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Today's News

  • VCHS Chorus Members Honored

    Six members of the Vandalia Community High School chorus have been honored for their performances in recent competitions.

  • Chosen for IMEA Festival

    Eleven members of the Vandalia Junior High School band were selected to participate in the recent  Illinois Music Educators Association's fall festival in Charleston.

    They are (front row, from left): Ashley Bauer, Hanna Blythe, Olivia Marquardt, Mikayla Ruot, Bailey Arndt and Jalea Paslay. In the back row, from left, are: Joe Meyer, Bryce Dickenson, Nick Donaldson, Eli Bowen and Jon Torbeck. Director of the band is Sara Berg. 

  • South Central Homecoming

    The South Central High School homecoming court is shown here.

    From left to right are: juniors Rudy Hablewitz and Breanna Hester; sophomores Alex Hall and Tori Robbins; freshmen Devon Pearson and Regan Mulvaney; crownbearer Evan Hollva; 2011 SCHS king and queen Kyle Lawson and Chelsea McElroy; crownbearer Taegan Webster; returning queen and king Carissa Lotz and Beau Manuel; and seniors Olivia Garrett, Colton Wilkins, Celeste Havener-Foz and Tyler Butts.
     

  • Alternative Education Programs release info on school closings

    The Alternative Education Programs have announced how students and families can learn of school closings or early dismissals due to bad weather.
    Information about New Approach and FOCUS (Vandalia site) will be announced by the following media:
    • KSDK, channel 5, St. Louis.
    • KMOV, channel 4, St. Louis.
    • WKRV, 107.1 FM, Vandalia.
    • WIBI, 91.7 FM, Vandalia.
    • WGEL, 101.7 FM, Greenville.
    School closing updates will also be posted online at www.aep.fayette.k12.il.us.

  • Beekeeping classes set

    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Department will be offering two sessions of the beginning beekeeping class at the Vandalia Campus, beginning in January.
    The first session of the class will be an introductory course designed to acquaint the students with basic beekeeping. It will provide information on how to enter this hobby and eventually develop it into a satisfying and possibly profitable endeavor.

  • KC Associate Degree Nursing Graduates

    Kaskaskia College held its associate degree nursing pinning ceremony recently in the KC Auditorium.

  • KC Vandalia holds LPN Graduation

    Family, friends, instructors and college officials joined together on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Kaskaskia College Vandalia’s Campus to congratulate the 2011 graduating class of licensed practical nurses.

  • Take up the challenge: Be God's presence to others

    One of my childhood memories is that of Grandpa Lawson having a stroke a day or two before Christmas and dying.

  • Evergreen Outreach Dec. 22, 1011

    By Karen Redfern
    Both sadness and joy marked Monday afternoon, when Phyllis Rames announced that one incredible lady by the name of Jeanne Witbracht had died during the weekend.
    Steadfast, loyal and giving, Jeanne was a dedicated Evergreen Outreach volunteer who will no longer be in our midst. She will be missed.

  • Church Briefs

    Free Christmas dinner at Northside

    A free Christmas dinner will be offered at Northside Christian Church to those who aren't able to be with their family on the holiday.
    The dinner, which runs from noon until 1 p.m. on Christmas day, will be available to the first 100 guests to sign up. To make reservations, call the church at 283-1970 by Friday.
    The church is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.   

    Live nativity scene through this Friday