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Today's News

  • In Uniform

    Mitchell Green
    Mitchell Green, an Army staff sergeant with the 2/2 Stryker Cavalry Regiment, has returned on block leave to his home in Vandalia after finishing a year-long combat deployment in Afghanistan as a squad leader in a Stryker vehicle unit.

  • KC offers eBay class

    Kaskaskia College will offer a "How to Buy and Sell on ebay" class at the KC Vandalia Campus on Saturdays, July 9, 16 and 23,  from 8:30 to 11 a.m.  
     Students will learn to turn items from their attics and basements into cash by using online auction sites.
    This hands-on computer class teaches the students how to put unwanted items up for sale on eBay.
    This course is designed for the beginner online auctioneer.  It will include demonstrations on  how to post items on eBay.

  • Engagement

    Judy Morell of Ramsey and Ben Inman of Switz City, Ind., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be recently retired from Graham Packaging in Vandalia.
    The couple will be married at 3 p.m. this Satuday at Christ Tabernacle Apolstolic Church in Herrick.
    A reception at the Christ Tabernacle Eva Hunt Center will follow the ceremony.
    All family members and friends are invited to attend. They may send RSVP's to bsprague70@gmail.com.

  • Von Kanel has articles published

    Christian author, speaker and church musician Danny R. Von Kanel has recently received word a number of his articles will be in publication over the next few months.
    Von Kanel served First Baptist Church in Vandalia from 1984-87. While at Vandalia, he was president of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, and the founder and director of Framework Emphasis, a year-long interdenominational youth project to bring about a spiritual awakening among Vandalia youth.
    The articles being published include:

  • Legionnaires asked to support flag project

    During one of the recent meetings of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia, members discussed the immediate need to replace the flags on the stage of the Legion Home.
    Members noted that age has taken its toll on the American flag and the American Legion Post 95 flag, and have learned that the total cost of replacement for the flags – and the bases, staff eagles and tassels – is approximately $890.
    Pledge cards were passed out to all members at a recent meeting, and filled-out cards were collected at the end of that meeting.

  • Birds of Prey

    Children participating in the summer reading program at Evans Public Library in Vandalia last week watched a presentation on birds of prey given by representatives of the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur. The children saw a peregrin falcon, marlin and red-tail hawk.

  • Trees Planted at Family YMCA

    On Saturday, May 7, the YMCA planted 35 trees. The trees were donated by Rural King Supply.

  • Births

    Carissa Grace Myers
    Chad and Sarah Myers of Edinburg are the parents of a girl born at 6:33 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

  • Wedding

    Amanda DuFaux and Jeff Burnam were united in marriage on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Anniversary

    Philip and Rosalie Hart will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 2.
    Philip Hart and the former Roaslie Washburn were married on July 2, 1946, in Vandalia.