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Today's News

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Oct. 20 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Oct. 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College News

    St. Louis University
    Christopher Britt, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Britt of Vandalia, graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in medicine from St. Louis University this spring.

  • VHS class of 1961 holds 50-year reunion

    Seventy-nine people – including 52 classmates – gathered in Vandalia the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 to attend the 50th reunion of the Vandalia High School class of 1961.

  • See You at the Pole

    Several students, faculty and community residents participated in the recent "See You at the Pole" activity at Vandalia Community High School.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 13, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Rames welcomed each guest at Monday’s Evergreen Outreach, which was held this week at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. The numbers were down because it was Columbus Day.
    Rames called Erna Wasmuth to the microphone, and others joined with her to sing “Jesus Loves Me.”
    Stacey Kistler gave a devotional using “The Word for You Today.” This book is a WJLY radio station devotional for daily reading. Kistler used the Oct. 9 devotion called “Change Can Happen to You.”

  • Church Briefs

    St. James Lutheran to resume schedule

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will resume its regular worship schedule this Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
    Because of the street construction in front of the church, worshipers are asked to park in the lot behind the church, which can be accessed from Eighth Street.

    Free photos offered at Bethel Baptist

  • 'Customized' Christianity isn't biblical Christianity

    There it was – the headline caught my attention – and begged for my audience: “More Americans customize religion to fit their personal needs.” This headline was on the second page of the USA Today newspaper, dated Sept. 13, 2011.
    I read every line with great interest.

  • Benjamin Joshua Williams

    Benjamin Joshua Williams
    Nathaniel and Tricia Williams of St. Elmo are the parents of a boy born at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • 4-H, Walmart team up

    On Saturday, Oct. 22, young people in Fayette County will join employees from the Vandalia Walmart to celebrate the county 4-H program and encourage artistic expression.
    Walmart will host youth in the store from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn more about the 4-H visual arts project.
    Young people will learn fun ways to decorate pumpkins for the fall season, and each youth will take home, at no cost, a pumpkin he or she decorated.
    Families can learn more about joining a local 4-H club from University of Illinois Extension Educator Judy Mae Bingman.

  • Retired Postal Employee

    Donna Blair, right, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years and four months. She is shown with Vandalia Post Office Postmaster Tammy Smith.