Today's News

  • Trent West joins Vandalia law firm

    Nokomis native Trent West has joined the Vandalia law firm of Burnside, Johnston & Sheafor as an associate. The firm is a general practice law firm that practices in most areas of the law.

  • Copper Penny Bar & Grille observes first anniversary

    Given Abraham Lincoln’s pervasive influence on Vandalia, it was natural to name a restaurant across the street from the Vandalia Statehouse after the 16th president. After all, it was in the majestic Statehouse where Lincoln cut his political teeth and launched his legal career.

  • At new spa, it's All About You

    When Ashley Metzger Miller decided to open her own day spa, there was no question where it would be. It had to be in the Metzger Building at 522 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.

  • Church Briefs

    St. Peter sausage supper set

    The men of St. Peter's Lutheran Church will host a sausage supper with a full menu this Sunday in the St. Peter Lutheran School gym.
    Serving begins at 5 p.m. Carryouts are available.

    Love Banquet and Auction

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its third annual Love Banquet and Auction in the church fellowship hall this Sunday.

  • Lenten Luncheon schedule set

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance this week announced the schedule and speakers for this year's Lenten Luncheon series.
    The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
    This year's theme is "Unity."
    The following is this year's lineup:
    Feb. 29 – First Christian Church (283-2001). Speaker: Scott Smith, First Church of God youth pastor.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach met on Monday at First United Methodist Church's Wesley Hall,  with Pam Childers on the piano.
    Beulah Brown was the leader for the afternoon. All enjoyed the leadership and entertainment of these two great ladies.
    As always, our dedicated servers, Marie Sutton, Erna Wasmuth, Ruth Ann Scott and Jeanne Schlicht, served some delicious cookies, which were enjoyed by all.

  • Minister's Forum

    I don’t envy Moses. He had a big job, but he also served a big God!
    This became clear to me when I read the Old Testament book of Numbers.

  • Handing Over the Gavel

    Ben Timmermann (left), the 2012 president of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce, presents Dana Whiteman, the outgoing president, with a plaque in recognition of her service to the organization.

    The presentation was made during the chamber's annual meeting on Jan. 26.

  • News Briefs

    OUR PLACE taking cards

    OUR PLACE Youth Center is still accepting all types of used cards.
    Being accepted are Christmas, birthday, thank you, sympathy and get well cards.
    The youth at the center will sort the cards, cut them and mail them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nev.
    The cards help to raise funds for cancer research.
    Cards may be dropped off at OUR PLACE between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
    The center is located at 507 W. Gallatin St. in downtown Vandalia.

  • CEFS offering scholarships

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is offering CSBG scholarships for income-eligible individuals who wish to continue their education in an Illinois Institution approved full-time post-secondary course of study.
    The course of study must lead up to a degree and/or employment, with particular consideration given to a field of study in high technology areas or other growth occupations.
    The scholarship program, which began in 1986, has awarded 414 scholarships totaling $284,306 to individuals who continued their education.