.
    They have two daughters: Tammy and her husband Kenny, and Lisa and her husband David, both of Louisville, Ky.; and two granddaughters, Sarah and Macie.
    A card shower is being held to celebrate the anniversary. Cards may be sent to: 8515 Eula Road, Louisville, Ky. 40219.

  • Church Briefs

    Crown Point to hold VBS next week

    Crown Point Church will host Vacation Bible School next Monday through Saturday from 6-8:15 p.m. daily.
    Under the theme of "Amazing Desert Journey – Where Jesus Leads Us Home," the program is open to children from the ages of 3 to 12. Activities include Bible lessons, music, crafts, recreation and snacks.
    The Saturday session will be a family night, which includes a picnic meal and activities for the children. It also begins at 6 p.m.