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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Northside planning couples retreat

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, Northside Christian Church will host a Couples Retreat from 9 a.m. until noon. Linda Cope, a counselor from First Christian Church in Greenville, will be the speaker. The retreat is designed for everyone – those who are married, in a relationship or considering marriage. The goal is to strengthen relationships, no matter how long people have been together, through Biblical concepts, personal testimony and professional advice.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    At Evergreen Outreach, when it comes to the heart, everyone is family and every Monday is Valentine’s Day.
    Accenting this week’s Valentine's Day party were hearts in various forms, which included decorations on the tables as well as on the piano.
    Our pianist, Bernie Ray, selected lovely and appropriate music as the guests arrived. Volunteers served refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee.

  • Minister's Forum

    Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the 203rd birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunaway of New Palestine, Ind., formerly of Vandalia, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3.

  • Wedding

    Katie Schumacher and Mitchel Casey, both of Rancho Cucmonga, Calif., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Sigel, with the Rev. Bud DeGrand officiating.

  • School Menus

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 20 – No school.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Cereal, toast juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Sausage gravy/biscuit, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 23 – Cinnamon bun, cereal, fruit and milk.
    Friday, Feb. 23 – Belgian waffle stix, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Feb. 20 – No school.
    Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Chicken fillet strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, cherry pastry bread and milk. (J.H.) Meat loaf.

  • Sheriff's Arrest Log

    • Cameron M. Keppler, 19, 1403 W. Madison St., Vandalia, was arrested on Feb. 13 for failure to appear in Jackson County court on an ordinance violation. Bond was $3,000.
    • Amie J. Shewmake, 29, RR 1, St. Peter, was arrested on Feb. 13 for failure to appear in Effingham County court on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Bond was $3,500.
    • Eathan P. Anderson, 22, Lafayette, Ind., was arrested on Feb. 11 on a charge of driving while his license is suspended or revoked. Bond was $1,500.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Congratulations
    Congratulations to Brett Harmeier for being named to an area all-star basketball team.
    His team will be playing a team made up of players from the Oil Belt Conference at Odin Jr./Sr. High School on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
    The area all-stars are made up of players from surrounding schools that are not part of the Oil Belt Conference. Brett is the son of Dan and Kari Harmeier of St. Peter and a student at St. Peter Lutheran School.
    Attend Birthday Celebration

  • Frogtown News

    Congratulations
    Congratulations to Brett Harmeier for being named to an area all-star basketball team.
    His team will be playing a team made up of players from the Oil Belt Conference at Odin Jr./Sr. High School on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
    The area all-stars are made up of players from surrounding schools that are not part of the Oil Belt Conference. Brett is the son of Dan and Kari Harmeier of St. Peter and a student at St. Peter Lutheran School.
    Attend Birthday Celebration

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Feb. 16
    • University of Illinois Soil and Water Management Seminar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Effingham County Extension Office.
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, noon, First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • The St. Elmo post-prom committee will have a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s in Effingham.
    • Friendship Quilt Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, Feb. 18