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Today's News

  • Births

    Brailee Lynn Lockart
    Sean Lockart and April Tackett of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 4:24 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Richards-Jones

    Marcy Richards of Vandalia and Aaron Jones of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Barker-Elmore

    Natasha Nicole Barker and Justin Eugene Elmore were united in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia.

    The bride is the daughter of Steve and Michele Barker of Vandalia.
    She chose her sister, Jessica Levanti, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ember Barnhart, Kristin Charlesworth and Jamie Elmore.
    The groom chose Jeff Ray, Ty Freeland, Clint Brown and Brandt Summers as his best men. Ushers were Kyle Barker and Egan McClary.
    Libby Watson was the flower girl, and Parker Ray was the ring bearer.

  • Springman – 50 years

    Bill and Betty Springman of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Betsy & the Bovine Family
    Betsy, the coriente longhorn, is the leader of the pack (or herd, in this case). Now that the pasture has been frosted over, they look forward to their supplement diet of Pam and Pete LeDuc’s good hay.

  • Frogtown News

    Volleyball in Springfield
    The St. Peter Lady Saints volleyball team traveled to Springfield over the weekend to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament. They came home with a sixth-place finish.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, Nov. 10
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Vandalia KC Nurse Assistant Students

    Pictured is the group of students who completed the nurse assistant class at the KC Vandalia Campus on Oct. 14.

  • KC Vandalia sets November classes

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus will be offering a wide variety of community classes in November.
    • Beekeeping II will be held Saturday, Nov.12.
    This course will get you on the road to your own colony of honey bees.
    The class will be held from 9 a.m.-noon. The registration number is COED 8033VA02W.
    • Writing your own life story will be held Mondays and Tuesdays, Nov. 14-Dec. 5.

  • VCHS class of 1966 holds reunion

    Sixty-eight classmates from of the class of 1966 gathered in Vandalia for their 45th VCHS class reunion the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2.