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Today's News

  • Old Capitol Classic is Under Way

    The remaining eighth-grade schedule at VJHS is:

    Greenville vs. Mulberry Grove or Brownstown, Thursday at 6 p.m.; Vandalia vs. Pocahontas or Altamont, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Losers of Tuesday games, Friday at 5 p.m.; Losers of Thursday games, Friday at 6:30 p.m.; and Winners of Thursday's games, Friday at 8 p.m.

    The remaining schedule for the seventh-graders at VES is:

  • VYO sweeps Pana

    The Vandalia VYO football teams all won on Saturday.

  • Tumblers Perform Nationally

    Several area tumblers from Triple AAA Tumbling recently competed at the National Tumbling Championships in Charleston, W. Va.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 10. The winners are pictured above.

  • EIC Tournament, two other games postponed

    Day one games of the Egyptian-Illini Conference baseball tournament at Vandalia High School have been postponed until Tuesday because of inclement weather.

    The revised schedule is below.

    Tuesday, Sept. 20
    4:15 p.m. - (4) Ramsey vs. (5) Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick
    7 p.m. - (3) Brownstown vs. (6) Mulberry Grove

  • Adermann steps down as VVFD chief

    Merle Adermann, chief of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department since October 1992, has stepped down from the department's top position.

    Adermann, who was in his 37th year, as a VVFD member, retired from the department's at the VVFD's business meeting on Wednesday.

    First Assistant Chief Ed Taylor, who is in his 32nd year on the department, is the acting chief.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Guests
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent Friday and Saturday night with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.  
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 182. Acolyte was Emily Chapman. Organist was Scott Gercken.
    Elders were Curtis Jenne and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Alvin Riedle
    -Sophie Wodtka
    -Vicky Wuehler
    • Those serving our country:
    -Penny Taylor Davis

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Sept. 14
    • Breakthru Youth for all ages, potty trained through high school, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Freedom Reigns in Christ Church.

  • Special museum program is this Sunday

    The special exhibit at the Fayette County Museum in September is “Civil War Letters, Pictures and Artifacts.
    The letters and photographs are from museum collections, and the artifacts are on loan from Fayette County history collectors Dale Reeves and Dave Marler.
    The museum welcomed 207 visitors in August, including the Corner Stone Seniors from Shiloh and a family group from Tinley Park.
    This month’s special event, in keeping with the Civil War theme, is on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • CEFS honors Rohlfingsmeier

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation recently showcased its 46th year of accomplishments demonstrating the fact that community action helps people and changes lives.
    During the 2011 annual meeting, some special people were recognized for overcoming obstacles in obtaining or maintaining self-sufficiency.
    According to C.E.F.S. Chief Executive Officer Paul White, “This past year, our programs and services truly made a real difference in the lives of residents of the community.”