.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Sports Briefs (Jan. 12)

    Free throw contest is this Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a free throw competition at the Vandalia Junior High School gym on Saturday at 9 a.m.

    All boys and girls aged 10-14 are eligible for the competition, with the winners progressing to a district competition and possibly to a state competition.

    Last year, 334,000 kids participated across the country.

  • College News

    Karin Cox received a doctorate degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in December.


    Cox, who is a 1999 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
    The daughter of Rick and Jane (Hubbard) Cox, she is currently serving in a post-doctorate position at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
     

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Elementary School
    Second Quarter
    Fourth Grade
    High honors: Makenzie Walk
    Honors: Joel Blemker and Max Schraer.
    Fifth Grade
    High honors: Kyzara Hissong.
    Sixth Grade
    High honors: Stephen Berg, Zachary Logsdon and Sierra Orechovesky.
    Honors: Caitlyn Mason and Dakota White.

    Brownstown Junior-Senior High School
    First Semester
    High Honors
    Seniors-Colten Hunter.

  • Vandalia Elementary School moving closer to its SMART Boards goal

    Vandalia Elementary School is creeping closer to its goal of obtaining modern technology that is in many ways replacing chalkboards in the classroom.

  • Births

    Alexia Denise & Annabell Marie Edwards
    Michael Edwards and Marta Zarzecka of Vandalia are the parents of twin girls born on Oct. 28, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • In Uniform

    Boone C. Baker
    Air Force Airman Boone C. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Card Showers

    Margaret Durbin
    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Durbin, a longtime resident of the Brownstown area who will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 31.

  • Legion Provides Military Publications to Evans Library

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 in Vandalia has begun donating weekly issues of newspapers covering all four branches of the armed services to Evans Public Library in Vandalia.

  • Wedding

    Cassie Easton and Jeff Huffman were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 2011, in the Huffman family barn.

  • Church Briefs

    Salvation Army raises $15,200 in county

    The Salvation Army bell ringers in Fayette County raised a record-breaking $15,200 from their efforts during the Christmas holiday season. Last year, $15,022 was raised.
    The volunteers rang the bells for more than 210 hours at locations across Fayette County. Donations were collected from shoppers, who put money in the Salvation Army kettles.