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Today's News

  • Beekeeping classes set

    The Kaskaskia College Community Education Department will be offering two sessions of the beginning beekeeping class at the Vandalia Campus, beginning in January.
    The first session of the class will be an introductory course designed to acquaint the students with basic beekeeping. It will provide information on how to enter this hobby and eventually develop it into a satisfying and possibly profitable endeavor.

  • KC Associate Degree Nursing Graduates

    Kaskaskia College held its associate degree nursing pinning ceremony recently in the KC Auditorium.

  • KC Vandalia holds LPN Graduation

    Family, friends, instructors and college officials joined together on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Kaskaskia College Vandalia’s Campus to congratulate the 2011 graduating class of licensed practical nurses.

  • Take up the challenge: Be God's presence to others

    One of my childhood memories is that of Grandpa Lawson having a stroke a day or two before Christmas and dying.

  • Evergreen Outreach Dec. 22, 1011

    By Karen Redfern
    Both sadness and joy marked Monday afternoon, when Phyllis Rames announced that one incredible lady by the name of Jeanne Witbracht had died during the weekend.
    Steadfast, loyal and giving, Jeanne was a dedicated Evergreen Outreach volunteer who will no longer be in our midst. She will be missed.

  • Church Briefs

    Free Christmas dinner at Northside

    A free Christmas dinner will be offered at Northside Christian Church to those who aren't able to be with their family on the holiday.
    The dinner, which runs from noon until 1 p.m. on Christmas day, will be available to the first 100 guests to sign up. To make reservations, call the church at 283-1970 by Friday.
    The church is located at 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia.   

    Live nativity scene through this Friday

  • Postal Service considering processing center move

    The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a public meeting this Thursday evening to discuss moving some mail processing operations from the Effingham Customer Service Mail Processing Center to the Champaign Processing and Distribution Facility.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus' building in Effingham.

  • Statewide unemployment falls to 10 percent in November; 600 jobs added

    The November unemployment rate fell to 10 percent as the state added 600 jobs, according to preliminary data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The data is seasonally adjusted.
    The decline from 10.1 percent occurs as Illinois has added jobs in eight of the past 11 months.

  • Fayette County Hospital awarded accreditation by The Joint Commission

    Fayette County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
    The accreditation award recognizes Fayette County Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

  • Siblings open sewing shop in Vandalia

    Sisters Rita Miller and Carol Oldham have been around sewing since they were taught by their grandmother as young girls.