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Today's News

  • McCarter to host senior seminar

    State Sen. Kyle McCarter is hosting a free Financial Information Seminar for area seniors on Monday at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
    “The seminar will provide valuable consumer and financial information to help seniors remain independent and financially safe,” said McCarter (R-Lebanon).
    The event will be held from 9 a.m.-noon and will include representatives from the offices of State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Listening to the Cardinals on the Radio
    (Like Dad Did)
    That time is here again – the baseball playoffs and the St Louis Cardinals are in them!
    We do not have cable or satellite. We still have an antenna with the little “box,” which usually works fine for us, for what television we watch … until the baseball playoffs and begin.
    We have two modern version radios, neither of which will pick up KMOX good enough to hear it.

  • Frogtown News

    Attend Concert
    Warren, Lucretia, Adam, Erin and Wilbert Schroeder of St. Peter and Bonnie Clark of Shobonier attended the fall concert at Kaskaskia College on Oct. 4.
    Kent Clark, son of Warren and Lucretia, performed with the orchestra on the alto saxophone.
    Attend Tournament
    Belinda Harpster accompanied Stacey and Haley Bergmann to Peoria over the weekend to the 22nd annual Christ Lutheran Volleyball Tournament.
    There were 24 teams in the tournament, and the Lady Saints finished in fourth place.
    St. Peter Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    • The Avena Township Park Board, 7 p.m., in the St. Elmo Community Park Centennial Building.
    Thursday, Oct. 13
    • The Lunch Bunch, 12 noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Post Polio Survivors and Friends of East Central Illinois, 5 p.m., Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center, Mattoon.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    •  The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.

  • News Briefs II

    Coroner gives info on two deaths

    Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen has released information on two recent deaths.
    Bowen was called to the home of Arthur Martin early last Friday morning.
    Bowen said that Martin, 54, has sustained what he determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He pronounced Martin dead at 6:54 a.m. on Friday.
    Early Monday morning, Bowen said, a rural Mason man was found dead in a bean field in Fayette County.
    The man was identified as Allan Morris, 63, of Mason.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Starting a Business
    The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop, “Starting a Business in Illinois,” on Friday, from 2-4 p.m.  at the KC Vandalia Campus, 2310 W. Fillmore St.  
    Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan as well as a marketing plan; how to get organized and maintain records; determining the form of your business organization; registering your business; and legal and financial basics.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Oct. 17 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Oct. 20 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Oct. 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College News

    St. Louis University
    Christopher Britt, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Britt of Vandalia, graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in medicine from St. Louis University this spring.

  • VHS class of 1961 holds 50-year reunion

    Seventy-nine people – including 52 classmates – gathered in Vandalia the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 to attend the 50th reunion of the Vandalia High School class of 1961.

  • See You at the Pole

    Several students, faculty and community residents participated in the recent "See You at the Pole" activity at Vandalia Community High School.