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Today's News

  • Frogtown News

    Power Outage/Storm
    Tuesday of last week was the beginning of a three-day ordeal that tested the patience of all of the area residents.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Big Snows Often Means…
    …a lot of cancellations and a scarcity of news.

  • National Bank honored as lender

    National Bank was presented a Million Dollar Lender plaque by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, recognizing the bank as one of the top guaranteed housing lenders in Illinois for 2010.
    The bank originated $7,304,150 in loans that Rural Development guaranteed to help 80 moderate income homebuyers purchase their first home or upgrade to a better one.

  • Soroptimists Win Rotary Challenge

  • Stombaugh is new marketing director at FNB

    First National Bank announced this week that Vandalia native Alison Stombaugh has been hired as the bank's marketing director.  She started her new position on Feb. 1, 2011.

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Cross to host Love Banquet this Sunday

    The youth of Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold a Love Banquet this Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. The meal will feature lasagna, spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.
    An auction is scheduled to start at noon.
    Cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.
    For more information, call the church at 283-1133.

    Area clergy to be trained to assist firefighters

  • Fear not! God says not to be anxious about anything

     “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
    (Joshua 1:9)

  • Dean's Lists

    University of Indianapolis
    Will Cowger has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 fall semester at the University of Indianapolis.

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Elementary
    Breakfast
    Monday, Feb. 14 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Tuesday, Feb. 15 – Breakfast pizza.
    Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Choice of cereal, toast and jelly.   
    Thursday, Feb. 17 – Scrambled eggs, sausage links, toast and jelly.   
    Friday, Feb. 18 – Breakfast to go.
    •Milk and juice or fruit offered daily.
    Lunch
    Monday, Feb. 14 – Crispito, Mexican rice, sliced peaches, yogurt and milk.    

  • Kaskaskia College News

    Massage therapy clinic opens to public

    The Kaskaskia College Massage Therapy Clinic will be open to the public as of this week.
    The clinic is open on Wednesdays until May 4 (except March 9, for spring break) and select Saturdays. Available times on Wednesdays are 3:15-7 p.m.
    Saturday appointments run from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Available Saturday clinic dates are Feb. 12 and 26, March 19 and April 2, 16 and 30. Services available are:  Swedish massage in 25-minute or 50-minute sessions, and hot stone massage in 50-minute sessions.