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Today's News

  • UPDATE-Friday, 2:45 p.m.: Murder trial to stay in Fayette County

    The jury trial for a Loogootee teen charged with murdering a neighbor couple is now scheduled to begin on Aug. 15, and it's scheduled to be held in Fayette County.

    In a written ruling he issued late this week, Judge Michael McHaney denied a motion in which attorneys for Clifford Baker asked that his trial be moved to another county.

  • Kern named VJHS principal

    Brian Kern, assistant principal Vandalia Community High School for the past five years, has been named principal of Vandalia Junior High School. His selection was made by the Vandalia Board of Education at a special meeting Thursday night.

    He replaces Rod Grimsley, who announced in mid May that he had accepted the superintendent’s position at Gifford Grade School in Champaign County.

  • VCHS Scholarship Recipients
  • Village-wide garage sales Friday and Saturday in Brownstown

    The village of Brownstown will host village-wide garage sales from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. this Friday and from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Garage sale maps are available at Victory Lane and Mark's Cafe in Brownstown.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Freedom-What a Beautiful Word…
    …and what a terrible, great cost to be able to enjoy our freedom in America.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Grandparents
    Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday through Monday with their grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, June 1
    • A reminder that youth age 8 and older may enroll in a three-day photography workshop that will be given at the Vandalia Extension Office from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, June 6; Wednesday, June 8; and Friday, June 10. Reservations have to be made by this Wednesday. There is no cost for 4-H members, and the cost is $10 for non-4-H youth. Call 283-2753 to register.

  • Benton awarded scholarship

    Donovan Benton is among a highly select group of scholarship recipients attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Engineering this fall.
    Benton has been awarded a $5,6oo Thomas J. Murray scholarship for continuing studies in mining engineering. He is a Tau Beta Pi initiate and Alpha Lambda Delta initiate, and he received scholastic honors.
    He is the son of Brenda and Donald Benton of Vandalia, and grandson of Jim and Wilma Shoemaker of Centralia.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New student orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend new student orientation.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Information about services and activities and classroom success strategies will be included.
    Students who attend this program traditionally perform better in college than those who do not attend.

  • College Graduates

    Iowa State University
    Rachel Bell of Vandalia graduated from Iowa State University on May 9 in the double major, dual degree Diet and Exercise program.