The following marriage licenses were issued recently by the office of Fayette County Circuit Clerk Terri Braun:
Kenneth Douglas Fleener
Deborah Sue Allen
Dalton Glenn Patterson
Ashley Anne Dalton
The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Sept. 29 for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
There were 25 members present, as well as two guests, Kenneth and Angie Hagen from Shelbyville.
Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order, the secretary and treasurer report was given and approved.
Birthdays and anniversaries for September were read.
Sarah Roberts of Vandalia and Scott Windler of St. Charles, Mo., were united in marriage on Friday, July 23, 2010, at Old Hickory Golf Course in St. Peters, Mo., with the Rev. Andrew Erickson performing the outdoor ceremony.
1996 – The Vandalia Vandals clobbered Breese Central, 30-6, to end the football season with a perfect 9-0 mark. The Vandals were to host Piasa Southwestern in the first round of post-season playoffs.
Josephine Burtschi, a noted Vandalia historian who established The Little Brick House, died at the age of 87.
A white male in a Chevrolet Blazer robbed First Bank in Vandalia, getting away with an undisclosed amount.
In 1995, Dorothy Anthony of Greenville contacted me to see if I could help her put stories and poems she had written together in a book.
Dorothy told me that for the past 20 years she had published a one-page newsletter for her friends and relatives, and included in them memories and stories from her childhood and everyday life. The idea for her newsletter came to her one day when she needed someone to talk to…to fill that empty space.
For the past several meetings of the Fayette County Board, Chairman Steve Knebel has pleaded with county department heads to trim their budgets.
He’s warned them of the dire financial straits the county is in. He’s told him that layoffs will be necessary if significant cuts aren’t made. And he’s cautioned them against continued dependence on the county’s capital improvement fund to cover operating expenses.
It’s time for action. If not, we'll continue to eat our seed corn.