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Today's News

  • Golden Circle Menus

    Thursday, July 7 – Meat loaf, baked potato, butter beans, chilled pineapple, oatmeal cookie and whole wheat bread.
    Friday, July 8 – Fried chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes green beans, mandarin oranges and whole grain roll.
    Monday, July 11 – Barbecue ribbette on bun, cauliflower w/cheese, baked beans and apricots.
    Tuesday, July 12 – Grilled chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, cinnamon applesauce, oatmeal cookie and whole grain bread.  

  • Reunions

    Shulman
    The 47th annual Maurice Shulman family reunion was held June 22-26 in Vandalia.
    Celebrated with the reunion were Maurice’s 94th birthday (June 23) and Maurice’s grandson Joe’s recent master's degree graduation from Boston University (June 18).
    No births, deaths or marriages occurred in the family this past year.
    Twenty-seven of the 36 descendants of Maurice and Golda Shulman attended.
    Present were Maurice Shulman of Vandalia;

  • Anniversary

    Marion and Roslyn Torbeck of Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 14.


    Marion Torbeck and the former Roslyn Meador were married on July 14, 1961, in Hagarstown.
    They are the parents of one son, Kent and his wife Debbie Torbeck of Shobonier.
    They have two grandchildren, Braden and Breanne.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 2119 Burks Road, Vernon, Ill. 62892.

  • 50-Year Masonic Member

    Don Adams of Vandalia (center) receives a certificate and pin from Temperance Lodge No. 16 Worshipful Master Tim McMillan (left) and Chaplain Winfred "Bud" Morrison in recognition of his 50 years of membership in the Masonic fraternity. As a 50-year member, Adams is now exempt from any further dues payments.

  • Engagement

    Gretchen Schaible and Mitchell Smith, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Church Briefs

    Metro Church plans Kids Bible Kamp
    Metro Community Church will host a Kids Bible Kamp next Monday through Thursday at Rogier Park in Vandalia. The daily camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon for children from age 4 years through sixth grade.
    Under the theme of a "safari adventure," the event will include Bible stories, an obstacle course, sno cones, music and games.
    For more information, call 283-3465.

    Mother of Dolors plans rummage sale

  • Local youths help at camp

    Bond Christian Camp in Mulberry Grove hosted an all- day camp for first and second graders on Saturday, June 25.

  • One body, many members, many ways to minister

    “For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12).

  • Illinois crop yield survey data to be collected soon

    Enumerators representing the Illinois Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will soon begin collecting data that will be used to estimate the corn and soybean yields that Illinois farmers will harvest this year.

  • USDA invites signup for value-added farm grants

    Illinois USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Callahan announced that applications are being accepted for grants to provide financial assistance to independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, majority-controlled producer-based business ventures and agricultural producer groups through the Value-Added Producer Grant Program.