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Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 26, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    What a day! This was a day that started off sunny, was supposed to reach 80 degrees, but ended up 53 degrees as I drove home. It has been an erratic spring!
    However, we had wonderful music. As we entered Evergreen Outreach, SoftFire was playing “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “Oh, What a Wonderful Day.”

  • Minister's Forum

    Concerns change from generation to generation, but there is never a lack of “things’* to trouble us.

  • Vandalia Junior High Band Concert
  • KC pays tribute to Whitten

    In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Kaskaskia College paid tribute recently to a long-time employee, former Dean of Nursing Mary Lou Whitten.

  • Region 5 of IEA honors Verla Reed

    Verla Reed, Brownstown elementary school librarian, was honored as an Outstanding Educational Support Professional Employee at the Region 5 Illinois Education Association’s Awards Banquet held April 12 at the Edwardsville campus of the Lewis and Clark Community College.

  • Cub Scout Pack 315 Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, June 11, as Cub Scout Pack 315 Day in Vandalia.

    The proclamation recognizes the benefits of Cub Scouting and the work of volunteers in Scouting. Gottman is shown Cub Scout Pack Leader Roy Garrett and his sons, Boy Scout Dylan Garrett and Cub Scout Drew Garrett.

  • Children's Miracle Network Roadblock Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman has signed a proclamation declaring this Saturday as Children's Miracle Network Day in Vandalia.

    On Saturday, employees of Wal-Mart will lead the effort to collect donations for the Children's Miracle Network. Hospitals affiliated with the CMN serve pediatric accident victims and children with all types of afflictions. Shown with Gottman is Cheryl Pollard, the local CMN coordinator.

  • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants

    Twenty-four members and three guests traveled to Litchfield to the Chinatown Restaurant for the monthly ExxonMobil Annuitants luncheon and meeting on Thursday, April 28.
    Following the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    After the meal, President Dean Black, opened the meeting with a welcome to all present, especially those who had not attended for sometime due to various reasons.
    Guests present were Stacey Langston, and Kenneth and Angela Hagen. The secretary/treasurer report was given, and approved as read.

  • Schroeder selected for Boys State

    Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia has selected Christian Schroeder, a junior Vandalia Community High School, to attend Illinois 76th annual session of Boys State.

  • Wedding

    Rachel Barnes of Fullerton, Calif. and David Peddie of lrvine, Calif., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Newport Beach, Calif., at St. James Church.