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Today's News

  • Vandalia Lions' fireworks canceled

    In a joint press release, the city of Vandalia, Vandalia Fire Department and Vandalia Lions Club have announced Monday morning that the fireworks display that was to be held at Vandalia Lake this Tuesday has been canceled.

    Mayor Rick Gottman said, "All of us met late last week and determined that if no significant rain fell by 1 p.m. on Sunday, we would have no alternative but to cancel the fireworks display.

  • City issues No Burn order

    Due to the extremely dry conditions in the area. Mayor Rick Gottman has issued a No Burn Order for the corporate limits of the city of Vandalia.

    The order prohibits residents from any burning within the city limits.

    Although fireworks are already illegal within the City of Vandalia, citizens are STRONGLY urged to obey this restriction. All violators of this no burn order will be ticketed.

    The No Burn Order is in effect until further notice and is to ensure the safety of all citizens and their property.

  • City issues voluntary water conservation order

    With the lack of rain the past few months in the area and the extreme heat, the city of Vandalia is issuing a Voluntary Water Conservation Order. This order is for all water customers of the city of Vandalia.

    The Voluntary Water Conservation Order is a precautionary measure to help maintain water quality standards, and to lessen the mechanical strain placed on equipment at the city water treatment plant, water booster stations, and water distribution system.

  • Rohlfing earns doctorate degree

    Tracy Rohlfing, formerly of Vandalia, recently graduated with a doctor of education degree from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
    Rohlfing taught in both Brownstown and Vandalia.
    Her dissertation topic, “California Female Superintendents with Longevity,” explored the leadership qualities of female superintendents who had five or more years tenure in their current positions, which resulted in 10 common leadership trends.
    Rohlfing is currently employed with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

  • St. Elmo board OKs co-op sports agreement

    The St. Elmo Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, June 18.
    All bills and financial reports for May were approved.
    Other action included:
    • Elementary school Principal Sean Hannagan reported that class letters will go out in mid-July.
    • High school Principal Brian Garrard reported that the summer building improvement projects are under way.

  • Three Vandalia teachers honored by IEA

    Vandalia teachers Sherry Schneider, Amy Vieregge and Todd Ehlers were recognized as Outstanding Teachers by the Illinois Education Association at the IEA Annual Awards Banquet at the N.O. Nelson Complex of the Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville.

  • Attend GC Music Camp

    Bailey Jones and Haele Ruble attended the Greenville College Music Camp at Greenville college from June 10-15.

    Jones and Ruble are drum majors and will lead the Marching Vandals at Vandalia Community High School this fall.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    How to Buy and Sell on eBay
    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus will host a class entitled “How to Buy and Sell on eBay” in July.
    Students will learn to turn items from the attic and basement into cash using online auction sites.
    This hands-on class teaches how to put your unwanted items up for sale on eBay. This course is designed for the beginner online auctioneer.
    The instructor will demonstrate how to post items on eBay.

  • College News

    EIU
    More than 1,090 undergraduate students have been named to Eastern Illinois University’s spring 2012 deans’ list.
    The deans’ list at EIU recognizes undergraduates with a declared major whose academic performance has been excellent.
    Students who achieve a GPA of 3.80-4.00 (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of 12 graded semester hours, excluding credit/no credit grades, in a fall or spring semester will be named to the deans’ list.

  • KICK classes at KC Vandalia

    The Kaskaskia College Office of Continuing/Community Education has announced the KICK (Kids In College at Kaskaskia) classes to be held in July at the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 W. Fillmore St.
    Cake Decorating for Kids
    Kids will learn to add color to frosting, using the tools of the trade to make a beautiful treat. Each student will decorate a cake to take home and enjoy. This is a messy class, so dress appropriately.
    This class will be held on July 9, from 11 a.m.-noon. It is for students in grade 3 and above, and the cost is $20.