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Today's News

  • College News

    Blackburn College
    Tiffany Gould graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville with a degree in secondary English education and Spanish.

  • Partners in Reading Luncheons

    Partners in Reading wrapped up the school year with luncheons at Jefferson Primary and Vandalia Elementary schools.

  • Lake Land College presents Talented Student Awards

    Lake Land College in Mattoon has presented the Talented Student Award to 64 students in area communities.
    This award includes tuition waivers to high school graduates for their academic achievement and is for a maximum of two consecutive calendar years.
    The award recipients for 2012-13 include:
    • Bingham – Kimberly Casey, Ramsey High School.
    • Brownstown – Colten Hunter and Eddie Carson, Brownstown High School.

  • Honor Rolls

    New Approach Alternative High School
    FOURTH QUARTER
    Honor Roll
    Alexis Blackwell, Haileigh Bunch, Valerie Hanko, A.J. Hobart, Darlene Knolhoff, Alex Leigh, James Lovsey, Megan Luttrel, Devin Manning, John Miller, Samantha Nobbe, Jacklyn Pearson, Allison Phillips, Shawn Sarchett, Ryan Stone, Cheyenne Tinker, Jessica Wright, Dalton Wuehler and Carter Wynne.
    Perfect Attendance
    John Miller
    SECOND SEMESTER

  • Engagement

    Crystal Wallace and Larry W. England Jr., both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Julianne Zimny and Jonathan Morton, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Warning issued for senior citizens

    As the summer season approaches, incidents of crime directed at senior citizens rise.
    As a result of the warm weather construction season, offenders cruise residential neighborhoods looking for elderly people outside their homes, performing such chores as gardening.
    Once that senior is located, the perpetrator’s ruse begins.
    The offenders will lure the senior citizen into the backyard under the guise of showing something requiring immediate attention.

  • Family Reunion

    The Sam and Clara Grubaugh family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 1, in the pavilion at Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia.
    The reunion will include a noon potluck.
    All family members and friends are invited.

  • Shobonier School Reunion is Sunday

    The annual Shobonier School Reunion will be held this Sunday at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia.
    A social gathering is at 11 a.m., and a buffet lunch is at noon.
    A short business meeting will be held at approximately 1:30 p.m.
    Anyone who attended Shobonier School, or has ties to the school, is invited to attend.

  • War of 1812 Remembrance Day

    Mayor Rick Gottman has signed a proclamation declaring Monday, June 18, as the War of 1812 Remembrance Day.