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Today's News

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 21 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, March 22 – Pancake w/syrup.
    Wednesday, March 23 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, March 24 – Scrambled eggs, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, March 25 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, March 21 – Corn dog, baked beans, sliced pears and milk.    

  • VES hosts Family Reading Night

    Ninety families participated in Vandalia Elementary School’s Family Reading Night held on March 3. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ 105th birthday, the participants engaged in a variety of events to celebrate reading.

  • Birthday

    Evelyn A. Chatham Talbott of Vandalia will celebrate her 86th  birthday this Sunday.
    Cards may be sent to her at: 1019 N. Fourth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
     

  • Soroptimists take reservations for banquet

    The annual Soroptimist Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 pm. on April 8 at Days Inn in Vandalia.
    Reservations should be made by calling Judy Wasmuth, 283-2989, no later than April 1. Limited seating is available, so reservations should be made soon.
    Soroptimist International of Vandalia is honoring three ladies in the Soroptimist International of Americas programs: Kathy Critcheloe, Women’s Opportunity Award; Gabrielle McNutt, Violet Richardson Award; and Brenda Benton, Ruby Award.

  • Birthday

    Betty Schaub of Vandalia is celebrating her 80th birthday with an open house hosted by her family from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Engel will receive NP Advocate State Award

    Jill R. Engel, MS, ACNP, FNP, ANP and CCRN-CSC, was selected by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to receive the 2011 AANP Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence.

  • Conrath-Adermann

    Samantha Conrath and Matthew Adermann, both of Taylorville, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Sarchet – Carpenter

    Stacey Sarchet and Jason Carpenter, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Laura Jurmann and the late Brad Sarchet of Vandalia.
    She is currently employed at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care as a certified nurse's assistant.
    The future groom is the son of Tony and Betty Summers of Vandalia.
    He is currently employed at ADS Electric as an electrician.
    The couple are planning a noon wedding on Wednesday, April 20, at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia.

  • Season in review: Boys Basketball

    St. Elmo did not have the best record in the area, nor did it have the flashiest playing style.

    What it did have was a desire to win, which helped the Eagles (13-16) advance to the sectional tournament for the first time since the early 1990s.

    In that game, St. Elmo lost to state qualifier Woodlawn, but the Eagles return all but two of their top six players, so another run could be in their future next season.

    Vandalia had the area's best record, with a mark of 17-11.

  • Vandalia eighth-graders end remarkable run at sectional

    CARLINVILLE – There is something to be said for determined play at any level of athletics.

    The Lady Vandal eighth-grade volleyball team showed why on Monday, despite a straight-set loss to Carlinville at the sectional tournament.

    At the end of the first set, Carlinville’s Talesha Scott served eight straight points, including seven aces, to put the Lady Warriors ahead, 23-11.

    Vandalia coach Geri Reuss, however, called a timeout in an effort to refocus her team and kill off Carlinville’s momentum.