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Today's News

  • The College Report: Parrish helping FC

    At 7-15 overall and 2-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Franklin College has struggled.

    Since Oct. 5, however, it has been a pretty good stretch. The team has lost only one match since then, which came against Spalding College. Franklin freshman Taylor Parrish, a Vandalia graduate, has been a big part of that turn-around.

    The Grizzlies have defeated Manchester College (3-2), Indiana University-Northwest (3-1) and Earlham College (3-1).

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 20)

    Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29

    The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night.

    Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills.

    Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.

  • Vandalia football playoff shirts available

    Order forms for Vandalia football playoff T-shirts, lone-sleeved T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts are available at the Vandalia Community High School office until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. All orders must be completed by that time.

  • Vandals clinch playoff berth with win against Pana

    Now, it's official.

    The Vandalia High School football on Friday night clinched its spot in the playoffs with its sixth victory, a 20-14 win against Pana. The playoff appearnace will be the team's first since 2008.

    Seniors Bryan Hosick and Levi Ulmer, and junior Ryan Ambuehl all scored rushing touchdowns for the Vandals (6-2), and Hosick intercepted a pass with less than 30 seconds left to seal the win.

  • McCarter to host senior seminar

    State Sen. Kyle McCarter is hosting a free Financial Information Seminar for area seniors on Monday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
    “The seminar will provide valuable consumer and financial information to help seniors remain independent and financially safe,” said McCarter (R-Lebanon).
    The event will be held from 9 a.m.-noon and will include representatives from the offices of State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Listening to the Cardinals on the Radio
    (Like Dad Did)
    That time is here again – the baseball playoffs and the St Louis Cardinals are in them!
    We do not have cable or satellite. We still have an antenna with the little “box,” which usually works fine for us, for what television we watch … until the baseball playoffs and begin.
    We have two modern version radios, neither of which will pick up KMOX good enough to hear it.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concert
    Warren, Lucretia, Adam, Erin and Wilbert Schroeder of St. Peter and Bonnie Clark of Shobonier attended the fall concert at Kaskaskia College on Oct. 4.
    Kent Clark, son of Warren and Lucretia, performed with the orchestra on the alto saxophone.
    Attend Tournament
    Belinda Harpster accompanied Stacey and Haley Bergmann to Peoria over the weekend to the 22nd annual Christ Lutheran Volleyball Tournament.
    There were 24 teams in the tournament, and the Lady Saints finished in fourth place.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    Thursday, Oct. 13
    • The Lunch Bunch, 12 noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Post Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 5 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    •  The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • News Briefs II

    Coroner gives info on two deaths

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen has released information on two recent deaths.
    Bowen was called to the home of Arthur Martin early last Friday morning.
    Bowen said that Martin, 54, has sustained what he determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He pronounced Martin dead at 6:54 a.m. on Friday.
    Early Monday morning, Bowen said, a rural Mason man was found dead in a bean field in Fayette County.
    The man was identified as Allan Morris, 63, of Mason.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Starting a Business
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop, “Starting a Business in Illinois,” on Friday, from 2-4 p.m.  at the KC Vandalia Campus, 2310 W. Fillmore St.  
    Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan as well as a marketing plan; how to get organized and maintain records; determining the form of your business organization; registering your business; and legal and financial basics.