Today's News

  • Princess Party

    The Vandalia Performing Arts Center held a Princess Party on Saturday, with 17 young girls attending.

    The party included nail-painting, karaoke, bouncy house, games, craft work and a princess cake (second photo). The girls also had their photo taken with Miss Fayette County Marisa Thomason and Jr. Miss Fayette County Brooke Mayfield (first photo).

  • Reunion

    The Hoffman Family Reunion met at Rogier Park in Vandalia on June 17.
    Five families were not represented: Leonard, Harry, Edmund, Arnold and Raymond Hoffman.
    • Albert Hoffman family members present were: Evelyn and Gary Probst of Ramsey, Connie Weller of Bethalto, May Delia Probst of Bingham, and Alan and Christy Probst of Fillmore.
    -Marriage in family: Kirsten Probst and Vijay Santhakumar on Oct. 2, 2011.

  • Births

    Logan Matthew Sasse
    Matthew and Sarah Sasse of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Engagement

    Crystal N. Stevenson of Greenville and Matthew E. Blankenship of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Heather Amanda Meseke and John R. Wilson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Meseke of Shobonier, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Meseke of Shobonier.
    The future groom is the son of John Wilson of Amarillo, Texas, Hazel Willshire of Austin, Texas,  and Mr. and Mrs. Shane Pinnell of Greenville.
    The couple are planning a Sept. 2 wedding at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.

  • Engagement

    Kayla VonBehren and Jacob Etcheson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Tresnee Willms and Eric Adams, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry England of Vandalia will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children at their daughter’s home.

  • Art show winners announced

    The annual Amateur Town & Country Art Show and the Professional Art Show for 2012 was held June 16-24. A total of 208 pieces were entered in these combined shows.
    Amateur Town & Country Show
    The amateur adult art division was judged by Professor Jacob Amundson of Greenville College. Six artists entered 21 pieces in this division.

  • Church to hold 95th anniversary

    The Reno Southern Baptist Church in Sorento will be celebrating its 95th anniversary on July 15.
    Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship services begins at 10: 30 a.m. with a special guest speaker – Dr. Nate Adams of the Illinois Southern Baptist Association in Springfield.
    Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m., and the afternoon program will begin at 1 p.m.