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Today's News

  • VCHS Band presents spring concert
  • Golden Circle has Mayors for Meals

    The CEFS/Golden Circle Nutrition Program has announced that it held Mayors for Meals Day on April 2 as part of its March of Meals awareness
    Vandalia Mayor Ricky Gottman participated in the Mayors for Meals event to show his support for the community’s seniors.
    “We are excited about having Mayor Gottman participate in our event,” said Debbie Weber, project director.
    March for Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness of homebound seniors, and to encourage action on the part of the local community.

  • Births

    Brynlee Merynn Willms
    Trevor and Megan Willms of Brownstown are the parents of a girl born at 2:37 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

  • Birthdays

    Betty Yarbrough
    A surprise party for Betty Yarbrough's 90th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday May 12, 2012, at the Holiday Inn Express in Vandalia.

  • Phone workers reunion is Monday

    The annual gathering for all former area Illinois Bell Telephone operators and linemen will be held at noon next Monday at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia. All men and women employees, and their spouses, are invited to attend.
     

  • Wedding

    Tara Casey and Darren Lunn, both of O’Fallon, were united in marriage in a private ceremony on Dec. 30, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Ramsey, with the Rev. Jimmy Duncan officiating.

  • Engagement

    Jamie Bullington and Paul Kistler, both of Torrington, Wyo., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jones of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 6.

  • Diagnosing wheat viruses

    Wheat leaves displaying symptoms of virus infection, such as purple and yellow leaf tips or mosaic symptoms, have been observed in fields across the state, according to University of Illinois plant pathologist Carl Bradley.

  • Cash rent survey results are in

    For the second consecutive year, Macon County topped the state's list of cash rent rates in 2011.
    The average cash rent rate in Macon County is $260 per acre. Following closely behind were Sangamon County, with $252 per acre, and Logan County, with $246 per acre.
    Fayette County had an average cash rent rate of $128. Other surrounding counties were: Bond County, $124; Montgomery County, $212; Christian County, $237; Shelby County, $194; Effingham County, $126; and Marion County, $119.