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Today's News

  • VCC not one of state facilities targeted for closure

    The Vandalia Correctional Center is apparently not one of the state facilities that Gov. Pat Quinn has targeted for closure as part of his effort to cut state spending.

    According to a story on the State Journal-Register website, Quinn is proposing the closure of seven facilities:

    - Tinley Park Mental Health Center - 195 staff members

    - Singer Mental Health Center, Rockford - 150 staff members

    - Chester Mental Health Center - 464 staff members

    - Jacksonville Developmental Center - 420 staff members

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

     “Kitten On The Keys”…
    …was a popular, lively, cute and entertaining piano composition years ago (when I was young).

  • Frogtown News

    Death
    Robert L. King died on Aug. 26, 2011, in his home in Alton.  A private family burial was held in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery on Thursday of this week.
    Mr. King was born April 17, 1945 in St. Peter, the son of Jesse and Vera (Niehaus) King.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Sept. 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    Computer College I
    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education will offer a computer college I class at the Vandalia Campus.
    This class will be held Thursdays from Sept. 15 though Oct. 13, from 1-4 p.m. The registration number is LLI 7020 VA01E.
     This hands-on computer course gives novice computer users the opportunity to become seasoned intermediate computer users.

  • KC Digital Imaging Graduates

    Kaskaskia College recently held a pinning ceremony for the graduating class of its Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

  • KC still has art scholarships

    Kaskaskia College has announced that several fine and performing arts scholarships are still available for students for the fall semesters.
     The scholarships are for students in the field of arts and include tuition and mandatory fees. These scholarships are talent-based, but require the recipient to meet  scholarship program requirements.
    Scholarships consist of a waiver of tuition and mandatory fees assessed to students who enroll in classes, maintaining full-time status, at Kaskaskia College.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast

    Monday, Sept. 12 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Pancakes w/syrup.
    Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Choice of cereal and doughnut.   
    Thursday, Sept. 15 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Sept. 16 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch

  • College News

    EIU
    Tori Lyn Hagy of Vandalia was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Eastern Illinois University.

  • Reservations accepted for All-School Reunion on Oct. 1

    The Vandalia Community High School All-School Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the American Legion Home in Vandalia.
    Students in classes 1936-2011 will be honored, but all VCHS graduates, along with the public, are invited to the reunion, which is sponsored by the Vandalia Community Schools Foundation.
    A dinner and social hour runs from 5-8:30 p.m., with the cost being $25 per person.
    Live music and dancing will be available from 8:30-10:30 p.m. There is no charge.