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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    First Missionary Baptist to hold revival
    A summer revival will be held this Sunday through Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Royal Lake No. 2.
    The theme for the revival will be "Restoration," with that idea coming from the writings of the Old Testament prophets. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. each day.

  • Minister's Forum

    A few months ago, I heard this incredible story on a radio talk show that I listen to every night. Through research on the Internet, I found that it is, in fact, a true story and was taken from a speech given by former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 2, 2007.

  • Frogtown

    Oklahoma Houseguests
    Curtis and Betty Dowling from Chacotah, Okla., arrived at the home of Ed and Doris Young in St. Peter early Tuesday afternoon on June 14 and left early Friday morning, June 17.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 22
    • Royal Neighbors of America #5784, 4:30 p.m., Altamont McDonald’s.

  • College Graduates

    Lincoln Land
    Community College

    Brooke Knebel-Renfro graduated from Lincoln Land Community College on May 13 with an associate’s degree in arts and graphic design.

  • Area students honored at Illinois College

    Illinois College
    Three area residents were among the students Illinois College recognized for academic excellence on April 29 when the liberal arts college held its annual Celebration of Excellence.
    • Whitney Hagy, a senior, was awarded membership into Kappa Delta Pi, the education national honors society.
    Hagy is a graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and is the daughter of Elizabeth Deutsch and Mark Hagy, both of Vandalia.

  • Parrish awarded scholarship

    Taylor Parrish, a 2011 Vandalia Community High School graduate, has been awarded a trustee scholarship from Franklin College.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Elementary
    Fourth Quarter
    Honor Roll
    SECOND GRADE

  • Engagement

    Kristin Bachula and Zachary Stombaugh, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Breann Sidwell of Brownstown and Kennard Milano of Salem have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Brad and Nikki Sidwell of Brownstown.
    The future groom is the son of James and Mary Ann Milano of Salem.
    The couple are planning a 3:30 p.m. wedding on Saturday, July 23, at Liberty Christian Church in Brownstown.
    A reception will be held at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.