Today's News

  • Anniversary

    Sharon and Gerald Brown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Ramsey.

  • Thomason competes in county fair queen pageant

    Though she didn’t make the top 15 at the recent Miss Illinois County Fair Queen pageant, Marisa Thomason counts the competition as the “experience of a lifetime.”

  • Card Shower

    Garry Lash
    A card shower has been requested for Garry Lash, who is hospitalized in Springfield. Friends and family members are encouraged to send cards.
    Cards may sent to: Garry Lash, RR 3, Box 27, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Births

    Isabella Grace Edwards
    Tim and Jamie Edwards of Hanoi, Vietnam, are the parents of a girl born at 5:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Lanna Hospital in Chiangmai, Thailand.

  • New Location for Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique

    After nearly 18 months in business on Veterans Avenue, Sweet Peas Consignment Boutique has moved to 1504 Sunset Drive.

  • Wedding

    Bethany Gabrielle Stuemke and Lee Anthony Doyle were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Wallace pond and gazebo of Bethany’s grandparents.

  • Engagement

    Stephanie Henna of Vandalia and Mitch Ashbaugh of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Koontz of rural St. Elmo will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.

  • Rotary Wins Challenge

    The Vandalia Rotary Club was the winner in a recent Making A Difference Challenge against First United Methodist Church of Vandalia.

    In that challenge, the two groups competed to see who could get the most donors to the Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 24. Rotary donated the $200 prize to Habitat for Humanity. From left, are Liz Greenwood of the American Red Cross, Roger Grimmett of the Rotary Club, Tim Metzger of Lincoln Land Credit Union and Sandra Leidner of Habitat for Humanity. 

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.