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Today's News

  • 78th annual NTC Tournament seeds, schedule announced

    The seeds and schedule have been released for the 78th annual National Trail Conference Tournament, which begins on Jan. 21 at Altamont High School.

    Dieterich was awarded the top seed in the boys basketball event, and Altamont, Stew-Stras, Cowden-Herrick and St. Elmo round out the top five.

    Other area teams in the tournament are No. 7 Brownstown and No. 10 South Central.

  • NEW: Economist article follows up on 'The Talk In Vandalia'

    Lexington

    The view from Vandalia

    A half century on, a much-studied small city has lessons to teach

     

  • South Central boys game postponed

    The South Central boys basketball game scheduled for Friday night against Windsor has been postponed until Feb. 1.

  • Lady Vandals get first conference win of season

    The Lady Vandals picked up their first South Central Conference victory of the season, winning at Staunton, 42-25, on Thursday night.

    Senior Amber Bruno paced the team with 23 points, and junior Megan Godoyo had seven points and nine rebounds.

    Vandalia is 6-11 (1-4 SCC) on the season.

  • Frogtown News

    Christmas Guests
    Christmas Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Helen Limes of St. Peter, Renee Key of Edgewood, Dale, Lori and Shooter McKinney of Farina, Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    Christmas evening guests of the Harpsters were: Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.; Mahala Harpster and Nathan Jacquin; and Rollie and Trieva Henson.
    Attend Graduation Celebration

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Recap of 2012 (just the last 2-3 weeks)
    Has a Higher Power been trying to tall me something – Is the electronic age rebelling against me … or is it my hair (which sometimes seems to attract electric waves) ??
    In recent weeks, # 1-Unsolicited by me, my laptop was being “updated” (apparently by Yahoo) every time I opened it for two days! Results? Many procedures were changed, including the one to e-mail photographs.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, January 2
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, January 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. Dona Strullmyer of Altamont will give a travelogue. All persons interested are invited to attend.
    Monday, January 7

  • Masonic Lodge Past Masters

    Past worship masters of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 were honored at a dinner recently.

    In front, from left to right, are Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Cecil Richey, Winfred Morrison and Mark Miller. In back are Mike Gidcumb, Lonnie Langley, Tim McMillan, Johnny Crotser and Larry Cantrell, and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • Masonic Lodge Officers

    Officers of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F & A.M. in Vandalia for 2013 are shown.

    In front, from left, are Mark Miller, Jimmy McNutt, Mark Augenstein, Harold Baumann, Worshipful Master Gerald Libsack, Larry Rench and Winfred Morrison. In back are Tim McMillan, Jamie McNutt, installing officer Kenneth Braye, Kenneth Hubler, Johnny Crotser and District Deputy Dennis Nance.

  • Engel Brothers Donates to South Central HS

    Engel Brothers Ford, South Central High School Athletics, FBLA and volunteers raised the maximum of $8,000 for the high school at a recent event as part of Ford Motor Company’s “Drive One 4UR School” program.