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Today's News

  • KC Dedicates Tree for Mary Lou Whitten
  • NHS Induction Ceremony at NHS
  • Prayer at Courthouse

    Judge S. Gene Schwarm welcomed participants in last Wednesday's prayer event outside the Fayette County Courthouse.

    The early morning gathering was part of the local "week of prayer" activities at various locations around Vandalia – including Vandalia City Hall, Vandalia Community High School. The weeklong observance culminated with a prayer breakfast on Thursday – the national day of prayer – at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

  • Joy Lawson speaks at Mother-Daughter Banquet

    By Panzi Blackwell
    First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Mother-Daughter Dinner last Thursday.
    Elaine Culbertson welcomed  the room filled with grandmothers, mothers, daughters and their guests.

  • Day of Prayer caps week of events

    More than 100 people were on hand for the Fayette County Prayer Breakfast last Thursday morning at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach-May 12, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    After the week of prayer and a great Mother’s Day worship service, one might think Evergreen Outreach might prove to be anticlimactic. But EO proved not to be a descent, but a further climb of celebration.
    Are you aware of the blessings we have right here in Vandalia? As I entered Wesley Hall, Phyllis Thoman at the piano, entertained with many tunes. Some were “Shortenin' Bread,” “Good Ole’ Summertime,” “This Land Is Your Land” and many others.

  • Running is good for the body and the soul

    As I work on this article, I am done with three miles of running on a local gym’s treadmill. I won’t say it is easy, although it is easier than it was one year ago, when I could only walk one mile, followed by two days of groaning.

  • Senior Spotlight: Robert Collinsworth

    GREENVILLE – In 2005, Belgium released a coin to represent the 60 years of peace in Europe since the end of World War II.

    The coin features a phoenix, a mythological bird that is often used to express a rebirth or revival, rising from the ashes to symbolize the post-1945, or reborn, Europe.

    Like Belgium, Vandalia senior Robert Collinsworth has also made the phoenix a permanent reminder of a rebirth in his history.

  • The Morel of the Story

    Kristin Davison of Vandalia displays a large number of mushrooms found during a recent hunting expedition.

  • St. Elmo wins EIC Tournament; places fourth in NTC

    The St. Elmo High School softball team came-from-behind to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament on Saturday.

    Facing a 7-0 deficit after  2 1/2 innings against Mulberry Grove, the Lady Eagles used a two-run home run from senior Brooke Maxey, who was named a co-MVP of the EIC, and back-to-back-to-back RBI hits to score five times in the bottom of the third to change the game's complexion.

    The Lady Aces would again take a lead, however, scoring once in each the fourth and fifth innings to take a 9-5 advantage.