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Today's News

  • Retired Teachers' Scholarship

    Meagan Wright, left, was named as the recipient of a scholarship offered by the Fayette County Retired Teachers. She is receiving the scholarship award from Billyanna Forbis of the retired teachers group.

  • Perfect attendance at JPS

    These six students at Jefferson Primary School had perfect attendance for the 2010-11 school year, and were presented with new bicycles during a special school assembly on May 31. In front are first-graders Jadie Keck and Elizabeth Barenfanger. In back are first-graders Jayce Murray and Carson Graumenz, and kindergarten students Owen Miller and Tristan Eller. Miller also had perfect attend ancein pre-K last year.

  • Kaskaskia College news

    'Community Engagement' set

    Dr. Jim Underwood, president of Kaskaskia College and Bill Hawley, chairman of the KC Board of Trustees, invite the public to join them for a “Community Engagement” meeting at the Vandalia Campus on Monday, June 27.
    The event is being held for Underwood and Hawley to meet with area residents to provide input and discuss the operations of Kaskaskia College.
    Area residents are welcome to stop by the campus between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 545-3036.

  • Wal-Mart grand re-opening is Friday

    The Vandalia Walmart, located at 201 N. Mattes Ave., will celebrate a grand re-opening this Friday, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design and customer experience.
    The results of a two-month remodeling project will be  unveiled at 7:30 a.m.
    Among the many improvements are a new layout, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage to make the shopping experience more convenient for customers than ever before.

  • Frogtown News

    Return Home
    Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., returned home after spending a week with their grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Some Things We Take for Granted…
    …and do not bother inquire to whom we should give the credit.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 15
    • The Century Culture Club, 12:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Farm Briefs

    McDowell qualifies for auction contest
    Vandalia auctioneer Andrew McDowell will be competing on June 25 at the World Livestock Auctioneer Contest in Williamston, S.C.
    McDowell is sponsored by Greenville Livestock Auction Inc. He is one of 33 auctioneers from  the United States and Canada who qualified in the top eight in the four regional contests.
    The contest is sponsored by the Livestock Marketing Association.

    Positions open for FSA committee

  • Recycling program set for agrichemical containers

    The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to save their empty agrichemical containers. The department announced this week that it has arranged to recycle them.    
    Beginning in August, sites throughout the state will collect the containers and grind them into small plastic chips that will be used to make shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products.

  • Late planting impacting corn and soybean insects

    University of Illinois Extension