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Today's News

  • Church Briefs

    Revival is Sunday at Northside Christian
    Do you want to “fan the flame” you once had? Maybe you once had a “fire” to worship and serve the Lord, but circumstances in your life – or even church – put that fire out!
    Are you looking to reignite that flame? Are you looking to have in you the same fire you see in others?
    Northside Christian Church, 1845 W. Jackson St. in Vandalia, will hold a one-night revival on Pentecost Sunday, this Sunday, at 6 p.m. under the theme of  “Fan the Flame.”

  • Evergreen Outreach-Jun9, 2011

    By Melanie Schaafsma
    At 1 p.m. Monday, guests were assembled at First United Methodist Church once again for Evergreen Outreach. As far as we know, there is nothing of its kind anywhere. It is a time of gathering together to celebrate life and show caring to those who don’t always have the chance to get out of their houses, nursing homes, or assisted living residences.

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?

  • Minister's Forum

    "Relevant" is defined by Webster's Dictionary as “pertinent, to the point.” It’s got to be relevant! Has anyone ever said that to you?

  • Business Briefs

    Chamber seeking part-time position
    The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is seeking a person to work eight hours per week as a communications coordinator.
    According to chamber president Dana Whiteman, the main functions of the position will be to publish the organization’s newly launched newsletter and to maintain ongoing communications among chamber members.
    Deadline for submitting resumés for the position is June 17. Applications should be sent to Whiteman at dwhiteman3@att.net.

  • Television Winners At Hosick Motors

    Gary and Loretta Pfenninger recently won a 26-inch LCD flatscreen television from Hosick Motors in Vandalia. They are shown with Hosick Motors sales representative Brian Major, left.

  • New owners

    David and Ruth Stone are the new owners of the Culligan Water Conditioning Service in Vandalia.
    For the past 15 years, the Stones have operated a power washer sales company in the Vandalia area, and now they’ll move into another area of the water business.

  • Woodmen Help Main Street

    On Saturday afternoon, May 7, Dan and Barb Oberlink of Modern Woodmen (above) bought and brought the mulch to Main Street’s Lincoln Park, and spread the mulch.\

  • Engagement

    Ginger Freeman and Andrew Wehrle, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Donna Carrell and the late Gordon Carrell of Ramsey.
    The future groom is the son of Randy Wehrle of Ramsey and Lugene Fisher of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a 4 p.m. wedding on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Ramsey Christian Church. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. at the Vandalia VFW.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    On May 26, the ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met for its monthly meeting and luncheon at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 23 members and four guests present.
    After the pledge to the flag, a moment of silence was held for Karl Jesgarz, a member of the club who died May 22.
    Brock Fisher gave the meal blessing.
    After the meal, President Dean Black opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and introducing the special guest, John Nestleroad, a supervisor at the Patoka ExxonMobil Tank Farm.