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Today's News

  • Sybil M. Evans, 89, Vandalia

    Sybil M. Evans, 89, of Vandalia, died at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at her home.

  • Birthday

    Clarence Freeman
    Clarence Freeman, a former Vandalia resident now living in a rural suburb of San Diego, will be honored this Sunday as he observes his 105th birthday.
    In 1910, when Freeman was 3 years old, his family moved to Vandalia. He worked for Vandalia Lumber Co. for more than 15 years, beginning in about 1930, rising to the position of assistant manager.
    He also served four years as an alderman for the city of Vandalia.

  • FAYCO Quilt Winner

    Sherry Wadkins of Patoka, left, was the winner of a quilt given away in a raffle held by FAYCO Enterprises Inc.

    The quilt has an appraised value of $1,600 and was donated to FAYCO by Spools of Fun Quilt Club. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase an AED machine for emergency CPR. Wadkins purchased her ticket at County Market in Vandalia. Presenting the quilt to Wadkins was Risé Sahr of FAYCO.

  • FCH Auxiliary Scholarships

    The Fayette County Hospital Auxiliary awarded two scholarships at its June meeting.

    Samantha Stefanski of Vandalia, left, is pictured receiving a $500 scholarship to Lakeview College in Danville from Sayona Perry, president of the FCH Auxiliary. Stefanski is working toward a bachelor's degree in nursing. Also receiving a scholarship from the auxiliary was Julie Schilling of Brownstown, who will be attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to pursue a career in the medical field. Schilling was unable to attend the meeting.

  • Engagement

    Hailey Carson of St. Elmo and Trey Wright of Beecher City have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Williams named a Melvin Jones Fellow

    Vandalia Lions Club member Cecil Williams was honored by the local club at its meeting on Monday, June 11.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Alan Harrison of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Sunday.

  • Country school reunion is in Patoka on Saturday

    The 19th annual Country School Reunion will be held this Saturday at the Patoka Civic Center, 201 W. Bond St.
    The reunion is for all former pupils and their families of the following schools: Bear Creek, East Chapel, West Chapel, Okaw, Shady Grove, Toad Island, White Haven and Wisher.
    A potluck dinner is at 12:30 p.m., and all attending are asked to provide a covered dish.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Food service courses
    Kaskaskia College will offer two food service courses at the Vandalia Campus this summer.
    The food service sanitation certification course will be held on Saturdays, July 7 and 14, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The registration number for the class is COOK 074 VA01W.
    A food service sanitation refresher class will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The registration number is COOK 075 VA01W.
    These courses are designed to provide the student with vital sanitary information applying to food service management.

  • IPA Award Recipients

    The Illinois Principals Association-Kaskaskia Region recognized supporters of education and the IPA at its 16th annual Member Awards Dinner in April in Hillsboro.