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Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 6
    • The St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Ponderosa. To pool rides, members are to meet at St. Mary’s parking lot at 5:20 p.m. Those attending can take canned goods for Caring and Sharing.
    • The city council meeting scheduled for December 3 was rescheduled to meet at 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Phillips Building.
    Friday, December 7

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 10-Breakfast pizza, milk and juice.
    Tuesday, Dec. 11-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, Dec. 12-Breakfast bites, milk and juice.
    Thursday, Dec. 13-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Friday, Dec. 14-Oatmeal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, Dec. 10-Hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn chips, peach cup and milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 11-Spaghetti with meat sauce, lettuce salad, mixed fruit, garlic bread and milk.

  • School Briefs

    VJHS will hold Family Movie Night

    The Vandalia Junior High School student council will host Family Movie Night in the school's gym this Friday.
    "The Polar Express" will be shown at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
    Admission is one non-perishable food item per person.
    All children must be supervised by an adult, and all present will have a chance to win a copy of "The Polar Express" book or movie.
    Concessions will be available, and Santa Claus will make an appearance.

  • Brownstown Homecoming

    Austin Rhodes and Kristen Pontious, first photo, were crowned king and queen at the Brownstown High School homecoming dance on Saturday night.

  • CEFS taking emergency food, shelter applications

    Fayette County has been chosen to receive $10,669 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

  • Radliff – Sczurko

    Lauren Ashley Radliff and Aaron Peter Sczurko, both of O’Fallon, were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Aug. 11, 2012, at Grace Church in Mahomet, with the Rev. Brent Reese officiating.

  • Legion, Auxiliary hold Christmas party

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 and Unit 95 Auxiliary held their annual Christmas party on Sunday night at the Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • ABATE Food & Toy Run

    The Shoal Creek Chapter of ABATE recently continued its tradition of collecting food and toys for those who wil need them at Christmas.

    This year, ABATE members caravaned three vans full of food and toys to Coffeen Free Methodist Church. The food will be used to restock the Coffeen Food Pantry, and the toys will be delivered among four Coffeen churches.

    Photo Courtesy of Journal-News

  • Holiday activities now in full swing

    Looking for something to do to get you in the holiday mood? Look no further than the Vandalia Statehouse.
    This Saturday evening, the crown jewel of Vandalia’s downtown district will be decorated in its holiday attire, with period Christmas decorations and candlelight transforming the classic structure into a beautiful holiday experience.
    The Holiday Open House runs from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, with cider and cookies being served to guests. Additionally, the first 100 families will receive a unique Christmas ornament.

  • FAYCO recycling a good addition

    Next Wednesday, FAYCO Enterprises will mark yet another milestone in its 36-year history of serving individuals with disabilities in our area.