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Today's News

  • School Menus

    Ramsey
    Breakfast
    Monday, Nov. 19 – Pancakes and syrup.
    Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Oatmeal.
    Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Breakfast pizza.
    Nov. 22-23-No school.
    Lunch
    Monday, Nov. 19 – Chicken patties, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and pears.
    Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Sloppy Joes, green beans and applesauce.
    Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Spaghetti, tossed salad, garlic bread, cheese stick and peaches.
    Nov. 22-23 – No school.

    Vandalia
    Breakfast

  • Pam Tillis to visit KC

    Kaskaskia College will welcome award-winning country singer Pam Tillis to the campus on Saturday, Dec. 1.

  • Phi Theta Kappa

    Kaskaskia College recently held a Fall Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society induction, and 70 students were recognized for scholastic achievement.

  • Honor Rolls

    South Central High School
    Freshmen – Kinsyl Bell, Jaula Conley, Spencer Hulsey, Kelsie Loos, Hannah Lybarger, Gavin Ratermann, Joshua Riley, Christopher Roberts, Grand Sedlacek, Kinsey Spencer and Macy Sullens.
    Sophomores – Maria Brasel, Mia Campbell, Samantha Hoard, Morgan Kramer, Evan Langley, Alexandria Pontious, Jordan Purcell, Bailey Ritter, Jenna Rose, Jordan Schaal, Cassidy Sill and Cheyann Stratton.

  • The Way We Were

    15 Years Ago

    1997 – The Vandalia Historical Society was to hold a ceremony to recognize Mary Burtschi for her donation of the Little Brick House to the society.
    The Vandalia Jaycees were still looking for a place to hold their haunted house.
    Travis Blain rushed for 294 yards against Pana, but the Vandals lost to Pana, 21-14, in an overtime contest.
    Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of Vandalia were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary, and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Hollman of St. Peter were marking their 50th anniversary.

  • Chancey traces family ties to Union vets

    Although the military history of his family goes back to the Revolution, to Commodore Chauncey in the War of 1812 on the Great Lakes and up through most of the wars including current day.

  • Come to Vandalia for good olde tyme

    The Christmas decorations are up, the city's tree is in place at the top of Gallatin Street and the merchants have their stores stocked with all sorts of Christmas presents.
    It's Christmas time in Vandalia!
    This Friday's Olde Tyme Christmas celebration officially kicks off the of the holiday season in Vandalia. Events run from 5-9 p.m. in stores throughout the downtown area. You'll find special pricing, fully stocked shelves and helpful merchants, ready to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week’s Mystery Banks Photo: This young man, pictured in 1957 at age 20 while he was serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, has lived in Fayette County all his life.

  • School board petitions available at district office

    Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013, school board election in Vandalia Community Unit School District No. 203 are now available.
    Forms may be picked up in the office of the board secretary at 1109 N. Eighth St. on any business day, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office between 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, and 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.
    Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office.

  • News Briefs

    St. Peter, rural Farina get 911 addresses

    Fayette County E911 Coordinator Kevin Jenne announced on Tuesday that residents of St. Peter ZIP Code 62880 and rural Farina residences in the 62838 ZIP Code will be receiving letters with their new, official 911 addresses this week.
    The new addresses will replace the rural route box numbers that residents are currently using.