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Today's News

  • Vandalia wins DuQuoin Tournament after going 4-0

    DUQUOIN – Despite playing its last three games of the DuQuoin Tip-Off Classic in the span of 24 hours, the Vandalia boys basketball team won them all to capture the tournament title.

  • Church Briefs

    FCC Ladies Christmas brunch Saturday

    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Vandalia will host a Ladies Christmas brunch this Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
    Providing the music for the event will be Rayvan Gouch, the second-place contestant in the Vandalia Idol contest.

    Chili lunch this Sunday at Holy Cross

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia will host a chili lunch to raise funds for Camp CILCA (in Cantrall) this Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach Dec. 9, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    "The weather outside is frightful...but the fire is so delightful." That line from the Christmas song was appropriate for the weather on Monday.
    Moving from the news of the day in our topsy-turvy world, where politics, budgets and downsizing are the dominant topics, to the peace and joy of Wesley Hall and Evergreen Outreach is akin to finding that "fire."
    Miles Filer greeted everyone at the door, giving assistance where needed.

  • Remember the true meaning of Christmas this year

    When we think of the birth of Jesus, we always think of a serene nativity scene.

  • Brownstown Homecoming Royalty

    Brady McDowell and Sara Cortelloni (first photo) were crowned king and queen at Brownstown High School's homecoming dance on Saturday evening.

  • VCHS Class of 1986

    The Vandalia Community High School class of 1986 held its 25-year reunion on Sept. 17 at the Vandalia Shrine Club.

  • Wedding

    Caylee Orr and John Zimmer, both of Kentucky, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on May 14, 2011, at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Ky., with the Rev. Frank McCullum, grandfather of the bride, officiating.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Dec. 12 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Biscuits and gravy.
    Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Dec. 15 – Bacon scramble breakfast pizza.   
    Friday, Dec. 16 – Choice of oatmeal, toast and jelly.
    • Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Dec. 12 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Ratermann Scholarship Recipients

  • Murray praises program at KC

    Ashley Murray of Washington, Ill., completed the Licensed Practical Nurse program at Kaskaskia College’s Vandalia Education Center and received her LPN certificate in a pinning ceremony held at the center on Nov. 22.