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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Reunion

    Libell
    The descendant’s of John Frank and Pearl (Leininger) Libell and his sister, Isaac Noah and Lela Ellen (Libell) Linton met on June 5 at Vandalia Park, with 43 in attendance.
    All enjoyed a day of food, family and visiting.
    Charles and Cayla (Alverson) Grandt added twin boys to the family on Jan. 5.

  • Rotary Honors Blood Drive Volunteers

    The Vandalia Rotary Club recently hosted to a lunch the volunteers who have helped at the club's quarterly blood drives for the past several years.

    Many of those volunteers are members of the American Legion Auxiliary. Pictured, from left, are Alvena Noffsinger, Linda Rhodes, Amy Meseke, George Meseke, Katie Schukar and Dolores Michel. (Not pictured is volunteer Carolyn Murray.) To the right of those volunteers are Rotary members Dale Freeman, Dr. Howard White and White's wife, Mary, who help coordinate the blood drives for the club. 

  • Birth

    Lauren Joyanne Tompkins
    Bradley and Jill Tompkins of rural Smithboro are the parents of a girl born at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.