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Today's News

  • Minister's Forum-Sept. 1, 2011

    I was walking through the mall recently while waiting for my wife to wind up her shopping trip, when suddenly one of those doorway specials caught my eye.

    It was a book. A small book, but the price had been drastically reduced. The subtitle, “100 recipes for jams, jellies, pickles and preserves,” caused me to shell out five bucks of last month's skimpy Social Security check, and I took the book home with me.  

  • Upcoming classes at KC Vandalia

    Beginning quilting class

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a beginning quilting class at the Vandalia Campus.

    This class will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 31 and ending Sept. 14. The registration number is COED 5440 VA01D.

    This class will examine all of the necessary tools for hand- and machine-piecing of quilt blocks. Each week, the tools and their use will be demonstrated, as well as students putting the cut fabric pieces into a block.

  • School menus (Sept. 1)

    VANDALIA
    Breakfast
    Monday, Sept. 5 – No School.
    Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Cereal, toast, juice and milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Cheese omelet, toast, juice and milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 8 – Cinnamon bun, cereal, fruit and milk.
    Friday, Sept. 9 – Sausage gravy, biscuit, juice and milk.
    Lunch
    Grades K-8
    Monday, Sept. 5 – No School.
    Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Boneless chicken wings, potato smiles, chef salad, orange wedges, bread and milk. (J.H.) mini corn dogs

  • KC Kids in the Kitchen

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus recently held two sessions of "Kids in the Kitchen" at Vandalia Community High School. The students prepared meals during the week-long class, which was taught by Jane Bell of Vandalia.

  • Students Awarded Scholarships

    Four area students were recently awarded by Kaskaskia College.

  • Five Generations (Foust)

    Five generations of the Foust family are pictured.

  • Birthdays (Sept. 1)

    Fern Henry
    The family of Fern Henry of Vandalia has requested a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday.

    Cards may be sent to her at: 1304 West Jefferson St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

    Marjorie Younker
    Marjorie Younker of Vandalia will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the home of Dave and Pam Younker, 426 E. 5th. St., Ramsey.

    Cards may be sent to her at: 602 N. 4th. St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Births (Sept. 1)

    Audrey Rose McDonald
    Sean and Rosie McDonald of Ramsey are the parents of a girl born at 10:27 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was named Audrey Rose.

    Grandparents are Gary and Susan Miller of Ramsey, Mike and Tammy McDonald of Ramsey, and Marcie Best of Vandalia.  

  • Anniversary (Coates)

    The Rev. Herbert and Mary Coates of Greenville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011.

    Herbert and the former Mary Britt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Britt of West Lafayette, Ind., were married on September 7, 1951, at the Free Methodist Church in Lafayette, Ind., with the Rev. C.H. Coates, father of the groom, and the Rev. L.M. Gaines, pastor of the Lafayette, Ind., officiating.

    The Rev. Coates was the newly appointed pastor of the Free Methodist Church in Dallas City.

  • Engagement (Stuemke – Doyle)

    Bethany Stuemke of Altamont and Lee Doyle of Ramsey have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The future bride is the daughter of Dwight and Lori Stuemke of Altamont. Grandparents are Sam and Judy Stuemke, and Janice and the late Gary Wallace, all of Altamont.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Altamont High School and a 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois College, Harrisburg, with an applied science degree in the veterinary tech field. She is currently employed as a certified pet care tech at Heidanes Hidden Timbers in Altamont.